The Voice of Retail

Michael Schneider, Managing Director of Bunnings, Australia/New Zealand's leading big box home improvement retailer, plus Amar Singh, Principal Analyst at Kantar Consulting

Episode Summary

On this episode we’re going global - all the way to Melbourne Australia for an exclusive interview with Michael Schneider, Managing Director of Bunnings, one of the leading big box home improvement retailers in the world. If you don’t know Bunnings, they are a $13billion retailer with 377 trading locations employing over 44,000 team members. We talk about the one-two punch of the Australia wild fires and COVID-19, and how the business continues to operate, innovate and serve their communities across New Zealand and Australia. Next up Amarinder (Amar) Singh Principal Analyst at Kantar Consulting takes us through the trends, performance and competitive set of the hardware DIY retail sector, and brings us up to speed on the trends that were happening pre-COVID-19, the performance of the category so far in the COVID era and top three tips to stay competitive and win market share.

Episode Notes

Welcome to the The Voice of Retail, I’m your host Michael LeBlanc, and this podcast is brought to you in conjunction with Retail Council of Canada.

On this episode we’re going global - all the way to Melbourne Australia for an exclusive interview with Michael Schneider, Managing Director of Bunnings, one of the leading big box home improvement retailers in the world.   If you don’t know Bunnings, they are a $13billion retailer with 377 trading locations employing over 44,000 team members. We talk about the one-two punch of the Australia wild fires and COVID-19, and how the business continues to operate, innovate and serve their communities across New Zealand and Australia.

Next up Amarinder (Amar) Singh Principal Analyst at Kantar Consulting takes us through the trends, performance and competitive set of the hardware DIY retail sector, and brings us up to speed on the trends that were happening pre-COVID-19, the performance of the category so far in the COVID era and top three tips to stay competitive and win market share.

But first, lets check in with Michael live from Melbourne

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Thanks to Michael and Amar for being my guests, and thanks to Tectonic Architecture (www.tectonic-arch.com ) for their support of this episode.   If you liked this podcast you can subscribe on Apple iTunes or your favourite podcast platform, please rate and review, and be sure and recommend to a friend or colleague in the retail industry.

I’m Michael LeBlanc, Founder and President of M.E. LeBlanc and Company Inc. and you can learn more about me on www.meleblanc.co or of course on LinkedIn

Until next time, have a safe week!