Articles with tag masters-home-improvement


Amidst transformation and uncertainty, Woolworths posts solid sales

Woolworths Limited has reported group sales of $59.2 billion for the past financial year, saying that, despite consumer uncertainty, the retailer is undergoing "transformation" and seeing solid growth.

Posted Tue 30/07/2013 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 »

Big box retail's appetite for land: Bunnings vs. Masters

Bunnings is set to embark on an ambitious growth strategy in the coming years, with the hardware retailer planning to open more than 60 Bunnings Warehouse stores across Australia over the next three years.

Posted Thu 30/05/2013 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 »

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 »

Woolworths opens Hoxton Park mega-DC

Woolworths Limited and Mirvac opened a $250 million DC consisting of two huge sheds with the latest technology that the company says will take retail logistics to the next level.

Posted Wed 15/08/2012 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 »

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 »

Woolworths' strong first half 5% increase

Woolworths has produced what has been described as "solid" half-year results with sales reaching $29.7 billion, a 5 per cent increase on the previous year.

Posted Tue 31/01/2012 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 »

Woolies trails behind Coles

It food and liquor sales for the first quarter saw sales increase 4.4 per cent to $9.7 billion but it wasn't enough to beat Cole's 5.2 per cent increase.

Posted Fri 28/10/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Masters: four stores in two weeks

Queenslanders will be hit with the opening of three Masters Home Improvement stores within a 24 hour period and a fourth one a week later.

Posted Wed 05/10/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolworths' grand plan for Masters

Woolworths will spend up to $100 million rolling out its Masters big box outlets during the 2012 financial year, with 15-to-20 warehouses planned per year.

Posted Tue 27/09/2011 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 »

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