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Rainer Strnad

Talk to one another!

"Brands - and I'm talking of suppliers brands - will play an increasingly important role in the future." "In ten years at the latest, we...View comment...
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Hardware and tools - Taiwan

Strong export nation

The Taiwanese hand tools industry placed emphasis on quality at the International Hardware Fair in Cologne, with the winners of the Taiwan Excellence Award... View article...
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Obi

Good and bad companies

Customer, customer, customer: that’s how Obi’s current business strategy could be summarised. Sergio Giroldi demands that not only his company, but... View article...
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Clas Ohlson increased its sales in fiscal 2017/2018 by 3 per cent.

Clas Ohlson grew by three per cent in fiscal 2017/2018

The Swedish retail chain Clas Ohlson increased its sales in fiscal 2017/2018 (ended 30 April 2018) by 3 per cent to SEK 8.211 bn (EUR 800.1 mio). In View news...

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“Something is happening at the Spoga+Gafa,” Katharina C. Hamma said at a press conference.

New special exhibition areas for garden furniture and IVG Power Place Green

For the first time at the upcoming Spoga+Gafa there will be an internationally curated trend show for the garden furniture segment with several View news...

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The Tag des Gartens has been axed

The Tag des Gartens will not take place this year. After three events, Koelnmesse is dumping this consumer garden fair which usually took place on View news...

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The French garden market grew again in 2017

After a bad previous year, the garden market grew again in France in 2017. Total sales increased by 1.8 per cent after they still sank by 0.2 per View news...

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Home Depot raises volume

The Home Depot is reporting sales of $24.9 billion for the first quarter of fiscal 2018, a 4.4 percent increase from the first quarter of fiscal View news...

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Arabesque strengthens its retail brand Mathaus and its nationwide online activities.

Arabesque relies on its retail brand Mathaus

The Romanian materials supplier Arabesque strengthens its retail brand Mathaus and its nationwide online activities. It has removed its previous View news...

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Reinhard Wolf, general director at RWA, presented the figures of fiscal 2017 during a press conference in Vienna. Photo: RWA/Georges Schneider

Lagerhaus stores make five percent more sales in 2017

The Lagerhaus DIY and garden stores in the Austrian cooperative group RWA Raiffeisen Ware Austria achieved a significant increase in sales in 2017. View news...

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The British Homebase chain has belonged to Bunnings for two years and thus to the Australian Wesfarmers group.

Several prospective buyers for Homebase and Bunnings UK

There are reported to be several prospective buyers for Homebase. The ailing British chain of DIY stores has belonged to Bunnings for two years and View news...

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5th Global DIY Summit 2017

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Destination: The World

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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Rusta

Here to stay

After Clas Ohlson, another Swedish company has discovered Germany as region of expansion. Rusta is planning a three-digit branch network here View article...

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Char-­Broil

Nordic focus country

Thorsten Schwenecke, Brand Marketing Manager Europe at Char-­Broil, explains why Denmark is so important for the grill provider View article...

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USA - Competition

A growing threat

Competition is nothing new for hardware and home centre retailers. But in today’s marketplace, there is more of it and from even more types of retailers View article...

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National Hardware Show

Reimagined retail

The threat to stationary trade from the Internet was one of the themes which the National Hardware Show dealt with View article...

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More Interzoo visitors from abroad

According to the provisional closing report, around 39 000 trade visitors from over 125 countries visited Interzoo between 8 and 11 May. This roughly View news...

Rusta expands into Finland following acquisition

The Swedish discount chain Rusta has acquired the Finnish low-cost chain Hong Kong, which operates a similar retail format. Hong Kong has 24 stores View news...

Petrovich displaces Obi from no. 2 slot in Russian market

There's a new no. 2 in the Russian DIY market. Following growth of 20 per cent in 2017 to a sales volume of RUB 37.8 bn (approx. EUR 540 mio), View news...

Clas Ohlson targeting growth in the Nordic countries by offering services

Swedish retail chain Clas Ohlson has now provided specific information about how its previously announced strategic reorientation is to be realised. View news...

Number of stores in Japan rising faster than sales

A slight increase in sales, but a bigger increase in the number of stores: this trend in the Japanese DIY market, which has persisted for years, View news...

New boss for France’s garden centre market leader

The garden centre market leader in France is getting a new boss. Guillaume Darrasse (54) will be CEO of In Vivo Retail as of September. The three View news...

Wickes starts the year 2018 with declines

The consumer division of the British Travis Perkins Group, which includes the DIY store chain Wickes and the small store and professional sales View news...

Clas Ohlson opens further Compact Store

The Swedish chain Clas Ohlson has opened another store in its Compact Store format which was introduced in 2016. The location in Märsta, just outside View news...

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