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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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Sodimac now operates 254 stores in seven countries.

Sodimac opens first store in Mexico

Sodimac has opened its first store in Mexico. The Home Improvement division of the Chilean retail group Falabella has run the location in the capital View news...

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The Bunnings disaster in Great Britain and Ireland is primarily responsible for the decrease of Wesfarmers' profit in fiscal 2017/2018.

Bunnings earns a lot at home and loses a lot in the UK and Ireland

The DIY store chain Bunnings recorded an operating revenue of AUD 12.544 bn in Australia and New Zealand in financial year 2017/2018 (ending 30 June View news...

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In the first six months of the financial year, Home Depot's sales increased by 6.0 per cent.

Home Depot reports a sales growth of eight per cent

Home Depot reports sales of USD 30.463 bn for the second quarter of fiscal 2018 (ending 29 July 2018), an 8.4 per cent increase from the second View news...

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In July, Kesko increased sales of its building and technical trade 5.4 per cent.

Kesko sales in July lie significantly above last year

Sales in Kesko's building and technical trade totalled EUR 362.5 mio in July, an increase of 5.4 per cent, and 6.6 per cent in comparable terms in View news...

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Plus 8.2 per cent in the second quarter saves the first half of the year for the industry

The DIY store trade in Germany made total gross sales of EUR 9.76 bn in the first half of 2018, thus gaining an increase in sales of 1.7 per cent View news...

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Ermitažas, which belongs to Vilniaus Prekyba Group, has nine stores in Lithuania.

Bauhof in Estonia sold to Lithuanian group Vilniaus Prekyba

The Estonian DIY store and building materials chain Bauhof has been sold. The Lithuanian trade company Vilniaus Prekyba acquired 100 per cent of the View news...

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Würth targeting massive expansion in Italy

The German retailer Würth is targeting massive expansion in Italy. The company, which specialises in fastenings, aims to increase its number of View news...

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According to press reports, Hilco Capitals plans to close up to 80 Homebase stores.

Homebase reported to be closing up to 80 stores

Up to 80 stores belonging to British DIY chain Homebase are expected to close next week, according to reports on Sky News and in The Guardian's View news...

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6th Global DIY Summit 2018

V33 group, Inspiring presentations

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Inspiring presentations

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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Ledvance, Endura Style range
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Ledvance

Sleek design

At Light + Building, Ledvance showcased numerous additions to its LED luminaires portfolio for indoors and outdoors View article...

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USA - Euromonitor

Many DIYers are still sceptical about trading online

The US home improvement market is profiting from strengths in existing home sales. Yet Euromonitor International has discovered that the brick-and-mortar sales channel still has consumers’ trust in a country with a high affinity to online shopping View article...

6th Global DIY Summit 2018

Einhell, Power X-Change range

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Einhell at the Global DIY Summit

Alongside 1 100 representatives from 50 countries, Einhell Germany AG appeared at the annual international Global DIY Summit in Barcelona as a platinu View article...

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Ikea opens its first furniture store in India

Ikea opens its first furniture store in India today, 9 August 2018, in Hyderabad. The 37 000 m² store is located in Hitec City, Hyderabad's View news...

Polish window manufacturers increase exports substantially

Polish window manufacturers increased their volume of exports by nine per cent to seven million units in 2017, while the value of exports has View news...

Battery storage at B&Q distribution centre

Kingfisher has unveiled plans to install energy storage batteries at B&Q's Swindon distribution centre. The installation is said to be the latest View news...

First Mr. Bricolage store in the Ivory Coast

The French DIY store group Mr. Bricolage is now also present in the Ivory Coast. The franchise partner Yeshi Group opened the first store in Abidjan View news...

Home Pro expands primarily through same store sales growth

The Thai DIY store chain Home Pro reports a sales income of THB 15.44464 bn for the second quarter, an increase by 4.34 per cent compared to the same View news...

Mr. Bricolage sends three pilot stores in three formats into the running

Mr. Bricolage has put three pilot stores into operation for an overhauled concept. Thus, the French DIY store group, which is struggling with sales View news...

Wickes saves personnel and loses nearly six per cent

The British DIY store chain Wickes made 5.8 per cent less sales in the first half of the year than in the same period of the previous year. On a View news...

Toolstation grows, also on a like-for-like basis, by almost eleven per cent

The small store and professional sales channel Toolstation in the British group Travis Perkins continues to expand and increases its sales, also on a View news...

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5th Global DIY Summit 2017

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DIY Retailers worldwide

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