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Rainer Strnad

Talk to one another!

"Brands - and I'm talking of suppliers brands - will play an increasingly important role in the future." "In ten years at the latest, we...View comment...
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Hardware and tools - Taiwan

Strong export nation

The Taiwanese hand tools industry placed emphasis on quality at the International Hardware Fair in Cologne, with the winners of the Taiwan Excellence Award... View article...
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Obi

Good and bad companies

Customer, customer, customer: that’s how Obi’s current business strategy could be summarised. Sergio Giroldi demands that not only his company, but... View article...

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The complete Europe Statistics will be published by Dähne Verlag in July as “Statistics Home Improvement Retail Europe 2018”.

Europe’s top 10 from 2012 to 2017

The ten largest European DIY retailers together achieved net sales of EUR 59.3 bn in 2017. The ranking and figures as download View article...

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Sergio Girold, Obi

Good and bad companies

Customer, customer, customer: that’s how Obi’s current business strategy could be summarised. Sergio Giroldi demands that not only his company, but View article...

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Groupe Adeo, format Zôdio

French all over the world

Peking, Johannesburg, São Paulo: the French Groupe Adeo moves its international expansion course up a gear. And new innovative store formats are now View article...

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Gamma, pilot store

The Volkswagen amongst the DIY stores

Fewer decorations, but a lot more technology is key to the direction Gama is taking with its new concept. Whereby new and familiar elements have been View article...

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Albrecht Hornbach (l.) and Mugurel-Horia Rusu, General Director of Hornbach Romania

Ten years Romania

Nowadays the German retailer operates six stores in the country. Soon to be followed by an Internet store

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Romania, Dedeman, market leader

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...

Garden distribution

Wholesale Traders, Ornamental Plant Products
Poland, exporter at the IPM
Trend: higher-value products

European market

Shifts in the European market

The demand for flowers and plants is growing. The industry is coping with challenges such as Brexit and the Russian crisis while opening up new markets at the same time View article...

Suppliers

Tesa, packaging concept

Tesa

Now under the brand Tesa

Tesa has integrated the entire “nie wieder bohren” assortment of adhesive solutions into a European-wide bath accessories range View article...

Regional report

Reinier Zuydgeest, USP Marketing Consultancy BV
USP, DIFM vs. DIY
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Italy - USP

Different to their neighbours?

Which consumer behaviours shape the Italian home improvement market? Are there differences to other countries? Market research agency USP has got the answers View article...

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National Hardware Show, New Product section

National Hardware Show

Emerging growth categories

The National Hardware Show in Las Vegas will offer around 2 800 exhibitors a forum. It also features an educational programme once again View article...