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Rainer Strnad

Cooperate or die

"Innovate or die" is one theme of the 7th Global DIY Summit in Dublin in June. It doesn't sound a really original theme at first glance: ask anyone...View comment...
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Paint - Nespoli

“We are a network of companies”

The Italian company Nespoli is very well connected in the European markets. A conversation with owner Alessandro Nespoli about sensible generalisations... View article...
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ManoMano

“You have to reckon with us”

The online marketplace ManoMano wants to become market leader in six European countries. It currently has the highest growth rates in Germany ... View article...
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Lighting congress at double fair in Panama

The first Design + Lighting Latin America 2019 congress will be staged on the first two days of the Inter Lumi and Expo F double trade fair in Panama View news...

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After operating Screwfix for just five years in Germany, Kingfisher is pulling the distribution channel out of the country and closing all 19 Screwfix stores there.

Kingfisher pulls out of Germany and heads for Ireland

After operating Screwfix for just five years in Germany, Kingfisher is pulling the distribution channel out of the country and closing all 19 View news...

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The group’s primary distribution channel B&Q performed poorly in its domestic market in Great Britain and in Ireland, where sales were down by 2.8 per cent and by 3.0 per cent on a like-for-like basis.

Kingfisher sales static, Castorama and B&Q performing poorly

Kingfisher's sales have stagnated. In fiscal 2018/2019 (ended 31 January 2019) the British DIY group's sales were up 0.3 per cent from the previous View news...

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Véronique Laury has been at the helm of Kingfisher since 2015.

Kingfisher seeks a new boss

Kingfisher is looking for a new CEO. A press release by the company states that no decision has been taken yet as to the departure date of Véronique View news...

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The Hagebaumarkt franchise chain has 342 stores in Germany.

Hagebaumarkt chain grows in Germany by nearly two per cent

The Hagebaumarkt franchise chain in Germany increased its net external sales last year by 1.9 per cent to EUR 1.998 bn. At the end of the year, the View news...

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The DIY trade is the second largest distribution channel of bathroom furniture, mirror cabinets and illuminated mirrors in Central Europe.

DIY retail remains the second largest distribution channel for bathroom furniture

The DIY trade still continues to play a significant role in the distribution of bathroom furniture, mirror cabinets and illuminated mirrors. With a View news...

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Press conference of BHB, the German DIY industry association (from the left):  BHB press officer Jörn Bruninghold, the spokesman of the board, Ralf Bartsch, his fellow board member, Franz-Peter Tepaß, and BHB managing director Peter Wüst.

2018 DIY picture in Germany dictated by the weather

Sales in the home improvement sector in Germany increased by 1.6 per cent last year to a gross total of EUR 18.75 bn. Sales on the same store area View news...

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Austrian home improvement sector continues to grow

Home improvement retailers in Austria recorded total gross sales amounting to EUR 2.56 bn in fiscal 2018. This is equivalent to growth of 1.4 per View news...

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6th Global DIY Summit 2018

Dachser, DIY-Logistics

Dachser

Destination: The World

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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ManoMano, France, online market leader
ManoMano, Germany, Nils Kernchen

ManoMano

“You have to reckon with us”

The online marketplace ManoMano wants to become market leader in six European countries. It currently has the highest growth rates in Germany View article...

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Hans-Jürgen Herr, EMEA boss, Weber
Weber, kettle grill

Weber

No effect on European business

Weber’s EMEA boss Hans-Jürgen Herr on the American-European trade dispute, on unilateralist threats and on the question of whether the barbecue market is saturated View article...

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Hubo, Berths, main target groups
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Netherlands - Hubo

With an eye on Germany too

A DIY store operator is reinventing itself. In the Netherlands, Hubo is radically remodelling its sales channel View article...

6th Global DIY Summit 2018

Dachser, DIY-Logistics

Dachser

Destination: The World

Dachser DIY-Logistics uses its pipeline to organise the flow of goods from supplier to all 18 000 DIY outlets in Europe, and back again. To make this View article...

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Swiss home improvement sector grows by nearly two per cent

DIY retail companies in Switzerland experienced sales growth of 1.9 per cent in the 2018 financial year. Total gross sales rose to a volume of CHF View news...

The ten largest German DIY store operators grow by almost three per cent

The international business of the German top 10 in the DIY trade is increasingly gaining momentum. This conclusion can be drawn from the initial View news...

Growth among the top 10 in Germany is weakening somewhat

The ten largest DIY store operators in Germany have roughly maintained their sales growth of 2018 but, generally speaking, are losing momentum View news...

Praktiker Bulgaria opens its twelfth store

Praktiker Bulgaria has opened its twelfth store in Vratsa in the north-west of the country. "It is the newest and maybe the most beautiful View news...

Clas Ohlson is eight per cent up after nine months

The Swedish retail chain Clas Ohlson has completed the third quarter of its financial year - i.e. November 2018 to January 2019 - with an increase in View news...

Kingfisher removes metaldehyde from its 1 200 stores

Kingfisher announces it will stop selling products that contain metaldehyde across its 1 200 stores and replace them with environmentally-friendly View news...

Early bird offer for the Global DIY Summit in Dublin is coming to an end

The early bird offer for the 7th Global DIY Summit in Dublin ends this week. The organisers are offering an early booking discount of EUR 300 until View news...

French DIY stores by Les Mousquetaires grow by 2.8 per cent

The DIY store division of the French group Les Mousquetaires, with its sales channels Bricomarché, Brico Cash und Bricorama, achieved overall sales View news...

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5th Global DIY Summit in Berlin 2017

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