Bunnings nails down a growth plan

Bunnings' expansion won't stop Masters forging ahead in the looming hardware wars, but it will make it hard for Masters to gain any competitive advantage.

Today’s announcement by the Wesfarmers-owned Bunnings hardware group that it plans a $1.5 billion expansion of its 200-store network could be seen as an escalation of the chain’s efforts to contain the threat posed by Woolworths’ nascent Masters business. In fact the escalation occurred some time ago.


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