Woolworths to Enter Lucrative Australian Hardware Market

BUNNINGS, Mitre 10…or Woolworths?

The supermarket giant this week announced it entered into an equity agreement with US-based Lowe’s Companies Inc, to buy Australia’s second largest hardware retailer Danks Holdings, which controls brands like Thrifty Link and Home Hardware.

The move, which is subject to regulatory approval and a minimum 90 per cent acceptance from shareholders, will see Woolworths enter the lucrative Australian hardware sector.

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