Feb 25, 2018 Last Updated 10:02 AM, Feb 23, 2018

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Surftech announces Aroona as Australian distributor

AusBN – Aroona Pty Ltd has been named as the new Australian distributor of Surftech products.

Surftech manufactures some of the biggest surf brands such as BARK, Channel Islands, Robert August, McTavish and others.

Aroona will focus on not only the distribution of boards but also the tools and services to help the retailer create sales in the Australian market.

Surftech CEO Chris Dunn said: “We are pleased to announce this new partnership with Aroona in Australia and look forward to building a strong presence throughout the region.

“The team at Aroona is truly world class and we look forward to many years together as we continue to build and expand the Surftech product offering internationally.”

Zeb Walsh, who is a Surftech-sponsored athlete, said: “Being able to offer leading brands like NSP and Surftech to the Australian market is amazing, with both brands in full scale development of new products of both surf, stand up paddle boards and prone, it’s an exciting time to be involved with Aroona.” 

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Aldi plans huge Australian expansion

AusBN – Aldi Australia has announced plans to expand throughout South and Western Australia.

The A$750 million expansion will see the company open 20 stores in both the regions by 2016.

A new distribution centre is also under construction at Regency Park in Adelaide and completion on the project is scheduled for the end of this year.

The first stores will open in South Australia with stores in Western Australia expected to open from June 2016.

The company is also set to improve its fresh produce category by offering a new distribution network that allows Australian growers to contribute to the store.

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Allans Billy Hyde makes Brisbane return

AusBN – Australian music retail store Allans Billy Hyde has made a successful return to Brisbane.

The company’s new store covers 1350 square metres making it the biggest musical instrument store in Brisbane.

It also offers the biggest range of instruments and equipment in the region.

National director of Retail Brian Kelly said: "This is Billy Hyde returning to Brisbane, we’re very excited about it.

"We were keen in getting a full range music store back in Brisbane and we’re keen to re-establish the brand in the Brisbane market place."

The company also announced that it is currently rebranding two other stores in Queensland.

Kelly added: "Mermaid Beach, Southport, Underwood and Windsor will be the flagship stores for Queensland, so we’re making a big investment back into the Queensland market place."

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