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Rainer Strnad

The empires strike back

"They were once the ones that emerged as a new, disruptive retail format, calling traditional retail structures into question. The DIY retailers have...View comment...
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Paint - Major European markets

Common suffering

In the major markets of Europe – Germany, France and Great Britain – sales in coating agents are declining ... View article...
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Coop Bau + Hobby

An upmarket ambience

It’s called upgrading: in its extended and modernised store in Sissach, Coop Bau + Hobby is trialling the new concepts with which the Swiss market leader... View article...
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From May to September, Clas Ohlson's sales amounted to SEK 3.360 bn.

New stores boost Clas Ohlson sales by nine per cent

The Swedish hardware store chain Clas Ohlson has reported a sales increase for September of six per cent compared with September last year, although View news...

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Kesko up in third quarter

Despite a slight dip in September, Kesko's building and technical trade ended the third quarter with sales up by 1.4 per cent. In the three months View news...

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The network of Sears stores has contracted significantly in recent years.

Sears files for insolvency and closes more stores

American department store chain Sears has filed for insolvency (Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code) and is closing more stores. The group is also View news...

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Ignacio Sánchez, CEO of Leroy Merlin España, will also be CEO of Akí.

Ignacio Sánchez heads both Leroy Merlin Spain as well as Akí

As further step towards the announced merger of Leroy Merlin España and the Spanish chain Akí at the start of 2019, there will be organisational and View news...

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88 exhibitors from 25 countries and regions presented their products at Expo F 2018 in Panama.

Expo F in Panama will start two months earlier in 2019

The Expo F 2018, International Trade Fair for Hardware & Tools, attracted 2 524 visitors. The second edition of the trade fair took place from 20 View news...

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Frédéric Lamy is the CEO of Leroy Merlin Romania.

At least 4 per cent plus for Romania’s DIY trade

The Romanian DIY trade will reach the EUR 3 bn mark in 2018. This estimation was given by Frédéric Lamy in an exclusive interview with the Romanian View news...

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In 2017, around 7 300 visitors from 65 countries came to Cologne to attend Asia-Pacific Sourcing.

Asia-Pacific Sourcing and IAW one day earlier due to Carnival

Asia-Pacific Sourcing 2019 will be brought forward one day in order to avoid a clash with the Cologne Carnival. The trade fair will now take place View news...

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Bricorama will disappear from the Spanish DIY retail industry.

Bricorama closes its stores in Spain

The French DIY store chain Bricorama is withdrawing from Spain. That is according to reports from the French and Spanish industry services LSA and View news...

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6th Global DIY Summit 2018

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Einhell at the Global DIY Summit

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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Coop Bau + Hobby

An upmarket ambience

It’s called upgrading: in its extended and modernised store in Sissach, Coop Bau + Hobby is trialling the new concepts with which the Swiss market leader aims to stay ahead online and on the high street View article...

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Nordic focus country

Thorsten Schwenecke, Brand Marketing Manager Europe at Char-­Broil, explains why Denmark is so important for the grill provider View article...

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USA - Hardware wholesalers

The big four

American hardware wholesalers today are marketing partners to their retail customers as well as being a source of merchandise. Ace Hardware, Do it Best, True Value and Orgill dominate the hardware scene View article...

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International Hardware Fair, Cologne

International Hardware Fair

Increasingly international

The International Hardware Fair in Cologne was held for four days again this year. The share of international visitors keeps on growing View article...

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Leroy Merlin Romania to open an online shop in 2020

In the coming year, Leroy Merlin Romania will test a click & collect service in its own stores and will have an online shop including home View news...

Jardiland now part of Invivo Retail

Ten months after it was announced, the acquisition of the French garden centre chain Jardiland by the cooperative Invivo Group has now been View news...

New head of marketing at Leroy Merlin Romania

Leroy Merlin Romania has appointed Andreea Mihai as head of marketing and e-commerce. Until November 2017, she was director of marketing & View news...

Hagebau and Otto to end their online collaboration

The German cooperative Hagebau and German mail-order group Otto will terminate their joint venture Baumarkt direkt on 30 June 2019. Both companies View news...

Romanian Praktiker stores to be converted to Brico Dépôt format

Kingfisher is aiming to convert the Praktiker stores in Romania that it acquired in August 2017 to its Brico Dépôt format by spring 2019. The UK View news...

Hornbach growth continues, especially abroad

The DIY stores belonging to the Hornbach Group of Germany increased their net sales in the second quarter of 2018/2019 by 4.3 per cent to EUR 1.088 View news...

Hornbach looks to expand in Sweden with more compact stores

Hornbach aims to expand further in Sweden with smaller stores than those opened hitherto. "We still see great growth potential in Sweden. View news...

Market for bathroom articles in Europe is inconsistent

The overall market for bathroom articles is developing inconsistently in Europe. This is the conclusion of a study by the German corporate View news...

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