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Service and return

What do we actually need trade for? Everyone who works in this industry or its environ­ment has probably been asked this question by friends at some time....View comment...
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Bathrooms and plumbing - Wirquin

Worldwide references

French manufacturer Wirquin regards itself as a pioneer in the sanitary equipment field, setting global standards with some of its products... View article...
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UK DIY market

Big bets placed - who will win?

In response to this question, our author Neil Munz-Jones of mdj2 refines the analysis of the UK DIY market that he presented at the Global DIY Summit in... View article...
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The IVG is the first garden industry association to join Fediyma.

German Garden Industry Association to become a member of Fediyma

The German Garden Industry Association (Industrieverband Garten - IVG) will become a full member of Fediyma on 1 January 2017. Fediyma is the View news...

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The ranking of the top ten major DIY retailers worldwide is lead by US-based Home Depot.

World market for DIY grew by three per cent in 2015

In 2015, the world market turnover of the DIY and home improvement sector reached € 538 bn, an increase of three per cent compared to last year. View news...

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Lowe's has established the "SmartSpot powered by b8ta” store-within-a-store concept in three pilot stores.

Lowe’s focuses on the smart home concept

Lowe's is stepping up its activities in the smart home product category. The American home improvement chain has established the store-within-a-store View news...

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Cut flowers account for nearly 80 per cent of plant imports into the EU.

Trend towards higher-value plants and flowers comes to an end

504,952 t of plants and flowers to the tune of € 1.68 bn were imported into the European Union in 2015. Increasing by 8.2 per cent compared with the View news...

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Easy increases sales but has a struggle with currency

The Chilean retail group Cencosud saw sales by its DIY store division fall by 15.3 per cent in the third quarter compared with the same period in View news...

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The Taiwan Hardware Show once again considerably increased its visitor numbers in 2016.

Taiwan Hardware Show increases the number of visitors and exhibitors

The Taiwan Hardware Show once again increased the number of exhibitors and visitors in 2016. The three day show, which took place in the middle of View news...

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The German DIY retail association BHB announced the current market figures.

German DIY stores increase their sales by almost two per cent

The DIY store trade in Germany made total gross sales of € 14.09 bn in the first nine months of 2016, thus gaining an increase in sales of 1.9 per View news...

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Leroy Merlin puts new logistics centre into operation

The French chain of DIY stores, Leroy Merlin, has opened a new logistics centre with a surface area of 100 000 m² in Moscow, near to Domodedowo View news...

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4th Global DIY Summit 2016

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Color Expert – a strong partner for the DIY trade

The Global DIY Summit in Stockholm 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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Dähne Statistics DIY Europe 2016

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Even more data again

The standard work Dähne Statistics DIY Europe has grown in size again and now provides information on the market volumes of the most important countries View article...

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Yoyo's TV debut

Fitt, the Italian hose manufacturer, is launching a wide distribution of its expandable red hose to the store shelves and rolling out a promotion campaign in four European countries View article...

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Tesa’s shelf concept

Nordic countries - Tesa

Market with high DIY affinity

The German manufacturer Tesa operates in all the Scandinavian countries and works together with DIY retailers. It evaluates the outlook for the region as very positive View article...

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CIHS

Attractive dates and venue

The move of the CIHS to the new National Exhibition & Convention Centre has resulted in considerably more visitors and exhibitors View article...

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Kingfisher loses in France but gains overall

The British Kingfisher corporation made sales of GBP 2.955 bn in the third quarter of financial year 2016/2017 (ending 31 October). This is reported View news...

Mr. Bricolage parts with all own stores and pushes digital transformation forward

The French franchise group Mr. Bricolage no longer wishes to operate its own stores itself in future. It wants to close 17 unprofitable stores as View news...

True Value expands in Puerto Rico with Hardware Group

Hardware Group in Puerto Rico has joined the US cooperation True Value. Founded in 2011, Hardware Group is an association of 15 member-owners with 23 View news...

Messe Essen and GreenExpo work together in Moscow

Messe Essen, organiser of the international plant fair IPM, enters into a new partnership for its commitment in Russia. In the future the Russian View news...

Clas Ohlson grows by three per cent

In the first six months of the financial year 2016/2017, i.e. from May to October, Clas Ohlson made sales of SEK 3.616 bn. That is three per cent View news...

Lowe’s achieves a near double-digit sales increase

Lowe's, the US chain of DIY stores, increased its sales in the third quarter (ending 28 October) compared to the same period of the previous year by View news...

Home Depot increases sales by six per cent

Home Depot, the world's largest home improvement retailer, reports sales of USD 23.154 bn for the third quarter of fiscal year 2016 (ending 30 View news...

Clas Ohlson’s second store in Dubai opens

The Swedish trading company Clas Ohlson opens its second franchise store in Dubai. The store is located in Mercato Shopping Mall, a shopping centre View news...

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