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Rainer Strnad

Innovative selling

In actual fact, the DIY store trade is on a role at the moment - not despite, but because of the many political crises all over the world. Because once...View comment...
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Coatings - Tesa

Sensitive gains

Tesa has systematically built up and marketed its range of three precision tapes. This has led to a consistent double-digit increase over several consecutive... View article...
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Petrovich

Cool

In the north-west of Russia, Petrovich, the top dog, is testing its store of the future concept. So the retailer needs good service, smooth-running logistics... View article...

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Detlef Riesche, speaker of the BHB association

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 View article...

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Praktiker, Hungary

Satisfaction after all

Praktiker Hungary has been through tough times after the collapse of the German parent company. The brand continues in many East European countries – View article...

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Epicentr, Ukraine

Currency turbulence

In 2015, the DIY retail market in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) saw an 11.7 per cent year-over-year decline in value terms. It fell for a second View article...

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Frédéric Lamy, Leroy Merlin, general manager Romania

Target is number two in the rankings

With the takeover of 15 of the former Baumax stores in Romania, Leroy Merlin has made a massive jump up the sales revenue ranking. The French chain View article...

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Angéline Le Ménach, Analyst – Home Industries, Euromonitor International

Bright prospects

A high level of home ownership, a large DIY-savvy rural population and rising salaries are driving the Romanian home improvement market. It will also View article...

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Dedeman, Romania

DIY retailers gain market share

Foreign and domestic DIY store operators, as yet, lay claim to not quite half of the market in Romania, which has been through a rough period. View article...

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Europe

Regional stagnation

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

Garden suppliers

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Yoyo's TV debut

Fitt, the Italian hose manufacturer, is launching a wide distribution of its expandable red hose to the store shelves and rolling out a promotion campaign in four European countries View article...

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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

International Hardware Fair 2016, DIY Boulevard, Hall 5.1
International Hardware Fair 2016, rush at the trade fair entrance

International Hardware Fair

Crowded aisles

The International Hardware Fair 2016 in Cologne surprised with a good atmosphere even though visitor numbers were “just” constant View article...