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"Europe is changing" was the editorial title in the last edition of DIY International. We discussed how dramatically the retail landscape is currently...View comment...
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Floor, wood, ceiling - EPLF

Inconsistent laminate market

The sales revenues of the European laminate manufacturers rose once again in 2015. However, their association EPLF spoke about a differentiated regional... View article...
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Home Depot and Lowe's

What unifies and ­divides the giants

Home Depot and Lowe’s, the world’s largest home center chains, forged new sales highs in 2015, but they got there in somewhat different ways ... View article...
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"We can change customer attitudes and behaviour through the products we sell and the knowledge we convey," says Eva Berg, head of assortment at Clas Ohlson.

Clas Ohlson launches initiative for product innovation

The Swedish retailer Clas Ohlson has launched its Product Innovation Challenge. Its objective is to expand the range of products for a more View news...

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According to Global Data/Marketline, the global home improvement and garden products market grew by 4.6 per cent in 2015.

Global home and garden products market grows by 4.6 per cent

Another study has appeared assessing the global home improvement market. The market research company Global Data, which also operates under the name View news...

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The UK home improvement multiples market increased by around four per cent in 2015.

Growth phase in UK home improvement market comes to an end

The UK home improvement multiples market was worth around GBP 7.2bn in value terms (retail selling prices) in 2015, following an increase of around View news...

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Screwfix continues to lead the growth figures, with total sales up by 24.0 per cent in Great Britain.

Increase in adjusted sales at Kingfisher

The British DIY group Kingfisher posted sales amounting to GBP 5.749 bn between February and July. The figure is 6.8 per cent up on the same period View news...

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Building and home improvement trade on the up

Kesko recorded strong growth in August. The sales of the building and home improvement trade increased by 10.1 per cent in local currencies. This View news...

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Testrite has fewer Hola stores in China

The Taiwanese Testrite Group now operates only 33 Hola stores in China. At the end of 2015 it still had 38 stores under the Hola brand, with two View news...

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Metrika used to be one of the market leaders in Russia.

Metrika sells more stores in Saint Petersburg

Metrika, only recently one of the market leaders in Russia, has to close its DIY stores in Saint Petersburg. Seven branches in the north of the city, View news...

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The second Clas Ohlson location in Hamburg offers a retail space of 1 100 m².

The second German Clas Ohlson opens

The Swedish trading company Clas Ohlson has opened its second store in Germany. The second location, as with the first, is situated in Hamburg. It View news...

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The effects oft the Brexit

Great Britain has decided to leave the European Union. Will there be any negative effects on the DIY and garden industry? Yes, in particular for...

 

Dähne Statistics DIY Europe 2016

New edition 2016! This brochure provides a competent overview of the situation in the DIY sector in 28 European countries.

The development of store location numbers and sales areas for each sales division are analysed in the respective countries as of 31.12.2015.

The analyses are complemented with general economic data, an overview of the operators' store locations abroad as well as the sales charts of the Top Ten in Europe.

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4th Global DIY Summit 2016

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Gardena

Gardena is making gardening smart

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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Stockholm storetour: Clas Ohlson

On the eve of the Global DIY Summit, a store tour comprising five locations: three foreign and two Swedish formats in the greater Stockholm area, w View article...

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Management team at Soudal
Soudal, MS polymers, Fix All product line
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Soudal

Permanently elastic

MS polymers are especially versatile and cover a wide range of applications. Soudal is convinced that these sealants will conquer the market View article...

Regional report

Russia - Kräss GlasCon

System garden centre

The German greenhouse manufacturer Kräss GlasCon has been operating in Russia for several years. For one customer, Astra in Tyumen, it constructed a garden centre using a made-to-measure modular system View article...

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CIHS

Attractive dates and venue

The move of the CIHS to the new National Exhibition & Convention Centre has resulted in considerably more visitors and exhibitors View article...

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Lowe’s appoints new senior vice president of business development

James K. Han is the new senior vice president of business development at Lowe's, the US DIY store operator. He reports to chief development officer View news...

Ace hardware stores make 2.4 per cent more sales

An increase in retail same-store-sales of 2.4 per cent in the first half of the year is reported by around 3 000 hardware retailers in the USA, View news...

Lowe’s puts robots to use in eleven stores

After a pilot project, which was started two years ago, Lowe's is now extending the use of robots across the shop floor. This autumn, the US-based View news...

Clas Ohlson is growing only moderately

Clas Ohlson achieved sales of SEK 1.763 bn in the first quarter (May to July) of the 2016/2017 financial year. That is merely SEK 300 000 (0.0 per View news...

GfK

Only marginal growth in the European garden market in 2016

With marginal sales growth of 0.1 per cent, the garden market in Great Britain, Germany, the Netherlands, France and Belgium hovered around the level View news...

Six per cent more visitors at Spoga+Gafa

Six per cent more trade visitors attended Spoga+Gafa this year than a year ago. Altogether, Koelnmesse attracted around 39 000 visitors from 106 View news...

Bricor increases sales by 20 per cent and targets break even

The Spanish DIY chain Bricor increased its sales last year by 19.9 per cent to € 108.78 mio, according to the annual report of its parent group El View news...

Anger over the winding-up of Masters

The winding-up of the Australian DIY chain Masters has exposed considerable differences between the former joint venture partners, the American DIY View news...

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3rd Global DIY-Summit

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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