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Afraid of Amazon?

Digitalisation - where do we start and end on this subject? A magazine such as this can't offer more than a current snapshot, because activities in all...View comment...
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Smart home and garden - Ledvance

Green living rooms get smart lighting

Under the new brand name Osram Smart+, Ledvance offers a wide assortment of networkable lamps and luminaires. The main focal point for the next season is... View article...
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Statistics Home Improvement Retail Europe

Facts instead of fake news

The Dähne publishing house invests in facts and launches its “Statistics Home Improvement Retail Europe” with a new appearance and even more volume ... View article...
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Sales of the B&Q stores fell by 6.3 per cent in the first half of Kingfisher's financial year 2017/2018.

Kingfisher loses sales of 1.3 per cent in the first half of the year

The British Kingfisher group has closed the first half of its financial year 2017/2018 (ending 31 July 2017) with a decline in sales. On the one View news...

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The DIY Boulevard at the Eisenwarenmesse 2018 will be extended by 235 metres.

The DIY Boulevard at the Eisenwarenmesse 2018 is fully booked

After its premiere in 2016, the DIY Boulevard is now entering its second round at the International Hardware Fair Cologne from 4 to 7 March 2018. View news...

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Mr. Bricolage closes both of its stores in Uruguay

The French DIY retail group Mr. Bricolage has pulled out of Uruguay again, closing its two stores in the South American country. It has reported one View news...

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Germany is the most promising and the most demanding market, say Christian Raisson (l.) Philippe de Chanville, the founders of Mano Mano.

Mano Mano collects € 60 mio for its expansion

The French online marketplace for DIY and garden products Mano Mano has collected fresh capital to the amount of € 60 mio for its further expansion View news...

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As the new senior vice president of supply chain field operations Michael West will lead operations for Lowe's regional and flatbed distribution centres, millwork facilities and bulk distribution centres.

New boss for supply chain field operations

Michael West is new senior vice president of supply chain field operations for the American DIY store operator Lowe's. He will take up his new View news...

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The Mr. Bricolage stores in France recorded sales of € 690,2 mio in the first half of 2017.

Domestic market causes a decline in sales at Mr. Bricolage

The French DIY retail group Mr. Bricolage, which also owns the Les Briconautes distribution channel, saw its sales decline in the first six months of View news...

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Lotta Lyrå, president and CEO of Clas Ohlson, is conducting a strategic review entitled “100 more years” to mark the company’s 100th anniversary in 2018.

New strategy for “100 more years” of Clas Ohlson

Under its new president and CEO, Lotta Lyrå, Swedish retailer Clas Ohlson is conducting a strategic review entitled "100 more years" to View news...

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Steve Hughes (l.), managing director of Masport, will report directly to Dr Wolfgang Hergeth, CEO of Al-Ko Gardentech.

Al-Ko Gardentech acquires New Zealand manufacturer Masport

Al-Ko Gardentech, a subsidiary of the German Al-Ko Group, has taken over the New Zealand manufacturer of garden and outdoor equipment, Masport. The View news...

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Facts instead of fake news

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New set up

HDM re-established itself last year and has put new future-safe structures into place View article...

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DIY retailers gain market share

Foreign and domestic DIY store operators, as yet, lay claim to not quite half of the market in Romania, which has been through a rough period. However, this will change in their favour in the coming year View article...

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5th Global DIY-Lifetime Award

In honour of Greg Bridgeford

The presentation of the 5th Global DIY-Lifetime Award to Gregroy Bridgeford was one of the highlighs of the Summit in Berlin View article...

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Bricoma opens a new store in the east of Morocco

The Moroccan DIY store chain Bricoma has opened a new store in the city of Nador. The company, which is wholly Moroccan-owned, regards the new store View news...

Garden accounts for a growing share of sales

Garden products account for an increasingly large proportion of the sales of German DIY stores. The share of garden ranges in the total sales of home View news...

Bricor increases sales and cuts losses

The Spanish DIY chain Bricor increased its sales last year by 1.7 per cent to € 110.59 mio. Although EBITDA also improved by 26.8 per cent, it View news...

Byggmax closes four stores in Finland and announces new ones

Byggmax is reorganising itself in Finland. The Swedish DIY store operator is closing 13 of its stores there and has announced "in accordance View news...

“This year’s Spoga+Gafa was the best ever”

Spoga+Gafa 2017 saw record numbers of exhibitors and exhibition space this year while maintaining its number of visitors at the same time. 2 131 View news...

New stores secure twelve percent growth for Cashbuild

The South African building materials supplier and DIY store company Cashbuild increased its sales in the last financial year 2016/2017 (ending 30 View news...

Nest Labs cooperates with Clas Ohlson

Nest Labs, a company that makes security products for safe homes, is now available on the Nordic market with Clas Ohlson as one of its selected View news...

The Swedish build the most homes, the Portuguese the least

In 2016, Switzerland and Norway were the European countries with the highest level of house-building activity in relation to the population.  View news...

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