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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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103 exhibitors from 20 countries were represented at IPM Dubai in December.

IPM Dubai increases its visitor numbers again

IPM Dubai attracted 4,178 visitors at the beginning of December. This is a growth of almost seven per cent. Among the visitors were in particular View news...

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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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5th Global DIY Summit 2017

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IRONSIDE: mutualize your private brand

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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Wholesale Traders, Ornamental Plant Products
Poland, exporter at the IPM
Trend: higher-value products

European market

Shifts in the European market

The demand for flowers and plants is growing. The industry is coping with challenges such as Brexit and the Russian crisis while opening up new markets at the same time View article...

Suppliers

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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...

Regional report

Bosch, cordless range
Bosch, inspection camera
Bosch Power Tooles sales growth 2016

Germany

Record year for Bosch

2016 was an extraordinarily good year for Bosch. The company sold more than 50 million power tools worldwide, achieving sales totalling € 4.5 bn View article...

Events

Stefan Lohrberg, project manager of Spoga+Gafa
Spoga+Gafa 2017
Spoga+Gafa 2017, Smart Gardening World
Spoga+Gafa 2017, marketing and sales consultant Oliver Mathis

Spoga+Gafa 2017

Depth and added ­value

Spoga+Gafa 2017 experienced the higher visitor figures ­normally seen at the shows in the even years, but for Koelnmesse it is more than just a numbers game View article...

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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...

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...

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