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Rainer Strnad

Global or regional?

We live in a globalised world. The fact that this statement has become a time-worn cliché doesn't make it any less true. If evidence is required, take...View comment...
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Smart home and garden - Spoga+Gafa

Part of a megatrend

Smart gardening, with its special exhibition area, is one of the main focusses of this year’s Spoga+Gafa. The organisers provide some background information ... View article...
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Romania

New ranking in Romania

2016 was a year of consolidation and growth for the Romanian DIY retail, a year which confirmed Dedeman as market leader and saw Leroy Merlin take on second... View article...
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Skånska Byggvaror currently has 14 showrooms in Sweden and Norway. Photo: Creative Commons, creativecommons.org

Byggmax restructures Skånska Byggvaror with the garden as the focus

Byggmax is taking action to shake up Skånska Byggvaror, its problematic subsidiary acquired in 2015. The primary aim is to streamline the product View news...

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Kesko’s building and technical trade grew by one per cent in 2017

In its building and technical trade division, the Finnish Kesko Group achieved sales of 4.6092 bn euros last year. This equated to a nominal increase View news...

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In June 2017, more than 1 000 participants attended the 5th Global DIY Summit in Berlin.

Global DIY Summit expected to break another record for delegate attendance

The number of delegates at this year's Global DIY Summit will rise again and break the previous record of 1020 participants at the summit in Berlin View news...

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Hornbach's new logistic centre near Vienna is the first oudside Germany.

Hornbach puts logistics centre into operation near Vienna

Since 8 January 2018, the Hornbach DIY stores in Austria, Romania, the Czech Republic and Slovakia have been supplied with goods by the new View news...

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Leroy Merlin merges with Akí in Spain and Portugal

The two Spanish Adeo subsidiaries Leroy Merlin and Akí are to merge. The merger process should commence this year and be completed by 2020, according View news...

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Sergio Giroldi, President of Edra/Ghin, underlines the common interest of both organisations, namely to improve people's homes and thus their quality of life.

International Hardware Association becomes member of Ghin

The International Hardware Association (IHA) has become a member of Global Home Improvement Network (Ghin), with effect from 1 January 2018. IHA is View news...

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The 506 Bricomarché and Brico Cash stores are in more rural regions or on the outskirts of towns.

The acquisition of Bricorama by Bricomarché is complete

The takeover of the French DIY store group Bricorama by the rival Bricomarché is perfect. The contracts were signed in the first week of January. View news...

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Leroy Merlin opens in Kazakhstan in June

The fact that the French DIY store chain Leroy Merlin would open its first store this year has been known for a long time. Now, the opening date is View news...

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5th Global DIY Summit 2017

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Destination: The World

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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Romania

New ranking in Romania

2016 was a year of consolidation and growth for the Romanian DIY retail, a year which confirmed Dedeman as market leader and saw Leroy Merlin take on second place View article...

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Fitt

Strengthening the brand

The Italian hose manufacturer Fitt used the Spoga+Gafa to present its new structure, the new concept of itself and its new logo – and of course, the products it has further developed View article...

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Obi, The garden designer

Germany - Obi

A foothold in the green project business

Obi is rolling out a big new garden designer project in its German stores. The product will be complemented by sophisticated service offers View article...

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Arexons

Almost 80 years of proven experience

Arexons was established in Milan in 1925. Since then, the core business has been the automotive technical and car market and from 1938, with the launc View article...

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Sears closes another 103 stores

The US trade company Sears has announced the closure of more stores in the USA. Between the start of March and the start of April 2018, 39 Sears View news...

Lithuanian chain Moki-veži becomes member of Edra/Ghin

As from the start of the year, the Lithuanian DIY store chain Moki-veži is a new member of the European DIY retail association Edra/Ghin. Moki-veži View news...

In future, Domotex USA will be held for North America from 2019

Domotex, the trade fair for floor coverings, will also be staged in North America from 2019. The premiere of Domotex USA will take place from 28 View news...

The Coop group grows by 1.4 per cent in retail trade

The Swiss Coop group has increased its 2017 sales by 3.0 per cent to CHF 29.2 bn. Of this, CHF 17.4 bn was attributed to the retail trade; this was View news...

UK wood flooring market impacted by Brexit

The UK wood flooring market grew by one per cent in 2016 and by two per cent at most in 2017, according to AMA Research in its "Wood and View news...

Leroy Merlin to open in Johannesburg in 2018

Leroy Merlin will open its first large-format DIY store in South Africa in 2018. The primary distribution line of the French organisation Groupe Adeo View news...

Home Depot takes over the online retailer The Company Store

Home Depot announced today that it has acquired The Company Store, a leading online retailer of textiles and home décor products, from Hanover View news...

Bunnings opens smaller format store in the UK

Shortly before Christmas, Bunnings opened its first smaller format store in Great Britain. The store was set up at the former Homebase location in View news...

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