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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 - Laminate

Laminate market shrinks again

Global sales by European producers decline in 2018 by 4.6 per cent. Western Europe is hit the hardest ... View article...
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Bathroom furniture

Smart and sexy

In the distribution of bathroom furniture, mirror cabinets and illuminated mirrors, DIY retailers play a significant role throughout Europe. And the product... View article...
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In the first half of 2018, the Byggmax stores increased their sales by 7.0 per cent.

Byggmax DIY stores make 5.6 per cent more sales

The Swiss Byggmax group made sales of SEK 1.7990 bn (EUR 170.45 mio) in the second quarter of 2019 and thus achieved growth of 3.9 per cent. The View news...

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L'Entrepôt du Bricolage is  the DIY retail brand operated by Groupe Samse.

L’Entrepôt du Bricolage starts the year with ten per cent plus

The 36 L'Entrepôt du Bricolage stores in the French Groupe Samse have increased their sales in the first quarter of 2019 by 10.0 per cent. The sales View news...

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The Tengelmann headquarters in the German city of Mülheim an der Ruhr.

Tengelmann closes previous holding company and sets up another

The Tengelmann Group, which includes the German DIY market leader Obi, is realigning its holding as previously announced and closing down the View news...

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Kingfisher CEO Véronique Laury will leave the company in September.

Kingfisher shareholders protest against remuneration of directors

At Kingfisher's annual general meeting, 24.19 per cent of the shareholders voted against the proposed directors' remuneration, as revealed by the View news...

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The members of the Spanish manufacturers’ association AFEB came together at their tenth Foro AFEB de Verano.

Two per cent growth forecast for Spain in 2019

The Spanish hardware and DIY market will grow by 2.1 per cent in 2019. This forecast was presented by the Comité de Economía of the Spanish View news...

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Hagebau operates the retail distribution channels Hagebaumarkt, Floraland and Werkers Welt.

Significant rise in Hagebau’s central sales

German cooperative Hagebau has reported an increase in centrally invoiced sales of around 6 per cent to EUR 2.58 bn for the first five months of this View news...

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Lucien Hardt, co-founder of Edin, passed away on 1 July 2019.

Lucien Hardt has passed away

Lucien Hardt has passed away. Hardt co-founded and was the force behind the Europe-wide network Edin, which operates as a platform for the building View news...

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Kingfisher has published its latest Sustainability Report.

Kingfisher’s Sustainability Report 2018/19

Kingfisher has published its latest Sustainability Report to update on how it is delivering against its commitment to help customers have sustainable View news...

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Garden watering, summer of 2018
Garden furniture, summer of 2018
Germany, development of product categories 2018

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 are being interpreted View article...

Suppliers

Blaupunkt, USB port
Blaupunkt, USB port
Blaupunkt, day-night sensor

Blaupunkt

Functionality and design

The German electronics brand Blaupunkt is set to launch a new range of insect killers. Its exclusive distributor is Velleman, a major European wholesaler View article...

Regional report

FN Neuhofer, headquarters, Austria

Austria - FN Neuhofer

Further investments

Even after 368 years, the family-founded company FN Neuhofer continues its course towards quality and puts a large amount of money into state-of-the-art technologies View article...

Events

Taiwan Hardware Show, increased number of visitors
Taiwan Hardware Show, major buyers

Taiwan Hardware Show

More overseas buyers as well

In its 18th edition, the Taiwan Hardware Show in Taichung increased both its number of visitors and number of exhibitors View article...