Articles with tag masters


NRA puts 'positive spin' on the industry

Don’t mention ‘doom and gloom’ to NRA CEO, Trevor Evans.

Posted Tue 15/03/2016 12:00:00 / Read More »

Harvey interested in Dick Smith's airport Move stores

Retail giant looks to Airport stores.

Posted Thu 03/03/2016 12:00:00 / Read More »

Lion Dairy and Coles recall milk

Milk microbes feared in WA.

Posted Thu 28/01/2016 12:00:00 / Read More »

Suppliers tight-lipped about Masters' demise

Fire sale predicted.

Posted Wed 20/01/2016 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolworths cuts Masters loose

Why shareholders are celebrating.

Posted Mon 18/01/2016 12:00:00 / Read More »

How long can Masters remain under pressure?

Future of loss-making hardware chain in serious doubt.

Posted Fri 23/10/2015 12:00:00 / Read More »

Clock ticking for Masters? Expert says stores too big to survive

Woolworth-owned business should move into home decoration, says expert.

Posted Wed 09/09/2015 12:00:00 / Read More »

Government planners blamed for Woolworths woes

Masters all zoned out.

Posted Fri 19/06/2015 12:00:00 / Read More »

18 retailers, 40,000 consumers affected by dangerous cable recall

A special taskforce has been formed to oversee the recall of Infinity brand electrical cables, after it was discovered that the 'poor quality' plastic insulation coating failed electrical safety standards.

Posted Wed 27/08/2014 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolworths' got 176 million Masters problems but a lack of commitment ain't one

Woolworths has revealed that its Masters business lost $176 million during the 2014 financial year, bringing its total loss for the past two financial years to just under $333 million.

Posted Wed 13/08/2014 12:00:00 / Read More »

Discount campaigns drive Woolworths' positive first quarter results

Supermarket giant Woolworths has achieved a 4.5 per cent increase in first quarter sales for the 2014 financial year.

Posted Fri 01/11/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Costco takes members-only retail battle to Queensland

After opening in New South Wales and Victoria, Costco is bringing the big box retail battle to Queensland with the opening of a store in North Lakes, north of Brisbane. With a number of other big box retailers nearby, the warehouse battle is just beginnin

Posted Tue 22/10/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolworths' strategic priorities are in motion

Woolworths continues to focus on its strategic priorities, which were initially outlined in 2011, as it continues to see good momentum in its results.

Posted Mon 30/09/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolworths conquers with 25 per cent profit jump

Despite reporting losses in its Masters business, Woolworths has still managed to come out on top for the full year of 2013 achieving a net profit of $2.25 billion.

Posted Wed 28/08/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolworths admits to massive Masters losses

Woolworths revealed that its Masters home improvement business is hemorrhaging money, losing almost $160 million before interest and tax.

Posted Fri 19/07/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

The hardware rival

Hardware giant Bunnings has long been a key player in the home improvement space but since Woolworths-owned Masters Home Improvement entered the market it has changed things up. Or has it?

Posted Fri 14/06/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Masters launches real-time customer service app

Home improvement retailer Masters has launched an iPhone app to provide real-time customer service.

Posted Mon 11/03/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolworths' results still lags behind Coles

Woolworths continues to run second after Coles following the release of the grocery giant’s first half year sales results.

Posted Fri 01/02/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Masters opens Chullora store

Masters Home Improvement has opened its 24th store in Australia nearly five months ahead of schedule.

Posted Fri 09/11/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

ACCC blocks Woolworths' hopes for Ballarat

The ongoing difficulty of Woolworths and its joint venture partner Lowe's to establish its Masters big box hardware and appliance warehouses in Australia took another turn when the ACCC confirmed it would oppose its acquisition of a existing competitor in

Posted Fri 05/10/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Masters to open second Sydney store: Chullora

Woolworths home improvement chain Masters will be opening new warehouses in along the Eastern Seaboard over the next few months, including a new store in Sydney, where it has struggled to find suitable locations.

Posted Wed 03/10/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Masters launches DIY online shopping site

Masters has just launched, an online store offering a huge range of DIY products for home delivery.

Posted Thu 14/06/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Oracle provides support to Masters

The joint Woolworths and Lowe’s venture has implemented Oracle Retail Merchandising, Supply Chain and Stores application to manage its core retail operations.

Posted Tue 01/05/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolworths to focus on Masters expansion

Woolworths’ net profit after tax has dropped more than 16 per cent to $966.9 million, as a result of the Dick Smith restructure but said there are plans for future grwoth in the home improvement market.

Posted Mon 05/03/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Costco face challengers in Majura Park

The first Masters store for the ACT region will join other Woolworths-owned retailers including Dick Smith and Big W when it opens its doors around the corner from Costco

Posted Thu 09/02/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Masters opens in NSW

Continuing its expansion across the country, Masters Home Improvement has opened its first NSW store in Gregory Hills, a south western suburb of Sydney.

Posted Mon 05/12/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Masters opens first store

The highly anticipated joint venture project between Woolworths and US company Lowe's finally opened its first doors last week in Braybook, Melbourne.

Posted Tue 06/09/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Danks defers DC relocation

The relocation of Danks’ Victorian distribution centre, which was to be a shared facility with Masters Home Improvement, has been deferred to June 2013.

Posted Mon 22/08/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

McDonald's to open in Masters stores

Bunnings may have sausage sizzle stands outside its doors but Masters Home Improvement will have whiffs of French fries, Big Mac's and cheeseburgers coming from within its stores.

Posted Tue 09/08/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolworths to Master hardware sector

Woolworths and US chain Lowe's announced it as the brand that will help make their entrance into the $42 billion Australian home improvement sector.

Posted Mon 02/05/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

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