March - April News 2022


Pymble, NSW

Given the current environment, the project has gone quite smoothly.  The opening has been pushed out to late April as there has been a delay on some fixtures and the finishing touches are being put on the development such as the gardening.

Our team are busy finalising the set up. We always have to think outside the box to make things work. For example, one of our clients was working to a new Bay Layout Guide but the shelving was not at the correct height. We got the job done by modifying the display boxes and repositioning some of the hangsell.

Bunnings Pymble is a two story building situated at 950 Pacific Highway. The new store spans over 15,000 square metres and incorporate sustainability measures including run-off water capture and reuse and solar panels. 


– Epping Refit –

Another refit done and dusted. The Epping refit was conducted in two stages where we helped the bulk of our clients in this freshen up program.  We worked on paint accessories and toolshop late last year and plumbing and hardware in January / February.  

A number of new displays were installed and relays conducted. Some relays were executed as per new Bay Layout Guides and some were simple freshen ups. It was a good opportunity to swap out any tired shelf trays and make sure point of sale was up to date.

Samsung Digital Door Locks QR Code Label

Updating store displays utilising technology is a great way for suppliers to ensure they are communicating with consumers at the point of purchase. Increased engagement is known to help lift sales.

Our client requested our assistance in a simple display upgrade – decals featuring a QR code were attached on a more prominent position on the display. The trial was conducted at 49 metro stores and took less than a week to complete. The trial doubled the scan rate and the client has decided to roll out the program to all stores.


– Makes Life Easier –

We utilise A Team Live in all kinds of client projects. We are currently working on a range check in Building/Trade to ascertain and report on identified anomalies in Assisted Stock Replenishment (ASR) inputs. Our task is to detail any finelines not attached to ASR and check sweep frequencies taking into account individual store performance. We enter the data into A Team Live direct from the field. We can then extract spreadsheets to analyse data such as sorting by fineline. Ultimately, all items can be checked and updated to ensure auto replenishment works to capacity.  We can also identify sites that require higher frequency based on turnover.

February News 2022


Mount Isa Bunnings staffer Mikayla Colyer – Long and store manager Liana Trew

Mt Isa, QLD

The new Bunnings Mt Isa has just opened with 5,500 square metres of retail space, more than doubling the existing one. Upgrades for the new store include fully enclosed timber drive through, an outdoor nursery and over 150 on site car parks for customers.

Bunnings Mount Isa Store Manager, Liana Trew, said the team were looking forward to welcoming the local community 

“We’ve widened product ranges in our paint department, we’ve now got indoor lighting displays, kitchen displays, an aisle for all your moving needs, we’ve got a huge range of indoor plants, pots and pavers. We now have play equipment for the kids, and you can even check-out at the nursery now.

Source – The North West Star

Staff at the new Bunnings Warehouse at Leppington. 

Leppington, NSW

The newly opened Bunnings spans more than 17,000 square metres and has more than 350 car parks for customers, a six-lane drive through timber yard, outdoor nursery, café, tool shop, a new format trade desk for trade customers and an aisle for transport and moving needs to cater for customers moving home or office.

Leppington will be serviced weekly by one of our many existing experienced merchandisers, Tracey Craven. The store set up was extremely well executed by State Supervisor, South, Samantha Gilboy and her team. We had constant communication with the Bunnings set up and management team and had to put in place a number of ETOS arrangements.

Source – Camden Narellan Advertiser


– Now Even Better –

We are pleased to advise we have just added a supplier library to A Team Live. It enables us to load unlimited amounts of client information into our system. The more relevant information you share with us, the more equipped we are to execute accurately and efficiently in the field.

Examples of the information we will have at our fingertips include range lists, bay layout guides, promotional flyers, new product information and best seller listings


– Off Location Displays –

A seasonal off location allocation to 50 top stores has been successfully completed. This is a good example where the supplier has tasked us with executing the program and we have helped deliver strong results with many stores selling through.
Store staff are often short of time, and don’t execute. Stock often is put into hi-rise or hand stock. If stock is not actioned appropriately there will be no sales made, which can impact further opportunities.
Our first step in taking charge of the process is formally creating a task where we document all the relevant information including which stores, the products / quantities allocated and the price to display.
At store level, we then discuss the project with the Bunnings Team and agree a plan. We locate the stock, pull down and set up side stacks in line with Bunnings Merchandising policy – attach price label, cut cartons and display in an appropriate high traffic location. We also cross merchandise by identifying a secondary location. Finally we record our work by taking a photo for the client.

Seasonal off location displays sold through strongly

– Relays –

The flooring department has been undertaking large departmental refits to accommodate new ranges and deal with deleted lines. The revamp includes new improved displays highlighting features and benefits. There are also samples available for consumers to purchase to try at home. Overall there are some great concepts to improve the shoppers selection experience.
We have been busy assisting one of our clients in rolling out new flooring relays and upgrades. This was a large job requiring multiple resources. Tasks included laying in and labelling new products, installing new displays and signage ticketing.

Setting up displays for flooring department

Fresh new relay for tiling tools


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