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Rainer Strnad

Talk to one another!

"Brands - and I'm talking of suppliers brands - will play an increasingly important role in the future." "In ten years at the latest, we...View comment...
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Hardware and tools - Taiwan

Strong export nation

The Taiwanese hand tools industry placed emphasis on quality at the International Hardware Fair in Cologne, with the winners of the Taiwan Excellence Award... View article...
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Obi

Good and bad companies

Customer, customer, customer: that’s how Obi’s current business strategy could be summarised. Sergio Giroldi demands that not only his company, but... View article...
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Trade fair in Vietnam wants to increase number of exhibitors

The organisers of the Vietnam Hardware & Hand Tools Expo (VHHE) are expecting a further increase in the number of exhibitors and visitors this View news...

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Growth for the top 10 in North and South America

The top 10 DIY retailers in North and South America achieved combined net sales of EUR 203.7 bn in 2017. That was 1.9 per cent more than the previous View news...

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Kesko's subsidiary Byggmakker acquires Gipling, another affiliated company.

Kesko acquires the largest Byggmakker retailer

Kesko Corporation's subsidiary Byggmakker Handel AS has agreed to purchase Gipling AS, a Norwegian operator in the building and home improvement View news...

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Good Home is the home improvement and DIY division of Goldmyne Hardware.

Good Home plans expansion in Brunei and Malaysia

After recently opening what is touted to be the biggest do-it-yourself store in the Southeast Asian island of Borneo, Bruneian-owned company Good View news...

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The Czech building materials supplier Pro-Doma – here with pictures of the location in Mukarov – is now member of Eurobaustoff.

The Czech building materials supplier Pro-Doma is member of Eurobaustoff

The Czech building materials supplier Pro-Doma from Prague is partner of the German trade cooperative Eurobaustoff. Pro-Doma founder Josef Marinec View news...

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Customers can collect their orders from one of the Bauhaus stores using Click & Collect.

Bauhaus Spain now with online shop

Bauhaus Spain now has an online shop too. The offer at www.bauhaus.es is divided into 15 product groups. According to the industry service Ferretería View news...

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At a press conference during the Global DIY Summit in Barcelona, John Herbert, General secretary Edra/Ghin, announced Steinbuild and Megatek as new members.

New Edra/Ghin members from Albania and South Africa

The joining of two additional companies is pending at the European DIY association Edra and its Global Home Improvement Network (Ghin). General View news...

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Comparable sales grew in May

The sales of Kesko Group's continuing operations in May 2018 totalled EUR 952.7 mio, representing an increase of 5.6 per cent in comparable terms. View news...

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5th Global DIY Summit 2017

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Cromology

Cromology: from professional painting to art

The 5th Global DIY Summit in Berlin was a first class networking event for the international home improvement industry. Here are the portraits of some of the most important companies that exhibited at the International Congress Exhibition.

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Rusta, Anders Forsgren (r.) and CEO Göran Westerberg
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Rusta

Here to stay

After Clas Ohlson, another Swedish company has discovered Germany as region of expansion. Rusta is planning a three-digit branch network here View article...

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Batavia

Look back with a smile

Ten years ago, Henk van Ommen founded the Dutch tool provider Batavia. In DIY International he takes stock on its special anniversary View article...

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Sheri Raznick, Revionics
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USA, home electronics, appliances

USA - Revionics

Using floor space efficiently

Planning of the sales area and price management are two of the most important disciplines in retailing. How good are the Americans at these? DIY International asked the specialist, Revionics, about this View article...

Events

Stefan Lohrberg, project manager of Spoga+Gafa
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Spoga+Gafa 2017, Smart Gardening World
Spoga+Gafa 2017, marketing and sales consultant Oliver Mathis

Spoga+Gafa 2017

Depth and added ­value

Spoga+Gafa 2017 experienced the higher visitor figures ­normally seen at the shows in the even years, but for Koelnmesse it is more than just a numbers game View article...

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Kingfisher opens first net zero energy store

According to Kingfisher, the Screwfix store that recently opened in Peterborough is the first in the company's portfolio with net zero energy View news...

DIY Lifetime Award for CEO who preaches disobedience

It was the ceremonial highlight of the 6th Global DIY Summit: the presentation yesterday evening of the 6th Global DIY Lifetime Award to Damien View news...

The sector discusses cooperation, consumer and digitalisation

Cooperation between retailers and manufacturers, the strong position of the customer as king and queen and the possibilities opened up by modern View news...

1 100 delegates at Global DIY Summit in Barcelona

 The Global DIY Summit has set a new attendance record: more than 1 100 representatives of the international DIY and garden sector are gathering View news...

Retail sales of Massbuild lag behind trade business

The South African building materials and DIY store operator Massbuild increased its total sales in the first 19 weeks of 2018, thus from January to View news...

Byggmakker acquires cooperative member Skattum

Byggmakker Handel AS, the Norwegian subsidiary of the Finnish Kesko Group, has acquired Skattum Handel, a member of its own cooperative organisation. View news...

Small-format showroom concepts now also in Russia

Some retailers are now developing small-format showroom concepts for the Russian market. Market leader Leroy Merlin has been testing its "Leroy View news...

Edin talks to Hagebau and DIY stores

Edin, the industry network for the European building materials trade, announces closer cooperation with the DIY sector. Thus, the annual meeting of View news...

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