A dramatic new development has emerged with the chain of hardware stores in Asia which share a very strong similarity with our own Bunnings Warehouse.
In April, 7NEWS.com.au revealed how Builders Warehouse stores – which recently opened up in the Philippines – appear to be identical to Bunnings in Australia.
See how similar Builders Warehouse is to Bunnings in the video above
The two chains share the same iconic colour scheme and tell-tale hammer symbol, and the word “warehouse” appears to be written in a similar font in both logos.
In addition, the layouts of the two chain stores look the same – and Builders Warehouse staff uniforms are almost identical to those on Bunnings workers.
Many social media uses were shocked by how closely Builders Warehouse had “ripped off” the Australian retailer – and it now seems that outrage may have had an effect on the Filipino chain of stores.
In a new development, Builders Warehouse has radically changed its branding on its Facebook page.
Gone is the distinctive bottle green and red colour scheme, along with the Bunnings-style hammer logo and distinctive font.
Builders Warehouse has replaced it with a bright yellow and red logo, along with a new design and a large yellow hard hat symbol.
The Filipino hardware giant changed its branding on its Facebook page on May 19, updating the distinctive Bunnings-style cover and profile images.
And while the store’s website still has the same distinct green and red colouring, the changes to its Facebook page have been sweeping.
7NEWS.com.au understands that Bunnings Warehouse is not affiliated with Builders Warehouse.
It is unknown whether the changes to Builders Warehouse’s branding are the result of legal action. 7NEWS.com.au has reached out to Bunnings for comment.