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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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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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Sears will close 108 Kmart and 42 Sears stores.

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...

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4th Global DIY Summit 2016

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Megafloor design+ flooring: Modern, robust and easy

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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The U.S. trade sector in comparison

U.S. trade sector

Comparing with others

“How does your store compare with some of the biggest chains in the U. S.?”, is the question author Bob Vereen asks in his report, while breaking down the most important figures from DIY and other industries View article...

Garden suppliers

Coop Bau+Hobby store, Volketswil, garden centre
Coop Bau+Hobby store, Volketswil, outdoor area
Premium concept, idea of cooperative partner Dehner
Coop Bau+Hobby store, the Oecoplan private label
Coop Bau+Hobby store, boutique range

Coop Bau+Hobby

A glasshouse of its own

Coop Bau+Hobby has added a free-standing sales greenhouse to its modernised store in Volketswil. Here the Swiss market leader in DIY shows what it can do in the garden sphere too View article...

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220-volt.ru, Russia e-commerce
Maxidom, Russia e-commerce

Russia

Online is booming

In Russia e-commerce with DIY and building products reports double-digit growth rates. And more potential still remains View article...

Events

Taiwan Hardware Show

Taiwan Hardware Show

New buyers’ program

The organisers of the 16th Taiwan Hardware Show want to offer buyers from all over the world an interesting visitors’ program View article...

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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...

Falabella combines the Homecenter and Constructor formats

The Chilean retail group Falabella opened another home improvement store in Colombia in December. The store in Barranquilla combines the Homecenter 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...

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...

Festive wishes!

All of us at Dähne publishers, DIYinternational.com, and DIY International wish all our readers and advertisers a happy Christmas. View news...

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