Monday, 4 June 2018

1992: The BBC Home Depot - The foreunner to Bunnings!!!

In 1992, BBC Hardware opened the first of their Home Depot stores at Bankstown, introducing Sydneysiders to the concept of big-box hardware stores. By 1994, they were branded as Hardwarehouse. In 2001, owners (Howard Smith Limited) sold the stores to Wesfarmers, which were then absorbed into the network of Bunnings Warehouse stores.

Bunnings no longer trade on the Canterbury Road site, relocating several kilometres west to a larger site on Milperra Road at Bankstown Airport. Other bulky retailers including Officeworks and PetBarn occupy the former site.

Below is a series of advertisements that were published in October 1992 in The Daily Telegraph Mirror.

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