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Rainer Strnad

The true innovators

In this issue, the regional report that features regularly in DIY International is actually devoted to the USA, and the motherland of self service and hypermarkets...View comment...
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Bathrooms - Houzz

Stylish, s’il vous plaît

The ideas website Houzz asked the French about how they renovate their bathrooms ... View article...
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Groupe Adeo

French all over the world

Peking, Johannesburg, São Paulo: the French Groupe Adeo moves its international expansion course up a gear. And new innovative store formats are now also... View article...
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Garden centres in France increased their sales by 1.6 per cent in 2017.

French garden centres return to growth in 2017

After a poor year in 2016, garden centres in France returned to growth last year, with gross sales on a comparable store area increasing by 1.6 per View news...

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Do-it-yourself oder do-it-for-me, that's the question. Photo: LBS

Do-it-yourself share of home improvement increases

In 2017 European consumers opted to do it themselves more often. The proportion of home improvement projects realised as do-it-yourself, rather than View news...

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The USA, bathrooms and all the latest news in DIY International 1/2018

Two major topics form the focus of the latest issue of the trade magazine DIY International, which is out now. One is the extensive country report on View news...

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Kesko runs 14 K-rauta stores in Russia.

Kesko wants to sell its Russian stores to Leroy Merlin

The Finnish Kesko group wants to relinquish its DIY store activities in Russia and is negotiating with the French chain Leroy Merlin on a sale of its View news...

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More than 150 exhibitors and 5 000 visitors are expected to attend Expo F in September 2018 in Panama.

Expo F organises competition to win a trip to Panama

The trade fair Expo F is organising a competition, the ʺDIY Master of Expo Fʺ. The winner will be named on Instagram and will win a trip to visit View news...

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The Dehner flag is being hoisted at nine new stores that the garden centre operator is opening between March and April.

Dehner embarks on marathon of openings with nine new stores

Dehner is embarking on a real marathon of new store openings this spring. In March and April the German market leader in garden centres will open no View news...

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The Oh'Green website already uses the modified brand form.

Oh’Green the new kid on the block in Belgium with twelve garden centres

A new player has appeared in the Belgian garden market under the brand Oh'Green. The five garden centres of the Oh! Green chain, four stores of View news...

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French market leader Leroy Merlin increased sales in 2017 by around 7 per cent.

Leroy Merlin grows in France by seven per cent

In France, Leroy Merlin, market leader of the country's DIY trade, has closed 2017 with sales to the amount of EUR 6.64 bn. That was around 7 per View news...

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5th Global DIY Summit 2017

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Cromology

Cromology: from professional painting to art

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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Groupe Adeo

French all over the world

Peking, Johannesburg, São Paulo: the French Groupe Adeo moves its international expansion course up a gear. And new innovative store formats are now also playing a role 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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Praktiker, Budapest-Ujpest, sanitary ware
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Hungary

Satisfaction after all

Praktiker Hungary has been through tough times after the collapse of the German parent company. The brand continues in many East European countries – and is even growing again. View article...

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Flora­decora, Farmhouse

Floradecora

Another plant trade fair

Floradecora’s premiere took place within the framework of the consumer goods fairs Christmasworld, Paperworld and Creativeworld View article...

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Kingfisher announces integration plan for Romania

The British Kingfisher group has announced an integration and consolidation plan for its activities in Romania. The plan includes the closure of View news...

UK bathroom market grew by three per cent in 2017

The UK market for bathroom products achieved value growth of around 3 per cent in 2017, UK based AMA Resarch states in its new "Bathroom Market View news...

USA

Home Depot sells Tesla solar roofs

DIY market leader Home Depot now markets products by the electric car manufacturer Tesla. More specifically, these are solar roofs and the Powerwall View news...

Strategic partner of the Home Improvement eRetailer Summit

The Home Improvement eRetailer Summit has entered into a strategic agreement with Bamboo Rose, a product innovation platform that connects the retail View news...

Bunnings makes large losses in UK and disappoints parent company

The takeover of the British Homebase DIY stores is causing the Australian chain Bunnings greater problems than previously admitted. Wesfarmers, the View news...

Peter PJ Davis is now definitively leaving Bunnings

Peter PJ Davis, until recently Managing Director of Bunnings in Great Britain and Ireland, is now definitively leaving Bunnings. Even at the end of View news...

Eurobaustoff breaks the six-billion-euro barrier

The German speciality retail cooperative Eurobaustoff increased its sales last year by 4.22 per cent, with a purchasing volume amounting to 6.11 bn View news...

Plus for Kesko’s building and home improvement trade

The building and home improvement trade of the Finnish Kesko Group increased its net sales in 2017 by 3.7 per cent to 2.276 bn euros. In local View news...

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