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Slow engagement

Engagement and experience are two keywords in today’s retail scene, but that is until we are ready to pay and then we need a quick and efficient process. For some the ideal world would be to simply walk out of the store and not have to cope with the checkout line. (more…)

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Communication is a two-way street

As Paul Gillin stated, “Transparency may be
the most disruptive and far-reaching innovation to come out of social media.” Social media has forever changed the way people communicate with each other, media and brands. The marketing and customer service potential is huge, but as with any medium it is of utmost importance to have a strong […]

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Sephaku helps artisans

Sephaku Cement recently celebrated its first grouping of new artisans, trained through an Artisan Development Programme that is facilitated and fully sponsored by the company. “Any of those from our first group of qualified artisans, born and bred in the communities surrounding our plants will be an asset to their employer,” says Pieter Fourie, Sephaku […]

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The giant awakens

ChemSpec has been one of the South Africa’s paint category’s best kept secrets. Despite it having manufactured high quality automotive, industrial, decorative and performance coatings for 56 years, the company is largely unknown to the general public. This happens to be a common scenario amongst companies that service industrial sectors, where the business to business […]

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Uniresins’Prasad Akundi wins SAPMA Student of the Year Award

Prasad Akundi of Uniresins is the SA Paint Manufacturing Association (SAPMA) Student of the Year for 2012.   Akundi received his accolades when SAPMA and its training arm, the SA Paint Industry Training Institute (SAPITI), presented national awards to successful Gauteng students at a function in Alberton recently.   In addition to his SAPMA Student […]

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Lasher Anti-poaching adverts

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Lasher Tools Anti-poaching adverts

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Flooring faithful launched for DIY market

In response to hardware retailers’ request for more user-friendly flooring products, a.b.e. Construction Chemicals – part of the Chryso Southern Africa Group – has re-launched two products which have proved hugely successful in the construction industry particularly for the DIY market. Elrene Smuths, a.b.e.’s Product Manager: Retail, says abe.cote 337 tough epoxy paint, and abe.cote […]

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Spotted at Vermont Open Day

Spotted at Vermont Open Day

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How to select the correct mower for your garden

How to select the correct mower for your garden

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Witwatersrand Woodworkers Association grateful

The letter below was sent from the Witwatersrand Woodworkers Association after it received a generous donation. ATTENTION: Jorge Diaz   Newco Power Tools (Pty) Ltd Postnet Suite 107 Private Bage X65 Halfway House 1685   Donation   Dear Jorge,   We at the Witwatersrand Woodworkers Association would like to thank you for your donation to […]

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BMG celebrates with Protec

BMG, which supports Protec – a national non-profit technological career development programme for senior school students – celebrated Protec Tongaat’s 20 anniversary in Maidstone recently.   “BMG is very proud to support this education programme that focuses on science, engineering and technology, to help learners enter the workplace with confidence and credibility,” says Veronique Bezuidenhout, […]

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The Builders’ Choice

ALCOLIN PERMO PLASTER is the ultimate priming, bonding and keying agent – for all building sites. It enhances adhesion properties, water resistance and flexural strength, thereby improving performance and durability. Waterbased and non-toxic, versatile and water resistant, it remains permanently flexible and dries to a clear film.   Applications: • Bonding sand-cement plaster, gypsum plaster, […]

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Essential honours top performers

At the recently held Essential Hardware Group’s AGM, the company honoured some of its top members and suppliers. In the June issue of DIY Trade News we showcased some of the exciting and busy stands from the Essential Hardware Trade Day. A highlight from the event was the announcement of the winners of prestigious awards. […]

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Builder’s second trade fair wows

Builder’s Warehouse hosted its second annual trade fair, in leading the way to building better customer relationships and showcasing new and innovative products from over 30 acknowledged suppliers.   The Builder’s Warehouse stores from Strubensvalley, Fourways, Rivonia and Northriding hosted the evening in early June. Each store nominated its favourite charity to receive a donation […]

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