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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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Dähne publishing house, 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

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Lowe’s, store-within-a-store concept

Demystifying and simplifying

Lowe’s, in collaboration with b8ta, is testing a store-within-a-store concept for smart home products

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PSB-Mrówka, Poland, Polskie Sklady Budowlane group

Optimism despite ­certain threats

The DIY market in Poland is continuing to grow steadily – also in the coming years, according to the retail analysts at the market research company View article...

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Bunnings Warehouse store, St. Albans

Up and running

In the home counties north of London, Bunnings is converting its first four pilot stores from Homebase to its own brand

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The Japanese DIY market from 1990 to 2016

In their latest statistics, the Japan DIY Industry Association recorded 4 710 DIY stores at the end of 2016, 1.3 per cent more than in the View article...

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Petrovich, the top dog, north-west of Russia

Cool

In the north-west of Russia, Petrovich, the top dog, is testing its store of the future concept. So the retailer needs good service, smooth-running View article...

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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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Frédéric Lamy, Leroy Merlin, general manager Romania
Leroy Merlin, 15 stores in Romania

Romania

Target is number two in the rankings

With the takeover of 15 of the former Baumax stores in Romania, Leroy Merlin has made a massive jump up the sales revenue ranking. The French chain also has plans for additional store openings in the pipeline View article...

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Asia-Pacific Sourcing, Cologne

Asia-Pacific Sourcing

Asia’s additional potential

Asia-Pacific Sourcing 2017 in Cologne is expecting more exhibitors and more visitors, who are interested in products for the house, garden and leisure sector from the Far East View article...