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Rainer Strnad

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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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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Press conference in Portugal: Koelnmesse discussed with journalists of the European trade press the opportunities of city gardening.

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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6th Global DIY Summit 2018

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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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Moki-veži, assortment range
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Moki-veži

Come, buy, get advice

New competitors are changing the DIY trade environment in Lithuania. The Lithuanian chain Moki-veži has reacted with a strategy which is based on profiling through expertise 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...

Regional report

Statistics, United Kingdom

UK and Ireland - Statistics

Average exception

The density of DIY stores in the otherwise dominant England with its Greater London area corresponds exactly to the share of population and GDP View article...

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Spoga+Gafa, Cologne, Boulevard of ideas

Spoga+Gafa

More international than ever

And bigger than for years. The added-value concept of Spoga+Gafa, which continues to be regarded as the world’s leading green trade show, has proved a success View article...

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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...

Spanish Bauhaus branch only during the summer

The German DIY store operator Bauhaus has opened a branch in Girona (Spain) which is focussed on garden product ranges and is only open during the View news...

Ikea has arrived in the Paris city centre now too

Ikea has opened its first City Store in France. The 5 400 m² store is in the direct vicinity of Place de la Madeleine, where the French DIY market View news...

IPM Dubai brought forward by three weeks to mid November

The IPM Dubai and the WOP Dubai will be brought forward by three weeks and will now take place from 12 to 14 November 2019 at the Dubai World Trade View news...

30th birthday and Ireland/UK country report

Two events shape the 2/2019 edition of DIY International which is out now: the 30th birthday of the trade journal which was launched in 1989 - then View news...

Home Pro achieves steady growth in a fragile economic environment

Thai home improvement group Home Pro is growing steadily, but without coming anywhere near to replicating the high, often double-digit growth rates View news...

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