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Rainer Strnad

Taking smart home improvement by the horns!

Even though the question, as to whether the DIY and garden centre industry show innovative spirit and capability, has already been asked on numerous occasions:...View comment...
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Lighting and installation - Ledvance

LED pioneer

Ledvance, the former Lamps business division of Osram, sets a clear sign with the largest Osram-branded LED lamp portfolio of all times ... View article...
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True Value

Going global

True Value expands internationally. The company is focused on implementing its strategy, not just within the U.S. domestic market, but also overseas ... View article...
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The latest report by AMA states that in general, market growth has been healthy since 2014, when the market value increased by seven per cent.

Brexit and socio-demographic structures impact the UK market

The UK building and home improvement product distribution market grew by four per cent in both 2015 and 2016. These figures have been gained by AMA View news...

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The European market for garden equipment and decoration shrank by 0.2 per cent between 2010 and 2015.

The market for garden equipment and decoration is stagnating

The market for garden equipment and decoration in the European Union shrank by 0.2 per cent to a volume of € 12.396 bn between 2010 and 2015.  View news...

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For the first nine months of the financial year, Clas Ohlson’s sales totalled SEK 6.415 bn.

Sales at Clas Ohlson up by nine per cent in the third quarter

The Swedish retailer Clas Ohlson concluded the third quarter of its current financial year at the end of January with sales of SEK 2.482 bn, View news...

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At Asia-Pacific Sourcing, 17 Chinese companies will put on an eye-catching display on the new premium space “Best of China”.

First “Best of China” at Asia-Pacific Sourcing

The Asia-Pacific Sourcing from 7 to 9 March 2017 will feature an exclusive "Best of China" presentation platform for the first time. 17 View news...

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Over his 32-year career at Lowe's, Gregory Bridgeford served in a variety of increasingly responsible positions.

Global DIY Lifetime Award 2017 goes to Gregory M. Bridgeford

The former Lowe's manager Gregory M. Bridgeford is to receive the Global DIY Lifetime Award 2017. The announcement was made by the three associations View news...

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In February, the Australian chain reopened its first store under the Bunnings banner in the UK.

Sales grow in Australia, losses in the UK

The Australian DIY store chain Bunnings recorded sales totalling AUD 6.955 bn in the first six months of fiscal 2016/2017 from July to December 2016. View news...

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Régis Degelcke, president of Edra, is leaving the DIY sector and the association.

Régis Degelcke switching sectors and leaving Edra

Régis Degelcke, executive vice president of the French Groupe Adeo concern and president of the European DIY Retail Association, is leaving the DIY View news...

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Coop Bau + Hobby operates 74 stores in Switzerland.

Coop Bau + Hobby sales down by 1.8 per cent

The Swiss DIY market leader, Coop Bau + Hobby, recorded sales of CHF 622 mio last year, 1.8 per cent less than in the previous year. The number of View news...

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4th Global DIY Summit 2016

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Destination: The World

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.

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Garden distribution

Vash Sad, in collaboration with Organizzazione Orlandelli

Vash Sad

More plants for Odessa

In collaboration with the Italian specialists Organizzazione Orlandelli, the operator Vash Sad has opened its fifth garden centre View article...

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Bathrooms and plumbing - Wirquin

Worldwide references

French manufacturer Wirquin regards itself as a pioneer in the sanitary equipment field, setting global standards with some of its products View article...

Regional report

Tesa’s shelf concept

Nordic countries - Tesa

Market with high DIY affinity

The German manufacturer Tesa operates in all the Scandinavian countries and works together with DIY retailers. It evaluates the outlook for the region as very positive View article...

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CIHS 2016

CIHS

Internet Plus and hardware

China is relying on its own strategy in order to face the challenges of Industry 4.0 – a discussion point at CIHS View article...

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Some Superstroy stores to become Domostroy

The Russian DIY store chains Superstroy and Stroy Arsenal are vanishing from the market after a co-owner, OOO Arsenal Trade, was declared bankrupt. View news...

Fairs once again showing greater interest in gardens and plants

Trade fair organisers in Germany now see greater potential in the garden and plant sphere. In conjunction with the consumer goods fairs View news...

Business platform instead of big box?

What does it mean for the DIY store industry, that big box retail stores are losing their relevance? And how can the DIY store industry make use of View news...

Romania, True Value, Europe’s garden market…

...and many more topics: The first 2017 edition of DIY International is now out, with a ten-page regional report on Romania and other countries in View news...

Kesko’s building and home improvement trade grows by 0.7 per cent

The building and home improvement trade of the Finnish Kesko group made sales of € 2.196 bn last year. This is a growth of 0.7 per cent. In local View news...

US retail opposes Trump’s protective duties

Opposition to the new US President Donald Trump's tax plans is now also growing in American retail. More than 100 companies and associations have View news...

Superstroy and Stroy Arsenal parent company is insolvent

According to a report from the information agency Uralbusinessconsulting, the Russian trading company, OOO Arsenal Trade has been declared insolvent View news...

Jumbo starts online trading in the fourth quarter

The Swiss chain of DIY stores starts online trading. The company says the planned e-commerce solution is one of the most modern of its kind. It View news...

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