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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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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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NHS, theme 2017, Reimagine Retail

Reimagined retail

The threat to stationary trade from the Internet was one of the themes which the National Hardware Show dealt with

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Taiwan Hardware Show, Taichung

Fastest sell-out ever

The Taiwan Hardware Show is expanding its show floor for October after the country’s hardware industry achieved record exports

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POS added-value islands, Koelnmesse

Emotion at the fair

Koelnmesse aims to turn the visit of trade representatives to Spoga+Gafa 2017 into an experience. Innovative presentations and trend themes such as View article...

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The speakers in Berlin

Critical, admonitory, but in particular optimistic and inspiring presentations: the speakers at the 5th global DIY Summit in Berlin View article...

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In honour of Greg Bridgeford

The presentation of the 5th Global DIY-Lifetime Award to Gregroy Bridgeford was one of the highlighs of the Summit in Berlin View article...

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Romania, Dedeman, market leader
Romania, Mathaus, Arabesque’s retail outlet chain
Romania, Sales of DIY retailers

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...

Garden suppliers

Fitt, new logo
Fitt, Yoyo Bag
Fitt, Yoyo Up

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...

Regional report

Made in Germany-companies
Trends in international quality competition

Germany

Triumph of the German engineer

The label of origin “Made in Germany” continues to grow in importance for German DIY manufacturers. It sparks consumer desire, yet is coming under pressure at the same time. However, it is also adaptable View article...

5th Global DIY Summit 2017

Dachser

Dachser

Destination: The World

Dachser DIY-Logistics uses its pipeline to organize the flow of goods from supplier to all 18 000 DIY outlets in Europe, and back again. To make this View article...