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Lessons learned from over 30 years

DIY International is celebrating its 30th birthday. Originally established as "DIY in Europe", the magazine has been reporting international DIY...View comment...
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Building and renovation - Euromonitor International

Good news

Weaker construction activity, climbing house prices and an older housing stock create more renovation demand in Europe, says Erika Sirimanne from Euromonitor... View article...
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Climate change

Figures dictated by the weather

Climate change has arrived in the home improvement sector – at least, that’s how the sector figures for last year from Germany, Austria and Switzerland... View article...
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Silvan boss dismissed after loss of millions

Reports in the Danish business newspaper Børsen state that the DIY store group Silvan is replacing its CEO Jesper Lien. It is said that his position View news...

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Lowe's is the second largest home improvement retailer of the world.

Lowe’s reports comparable sales growth of 4.2 per cent in the US

Lowe's reports sales of USD 17.741 bn (EUR 15.897 bn) in the first quarter of fiscal 2019/2019 (ended: 3 May). This is an increase of 2.2 per cent View news...

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Lagerhaus is a sales channel developed by RWA Raiffeisen Ware Austria.

Lagerhaus stores grow by 0.5 per cent

The Lagerhaus stores in Austria grew only slightly in the last year. Sales in 2018 rose by 0.5 per cent to EUR 645 mio. Store operators are the View news...

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With nearly 2 300 stores, Home Depot ist the world's largest home improvement retailer.

Home Depot increases sales by 5.7 per cent

Home Depot reported sales of USD 26.381 bn (EUR 23.621 bn) for the first quarter of fiscal 2019 (ended: 5 May), a 5.7 per cent increase from the View news...

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“With this landmark transformation of Stark Group, we will enter into the largest building material market in Europe and double our size in a volume driven business,” says Søren P. Olesen, CEO of the Stark Group.

Stark Group acquires Saint Gobain Building Distribution Deutschland

The Danish Stark Group has taken over Saint Gobain Building Distribution Deutschland (SGBDD) from its French parent company Compagnie de Saint View news...

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Bricoma also targets new strategy with 17th store

The opening of its 17th store also marks a strategic restructuring for the Moroccan DIY store operator Bricoma: the holding has entered the View news...

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The first GoodHome store opened its doors in Wallington, near Croyden.

New Kingfisher format and own brand GoodHome

Kingfisher has presented its new own brand GoodHome at the same time as its new express format of the same name. The store, designed as convenience View news...

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Kingfisher's sales channel B&Q rose by 2.8 per cent in the first quarter.

Kingfisher gains in the UK and loses in France

Clear plus in Great Britain, clear minus in France: for the British Kingfisher group, the first quarter (ending 30 April 2019) was characterised by View news...

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6th Global DIY Summit 2018

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Einhell at the Global DIY Summit

More than 1 100 participants came to the 6th Global DIY Summit in Barcelona. Here are the portraits of some of the most important companies that exhibited at the International Congress Exhibition.

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DIY market

Generally positive

The DIY market in the EU has developed more steadily again in recent years. Only in the garden can weaknesses be seen View article...

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Rothenberger Industrial

Targeting growth through exports

Rothenberger Industrial has established itself in the building market in the segments of soldering and welding, plumbing tools and gas heating products. The company now aims to achieve further growth by expanding its export quota View article...

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Belgium, Economic data and DIY stores
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Belgium - Brussels

DIY stores for Brussels!

Belgium is divided into the two regions of Flanders and Wallonia, which both have a very different density of DIY stores. But clearly under-represented is the capital of Brussels View article...

Events

Vietnam Hardware and Hand Tools Expo, Ho Chi Minh City
Vietnam Hardware and Hand Tools Expo, Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam Hardware and Hand Tools Expo

International trade fair in Vietnam

The third Vietnam Hardware and Hand Tools Expo takes place at the start of December in Ho Chi Minh City. The event organisers Vinexad have announced another increase in the number of exhibitors and visitors View article...

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Spoga+Gafa 2019 foregrounds city gardening

City gardening is the major theme at Spoga+Gafa 2019. The theme will be "omipresent" at the trade fair at the start of September in Cologne View news...

Suki double winner at the DIY Week Awards

Screw-it-Again, Suki's repair anchor for wood, received two awards in England: "DIY Product of the Year" and the "Jury Prize" View news...

Praktiker in Sofia nearly twice as big and energy-efficient

Praktiker Bulgaria has modernised its store on the Tsarigradsko Boulevard in the capital Sofia and expanded it. Among other things, the retail area View news...

New Outdoor Supply Hardware stores in seven former Orchard locations

Central Network Retail Group (CNRG), a multi-format, multi-brand retailer currently operating 104 hardware stores in the USA, wants to open new View news...

The trend towards do-it-for-me is becoming established, but more slowly than expected

Italians and Poles get the most enjoyment from DIY projects, while the Dutch and the British like them least. This is the picture suggested by the View news...

Plantorama increases sales and profit

The Danish Garden Centre chain Plantorama, with its eleven stores, has increased net revenue by 2.3 per cent to DKK 434 mio (EUR 58.2 mio). Earnings View news...

Wickes with double-digit growth rates like-for-like

In the first quarter of 2019, the British DIY chain Wickes grew in like-for-like sales by 10.5 per cent. In the quarterly report of the parent View news...

Booking of summit tickets on invoice until Friday

Only until Friday of this week, 10 May 2019, will it be possible to book participation in the 7th Global DIY Summit on invoice. As from 11 May, View news...

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