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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 - 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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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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Plantorama currently operates eleven garden centres in Denmark.

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...

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Wickes grew in like-for-like sales by 10.5 per cent in the first quarter of 2019.

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...

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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...

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The Bauhaus store in Girona which is only open during the summer is located in the Espai Gironés shopping centre.

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...

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6th Global DIY Summit 2018

Dachser, DIY-Logistics

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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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Distribution

Average growth rate, CAGR, product groups
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DIY market

Generally positive

The DIY market in the EU has developed more steadily again in recent years. Only in the garden can weaknesses be seen View article...

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The Christmas experts

The German think tank Krinner continues to offer innovations for the Christmas tree View article...

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Finland, regions and DIY stores
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Nordic countries - Finland

Undisputed market leader

The Kesko Group dominates the Finnish home improvement market. Countless domestic and foreign players are also operating in the market View article...

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Ledvance, future of lighting

Ledvance

LEDVANCE: Impulses for the future of lighting

How is the lighting business changing? Fascinating answers to this question were provided at the Global DIY Summit at the LEDVANCE stand. This is wher View article...

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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...

Lowe’s pulls out of Mexico

Lowe's has closed all of its 13 stores in Mexico, according to several newspapers and the trade press in the South American country. Reports indicate View news...

Richard McPhail will be Home Depot’s new CFO

Home Depot has announced that Carol Tomé, chief financial officer and executive vice-president of Corporate Services, has decided to retire on 31 View news...

CFO leaves the company

Byggmax CFO Pernilla Walfridsson, who entered the comany in 2005, has announced that she has decided to leave her position for new challenges View news...

Birthday cake for 10th Table ronde Bricolage

Small celebration in Paris: the "Round table of the DIY industry" ("La table ronde Bricolage"), which is famous in the French View news...

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5th Global DIY Summit 2017

The speakers in Berlin

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