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Rainer Strnad

Talk to one another!

"Brands - and I'm talking of suppliers brands - will play an increasingly important role in the future." "In ten years at the latest, we...View comment...
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Hardware and tools - Taiwan

Strong export nation

The Taiwanese hand tools industry placed emphasis on quality at the International Hardware Fair in Cologne, with the winners of the Taiwan Excellence Award... View article...
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Obi

Good and bad companies

Customer, customer, customer: that’s how Obi’s current business strategy could be summarised. Sergio Giroldi demands that not only his company, but... View article...
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French DIY market 1997-2017. Source: Unibal, FMB

France’s DIY stores lag behind overall market

The French home improvement market grew by 1.9 per cent last year to a total volume of EUR 26.0 bn. The performance of the DIY stores was below View news...

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Marvin R. Ellison will be the new president and CEO of Lowe's.

Marvin Ellison to be new boss of Lowe‘s

The new head of Lowe's, the world's second-biggest home improvement chain, is Marvin R. Ellison. He has been named president and CEO with effect from View news...

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The first South American Ikea store is expected to open in Santiago de Chile at the end of 2020.

Sodimac parent company Falabella brings Ikea to South America

The Chilean retail group Falabella, which operates in the home improvement sector through its subsidiary Sodimac, is bringing Ikea to South America. View news...

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Praktiker Poland has vanished from the market

Praktiker Poland is no more. The five stores remaining have been liquidated with their stock, as reported in the Polish newspaper Puls Biznesu and View news...

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Clas Ohlson increased its sales in fiscal 2017/2018 by 3 per cent.

Clas Ohlson grew by three per cent in fiscal 2017/2018

The Swedish retail chain Clas Ohlson increased its sales in fiscal 2017/2018 (ended 30 April 2018) by 3 per cent to SEK 8.211 bn (EUR 800.1 mio). In View news...

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“Something is happening at the Spoga+Gafa,” Katharina C. Hamma said at a press conference.

New special exhibition areas for garden furniture and IVG Power Place Green

For the first time at the upcoming Spoga+Gafa there will be an internationally curated trend show for the garden furniture segment with several View news...

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The Tag des Gartens has been axed

The Tag des Gartens will not take place this year. After three events, Koelnmesse is dumping this consumer garden fair which usually took place on View news...

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The French garden market grew again in 2017

After a bad previous year, the garden market grew again in France in 2017. Total sales increased by 1.8 per cent after they still sank by 0.2 per View news...

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5th Global DIY Summit 2017

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ABUS Security solutions – for today and tomorrow

The 5th Global DIY Summit in Berlin 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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Rusta

Here to stay

After Clas Ohlson, another Swedish company has discovered Germany as region of expansion. Rusta is planning a three-digit branch network here View article...

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Batavia

Look back with a smile

Ten years ago, Henk van Ommen founded the Dutch tool provider Batavia. In DIY International he takes stock on its special anniversary View article...

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Italy, home paint category
Italy, professional products, DIFM customers
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Italy - Do-It-For-Me

DIY and DIFM hand in hand

The Italians are not particularly keen Do-It-Yourselfers, as determined by the market research company Euromonitor International. However, the Do-It-For-Me-Trend will propel the home improvement market forward View article...

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IAW, twice a year
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IAW

A broad spectrum

The International Trade Fair for Retail Promotions and Imports – IAW in Cologne is seen as a barometer for the industry. Hardware and garden articles also have their place here View article...

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Home Depot raises volume

The Home Depot is reporting sales of $24.9 billion for the first quarter of fiscal 2018, a 4.4 percent increase from the first quarter of fiscal View news...

Arabesque relies on its retail brand Mathaus

The Romanian materials supplier Arabesque strengthens its retail brand Mathaus and its nationwide online activities. It has removed its previous View news...

Lagerhaus stores make five percent more sales in 2017

The Lagerhaus DIY and garden stores in the Austrian cooperative group RWA Raiffeisen Ware Austria achieved a significant increase in sales in 2017. View news...

Several prospective buyers for Homebase and Bunnings UK

There are reported to be several prospective buyers for Homebase. The ailing British chain of DIY stores has belonged to Bunnings for two years and View news...

More Interzoo visitors from abroad

According to the provisional closing report, around 39 000 trade visitors from over 125 countries visited Interzoo between 8 and 11 May. This roughly View news...

Rusta expands into Finland following acquisition

The Swedish discount chain Rusta has acquired the Finnish low-cost chain Hong Kong, which operates a similar retail format. Hong Kong has 24 stores View news...

Petrovich displaces Obi from no. 2 slot in Russian market

There's a new no. 2 in the Russian DIY market. Following growth of 20 per cent in 2017 to a sales volume of RUB 37.8 bn (approx. EUR 540 mio), View news...

Clas Ohlson targeting growth in the Nordic countries by offering services

Swedish retail chain Clas Ohlson has now provided specific information about how its previously announced strategic reorientation is to be realised. View news...

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The unique set of data on the global home improvement trade for your successful marketing and sales, as well as field sales activities. Loose-leaf collection incl. folders and database-CD.
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