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Rainer Strnad

Make humans great again

 Is it an illusion, or are we currently experiencing a renaissance of the trade show? Koeln­messe has just announced the biggest visitor attendance for...View comment...
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Paint - Nespoli

“We are a network of companies”

The Italian company Nespoli is very well connected in the European markets. A conversation with owner Alessandro Nespoli about sensible generalisations... View article...
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Good Home

DIY stores for the sultanate

Following the Thai model Home Pro and with the support of industry, the newly established Good Home chain aims to conquer the market in Brunei ... View article...
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In the first nine months of 2018 the German DIY stores achieved an increase of 1.3 per cent compared with the previous year.

German DIY stores only just over previous year in third quarter

The DIY store trade in Germany has only just maintained its total gross sales in the third quarter. The industry lay only 0.3 per cent above the View news...

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In organic terms, the Swedish retailer Clas Ohlson grew by 5 per cent in the first half of its fiscal 2018/2019.

Clas Ohlson increases sales by nine per cent from May to October

From May to October, the first six months of its fiscal 2018/2019, Clas Ohlson recorded sales of SEK 4.115 bn (EUR 401 mio). This equates to an View news...

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DIY International 4/2018 has an extensive "regional report" about Austria and Switzerland.

Austria, Switzerland, Brunei, Russia …

Austria and Switzerland are the latest countries to feature in the regional report in trade magazine DIY International. Issue 4/2018 boasts 21 pages View news...

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In the third quarter, Home Depot increased its like-for-like sales in the USA by 5.4 per cent.

Home Depot grows like-for-like sales in USA above all

In the third quarter (ended 28 October 2018), sales by Home Depot came to USD 26.302 bn. The figure represents growth of 5.1 per cent for the world's View news...

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Global DIY market worth 589 billion euros

In 2017, the DIY/home improvement world market turnover reached EUR 589 bn, an increase of 2.6 per cent compared to last year, according to Fediyma View news...

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Sears Home Improvement business up for sale

Sears is selling its Sears Home Improvement business. It has received an offer from Service.com, a company that connects homeowners with service View news...

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Lowe's has a new chief information officer

Seemantini Godbole is the new chief information officer at Lowe's. She is joining the company from Target Corporation, where she served as senior View news...

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Leroy Merlin goes to Belarus

Leroy Merlin goes to Belarus. According to media reports, the French DIY store chain from Groupe Adeo wants to open its first location in the country 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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Good Home, situated in shopping centres
Good Home, general manager David Lau
Good Home, household items
Good Home, private label products
Good Home, expansion in Brunei
Good Home, paint mixing
Good Home, the author, Jennee Grace U. Rubrico

Good Home

DIY stores for the sultanate

Following the Thai model Home Pro and with the support of industry, the newly established Good Home chain aims to conquer the market in Brunei View article...

Garden suppliers

Hans-Jürgen Herr, EMEA boss, Weber
Weber, kettle grill

Weber

No effect on European business

Weber’s EMEA boss Hans-Jürgen Herr on the American-European trade dispute, on unilateralist threats and on the question of whether the barbecue market is saturated View article...

Regional report

Aarschot, Oh'Green
CEO Bob Douliez, full-blooded retailer
Oh'Green, planter department
Oh'Green, Aarschot
Oh'Green, presentation product ranges
The author, Thierry Coeman

Belgium - Oh'Green

Three times the green expertise

Bob Douliez, CEO of the Garden Center Holding, talks about the new Belgian garden centre concept Oh’Green, which has emerged from three formats View article...

Events

National Hardware Show, new logo
National Hardware Show, Las Vegas

National Hardware Show

A new start in Las Vegas

The organisers of the National Hardware Show have heralded the dawn of a new era, and a new logo symbolic of a host of innovations View article...

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Where to buy DIY products? Experience and age play a role

What influence do the level of DIY experience, age and income have on whether a customer buys DIY products at a DIY store? This question has been View news...

UK houshold textiles market to grow by up to two per cent

Having experienced overall growth of 13 per cent between 2013 and 2017, the UK household textiles market has been underpinned by returning consumer View news...

Lowe’s closes 20 stores in the USA and 27 in Canada

The US DIY store giant Lowe's is closing 20 stores in the USA as well as 27 stores and four other corporate subsidiaries in Canada. Most of the View news...

Following a jump in sales, Praktiker Hungary modernises its stores

Praktiker Hungary has started an investment program and wants to have modernised all of its currently 20 stores by 2023. The first modernisation View news...

Expo F in Panama joins Inter Lumi

The next edition of the hardware fair Expo F in Panama will be held together with the Inter Lumi. The event organisers America Expo Group expect View news...

Järnia and Bolist have merged

The two cooperatives Järnia and Bolist merged in October after Järnia members took the decision back in May to join the larger Bolist cooperative. View news...

Clas Ohlson Lab Store opens in Stockholm

Clas Ohlson has opened a so-called Lab Store in Stockholm. The store is a new concept that is built like a home and forms part of the company's View news...

Cashbuild plans third store in Zambia

The South African Cashbuild group is planning a third location in Zambia. The opening is expected to be April 2019. Cashbuild opened its first View news...

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