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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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The “Global Home Improvement Report 2017” is distributed by the local associations of Fediyma

The global market grows by almost four per cent

In 2016, the DIY and home improvement world market turnover reached EUR 567 bn. This figure is stated in the new "Global Home Improvement Report View news...

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Claso Ohlson operates more than 223 branches in six countries.

Clas Ohlson grows by two per cent in six months

Clas Ohlson has increased its sales in the first half of its financial year 2017/2018, i.e. from May to October, by two per cent to SEK 3.782 bn. The View news...

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Leroy Merlin used the new retail management program to define a standard store with around 10 000 m² sales area.

Leroy Merlin digitalises its retail management worldwide

The French chain of DIY stores is standardising and digitalising its processes in shopfitting, interior planning and assortment optimisation in View news...

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Home Depot made sales totalling USD 25.026 bn in the third quarter, an 8.1 per cent increase from the third quarter of fiscal 2016.

Hurricanes create sales and expenses for Home Depot

Home Depot estimates that recent hurricanes have had a positive effect on its sales. The company puts the increase of comparable store sales due to View news...

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Bayer fills consumer products for the house and garden area in Pasadena.

SBM also takes over Bayer production sites in the USA

One year after acquiring the Bayer Garten and Bayer Advanced Consumer businesses (in Europe and the USA), the French family-owned group SBM has taken View news...

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Oase offers products including pond technology with a range for hobbyists to professionals.

Equistone sells Oase to American financial investor

The German water garden specialist Oase has got a new majority owner. The previous owner, the investment company Equistone, sold its majority stake View news...

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In the first three quarters of the year, the 382 Hagebaumarkt stores in Germany and Austria increased their sales by 3.1 per cent.

Hagebaumarkt stores gain more than three per cent

Net sales turnover of the Hagebaumarkt stores in Germany and Austria lay at € 1.71 bn after the first nine months of the year. Thus, sales at all 382 View news...

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DIY stores are the second-biggest distribution channel for bathroom ranges with a market share of 28.0 per cent.

Over eleven billion euros spent on bathrooms

Volume sales of products for the bathroom total 11.232 billion euros in central Europe (at retail prices). This is the amount spent annually by View news...

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5th Global DIY Summit 2017

Cromology

Cromology

Cromology: from professional painting to art

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, Dedeman, market leader
Romania, Mathaus, Arabesque’s retail outlet chain
Romania, Sales of DIY retailers

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

Primera, freely designed tags
Primera, GP3000

Primera

Also in small runs

The GP3000 tag press from the US manufacturer Primera solves a problem faced by many plant producers and traders View article...

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Dehner facade, wooden look
Dehner garden centre, heated hall
Dehner, quality plants
Dehner, focus on own brands, hardware
Dehner, focus on own brands,  living greenery

Germany

Green giant

Dehner, the German family-run company, is the largest pure garden centre operator in Europe. And it hasn’t stopped expanding yet View article...

Events

Taiwan Hardware Show, Taichung

Taiwan Hardware Show

Fastest sell-out ever

The Taiwan Hardware Show is expanding its show floor for October after the country’s hardware industry achieved record exports View article...

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Once again Shanghai attracts over 50 000 visitors

This year's China International Hardware Show (CIHS), which took place on 22-24 October in Shanghai, attracted a similar number of visitors and View news...

Home Depot tightens regulations for wood and chemicals

The American DIY chain Home Depot has introduced more stringent regulations for a range of product categories in its 2017 Responsibility Report. In View news...

Purchasing power of Europeans climbs by 1.9 per cent in 2017

Europeans have a total of around EUR 9.4 trillion available to them in 2017 for spending on food, living expenses, services, energy costs, private View news...

Gamm vert and Delbard want to merge with Jardiland

A massive concentration in the garden centre market is becoming apparent in France. The agricultural cooperative Invivo, which features the two View news...

Home Pro returns to higher growth rates

The Thai DIY store chain Home Pro performed somewhat better in the third quarter, which it attributes to the improvement in the Thai economy. Sales View news...

Current edition with major regional report on Italy

The latest edition of the trade journal DIY International has now been published with a major regional report on Italy. Fourteen pages of analyses, View news...

Sodimac’s sales down in its domestic market in Chile

Sodimac, the home improvement division of retail group Falabella, recorded sales of CLP 1 028 833 mio in the first six months of the year in its View news...

Liquidation sales started at Sears Canada

Sears Canada is closing its remaining department stores and Home stores. The liquidation sales have started in the last week. There are 74 Sears View news...

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Two floors, two worlds, two speeds

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