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Rainer Strnad

Generation rent, share, Internet, etc.

"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, 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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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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Leroy Merlin Spain, Akí, Bricoking and ATB report growth in sales of 7.5 per cent in the second quarter.

Leading Spanish DIY chains gain 7.5 per cent.

More signs of growth from the Spanish DIY market. Thus, the DIY store chains who are united in the ADFB trade association, Leroy Merlin, Akí (both View news...

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Massbuild operates, among others, 41 Builders Express stores.

Massbuild increased turnover by 11 per cent in 2015.

The South African materials supplier and DIY store group Massbuild made sales of ZAR 12.0106 bn. last year. That was 11.0 per cent more than the View news...

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Metcash is allowed to bid for Home Timber & Hardware

The Australian trading company Metcash is allowed to take part in the takeover procedure of the Home Timber & Hardware Group (HTH) and put in an View news...

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Dähne Statistics DIY Europe 2016 – Review of Europe’s DIY markets is now out.

Groupe Adeo extends its lead in the sector rankings

The ranking of the top ten European DIY retailers saw no changes in 2015. The French Groupe Adeo (Leroy Merlin, Weldom, Bricoman Aki and other View news...

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The South African Cashbuild Group operates 283 stores.

Cashbuild adds eleven stores to its network

The South African DIY and building materials chain Cashbuild opened eleven new stores and modernised 23 in the last financial year (ended 30 June View news...

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All Byggmax stores have now been converted to the new concept.

30 per cent jump in Byggmax sales

Byggmax sales increased by 34.3 per cent in the first quarter and by 32.8 per cent in the first six months of the year compared with the same periods View news...

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Information on personnel and figures from the Brico Pro headquarters Cofaq

The French purchasing group Cofaq, under whose umbrella the DIY sales channel Brico Pro operates, has created the new position of a purchasing and View news...

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Obi has been active in Russia since 2003.

Obi acquires shares in Russian joint venture

Obi acquires shares from its Russian joint venture partner. This is reported by the German Internet service Ostexperte.de which refers to the 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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Ciret

Color Expert – a strong partner for the DIY trade

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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Jumbo

Re-opening on historic grounds

Jumbo opened its very first DIY store more than 30 years ago in Bachenbülach. Now the second biggest DIY chain in Switzerland has built a new Max View article...

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

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Russia

The crisis and who gains from it

The Russian DIY market is currently characterised by downturns. However, this development isn't the same everywhere. It's not just the big players that recognise further potential View article...

Events

New project manager of the Spoga+Gafa: Stefan Lohrberg
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New hall plan

Koelnmesse wants to shorten visitors’ pathways and focus more on plants at the Spoga+Gafa View article...

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Russia has seriously affected Obi’s sales

With 46 440 employees Obi, market leader in the German DIY trade, made net sales of € 5.57 bn last year. This is a drop of 0.7 per cent compared to View news...

Hortiflorexpo IPM Beijing sets new record for exhibitors and visitors

Messe Essen has announced an exhibitor and visitor record for the latest Hortiflorexpo IPM Beijing. The trade show in the Chinese capital attracted View news...

Brexit poses threat to home-related retailers in particular

Players that operate in the home sectors constitute the segment of British retailing that is likely to be hit hardest by Brexit. This is the view of View news...

Spanish market grows by seven per cent

The hardware and DIY market in Spain grew by seven per cent in the first six months of 2016. DIY stores showed stronger growth, increasing their View news...

CIHS to focus on “Internet Plus”

"Internet Plus" will be one of the key themes at the China International Hardware Show from 21 to 23 October 2016 in Shanghai. This View news...

New buyers’ programme at Taiwan Hardware Show

The exhibition company Kaigo is expecting more than 28 000 visitors to attend the Taiwan Hardware Show on 12 to 14 October 2016. Around 400 companies View news...

Woolworths exits the home improvement business

The Australian Woolworths group intends to sell its subsidiary Home Timber & Hardware (HTH), thus completely withdrawing from the home View news...

Jem & Fix plans up to 25 new openings by 2020

The Danish chain of DIY stores Jem & Fix wants to open around 20 to 25 new stores by the year 2020. A third of the store portfolios are to be View news...

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