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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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Over 20 per cent growth forecast for the UK kitchen & bathroom worktops market

According to a new report by AMA Research, there has been good growth in the domestic kitchen and bathroom worktops market in recent years. Between View news...

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Kai Kächelein leaves Hagebau

Kai Kächelein, Director of the Sales and Marketing divisions at Hagebau, has left the Soltau cooperative. Leadership of the Management Division Sales View news...

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Synlog: purchasing consortium for sea freight import is founded

At the start of this year, the sea freight import purchasing consortium was formed as part of the Synlog logistics cooperative. The operative goal of View news...

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Kesko's sales grew in August

The sales of Kesko Group's continuing operations in August 2018 totalled EUR 948.3 m, representing an increase of 4.9 per cent in comparable terms. View news...

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Kevin Macnab new President of Home Hardware Stores

Home Hardware Stores Limited ("Home Hardware" or the "Company") has announced the appointment of Kevin Macnab as President and View news...

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Expo F 2018: three days of activities

The event of the hardware industry in Latin America and the Caribbean, Expo F 2018, the International Ferretera Fair, is just around the corner. From View news...

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Easy is Cencosud's main store chain in its home improvement division.

Cencosud grows, but fights with currencies

A mixed balance is the result for the Chilean Cencosud group and its home improvement business in the second quarter. Overall, the division achieved View news...

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Obi opens its first store in Kazakhstan

The first Obi store in Kazakhstan is now open in the city of Almaty. The official opening, which was also attended by the Mayor of Almaty, Baurzhan View news...

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6th Global DIY Summit 2018

Color Expert, painting tools

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COLOR EXPERT for painting tools

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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Autumn cut with an eBike

And lawnmower with vacuum cleaner technology: Bosch uses its know-how from other company divisions for its garden equipment View article...

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Catral, privacy screens, artificial hedges

Spain - Catral

Everything for the gardens of Europe

The Spanish plastics specialist Catral has added to its wide range of garden accessories with a new recycling material View article...

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China International Hardware Show, CIHS, visitors
China International Hardware Show, CIHS, exhibitors

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Match and meet in Shanghai

Once again China International Hardware Show attracts over 50 000 visitors to Shanghai. To bring exhibitors and buyers together more effectively, the organisers have developed new Programmes for the show View article...

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Kingfisher replaces French boss

Kingfisher, the international home improvement retailer, has appointed Christian Mazauric as CEO of Kingfisher in France to replace Marc Ténart who View news...

German DIY stores make an increase of 2.9 per cent in gardens

DIY stores in Germany have increased their sales in the first half of 2018 by 1.7 per cent compared to the same period last year. In the garden View news...

Clas Ohlson: pop-up store and Amazon

An increase in sales of 10 per cent has been reported by Clas Ohlson for the months of May to July, the first quarter of financial year 2018/2019. View news...

Megatek in Albania is new member of Edra/Ghin

The Albanian trading company Megatek is a new member of Edra/Ghin, the European and Global network for the home improvement industry. Megatek, which View news...

Dedeman opens its 49th store

Dedeman, market leader for home improvement and construction materials in Romania, opened its 49th store today, the 7 September 2018. The location in View news...

Byggmax opens new store in Lycksele

The retailer Byggmax is to open a new store at Fabriksgatan 9 in Lycksele during spring 2019. The store will employ four to five people. "The View news...

Spoga+Gafa 2018: international scope increases

Spoga+Gafa closed its doors after the three-day show with an increased visitor total. The trends and themed worlds focusing on the garden attracted View news...

Chamber of commerce delegation visits FN Neuhofer

The company FN Neuhofer received a visit last week from the president of the Upper Austrian Chamber of Commerce (WKOÖ), Doris Hummer, along with the View news...

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