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Rainer Strnad

Taking smart home improvement by the horns!

Even though the question, as to whether the DIY and garden centre industry show innovative spirit and capability, has already been asked on numerous occasions:...View comment...
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Lighting and installation - Ledvance

LED pioneer

Ledvance, the former Lamps business division of Osram, sets a clear sign with the largest Osram-branded LED lamp portfolio of all times ... View article...
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True Value

Going global

True Value expands internationally. The company is focused on implementing its strategy, not just within the U.S. domestic market, but also overseas ... View article...
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Edra/Ghin and Fediyma, the organisers of the 5th Global DIY Summit, have published the summit’s updated conference programme.

Conference programme including the topics Brexit and Trump

The organisers of the 5th Global DIY Summit have updated and now published the summit's conference programme. A session on the topic "Market View news...

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Home Depot reports that comparable sales for U. S. stores were positive 6.2 per cent.

Home Depot grows by almost seven per cent

Home Depot has closed its financial year 2016/2017 (ending 29 January 2017) with an increase in sales of 6.9 per cent to USD 94 595 bn. The largest View news...

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The new trade fair Expo F will be taking place in the ATLAPA Convention Center in Panama.

New hardware trade fair Expo F planned in Panama

A new trade fair is planned for Panama. Expo F, the International Hardware Trade Fair, premiers from 24 to 26 October 2017 in the ATLAPA Convention View news...

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Living is one of three segments at the Ambiente. Trade visitors can also find out about the dining and giving sectors.

More visitors from home and abroad at the Ambiente

After five days, the Ambiente trade fair has come to an end in Frankfurt (Germany), with an increase in exhibitors and visitors. In total 142 000 View news...

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The latest report by AMA states that in general, market growth has been healthy since 2014, when the market value increased by seven per cent.

Brexit and socio-demographic structures impact the UK market

The UK building and home improvement product distribution market grew by four per cent in both 2015 and 2016. These figures have been gained by AMA View news...

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The European market for garden equipment and decoration shrank by 0.2 per cent between 2010 and 2015.

The market for garden equipment and decoration is stagnating

The market for garden equipment and decoration in the European Union shrank by 0.2 per cent to a volume of € 12.396 bn between 2010 and 2015.  View news...

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For the first nine months of the financial year, Clas Ohlson’s sales totalled SEK 6.415 bn.

Sales at Clas Ohlson up by nine per cent in the third quarter

The Swedish retailer Clas Ohlson concluded the third quarter of its current financial year at the end of January with sales of SEK 2.482 bn, View news...

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At Asia-Pacific Sourcing, 17 Chinese companies will put on an eye-catching display on the new premium space “Best of China”.

First “Best of China” at Asia-Pacific Sourcing

The Asia-Pacific Sourcing from 7 to 9 March 2017 will feature an exclusive "Best of China" presentation platform for the first time. 17 View news...

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4th Global DIY Summit 2016

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Fiskars

As a Platinum Sponsor in Stockholm

The Global DIY Summit in Stockholm was a first class networking event for the international home improvement industry. Here are the portraits of some of the most important companies that exhibited at the International Congress Exhibition.

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Cut flowers, strong imports in the EU
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European market for plants and flowers

Shifting markets

Although stable on the whole, the European market for plants and flowers is undergoing changes. These affect both the consumer countries and the sales regions View article...

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WM Sales Support

Field service in the whole of Europe

And much more: WM Sales Support does not only provide classic shelf maintenance, it also supports medium-sized companies in both their domestic and international sales View article...

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Even market leader Leroy Merlin
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Russia

Stagflation batters home and garden retailers

Double-digit inflation combined with a deep recession has made 2015 a year to forget for home and garden specialist retailers in Russia. But at least one foreign retailer is betting on recovery, according to an analysis by Damian Shore of Euromonitor International View article...

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Spoga+Gafa

Six per cent more

This year Spoga+Gafa experienced a six per cent increase in trade visitors compared to last year. A total of 39 000 visitors from 160 countries was re View article...

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Global DIY Lifetime Award 2017 goes to Gregory M. Bridgeford

The former Lowe's manager Gregory M. Bridgeford is to receive the Global DIY Lifetime Award 2017. The announcement was made by the three associations View news...

Sales grow in Australia, losses in the UK

The Australian DIY store chain Bunnings recorded sales totalling AUD 6.955 bn in the first six months of fiscal 2016/2017 from July to December 2016. View news...

Régis Degelcke switching sectors and leaving Edra

Régis Degelcke, executive vice president of the French Groupe Adeo concern and president of the European DIY Retail Association, is leaving the DIY View news...

Coop Bau + Hobby sales down by 1.8 per cent

The Swiss DIY market leader, Coop Bau + Hobby, recorded sales of CHF 622 mio last year, 1.8 per cent less than in the previous year. The number of View news...

Some Superstroy stores to become Domostroy

The Russian DIY store chains Superstroy and Stroy Arsenal are vanishing from the market after a co-owner, OOO Arsenal Trade, was declared bankrupt. View news...

Fairs once again showing greater interest in gardens and plants

Trade fair organisers in Germany now see greater potential in the garden and plant sphere. In conjunction with the consumer goods fairs View news...

Business platform instead of big box?

What does it mean for the DIY store industry, that big box retail stores are losing their relevance? And how can the DIY store industry make use of View news...

Kesko’s building and home improvement trade grows by 0.7 per cent

The building and home improvement trade of the Finnish Kesko group made sales of € 2.196 bn last year. This is a growth of 0.7 per cent. In local View news...

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