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HAI study group tours top UK stores

In the middle of October, HAI brought two delegations of members on study tours to Milton Keynes in the UK. Hosted by Steve Collinge...

Customer focus drives success at Treacy’s Homevalue

Treacy’s Homevalue has been a landmark location in the picturesque town of Thomastown, Kilkenny, for decades. Managing Director Anne Treacy and her son, General...

Less smoke, more sales – Stafford Fuels opens €3 million plant

HAI Chief Executive Annemarie Harte visited Andy Maher, Managing Director of Stafford Fuels, on the same week that he officially opened a new €3...

Construction product sector welcomes building optimism

According to the latest Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers Index (PMI), Irish construction activity accelerated in September, though the rate of job creation across...

Tool sector prioritises quality and innovation

The tools sector, both in the power tool and hand tool categories, continues to advance in terms of innovation and sophistication. Globally, the power tools...

Technology drives fasteners and fixings sector

According to the Industrial Fasteners Market report, the market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 4.05% during the period 2017 – 2021,...

Growing your garden sector revenue: the OBI way

In the final article in our series on the 5th Global DIY Summit which took place in Berlin in June, HAI Chief Executive Annemarie...

Iron-clad sales potential

Ironmongery product sales with UK builders merchants saw a 2.6% increase in Q2 2017 from Q1, and a 5.7% increase in value from Q2...

PH Ross Opens New Cabra Showroom

The name PH Ross is synonymous with all things plumbing and bathroom-related, having provided Dublin’s plumbers and home owners with quality plumbing products and...

Grafton Group Scoop Award At Credit Team Awards 2017

The Credit Team Awards were organised by Irish Credit Management Training in partnership with Irish Association of Credit Professionals to recognise the results being...