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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...

Garden

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Fitt, new logo

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 View article...

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Primera, freely designed tags

Also in small runs

The GP3000 tag press from the US manufacturer Primera solves a problem faced by many plant producers and traders

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Garden equipment, EU regions

Regional stagnation

In the first half of the decade, the European market for garden equipment and decoration hasn’t moved forward everywhere

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Cut flowers, plant imports, EU

Plants and politics

The market for plants and flowers in the EU is largely stable, but Brexit and Russia are issues giving rise to some concern

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Distribution

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...

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

Obi, The garden designer

Germany - Obi

A foothold in the green project business

Obi is rolling out a big new garden designer project in its German stores. The product will be complemented by sophisticated service offers View article...

Events

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...