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Sunshine Mitre 10 scoop annual Hardware Industry Awards

Queensland’s largest independent hardware chain, Sunshine Mitre 10, has taken out the top honour at the Queensland Hardware Industry Awards, with its Kunda Park store beating out some tough competition to win the Trade Store of the Year category.

Sunshine Mitre 10 CEO Travis Cunnane said the award was recognition and reward for the long-term investments the business has made to increase their product offerings.

“We are absolutely thrilled one of our stores has been recognized as the Trade Store of the Year; we’ve made improvements including larger ranges, increased stock levels across all departments and new and additional racking,” Mr Cunnane said.

“The Kunda Park store, like many of our stores around Queensland, has been configured to give trade customers the easiest and best possible experience in store.”

“Our undercover Trade drive through offers a comprehensive selection of Trade Timber and Sheeting Products in conjunction with the latest ranging of Trade Fasteners and Building Supplies.

“Trade customers make up 70% of our business and we also offer daily site deliveries using some of our extensive fleet,” he said.

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Sunshine Mitre 10 opening in Bundaberg

In its first foray into the Bundaberg market, Sunshine Mitre 10 is investing with a long term multi-million-dollar commitment to provide the most outstanding hardware retail and trade offer in the region.

The new store in the heart of Bundaberg, at 1 Electra Street, will open with a huge sale on Saturday 26th May employing locals to serve local Builders, Tradies and DIY/Retail customers.

Sunshine Mitre 10 CEO Travis Cunnane said the Coopers Home Hardware site has been completely refurbished.

“Sunshine Mitre10 are investing for the long term, with improvements including new and additional racking to increase our Trade and DIY/Retail product offering, with larger ranges and increased stock levels across all departments,” Mr Cunnane said.

“The company was also working hard to improve the layout to make the store easier to navigate so in both the retail and trade areas you can get in, get what you need and get on with it.”

The new store will feature a new Paint Colour Centre, planned according to the international best practice. We have also invested in the latest range of Power Tools, Outdoor Power Equipment including Stihl & Makita, along with an improved Garden Centre.

“Our new Trade drive through will offer a comprehensive selection of Trade Timber and Sheeting Products in conjunction with the latest ranging of Trade Fasteners and Building Supplies,” Mr Cunnane said.

“Our aim is to be the preferred location in Bundaberg for Builders, Tradies, Handymen and DIYERs alike, with the convenience of undercover trade drive through.

“We will also offer daily site deliveries on our crane truck to Bundaberg and surrounding communities.”

Sunshine Mitre10 is a 108 year old business with 14 sites throughout QLD employing over 380 staff.

“We are proud locals, employing and serving locals and we get involved in the communities in which our stores operate,” Mr Cunnane said.

“This includes having local experts available to provide advice and assistance to both our trade and DIY/Retail customers.

“We also pride ourselves on the fact that as part of the community, we get involved, sponsoring and assisting local schools, sporting communities and local charities.”

The Grand Opening will be held on the 26th May, A huge day is planned with hundreds of specials across all categories along with giveaways and great offers.

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