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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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Spanish regions: DIY store density

The Spanish regions

At the end of 2017 there were 317 DIY stores in Spain. The figures of DIY International's latest regional report Spain available for download View article...

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Sales of home improvement, Spain

The popularisation of do-it-yourself

Euromonitor International analyses the Spanish home improvement market for DIY International. One thing is clear: growth will continue into the next View article...

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Spain, general economic data

What the figures tell us

The Spanish regions, the so-called ciudades autónomas, provide a pretty patchy picture of the country as a whole. This is also true of the presence View article...

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DIY Retailers worldwide, Volume 2

Not just orange and blue

The US market is more than Home Depot and Lowe’s. A glance at the reference work DIY Retailers worldwide reveals a colourful variety

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Made4DIY, Michele Zucca (right) and Ivan Bartolucci (president and general manager)

A common goal

In just four years, Made4DIY has grown from six to 35 members. The association specifically promotes manufacturers in Italy’s home improvement and View article...

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Domenico Ciaglia, CEO Arexons

“Technical products can be cool”

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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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 also the industry as a whole, take a radical rethink because of the competition from Internet portals View article...

Garden suppliers

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SBM Développement

New brands for British gardeners

The French family business SBM Développement wants to put its new strategy into practice and made use of Glee in Birmingham to introduce its brands Solabiol and Job done View article...

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Italy - Do-It-For-Me

DIY and DIFM hand in hand

The Italians are not particularly keen Do-It-Yourselfers, as determined by the market research company Euromonitor International. However, the Do-It-For-Me-Trend will propel the home improvement market forward View article...

Events

Flora­decora, Farmhouse

Floradecora

Another plant trade fair

Floradecora’s premiere took place within the framework of the consumer goods fairs Christmasworld, Paperworld and Creativeworld View article...