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Rainer Strnad

Global or regional?

We live in a globalised world. The fact that this statement has become a time-worn cliché doesn't make it any less true. If evidence is required, take...View comment...
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Smart home and garden - Spoga+Gafa

Part of a megatrend

Smart gardening, with its special exhibition area, is one of the main focusses of this year’s Spoga+Gafa. The organisers provide some background information ... View article...
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Romania

New ranking in Romania

2016 was a year of consolidation and growth for the Romanian DIY retail, a year which confirmed Dedeman as market leader and saw Leroy Merlin take on second... View article...

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New ranking in Romania

2016 was a year of consolidation and growth for the Romanian DIY retail, a year which confirmed Dedeman as market leader and saw Leroy Merlin take on 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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Romania

New ranking in Romania

2016 was a year of consolidation and growth for the Romanian DIY retail, a year which confirmed Dedeman as market leader and saw Leroy Merlin take on second place View article...

Suppliers

Bisk, Poland
Bisk, Bergen collection
Bisk, Red Dot Design Award

Bisk

Also open for experiments

The Polish company Bisk has been present on the global market for bathroom accessories for 35 years. Tradition forms stand alongside product lines in modern design View article...

Regional report

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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Stefan Lohrberg, project manager of Spoga+Gafa
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Spoga+Gafa 2017, Smart Gardening World
Spoga+Gafa 2017, marketing and sales consultant Oliver Mathis

Spoga+Gafa 2017

Depth and added ­value

Spoga+Gafa 2017 experienced the higher visitor figures ­normally seen at the shows in the even years, but for Koelnmesse it is more than just a numbers game View article...