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Rainer Strnad

DIY stores for Future

Improving people's homes: that is the claim of the home improvement industry. In the year 2020, year one after the global breakthrough of the Fridays for...View comment...
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Following German standards

Paints, plasters, varnishes and more: the manufacturer Meffert AG Farbwerke is a family-run company with short decision-making routes ... View article...
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More services for customers in Taiwan

Besides its trading business, the Test Rite Group operates the leading Taiwanese home improvement retail chain. It is currently focusing on the topic of... View article...
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Koelnmesse confirms: Eisenwarenmesse - International Hardware Fair will take place in Cologne from 1 to 4 March 2020.

Coronavirus: Koelnmesse releases information on the current situation

Koelnmesse, event organiser of Eisenwarenmesse - International Hardware Fair, has published the following message in connection with the discussion View news...

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In 2019, Obi increased its sales by 6.3 per cent to an overall EUR 8.2 bn.

Obi increases sales by more than 6 per cent

Obi, market leader in Germany and number three in the European DIY trade, increased its sales by around EUR 500 mio to an overall EUR 8.2 bn last View news...

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B&Q's new convenience store in Merton has a retail area of around 1 300 m².

B&Q’s new convenience store with 6 000 products

British market leader B&Q has opened a store in a new, compact convenience format. Located on a 1 300 m² retail area in Merton in south-west View news...

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Frédéric Lamy, CEO of Leroy Merlin Romania, expects double-digit growth rates for the year 2020.

Leroy Merlin Romania increases sales by 20 per cent in 2019

In Romania, Leroy Merlin has increased its sales in 2019 by more than 20 per to around EUR 500 mio. More than 12 mio customers entered the currently View news...

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Kingfisher’s group executive team now completed

New Kingfisher CEO Thierry Garnier has completed his group executive team with three staff appointments. The human resources department will be View news...

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Homelux owner Omer Susli was owner of Praktiker Romania until 2017 when Kingfisher took over most of the locations in the portfolio.

Homelux is planning up to four new stores in 2020

The young Romanian chain Homelux wants to open three to four new stores this year. That is what the owner Omer Susli told the Romanian industry View news...

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More closures than openings in Spain

In Spain there were more closures than new openings of DIY stores in the past year. Under the heading "A thankless year for the DIY store", View news...

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Prior to his time at J.C. Penney, Tony Hurst served as a regional vice president for Home Depot.

Anthony Hurst new president of Lowe's Canada

Anthony T. (Tony) Hurst has been appointed president of Lowe's Canada, pending work authorisation which is expected in February. He will be based in View news...

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Sustainability and digital disruption

In her analysis of the European and worldwide garden market, Erika Sirimanne, Head of Home and Garden at Euromonitor International, identifies different drivers and tendencies: grow-your-own plays a role as well as environmental issues and, of course, digitalisation View article...

Suppliers

Meffert, headquarters, Bad Kreuznach

Wall design - Meffert AG Farbwerke

Following German standards

Paints, plasters, varnishes and more: the manufacturer Meffert AG Farbwerke is a family-run company with short decision-making routes View article...

Regional report

Jem & Fix, Denmark
The Autor, Jørgen Moth, Managing director at Puls Business Partner
Home improvement, wholesale and retail

Nordic countries - Denmark

Opportunities are good

The Danish home improvement market is benefiting from the boom on the labour and property market. Expert Jørgen Moth analyses how the trade is positioned View article...

Events

Glee 2019, Birmingham

Glee

Sustainability to dominate the fair

An atmosphere of optimism resonated throughout the halls of this year’s Glee, say the organisers of the British garden trade fair. For the 2020 edition, they announce a new pet segment View article...