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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A total of 31 264 trade visitors attended  Hortiflorexpo IPM in the Shanghai New International Expo Center – an increase of 57 per cent.

Trade fair benefits from the increased interest of the Chinese in gardening.

The Hortiflorexpo IPM Shanghai, from 10 - 12 May 2017, was able to record not only a growth in exhibitors and surface area, but also a clear increase View news...

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At the end of the quarter, Lowe's operated 2 137 home improvement and hardware stores in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Sales up nearly eleven per cent at Lowe’s

Lowe's ended the first quarter (ended 5 May 2017) of its financial year with sales up by 10.7 per cent. The second-biggest home improvement store View news...

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F. Robotics is regarded as one of the global market leaders in the robotic lawn mower segment with the Robomow brand.

MTD acquires Robomow and aims to gain market share in the USA with it

The American manufacturer of garden appliances, MTD Products, has acquired the Israeli company F. Robotics Acquisitions Ltd., the supplier of Robomow View news...

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In France, Castorama sales were down by 5.0 per cent in constant currency terms.

Kingfisher sales down at home with B&Q and in France

In the first quarter of its fiscal year (ended 30 April), the British Kingfisher Group unveiled a nominal sales increase of 5.0 per cent. In constant View news...

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In the first quarter, garden assortments were the strongest growth drivers of the German DIY and home improvement stores.

German DIY stores notch up a sales increase of 5.4 per cent

In the first three months of the year, German DIY and home improvement stores recorded overall gross sales of EUR 4.04 bn, equivalent to an increase View news...

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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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Garden distribution

Garden equipment, EU regions
Growth rates 2010-2015


Regional stagnation

In the first half of the decade, the European market for garden equipment and decoration hasn’t moved forward everywhere View article...


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WM Sales Support

Field service in the whole of Europe

And much more: WM Sales Support does not only provide classic shelf maintenance, it also supports medium-sized companies in both their domestic and international sales View article...

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Silvan,  drive-in area.
Silvan store.
Silvan store, garden sector.
Silvan store, approximately 4 000 m²
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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...


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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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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...



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