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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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"So popular in Italy"

Arexons has been active on the market for car care and multi-purpose lubricants since 1925. CEO Domenico Ciaglia explains how the expanding View article...

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Italy, Bricofer

A steady but not static market

How is the home improvement market in Italy doing at present? DIY International asked the Italian manufacturers’ association Made4DIY for an View article...

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The Top 10 in comparison 2015 and 2016

Statistics on the development of DIY stores ­in Germany

(All data from: Dähne Statistics DIY + Garden 2017)

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Made in Germany-companies

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 View article...

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Bosch, cordless range

Record year for Bosch

2016 was an extraordinarily good year for Bosch. The company sold more than 50 million power tools worldwide, achieving sales totalling € 4.5 bn

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Dehner facade, wooden look

Green giant

Dehner, the German family-run company, is the largest pure garden centre operator in Europe. And it hasn’t stopped expanding yet

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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

Primera, freely designed tags
Primera, GP3000

Primera

Also in small runs

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

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Brico­marché
Les Briconautes
Castorama
Frédéric Sambourg 
Mr Bricolage
Leroy Merlin
digital signage

France

"The customers have changed a lot"

What is the current status of the DIY industry in France? Taking stock of the situation in an interview with Frédéric Sambourg, President of the French DIY and Home Improvement Association FMB View article...

Events

NHS, theme 2017, Reimagine Retail
NHS, New Products area

National Hardware Show

Reimagined retail

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