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Rainer Strnad

DIY getting more expensive

Will the coronavirus crisis now be followed by a raw materials and logistics crisis? No - it isn't on its way, it is already here, at least in the European...View comment...
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The French DIY market continues to remain in minus figures

As is the case since May, the French DIY market continues to remain in minus figures compared to the same period last year in August too. DIY Stores View news...

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The Tengelmann headquarters in Mülheim an der Ruhr.

Restructuring of Obi parent Tengelmann continues

The German trading group Tengelmann, parent company of Germany's DIY market leader Obi, is relocating its corporate headquarters from Mülheim an der View news...

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Kingfisher sales rise by 20 per cent in the first half of the year 2021.

Kingfisher sales rise by 20 per cent in the first half of the year

Kingfisher has increased its sales in the first half of financial year 2021/2022 compared to the same period last year by 19.9 per cent to GBP 7.101 View news...

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Sodimac doubles sales in second quarter

The home improvement division of the Chilean retail group Falabella doubled its sales in the second quarter. Compared to the same period last year, View news...

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The last edition of National Hardware Show took place in 2019.

75th National Hardware Show in October

The 75th edition of the National Hardware Show, which was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, is now to take place from 21 to 23 October 2021 View news...

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Sales in the French garden market were down by 14 per cent in July as compared with July 2020.

French garden market down 14 per cent in July compared with last year

Sales in the French garden market were down by 14 per cent in July as compared with July 2020, when consumer shopping was influenced by the pandemic. View news...

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Bunnings subsidiary Adelaide Tools to become Tool Kit Depot

Bunnings announces that Adelaide Tools will become Tool Kit Depot, positioning the professional tools business for expansion into Western Australia View news...

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In total, 896 stores belong to the French Mr. Bricolage group, 824 of them in France and 72 stores in another ten countries.

Mr. Bricolage records 19 per cent increase in sales in the first six months

The French franchise group Mr. Bricolage had sales totalling EUR 1.2596 bn in the first half of 2021. Compared with the same period last year, which View news...

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Lets do it, new specialist tools store in Huma Eleven, Thomas Steinhart, Stephan Kalteis, Markus Dulle
Lets do it, Marks Dulle, 3e CEO
Lets do it, Cordless tools, complete concepts, automated garden
Lets do it,  Cordless tools, complete concepts, automated garden

Let’s do it

Tools from the shopping centre

The Austrian 3e AG is rolling out its modernised specialist store concept Let’s do it which consistently focuses on the omni-channel and, with that, also new customers. That’s expected to work in the capital now too – between fashion stores, leather goods and shoe shops View article...

Garden suppliers

Furniture, indoors and outdoors, Photo: Kettler Home & Garden
Beautifying the garden, Photo: Kingfisher
Narrow furniture for smaller surfaces, Photo: Castorama
Plants, measuring temperature and moisture, Photo: Gardena

Garden trends

A cosy place of retreat

The worldwide pandemic underpins the boom the garden industry already felt before. Now it seems that garden, terrace any balcony have become a kind of sanctuary for their owners. What does that mean for current trends? View article...

Regional report

Made4DIY, paint category
Made4DIY, garden segment
Michele Zucca, senior key account manager of the FAB Group, president of Made4DIY

Italy - Made4DIY

Restart of the garden segment

Italy was one of the countries in Europe most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. We asked the association of manu­facturers Made4DIY for an assessment of the current situation which remains difficult for the home improvement sector – with a few exceptions View article...

Events

From left, Barry Tsai from Shen Kai Precision, Simon Wang, Kevin Wang
Frank Lee, Sheh Fung
Eva Hsieh, King Slide brand

Taitra

Taiwan at its best

The Taiwanese trade promotion organisation Taitra offered domestic companies the opportunity of presenting themselves and their products in several web formats. Four speakers from the industry were invited to the Building Material and Fastener Webinar & Online Business Matching Event View article...