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Rainer Strnad

So much is new

At the moment it's hard to keep up with reporting on all the new floor space concepts, formats and pilot stores which are being launched in the trade. But...View comment...
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Wall design - Meffert AG Farbwerke

Following German standards

Paints, plasters, varnishes and more: the manufacturer Meffert AG Farbwerke is a family-run company with short decision-making routes ... View article...
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Wall design - Euromonitor International

Ripe for disruption

Are direct-to-consumer brands painting DIY retailers into a corner? Erika Sirimanne from Euromonitor International analyses the European paint and wall... View article...
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Most recently, the new Edin CEO Heinz Wieczorek was Director Business Unit DIY at the French Saint-Gobain group.

Heinz Wieczorek new CEO of Edin

Heinz Wieczorek becomes new CEO of Edin. He had already been designated to assume the leadership of the European building materials network for the View news...

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Last Praktiker in Romania converted to Brico Dépôt

Brico Dépôt Romania has now converted the last remaining Praktiker store to its format. Thus all 35 stores operated by the British Kingfisher View news...

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Castorama tests dual customer guidance

The French home improvement chain Castorama is testing a new retail concept with a new customer guidance model in Mérignac, close to Bordeaux. The View news...

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At Hagebau, Hartmut Goldboom will in future look after partner development.

Hagebau streamlines its management

The German cooperative Hagebau is streamlining its management. Jan Buck-Emden, chairman of the management team, will additionally take over View news...

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The recipient of this year’s DIY Lifetime Award is Ralf Meistes, authorised signatory and Head of DIY Logistics at Dachser GmbH.

The DIY Lifetime Award 2019 goes to Ralf Meistes

The recipient of this year's DIY Lifetime Award is Ralf Meistes (65), authorised signatory and Head of DIY Logistics at Dachser GmbH in Cologne. The View news...

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L'Entrepôt du Bricolage is the DIY retail brand operated by Groupe Samse.

DIY sales of the Samse Group increase by seven per cent

The DIY division of French retail group Samse has reported sales amounting to EUR 82.2 mio in the third quarter. This is equivalent to an increase of View news...

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Menards owner is one of America’s richest men

John Menard, owner of the home improvement chain Menards, is one of America's richest men. In a recent issue of Forbes, listing the 400 richest View news...

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September 2019 was a bad month for the French DIY industry.

Worse September for the French DIY industry

September was the third month this year in which the French DIY stores made less sales than in the same month of the previous year. Their sales lay View news...

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Bauaktiv discount DIY store, Falkenstein
Bauaktiv discount DIY store, Falkenstein
Bauaktiv discount DIY store, Falkenstein

New concepts - Bauaktiv

The first proper German discount DIY store?

The German DIY store operator NBB has introduced a new distribution channel. The first Bauaktiv discount DIY store opened at the beginning of May 2019 View article...

Suppliers

Blaupunkt, USB port
Blaupunkt, USB port
Blaupunkt, day-night sensor

Blaupunkt

Functionality and design

The German electronics brand Blaupunkt is set to launch a new range of insect killers. Its exclusive distributor is Velleman, a major European wholesaler View article...

Regional report

Austria, Obi, Wien-Vösendorf

Austria - Obi

The large in the small

In Austria, Germany’s largest DIY store operator is testing its new “Obi next” strategy. But they are still keeping very quiet when it comes to their initial results in Wermelskirchen View article...

7th Global DIY Summit 2019

ACO DIY, POS concepts

ACO

ACO DIY – intelligent POS concepts

ACO provides a sophisticated product range for the DIY industry. Durability, safety and perfectly coordinated solutions are at the forefront. All over View article...