News | CEO Michael Schneider

Back

Bunnings continues to rely on its physical store network

Michael Schneider, CEO of Bunnings, was John Herbert’s latest interviewee on the Global DIY-Network.

Michael Schneider, CEO of Bunnings, was John Herbert’s latest interviewee on the Global DIY-Network.

Michael Schneider, CEO of Bunnings, was John Herbert's latest interviewee on the Global DIY-Network. Schneider emphasised in the interview the importance ascribed by the company to the culture created within Bunnings. The strong connection with the communities and regions in which the stores are located is no strategic accident: Bunnings regards its physical store network as its strength.

Although most businesses in Australia have remained open during the pandemic, Bunnings created the new "drive & collect" format for this exceptional situation. This format for contactless shopping has become "enormously popular", according to Schneider. Online business still does not have the status in Australia that it has in many other countries, however, and accounts for only two per cent of Bunnings' sales. Schneider made it clear that Bunnings continues to rely primarily on its physical stores.

The trend driven by Covid-19, which Schneider calls "reconnection with the home", has also been experienced by Bunnings, and Schneider expects it to continue. "I'm optimistic," said the Bunnings CEO.




|17 December 2020 | 11:35

Post a comment

* Please complete the areas marked in red correctly and in full!.



(will not be published)

* obligatory fields


Latest news

The pandemic has turned the French into better DIYers

Due to the pandemic, living and the home have become more important to the French. In the past two years, they have taken on more improvement View news...

“I just love trade fairs”: John Herbert talks with Gerald Böse

The fact that the international home improvement and gardening industry hopes to be able to visit trade fairs again next year was made clear once View news...

How do I get on page 1 of the Amazon search?

How to work successfully as a supplier with the data-driven business model of e-commerce market leader Amazon was the subject of another online View news...

German home improvement sales in 2021 significantly short of previous year

This year, home improvement stores in Germany are set to experience a 9.1 per cent downturn in sales compared with the record year of 2020. This View news...