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Rainer Strnad

Taking smart home improvement by the horns!

Even though the question, as to whether the DIY and garden centre industry show innovative spirit and capability, has already been asked on numerous occasions:...View comment...
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Lighting and installation - Ledvance

LED pioneer

Ledvance, the former Lamps business division of Osram, sets a clear sign with the largest Osram-branded LED lamp portfolio of all times ... View article...
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True Value

Going global

True Value expands internationally. The company is focused on implementing its strategy, not just within the U.S. domestic market, but also overseas ... View article...
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In Romania, Kingfisher's Brico Dépôt stores achieved a breakeven result.

B&Q, Castorama and Brico Dépôt down, Screwfix up fast

The British Kingfisher group made sales of GBP 11.225 bn in the last financial year 2016/2017 (ending 31 January 2017). This is an increase of 8.7 View news...

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Leroy Merlin looks for local suppliers in Kazakhstan

Leroy Merlin Russia have now confirmed that the French chain of DIY stores is expanding into Kazakhstan. As reported by the Astana Times, this is View news...

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CEO Evgeny Movchan (l.) introduces Petrovich’s new store concept together with marketing boss Igor Kolynin at the Global DIY Summit in Stockholm last year.

Petrovich expands with new store concept in Moscow

The Russian materials supplier and DIY store operator Petrovich increased its sales by 19 per cent in 2016. At the start of March, the company, which View news...

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The market research institute PMR is expecting a growth of the Polish DIY market of 4.4 per cent to PLN 54.1 bn for 2017.

The Polish DIY market is growing strongly

The total DIY market in Poland increased in 2016 by 5.3 per cent to a value of PLN 51.9 bn. The retail market, i.e. sales to individuals and to View news...

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Clas Ohlson operates more than 200 stores in six countries.

Clas Ohlson grows by five per cent

The Swedish sales chain Clas Ohlson increased its sales in the third quarter (November 2016 to January 2017) by nine per cent (in local currencies: View news...

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Stefan Mayerhofer (l.), director at the board of RWA, und Thomas Marx, general manager at AFS which operates the Lagerhaus stores, presented the figures of the fiscal year 2016.

Lagerhaus increases sales by four per cent

The Lagerhaus DIY stores and garden centres in Austria increased their sales by four per cent in 2016. This provisional estimate was announced by the View news...

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A special Best of China area was created for the first time at Asia-Pacific Sourcing. 17 Chinese companies presented their new products at the debut of the area.

Asia-Pacific Sourcing attracts ten per cent more visitors

Asia-Pacific Sourcing 2017 saw a ten per cent increase in the number of visitors. Including estimates for the last day of the fair, around 7 300 View news...

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The Brico Cash chain includes 23 stores in France.

Six per cent increase for Bricomarché and Brico Cash

The DIY division of the French retail group Les Mousquetaires recorded sales of around EUR 2.6 bn with its distribution channels Bricomarché and 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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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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Vash Sad

More plants for Odessa

In collaboration with the Italian specialists Organizzazione Orlandelli, the operator Vash Sad has opened its fifth garden centre View article...

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WM Sales Support

Field service in the whole of Europe

And much more: WM Sales Support does not only provide classic shelf maintenance, it also supports medium-sized companies in both their domestic and international sales View article...

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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...

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Destination: The World

Dachser DIY logistics organises the worldwide flow of goods from supp­liers to point-of-sale and back again, daily in all 18,000 DIY stores. With a cu View article...

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B&Q opens first smaller format store

Last Friday, 10 March 2017, the British DIY chain B&Q opened its first smaller format store. The trial store is located on the Holloway Road in View news...

Leroy Merlin Romania also only wants wood with FSC or PEFC certification

Leroy Merlin Romania announces the interruption of collaborations with suppliers of wood products that do not have certification of sustainability View news...

German DIY retailing grows by 1.5 per cent

Sales in the German DIY trade increased by 1.5 per cent to a volume of EUR 18.24 bn in 2016. In like-for-like terms, the increase was 0.8 per cent. View news...

Austrian DIY stores up 2.4 per cent

In Austria, DIY retailers saw sales growth of 2.4 per cent to EUR 2.46 bn and like-for-like growth of 3.9 per cent last year. These figures were View news...

Devaluation is corroding Cencosud’s sales increase

The Chilean trading company Cencosud made sales of CLP 1 294 bn in its home improvement division last year. This is a drop in sales of 11.9 per cent. View news...

Arabesque launches the new Mathaus retail format

Arabesque, the main distributor of building materials and finishing in Romania, today, 9 March 2017, opens the first store under the new brand View news...

Miroslaw Huczek is new CEO of Praktiker Romania

Praktiker Romania has a new CEO. Miroslaw Huczek (43) took on this role in March. He replaces Isabelle Pleska who left the management of Praktiker View news...

Belgian industry works on master data management

Nine Belgian trading companies from the DIY, garden and pet sector, the association of manufacturers Comeos, association of manufacturers Febin and View news...

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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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