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Disruptive? Reassuring!

 “A disruptive world” is the motto under which the international retailers’ and manufacturers’ associations Edra/Ghin and Fediyma are staging...View comment...

Competing channels - Amazon

Everyone’s competitor

Amazon has influenced the global retail trade. The DIY market has also been affected.... View article...

Knauber Innovation Store

Wanted: Added value for the customer

The German DIY chain Knauber has installed an Innovation Store in one of its branches. In cooperation with 15 manufacturers, the German retailer is testing... View article...
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The latest issue of the specialist magazine DIY International is out now.

The new issue of DIY International

The latest issue of the specialist magazine DIY International, including a regional report on Russia, is out now. The Russian market is also analysed View news...

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Fitt CEO Alessandro Mezzalira sees growth possibilities in the BRIC countries.

Fitt moves into the emerging countries and opens a branch in China

The Italian pipe manufacturer Fitt has opened an affiliated company in China. Fitt Trading Shanghai was founded as a 100 per cent subsidiary of the View news...

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Penetration home improvement and consumer confidence.

Europeans develop a greater interest in home improvement

Last year European consumers performed more home improvement jobs than in 2014. However, the second half of 2015 was disappointing from the DIY View news...

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Caption: The international horticultural sector gathers every year at the IPM in Essen.

Increase in visitor numbers at IPM

The latest edition of the IPM international trade fair for plants in Essen attracted more visitors, while exhibitor numbers remained steady. 57 200 View news...

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Rona currently has a network of nearly 500 corporate and independent affiliate dealer stores.

Lowe’s acquires Rona

Lowe's, the second-biggest DIY store operator in the USA and worldwide, has acquired the Canadian DIY store group Rona. The American DIY company thus View news...

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The British DIY retail chain Homebase is to be sold to Wesfarmers.

Homebase sale progressing

Home Retail Group, the parent company of Homebase, has received approval from its banking syndicate for the Homebase sale process, according to a View news...

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Sainsbury's is going to take over Home Retail Group.

Sainsbury‘s offer depends on Homebase sale

The boards of Sainsbury's and Home Retail Group (HRG) have announced that they have reached agreement on the key financial terms of a possible offer View news...

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Byggmax finishes 2015 with double-digit growth rates

Byggmax's strong growth continued in the fourth quarter of 2015. The Swedish DIY store operator increased its sales from October to December by 20.7 View news...


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Zodio in Italy

Zodio, the sales division of the French Groupe Adeo, has brought a whole new retail format to Italy. The main theme, which characterises Zodio's philo View article...

Garden suppliers

Big trade fair party at Spoga + Gafa
The new expandable hose is supplied together with a multi-function spray gun
Red hose


Child’s play

The name has been just as carefully chosen as the colour: The new extendable hose Yoyo from Fitt is bright red and really catches your eye. But, let’s face it, that’s what it’s meant to do View article...

Regional report

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Great Britain and Ireland - Euromonitor International

The market recovers

Good weather brings positive growth for home improvement in the UK and Ireland, says Cruz del Barrio of Euromonitor. And after years of struggle, the prospects for the next few years are not bad either View article...

Show stand photos Global Home Summit 2015



Batavia GmbH presented their innovations

The revolutionary BluCave storage system is continuously expanded by new products
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Hagebau expands into the Netherlands

The German building materials and DIY store cooperative Hagebau is expanding to the Netherlands with the addition of BMN Bouwmaterialen B.V. as a View news...

Store tour at the International Hardware Fair in Cologne

A store tour will be offered once again as part of the accompanying programme at the International Hardware Fair 2016. The viewing tour of three DIY View news...

Hagebau increases retail sales

The German cooperative Hagebau increased its net retail sales in Germany and Austria slightly in 2015 to EUR 2.08 bn (previous year: EUR 2.04 bn). View news...

Real growth in Migros speciality store segment

In its speciality store segment, which includes the Do it + Garden DIY chain and Obi stores in Switzerland, the Swiss retail outfit Migros posted View news...

Kingfisher targets expansion with Screwfix Europe

Kingfisher has presented a five-year plan with the aim of delivering a GBP 500 mio sustainable profit uplift by the end of year five. As explained by View news...

Amazon manager becomes non-executive director at Kingfisher

The British Kingfisher Group has announced the appointment of Rakhi Parekh as a non-executive director of the company with effect from 1 February View news...

Distance retailer Skånska Byggvaror expands offline

The Swedish distance retailer Skånska Byggvaror is expanding its bricks and mortar stores. In the coming year the company, which took over the DIY View news...

Lowe’s backs out of Masters in Australia

Lowe's is giving up its stake in the Australian DIY retail chain Masters. Masters is a joint venture with the Australian trading group Woolworths. View news...