Over one year until April 30, 2020 — a period that included a truly devastating bushfire season and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic — one Australian company was found to be the most trusted of all in research from Roy Morgan: Bunnings.
It would seem that Bunnings Warehouses’ around the nation have continued to act as a pillar of reliability, even in uncertainty. With onion-laced sausage sizzles and DIY tools that have occupied us through dull times, it makes perfect sense that Bunnings would hold this title ahead of brands like Aldi, Qantas and supermarket giants Coles and Woolworths.
“Bunnings keeps innovating and creating new connections with its customers,” Roy Morgan CEO Michele Levine says. And she is not wrong. Below, we wrap up some of the ways Bunnings has impressed us in the past few months.
Uber chic statement chairs
Just last week we were alerted to a hot new range of statement armchairs from brand Home Bazar. The interior must-haves caused quite the stir on social media and had homemakers around the country rushing out to buy new pieces for their homes.
Surprisingly wholesome baking equipment
Bunnings’ sweet range of bakeware is reminiscent of a quaint farmhouse somewhere in the countryside, though is easily accessible online and wildly affordable to boot. With Pyrex cake tins and doughnut pans, plus mixing bowls and cookie cutters, there’s something for bakers of all levels.
Workout equipment delivered
Bunnings’ early response to lockdown measures included the announcement of workout equipment delivered to your door. It was a truly awesome move from the hardware giant that saw many taking up the offer, especially when it came to the exercise bike with a price tag of $299.
Make It Yours renovation series
Just a few weeks ago, Bunnings kicked off a new home improvement TV show called Make It Yours to inspire your renovation fantasies in isolation. The nine-part series, hosted by Hunting For George’s Lucy Glade-Wright, is described as “fun and innovative” and has been specifically designed with the next generation in mind, responding to a growing movement of more condensed, urban living and the needs of longer-term renters.
Launch of Drive & Collect
Knowing the popularity of DIY projects in isolation, Bunnings Warehouse made the prospect of getting supplies safer and easier than ever before with a new Drive & Collect service. “As we continue to follow government advice relating to COVID-19, we’re adapting how we operate to make sure we keep everyone safe, while ensuring customers have access to the products they need,” Bunnings said at the time.