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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Lower growth at Home Pro

The Thai DIY chain Home Pro recorded an increase in sales of 4.69 per cent in the first quarter of 2017, signifying a lower growth rate than in the View news...

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Sales in the Byggmax stores rose by 6.5 per cent to SEK 655.3 mio in the first quarter of 2017.

Byggmax sales up by six per cent

In the first quarter of 2017, the Swedish DIY chain Byggmax increased its sales by 6.1 per cent compared with the same period in the previous year to View news...

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Praktiker Romania has already announced a comprehensive store remodelling strategy for this year.

Praktiker Romania grew by three per cent in 2016

Praktiker Romania increased its sales in 2016 by three per cent over 2015 to € 137 mio. "We have maintained our ascending trend since the 2014 View news...

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Hornbach has now opened a store in The Hague. It is the German chain’s 13th store in the Netherlands.

Hornbach opens its 13th Dutch store in The Hague

Following a store opening in the Dutch capital Amsterdam, the German DIY store operator Hornbach has now opened a store in The Hague, seat of the View news...

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Byggmax currently operates a total of 140 locations.

Byggmax sees further potential in the Nordics

The Swedish chain of DIY stores Byggmax sees a potential of around 95 stores in Sweden, 60 in Norway and 25 in Finland. The company currently View news...

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Kesko closes first quarter with high growth

The building and technical trade of the Finnish Kesko group made sales of € 1.1422 bn in the first quarter. This is a growth of 60.4 per cent View news...

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The Temkin Experience Ratings 2017 states that Ace Hardware came off as the best company in the retail industry.

Hardware retail industry working on service

Companies in the US hardware retail industry are putting more effort into raising the level of service in their stores. At least that is how the View news...

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The new site in Strykow in central Poland is a popular and cost effective choice for distribution facilities because of its motorway infrastructure.

Castorama Poland gets another distribution centre

The British Kingfisher group is constructing a new 100 000 m² distribution centre for its Castorama stores in Poland. Building starts in April, View news...

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4th Global DIY Summit 2016



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.


Dähne Statistics DIY Europe 2016

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The development of store location numbers and sales areas for each sales division are analysed in the respective countries as of 31.12.2015.

The analyses are complemented with general economic data, an overview of the operators' store locations abroad as well as the sales charts of the Top Ten in Europe.

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Garden distribution

Cut flowers, plant imports, EU

Market for plants and flowers

Plants and politics

The market for plants and flowers in the EU is largely stable, but Brexit and Russia are issues giving rise to some concern View article...


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


New set up

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

Regional report

Freddy Lauridsen, CEO of Silvan Kæden.
Silvan,  drive-in area.
Silvan store.
Silvan store, garden sector.
Silvan store, approximately 4 000 m²
Silvan’s own brand

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...


National Hardware Show, Las Vegas
National Hardware Show, Las Vegas, 2 800 exhibitors
National Hardware Show, Las Vegas, 600 new exhibitors

National Hardware Show

Bigger and different

The National Hardware Show in Las Vegas profited from a much improved concept for the exhibition space View article...


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More exhibitors than ever at Hortiflorexpo IPM Shanghai

Messe Essen, the German trade show organiser and promoter of the International Plant Trade Fair IPM, has announced an exhibitor record for the View news...

Ferroforma 2017 will maintain exhibitor numbers

Around 350 companies from 25 countries had already registered for the Ferroforma trade show in Bilbao, Spain by March, thus already equalling the View news...

Global DIY Summit in Berlin targets 1 000 delegates

More than 1 000 participants from over 50 countries: that is the target now officially announced by the organisers for the 5th Global DIY Summit. The View news...

UK garden leisure market grew by six per cent in 2016

In 2016, it is estimated that the UK domestic garden leisure market - which includes garden furniture, barbecues and accessories - grew by six per View news...

Changes in Byggmax Group’s management team

Byggmax Group changes the management team structure to better align with the group's business structure and priorities. The Byggmax segment makes up View news...

The Danish chain Stark now has a female boss

Britta K. Stenholt has been promoted to CEO of the Danish materials supplier and DIY store chain Stark. She began her career at the company as chief View news...

Home Pro focusses on expansion, also abroad, as well as its new format

The Thai chain of DIY stores Home Pro has announced further expansion abroad. The company report states that they are focussing their expansion in View news...

Coop online shops to deliver to pick-up points at other formats

The online shops of the Swiss Coop Group will deliver orders to stores belonging to other Coop distribution channels in future. This applies also to View news...



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