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Rainer Strnad

Service and return

What do we actually need trade for? Everyone who works in this industry or its environ­ment has probably been asked this question by friends at some time....View comment...
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Bathrooms and plumbing - European sanitary market

Characterised by major trends

After major fluctuations over the past ten years, the European sanitary market has settled down at almost € 48 bn ... View article...
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Lowe’s

Robots in Silicon Valley

LowBot is the name of the new colleague at eleven stores of the US DIY retailer Lowe’s in the San Francisco Bay area – a robot which is not aimed at... View article...
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Kesko’s building and technical trade arm grew by 2.2 per cent in 2016

The building and technical trade division of the Finnish Kesko Group recorded sales of € 4.2086 bn last year. Although this equated to an overall View news...

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Marshall A. Croom is Lowe's new chief financial officer.

Lowe’s gets a new CFO

The new chief financial officer (CFO) of Lowe's is to be Marshall A. Croom (56). On 3 March he will succeed Robert F. (Bob) Hull Jr., who has View news...

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Migros' speciality store division includes five sales channels.

Sales in Migros home improvement stores fall by a nominal 1.2 per cent

Sales in the speciality store division of the Swiss Migros Group last year came to CHF 1.602 bn, a decline of 1.2 per cent compared with 2015. The View news...

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Shrubs and plants, the biggest sub-segment of the German garden market, reached a volume of € 9.923 bn in 2016.

German garden market grew by 0.5 per cent

The German garden market attained a volume of € 18.244 bn in 2016, growing by 0.5 per cent, the same as in 2015. According to figures produced by the View news...

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From May to December, Clas Ohlson’s sales amounted to SEK 5.838 bn, five per cent more than in the same period in 2015.

Clas Ohlson ends the year with increased sales

The Swedish retailer Clas Ohlson saw growth in sales in December of nine per cent compared with the same month in the previous year. Like-for-like View news...

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Falabella has set up a distribution centre for its Brazilian Dicico and Sodimac stores.

Falabella invests in logistics for its DIY stores

Last year the Chilean retail group Falabella invested a considerable amount in the logistics and infrastructure of its DIY store sales channels. In View news...

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Last year in Stockholm around 800 representatives from the international DIY and garden industry took part at Global DIY Summit.

The next Global DIY Summit will be even bigger

The organisers of the Global DIY Summit are expecting another increase in the number of participants at this year's event in Berlin. Last year in View news...

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Around 52 200 visitors came to Shanghai in October 2016, 5 900 of which from overseas.

Ten per cent rise in visitors and lots of discussion at the CIHS

The China International Hardware Show (CIHS) has increased its number of visitors by around ten per cent. According to information from Koelnmesse, 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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Lowe’s

Robots in Silicon Valley

LowBot is the name of the new colleague at eleven stores of the US DIY retailer Lowe’s in the San Francisco Bay area – a robot which is not aimed at replacing sales assistants, but easing their workload 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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France

DIY chains strengthen their position

Growth rates in the French market as a whole remained at less than one per cent in 2015, but the DIY chains are outperforming the rest View article...

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Stockholm was the place to be

The 4th Global DIY Summit brought together 800 participants in Stockholm, literally from all over the world. The main topic was covered in detail: View article...

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Sears closes 150 stores and sells Craftsman to Stanley Black & Decker

The U.S. retail group Sears closes 150 locations and sells its tool brand Craftsman to Stanley Black & Decker. Both measures are to contribute to View news...

Swiss Coop Group on the same level as the previous year in retail

Sales by the Swiss Coop Group increased by 5.1 per cent to CHF 28.3 bn in 2016. Growth amounted to 5.2 per cent after adjustment for currency and View news...

European MTD head office has new CEO

Dr Karsten Hoppe (45) was appointed as the new CEO of MTD Products AG, the parent company of Wolf-Garten, on 1 January 2017. He replaces the interim View news...

UK

Strongest growth for click & collect in furniture and floor coverings

Furniture and floor coverings will be the fastest-growing click & collect category by far in the UK. At any rate, that is the prediction of View news...

Asia-Pacific Sourcing is expecting more exhibitors and visitors

Asia-Pacific Sourcing 2017, which takes place from 7 - 9 March in Cologne (Germany), will be bigger than the previous event in 2015. According to View news...

Hornbach continues to grow more strongly abroad than in Germany

The 154 Hornbach DIY stores in nine European countries made sales of around € 900.9 mio in the third quarter (1 September to 30 November 2016) and View news...

Bauhaus just prior to market entry in Luxembourg

The German DIY store operator Bauhaus will be launching its first location in Luxembourg just before the new year. The store in Mamer-Capellen will View news...

Bauhaus opens online shop in Switzerland

At the start of December the German DIY store operator Bauhaus opened an online shop for the Swiss market. The business blog carpathia.ch reports View news...

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Jumbo's space optimisation program

The DIY Buyers' Guide is an indispensable aid for assortment management in Home Improvement and DIY stores and specialist stores with do-it-yourself and garden departments.. 

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