Digitise your store

Don’t be slow to digitise your physical store

Many South African retailers remain steadfast in their traditional business models, characterised by high-touch, ‘bricks-and-mortar’ engagements, as they try to create the best possible in-store experiences. (more…)

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Ryobi Strike Force

Leading the pack with ‘The Strike Force’

In October last year, Ryobi introduced ‘The Strike Force’, a concept that is part of an exciting new sales strategy that has already been successful implemented. The reason behind the sales strategy is to ensure a new approach to sales and service that benefits the consumer, the retailer and Ryobi. (more…)

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EST breakfast DEC18

Trevor Manuel promises a new dawn at EST breakfast

Each year, suppliers to the industry gather together with EST directors and management for its annual breakfast. Last year’s event was hosted at the beautiful Johannesburg Country Club in Auckland Park. (more…)

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Retail Outlook 2019

Retail Outlook 2019

Throughout this year, we at DIY & Industrial Trade News have been in contact with our loyal supporters, the suppliers. This gives us a unique insight into what is happening in the build and hardware industry, a view of the fraternity without numbers, charts and forensic analyses. Some might say this is only emotion and […]

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Second best is not an option

Grinding Techniques manufactures Superflex, Andor and Tyrolit bonded abrasives and converts Deerfos and Starcke coated abrasives at its Chamdor factory in Krugersdorp, South Africa. All its products are produced in accordance with international standards, including ISO9001, EN12413 and OSA (Organisation for the Safety of Abrasives). Grinding Techniques is a proud member of the Tyrolit – […]

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Olympic Paints

Olympic Paints performs well at The Gold Pack Awards

The IPSA Gold Pack Awards are about promoting innovation, identifying the best solutions that have met South African and regional packaging challenges and ultimately maximising exports and minimising imports for the continent. The awards are also about benchmarking the local industry and keeping pace with global technological developments, as well as recognising outstanding design – […]

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Build it new branding

A bolder, brighter, better Build it

2018 Build it annual convention was built around much exhilaration and this exciting event was held in October and at the magnificent Sun City. The four-day convention was a great success with a record number of over 850 delegates, including special guests, employees, retailers and suppliers in attendance. The excitement for this year’s event was […]

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DIY Industry Awards

Changing perceptions

On Wednesday 7 November, suppliers to the hardware industry gathered at the Midrand Conference Centre for the eighth DIY & Industrial Trade News awards ceremony. (more…)

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Putting the spotlight on Flash Harry’s, Delaney Impey

Delaney Impey heads up sales o at Flash Harry. “Our focus is to ensure our customers continue to expand and grow together with the Flash Harry brand. As the company sales director I am responsible for sales of both the retail (Flash Harry) and industrial (Darachem) sides of the business.” (more…)

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Nigel PowerBuild Paint and Hardware

Out of the blocks

Backed up by the might of voluntary trading association Unitrade Management Services (UMS), Powerbuild is off to a good start with several established hardware stores taking up its hardware offering. (more…)

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