HI News V4 No. 3: Future tools and Oldfields
Will rental be the "disruptor" for power tools?
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Techtronic Industries FY2017 results and preview of 2018 Hardware & Building Traders conference
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The possibility of an Uber-like disruption to the power tools category is not a popular notion in the hardware industry but the time to discuss it is now. We explore renting tools as a future option for power tools in this issue.

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HI News V4 No. 3: The future of tools and Oldfields

Included as part of the power tools feature is a transcript from Joe Galli, the CEO of Techtronic Industries, home to the Milwaukee and Ryobi brands. He talks about new product releases as he presents the company's 2017 results.

In other stories, we provide a preview of the 2018 HBT conference in Adelaide, and report on the latest numbers of entries and exits in hardware retail.

Bunnings' conversion of Homebase stores in the UK has stopped while Kingfisher experiences growth through digital and addresses the gender pay gap.

In the US, Lowe's Robert Niblock is stepping down as CEO and True Value makes a deal with private equity.

Companies featured in our regular Supplier Update include Fletcher Building, Knauf, Brickworks, Duluxgroup, Philips Lighting and Jeld-Wen, There are products from De-Walt, Worx and Crescent.

This edition also includes a profile of paint accessories maker, Oldfields.
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