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Europe is changing 

Something is happening in Europe or better still, there's a lot happening. In some parts of the old continent, the DIY retail business is being turned completely...View comment...
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Floor, wall, ceiling - FN Neuhofer

More than just wood

Originally a sawmill, FN Neuhofer Holz started working with other materials a long time ago and actively distributes these in the global markets... View article...
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Leroy Merlin

Three openings in three days

Leroy Merlin, a member of the French Groupe Adeo, opened five new home improvement centres in Brazil in 2015 and now has a first store in the north-west... View article...
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Japan’s number one DCM aims to acquire Keiyo

The DCM Group, market leader in the Japanese DIY trade, aims to acquire Keiyo, according to various financial information services with reference to View news...

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Inaugural edition of Abu Dhabi Hardware Show

The first Abu Dhabi Hardware Show powered by Mitex will take place from 3 to 5 October 2016. The exhibition will span an area of 5 000 m² in the View news...

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Focus on Nordic countries to mark the Stockholm congress

With a view to the 4th Global DIY Summit of Edra/Ghin and Fediyma in Stockholm, the trade magazine DIY International contains a detailed country View news...

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Sears operates more than 900 Kmart stores and mor than 700 Sears stores.

Unprofitable Sears and Kmart stores closed

Sears is closing a fairly large number of stores. The American retail group will close 68 of its Kmart stores and ten Sears stores this summer, View news...

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The revenue in the entire DIY market in Germany grew again in 2015 by one per cent.

DIY stores lose market share in the German DIY market

The DIY and home improvement stores in Germany lost market share in the whole do-it-yourself market from 2005 to 2015, namely from eleven to 9.3 per View news...

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General manager, Reinhard Wolf reports on the RWA’s business performance last year at the annual press event.

Lagerhaus records significant increase in DIY and garden stores in 2015

The RWA Raiffeisen Ware Austria regards the development of its affiliate Lagerhaus Genossenschaften, in the DIY and garden centre business sectors View news...

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Onninen specialises in B2B trade and has around 150 units in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Poland, the Baltic countries and Russia.

Kesko can go ahead with the acquisition of Onninen

The Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority (FCCA) has approved the acquisition of Onninen by Kesko as regards Finland. The permission does not View news...

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In the first quarter, Home Pro increased its retail trade revenue by 11.00 per cent.

Home Pro started the year with an eleven per cent increase

The Thai DIY store chain Home Pro continues its double-digit growth. In the first quarter, it increased its retail trade revenue by 11.00 per cent to View news...

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Baumax is now history

The sell-off of the former Austrian DIY chain was completed in December 2015 View article...

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Europe’s hobby gardeners go shopping

Sales of garden equipment and chemical products on the rise once more. Automowers and cordlesse appliances continue to be popular with consumers View article...

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Japan, home improvement stores 
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Growth in DIY stores, decrease in DIY trade turnover last year

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The Spanish market grew by five per cent in 2015

The Spanish market for hardware and DIY products grew by five per cent in 2015. However, the large format DIY stores recorded a below-average growth View news...

Third award in two months for Yoyo

For the third time in two months, the Italian manufacturer Fitt has been awarded a prize for its new garden hose Yoyo. The flexible hose has been View news...

Double-digit growth continues at Bunnings

The sales of the home improvement division of the Australian Wesfarmers Group, which operates the Bunnings chain in Australia and New Zealand, came View news...

Double-digit growth for Wickes, Toolstation and Tile Giant

The consumer division of the British builders' merchant and building materials retailer Travis Parkins is enjoying double-digit growth rates. In View news...

Higher sales balanced by higher losses at Byggmax

Swedish DIY retailer Byggmax increased its sales considerably in the first quarter, but also incurred higher losses than normal for the start of the View news...

British chain The Range intends to expand to Germany

The British retail chain The Range would like to expand to Germany, according to founder and CEO Chris Dawson in an interview in the British View news...

Kesko holds on to the sales revenue level on a comparable basis

The Finnish trading group Kesko made a tiny plus of 0.1 per cent in local currencies, excluding Anttila, with its home improvement and speciality View news...

400 exhibitors are once again expected in Taichung in October

The event organiser Kaigo expects more than 28 000 trade visitors (2015: nearly 27 000) at the next Taiwan Hardware Show (THS) from 12 to 14 October View news...