Rainer Strnad

Innovative selling

In actual fact, the DIY store trade is on a role at the moment - not despite, but because of the many political crises all over the world. Because once...View comment...

Coatings - Tesa

Sensitive gains

Tesa has systematically built up and marketed its range of three precision tapes. This has led to a consistent double-digit increase over several consecutive... View article...



In the north-west of Russia, Petrovich, the top dog, is testing its store of the future concept. So the retailer needs good service, smooth-running logistics... View article...
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Various groups of goods will come together here: Living green plants, technology and outdoor living products will make the garden an experience world for the whole family.

Sales ideas focusing on the “Family Garden” at the IPM

"Family Garden" will be the subject of the new hortivation segment at the IPM international plant trade fair 2018 in Essen (Germany). View news...

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The new Yoyo video is available in several European languages on Fitt’s Youtube channel.

Fitt goes for TV and online video advertising

The Italian hose manufacturer Fitt has opted to use moving-image advertising and the digital communications channel to a greater extent for its View news...

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Alisdair Gray leaving Edra

Alisdair Gray will no longer be working for Edra. Since 2010 the British director of European affairs at Edra has been responsible for lobbying on View news...

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Since 2013, DIY stores’ growth rates in the US have been above those of the overall US retail trade, said Omarr Aleem from the Cleveland Research Company at the DIY Summit in Berlin.

DIY stores in the USA are growing and have potential with professionals

The US home improvement industry is still in a good position compared to the rest of the country's retail trade. Since 2013, DIY stores' growth rates View news...

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These garden market figures originate from research with which IFH Retail Consultants, the institute for retail research, was commissioned by Messe Frankfurt in the run-up to the Tendence trade fair.

The Netherlands are most active in foreign trade, Italy is largest self-sufficient provider

In the product group garden furnishings and decoration, the Netherlands are the most active in foreign trade compared to other countries in View news...

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Buyers from all over the world order at the three-day show in Taichung.

Fastest sell-out ever for Taiwan Hardware Show

Booths at the Taiwan Hardware Show have sold out faster than ever this year, according to the fair organiser Kaigo. The show will take place in View news...

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Dedeman invests more than ever before in a new store

Dedeman, the Romanian DIY market leader, opened two new stores at once in the last week. The company invested € 36 mio in Bucharest Baneasa, more View news...

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Byggmax targets the garden market with new store concept

Byggmax is now entering the garden market after having developed its own store concept. The Swedish DIY chain will open its first store specialising View news...

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Regional stagnation

In the first half of the decade, the European market for garden equipment and decoration hasn’t moved forward everywhere View article...


HDM, Moers and Möckern
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New set up

HDM re-established itself last year and has put new future-safe structures into place View article...

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Nordic countries - Silvan

Danish flexibility

In a market that is hardly growing, the Silvan chain is working on winning more market share. The store format, the competent and proactive personnel and the omni-channel business are all part of the concept View article...


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Internet Plus and hardware

China is relying on its own strategy in order to face the challenges of Industry 4.0 – a discussion point at CIHS View article...


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Clas Ohlson sales up by five per cent

The Swedish retailer Clas Ohlson concluded its fiscal 2016/17, running from 1 May 2016 to 30 April 2017, with sales amounting to SEK 7.602 bn. This View news...

Delegates give the summit a massive thumbs-up

The 5th Global DIY Summit in Berlin was rated by delegates more highly than any of the previous events. At the end of the 5th Global DIY Summit, View news...

Gregory Bridgeford: Acknowledgement to free trade

Yesterday's awarding of Greg Bridgeford with the 5th Global DIY Lifetime Award was one of the peaks of the running Global DIY Summit in Berlin. View news...

The home improvement and garden sector meets in Berlin

The 5th Global DIY Summit opened today in Berlin with a record attendance of more than 1 000 delegates. "A new era - a glimpse into the future View news...

More sales, and even more stores in Japan

Home improvement retailers in Japan were able to record slightly higher growth rates again in 2016. Sales in the industry increased by 0.81 per cent View news...

Clas Ohlson store with parking spaces for boats

Clas Ohlson has now opened a store in Norway with "parking spaces" for boats. The Swedish company has opened a new store in the city of View news...

Home improvement retailers in France grow with the market

The French home improvement and do-it-yourself market picked up pace again in 2016, surpassing the sales level of € 25 bn. Figures published by the View news...

New trade fair in France to premiere in 2018

As from next year there is to be a new trade fair for the do-it-yourself, building and home improvement industry in France. The event, entitled BtoB View news...


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