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Rainer Strnad

Global or regional?

We live in a globalised world. The fact that this statement has become a time-worn cliché doesn't make it any less true. If evidence is required, take...View comment...
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Smart home and garden - Spoga+Gafa

Part of a megatrend

Smart gardening, with its special exhibition area, is one of the main focusses of this year’s Spoga+Gafa. The organisers provide some background information ... View article...
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Romania

New ranking in Romania

2016 was a year of consolidation and growth for the Romanian DIY retail, a year which confirmed Dedeman as market leader and saw Leroy Merlin take on second... View article...
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Sylvain Prud'homme is president, international, of Lowe’s

Sylvain Prud'homme, president and CEO of Lowe's Canada, has been appointed president, international, of the US DIY store giant Lowe's. He will report View news...

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From August to October, Clas Ohlson made sales of SEK 1.999 bn.

Clas Ohlson tests new formats and concepts

Clas Ohlson wants to test new shop formats and concepts in the Nordic countries. With the exception of eleven locations which are already planned, View news...

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John W. Herbert with his wife and son.

“He lives by values”

Very private, very genuine, guided by clear values: these words perhaps best describe John Herbert, initiator and general secretary of the European View news...

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At the conference of the German industry association BHB in Cologne, market analyst Klaus Peter Teipel gave a forecast of the growth rates in 2018.

Growth forecasts for the German market

The German market for home improvement products will grow by 1.7 per cent in 2018. This was the forecast given by market analyst Klaus Peter Teipel View news...

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Bunnings to offer online ordering from 2018

The Australian DIY market leader Bunnings will sell its products online from early 2018, according to reports on news.com.au and other media View news...

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According to the European Home Improvement Monitor, 48.7 per cent of all purchases of home improvement products are transacted in DIY stores.

DIY stores gain ground once more as shopping channel

DIY stores remain the most frequently used shopping channel by far for home improvement products in Europe and their stock has risen once again View news...

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Only Home Depot and Lowe’s are amongst the top 50 retailers ranking published by Kantar.

Only Home Depot and Lowe’s amongst the top 50 retailers

Amongst the top 50 global retailers there are only two pure DIY store operators: Home Depot and Lowe's, the number one and number two in the USA and View news...

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Bricorama had a network of more than 100 stores in France.

Acquisition of Bricorama by Bricomarché is settled

The takeover in the French DIY market, which was announced in summer, is now settled: Bricomarché, the fourth largest DIY store operator in France, View news...

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5th Global DIY Summit 2017

Ironside

Ironside

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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Romania

New ranking in Romania

2016 was a year of consolidation and growth for the Romanian DIY retail, a year which confirmed Dedeman as market leader and saw Leroy Merlin take on second place View article...

Garden suppliers

Fitt, new logo
Fitt, Yoyo Bag
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Fitt

Strengthening the brand

The Italian hose manufacturer Fitt used the Spoga+Gafa to present its new structure, the new concept of itself and its new logo – and of course, the products it has further developed View article...

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Jean-Éric Riche, leader Unibal
Brico Depot Spain
Smart home, France

France

Grown with their customers

French manufacturers have adapted to globalisation, says Jean-Éric Riche, President of the Unibal association in this interview View article...

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STORCH-CIRET Group

Storch-Ciret Group

Berlin was the center of the DIY universe

Another successful Summit for the STORCH-CIRET Group has come to an end. Retailers and suppliers from all around the world are connected in one place, View article...

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Leroy Merlin Italia prepares second showroom

Leroy Merlin in Italy is working on a second location of its showroom concept. That is according to a report from the Italian industry service View news...

Sales in cordless garden tools grow by 16 per cent

Sales at DIY stores and garden centres in Europe in cordless garden tools rose by 16 per cent in the last season. This figure, which refers to the View news...

6th Global DIY Summit starts registrations

Organisers are now taking registrations for the 6th Global DIY Summit. The congress, which has once again been jointly organised by the European View news...

The International Hardware Fair opens up to the future

Already 95 per cent of the space is booked for the Eisenwarenmesse - International Hardware Fair in Cologne. That is according to a report by View news...

Hubo is the fastest to move up the Belgian e-commerce ranking

The DIY store operator Hubo is amongst the companies with the highest growth rates in Belgian online trade. In the company ranking BeShopping 100, View news...

Edra’s new man in Brussels is Robert Wright

The new Director of European Affairs of the European DIY Retail Association (Edra) is Robert Wright. The association's new man in Brussels has 25 View news...

Comparable store sales of True Value up 3.3 per cent

The US cooperative True Value reports retail comparable store sales up 3.3 per cent for the third quarter compared with the same period last year. View news...

Richard D. Maltsbarger becomes COO of Lowe’s

A change has taken place in the management team of Lowe's. Richard D. Maltsbarger (42), Lowe's chief development officer and president, View news...

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