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Rainer Strnad

The empires strike back

"They were once the ones that emerged as a new, disruptive retail format, calling traditional retail structures into question. The DIY retailers have...View comment...
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Paint - Major European markets

Common suffering

In the major markets of Europe – Germany, France and Great Britain – sales in coating agents are declining ... View article...
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Coop Bau + Hobby

An upmarket ambience

It’s called upgrading: in its extended and modernised store in Sissach, Coop Bau + Hobby is trialling the new concepts with which the Swiss market leader... View article...
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Plus 8.2 per cent in the second quarter saves the first half of the year for the industry

The DIY store trade in Germany made total gross sales of EUR 9.76 bn in the first half of 2018, thus gaining an increase in sales of 1.7 per cent View news...

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Ermitažas, which belongs to Vilniaus Prekyba Group, has nine stores in Lithuania.

Bauhof in Estonia sold to Lithuanian group Vilniaus Prekyba

The Estonian DIY store and building materials chain Bauhof has been sold. The Lithuanian trade company Vilniaus Prekyba acquired 100 per cent of the View news...

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Würth targeting massive expansion in Italy

The German retailer Würth is targeting massive expansion in Italy. The company, which specialises in fastenings, aims to increase its number of View news...

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According to press reports, Hilco Capitals plans to close up to 80 Homebase stores.

Homebase reported to be closing up to 80 stores

Up to 80 stores belonging to British DIY chain Homebase are expected to close next week, according to reports on Sky News and in The Guardian's View news...

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Ikea's first store in India has a retail area of 37 000 m².

Ikea opens its first furniture store in India

Ikea opens its first furniture store in India today, 9 August 2018, in Hyderabad. The 37 000 m² store is located in Hitec City, Hyderabad's View news...

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The Polish market research company Centrum Analiz Branżowych (CAB) recently published its study “Window market in Poland, 2018 edition”.

Polish window manufacturers increase exports substantially

Polish window manufacturers increased their volume of exports by nine per cent to seven million units in 2017, while the value of exports has View news...

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Battery storage at B&Q distribution centre

Kingfisher has unveiled plans to install energy storage batteries at B&Q's Swindon distribution centre. The installation is said to be the latest View news...

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First Mr. Bricolage store in the Ivory Coast

The French DIY store group Mr. Bricolage is now also present in the Ivory Coast. The franchise partner Yeshi Group opened the first store in Abidjan 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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Cheryl Sullivan, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer Revionics
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AI beats gut instinct

To avoid margin leakage, retailers should take advantage of data science to assist with their pricing and promotional strategies – that’s the firm belief of Cheryl Sullivan of Revionics View article...

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Nordic focus country

Thorsten Schwenecke, Brand Marketing Manager Europe at Char-­Broil, explains why Denmark is so important for the grill provider 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...

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“Such a tactile feature”

Community, family, well-being and re-wilding – these were the four topics for which model presentations and any amount of inspiration were to be found in the new Retail Lab Glee. Creative director Romeo Sommers takes stock View article...

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Home Pro expands primarily through same store sales growth

The Thai DIY store chain Home Pro reports a sales income of THB 15.44464 bn for the second quarter, an increase by 4.34 per cent compared to the same View news...

With major regional report Netherlands and Belgium

The latest edition of DIY International offers its readers a very extensive, ten page long regional report on Belgium and the Netherlands. The View news...

Mr. Bricolage sends three pilot stores in three formats into the running

Mr. Bricolage has put three pilot stores into operation for an overhauled concept. Thus, the French DIY store group, which is struggling with sales View news...

Wickes saves personnel and loses nearly six per cent

The British DIY store chain Wickes made 5.8 per cent less sales in the first half of the year than in the same period of the previous year. On a View news...

Toolstation grows, also on a like-for-like basis, by almost eleven per cent

The small store and professional sales channel Toolstation in the British group Travis Perkins continues to expand and increases its sales, also on a View news...

Mr. Bricolage loses sales in first half of the year

The French DIY store group Mr. Bricolage closed the first half of the year with a decline in sales. With an overall volume of EUR 1.0073 bn, sales View news...

Kesko Senukai acquires the Baltic online retailer 1A Group

The Finish Kesko Corporation's joint venture in the Baltics, Kesko Senukai, has agreed to acquire 1A Group, one of the leading online retail market View news...

New joint venture reinvigorates the Raiffeisen scene

A shake-up is taking place in the segment covering Raiffeisen cooperative stores and small DIY stores in Austria and above all in Germany. The ZG View news...

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