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Afraid of Amazon?

Digitalisation - where do we start and end on this subject? A magazine such as this can't offer more than a current snapshot, because activities in all...View comment...
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Smart home and garden - Ledvance

Green living rooms get smart lighting

Under the new brand name Osram Smart+, Ledvance offers a wide assortment of networkable lamps and luminaires. The main focal point for the next season is... View article...
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Statistics Home Improvement Retail Europe

Facts instead of fake news

The Dähne publishing house invests in facts and launches its “Statistics Home Improvement Retail Europe” with a new appearance and even more volume ... View article...
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Travis Perkins reports an excellent sales growth for the small format and mail order concept Toolstation.

Toolstation is growing much more strongly than Wickes

The consumer division of the British Travis Perkins Group, with the chain of DIY stores Wickes and the small format and mail order concept View news...

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The Byggmax sales channel has grown significantly in the first three quarters.

Skånska Byggvaror curbs Byggmax’s growth

The Swedish Byggmax group has closed the third quarter with net sales of SEK 1.8128 bn and an increase of 2.5 per cent. Net sales for comparable View news...

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Kesko's building and technical trade is up until September

Kesko made sales of € 1.1533 bn in its building and technical trade division in the third quarter. That is 9.4 per cent less than the same period View news...

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Rusta operates 87 stores in Sweden, 19 in Norway, and two in Germany.

Rusta expands and rearranges logistics

The Swedish trading company Rusta wants to "increase the expansion rate significantly" in all markets, as CEO Goran Westerberg says. Rusta View news...

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Silvan to open up to ten new stores

The German investment company Aurelius Group, new owner of the Danish DIY store chain Silvan, has plans to expand the DIY chain. According to Silvan View news...

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Coop Norge Handel to be integrated into parent company

Coop Norge Handel AS will merge with its parent company Coop Norge SA during November. The merger implies a consolidation of Coop Norge's core View news...

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Building supplies shopping centre burns to the ground

A large shopping centre in Moscow that specialised in building supplies has burned to the ground. The Sindika shopping centre was on the outer Moscow View news...

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Cashbuild opens first store in Zambia

Cashbuild, southern Africa's leading building materials retailer, has opened a store in Kabwe, Zambia. This is Cashbuild's first store in Zambia and View news...

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5th Global DIY Summit 2017

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V33 group: improved partnership

The 5th Global DIY Summit in Berlin 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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HDM, Moers and Möckern
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HDM

New set up

HDM re-established itself last year and has put new future-safe structures into place View article...

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Dehner facade, wooden look
Dehner garden centre, heated hall
Dehner, quality plants
Dehner, focus on own brands, hardware
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Germany

Green giant

Dehner, the German family-run company, is the largest pure garden centre operator in Europe. And it hasn’t stopped expanding yet View article...

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Asia-Pacific Sourcing, Best of China area

Asia-Pacific Sourcing

Hub for global sourcing

This year’s Asia-Pacific Sourcing attracted ten per cent more visitors. The new Best of China special area attracted plenty of interest View article...

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New BtoB Habitat trade fair aims for international relevance

The French DIY association of manufacturers Unibal also supports the new French trade fair, which is to take place for the first time in 2018. The View news...

Leroy Merlin now has a sourcing centre CEE and plans for Bucharest

Leroy Merlin Romania, the second player on the DIY market in that country, announced in a press conference, the strategy for the next few years. The View news...

Industry conference in Panama City

Accompanying the trade fair Expo F - International trade fair for hardware tools, fasteners & metalworking in Panama City from 24 - 26 October View news...

Eurobaustoff ends Euro-Mat membership

The German building materials cooperative Eurobaustoff leaves the European purchasing group Euro-Mat. The contract has been terminated to the end of View news...

Glee is growing and will gain an offshoot in the spring

The British garden trade show Glee will gain another exhibition hall next year. At the NEC in Birmingham, Glee 2018 will occupy halls 6, 7, 8, 19 and View news...

Double-digit growth in the wet room market in the UK

The value of the wet room market in the UK has increased by ten per cent between 2014 and 2016, according to a report by AMA Research. The sector View news...

Bunnings grows strongly at home, but loses money in the UK

The home improvement division of the Australian Westfarmers group, which operates under the brand name Bunnings, increased its sales in financial View news...

Kingfisher loses sales of 1.3 per cent in the first half of the year

The British Kingfisher group has closed the first half of its financial year 2017/2018 (ending 31 July 2017) with a decline in sales. On the one View news...

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