The Hardware sector is showing consistent growth, with various multi-nationals entering the market. South Africa is the gateway to Africa, and many businesses have identified the African regions as growth potential. Within both South Africa and across borders, there is a need for the content that is supplied by Hardware Edition. Leading suppliers who are looking to expand their footprint across borders have seen the value and confirmed their participation.

In answering the question as to “why a bi-annual”? Dietrechsen explained that this format lends itself to comprehensive content that can be enhanced by the inclusion of a complete directory – and is available both in print and digital format. “What we could cover in 2 bi-annuals, which is not only cost effective to advertisers, but an easy source of reference for retailers”

To strengthen the relationship between manufacturer both in and out of South Africa. To educate and inform the retailers with relevant editorial which will include statistics, product information written by respected editors.

Glynis Dietrechsen Managing Director of Hardware Edition (Pty) Ltd and Edition B2B (Pty) Ltd
Glynis is the publisher of Hardware Edition, an annual guideline to the Hardware sector that is available in print and digital format. An award winning publisher and businesswoman, she aims to provide content that adds value to the reader. Known as a pioneer and publisher of excellence, she returned to the helm of Hardware Edition after a six year sabbatical to explore other business ventures. She has been publishing for the retail sector for over 20 years, notably as the Publisher of Retail Edition, Hardware Edition. Her consumer titles include FIY woman, Talking Horses and her B2B Talking Shop, Woza Woza, Walk the Floor and Progressive Retailer. Winner of two commendation awards, sat on the Board of the ABC as an alternative Board member with the late Gordon Patterson and nominated Businesswoman of the year 2010 by the Roodepoort Chamber of Commerce as well as interviewed by Jeremy Maggs on radio.