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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...
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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...
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Petrovich

Cool

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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Chairman of Home Pro in Thailand steps down

Anant Asavabhokhin, the chairman and director of the Thai DIY store group Home Product Center Public Company Limited, stepped down from these roles View news...

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The new Bosch headquarters in Shanghai. The company has been present in China since 1909.

Bosch collaborating with online giant Alibaba

The Bosch Group in Germany is entering into a strategic alliance with the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba to strengthen collaboration in the fields View news...

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Lowe’s takes over one more MRO distributor

Lowe's gets more heavily involved in the Pro business. The US DIY store operator acquires Maintenance Supply Headquarters, a distributor of View news...

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David Haydon will join Homebase in late June.

David Haydon will be the new Homebase boss

David Haydon is to become the head of Homebase in Great Britain. This has been announced by the Australian DIY chain Bunnings, which took over View news...

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The theme of this year's NHS was “Reimagine Retail”.

The National Hardware Show also addresses online trading

The National Hardware Show took place in the past week in Las Vegas (USA) with more than 2 600 exhibitors. The number of exhibitors was over 2 800 a View news...

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After the switch over of six remaining Toolpark stores, 50 Let's do it locations in Austria now belong to the group.

3E AG drops Toolpark and completely switches to Let’s do it

The Austrian specialised trade cooperation 3E AG has dropped its Toolpark sales concept. The former Toolpark locations have been operating under the View news...

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Home Depot operates more than 2 281 stores in the USA, Canada and Mexico.

Home Depot makes five per cent more sales

Home Depot, the largest DIY store operator in the United States and in the world, achieved sales of USD 23.887 bn in the first quarter of its current View news...

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Latvian chain Depo DIY expands in Lithuania

The Latvian chain of DIY stores Depo DIY is embarking on further expansion into its southern neighbouring country Lithuania. It has already been View news...

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Petrovich, the top dog, north-west of Russia
Petrovich, shopping with tablets
Global DIY Summit, Igor Kolynin (r.), CEO Evgny Movchan
Petrovich, heavy products, building materials
Petrovich, information , displayed on shelves
Petrovich, emphasis on service

Petrovich

Cool

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 and, of course, a few tablets for its customers View article...

Suppliers

HDM, Moers and Möckern
Dirk Dammers, CEO of HDM
HDM, profiles 
HDM, the Best of White panel collection

HDM

New set up

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

Regional report

Dedeman, Romania
Arabesque, Romania
Praktiker, Romania
Hornbach, Romania
Brico Dépôt, Romania
Claudiu Ciobanu, Editor coordinator at Brico

CEE countries

DIY retailers gain market share

Foreign and domestic DIY store operators, as yet, lay claim to not quite half of the market in Romania, which has been through a rough period. However, this will change in their favour in the coming year View article...

Events

International Hardware Fair 2016, DIY Boulevard, Hall 5.1
International Hardware Fair 2016, rush at the trade fair entrance

International Hardware Fair

Crowded aisles

The International Hardware Fair 2016 in Cologne surprised with a good atmosphere even though visitor numbers were “just” constant View article...

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Clas Ohlson increases sales by five per cent

The Swedish chain Clas Ohlson, which is also active in the home improvement field with its range of products, has finished financial year 2016/17 View news...

Six per cent of Home Depot’s sales are generated online

The world's largest home centre retailer, Home Depot, is now getting about six per cent of its sales from the Internet. It generated roughly $ 5.58 View news...

Sarah König new head of group expansion at Byggmax Group

The Swedish Byggmax Group has hired Sarah König as head of group expansion and member of the group management team. She will join the company in View news...

Scotts Europe and Australia go to financial investor Exponent

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, a globally active supplier of consumer products for lawn and garden care, has confirmed that it has received an offer View news...

Slight growth in Lagerhaus DIY and garden sales in 2016

The DIY and garden stores of the Austrian Lagerhaus cooperatives recorded sales of € 611 mio in 2016, representing a small increase of 1.0 per cent View news...

Sales up by more than eight per cent for Hagebaumarkt

The Hagebaumarkt DIY distribution channel of German speciality retail cooperative Hagebau increased its first-quarter sales by 8.4 per cent compared View news...

Globe Tools wants to expand on the European market

The Chinese tool manufacturer Globe Tools wants to gain a better foothold on the European market. The company specialises in cordless, DIY and garden View news...

Trend topics: smart gardening, battery, outdoor kitchen and plants

Koelnmesse is expecting over 2 000 exhibitors from 59 countries for Spoga+Gafa 2017. 95 per cent of the exhibition area has already been book: View news...

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