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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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International Hardware Fair, Cologne

Increasingly international

The International Hardware Fair in Cologne was held for four days again this year. The share of international visitors keeps on growing

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International Hardware Fair, European trade press conference, J. Wolfgang Kirchhoff, Katharina C. Hamma, Sarah Becker-Kraft

The fair is digitalised

The International Hardware Fair is almost fully booked. But Amazon and Co. are characterising events at the Cologne trade fair more and more

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Tendence, Outdoor Living presentation

Fresh start in Frankfurt

Tendence received a make-over concept in time for the new June launch date, which made the garden centre fair a whole lot more interesting

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Glee, Retail Lab

“Such a tactile feature”

Community, family, well-being and re-wilding – these were the four topics for which model presentations and any amount of inspiration were to be View article...

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Glee, British garden trade show

Glee is growing

The British garden trade show has regained its popularity with exhibitors and visitors, not least due to its accompanying programme of events

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Stefan Lohrberg, project manager of Spoga+Gafa

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 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”.

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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...

Garden suppliers

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Fitt

Strengthening the brand

The Italian hose manufacturer Fitt used the Spoga+Gafa to present its new structure, the new concept of itself and its new logo – and of course, the products it has further developed View article...

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Detlef Riesche, speaker of the BHB association
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Germany

Optimistic forecast ­ for 2017

After the collapse of Praktiker and Max Bahr, the German DIY market has picked up again. The industry grew in 2016 and is also expecting good figures for 2017 View article...

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Stefan Lohrberg, project manager of Spoga+Gafa
Spoga+Gafa 2017
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...