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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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Harald Nyborg closes nearly all its bricks and mortar stores in Sweden

The Danish chain Harald Nyborg is largely withdrawing its bricks and mortar stores from Sweden, but will retain an online presence. Of the twelve View news...

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New name, new logo: the French DIY manufacturers' association is now called Inoha.

Unibal manufacturers’ association renamed Inoha

The French manufacturers' association Unibal has changed its name and is now called Inoha. This acronym stands for Les Industriels du Nouvel Habitat View news...

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Brico Dépôt Spain and Portugal loses its boss

Albert Aranda, head ("director de operaciones") of Brico Dépôt Spain and Portugal, has left the company, according to the industry news View news...

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Silvan seeks 20 new locations in Denmark

The Danish DIY store chain Silvan Byggemarked wants to significantly expand its branch network and is seeking 20 new locations. Six of these are to View news...

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Clas Ohlson will close its four stores in Hamburg, Germany, (photo) and its remaining six locations in the UK.

Clas Ohlson leaves Great Britain and Germany

Clas Ohlson is withdrawing from Great Britain and Germany. The Swedish retailer is currently operating six stores in Great Britain, where it has been View news...

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Nigel Oddy leaves The Range

The CEO of the British retailer The Range, Nigel Oddy, is leaving the company. That is according to reports by the trade journal Retail Week. Oddy View news...

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Gebhardt replaces Soler at Cencosud

There has been a change at the top of the Chilean retail group Cencosud. The new CEO is Andreas Gebhardt. His predecessor Jaime Soler, who had held View news...

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ManoMano becomes a member of Edra

The French online platform ManoMano is now a member of the European DIY umbrella association Edra. ManoMano is specialised as Internet marketplace in View news...

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6th Global DIY Summit 2018

Ledvance, future of lighting

Ledvance

LEDVANCE: Impulses for the future of lighting

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

Donald Trump, influence on home improvement industry
steadily increasing sales volume, building materials
home centre chains, housing market
Omarr Aleem, Cleveland Research Company

USA - Donald Trump

The Trumponomics and the home centres

What effect has US President Donald Trump’s politics had on business for home improvement stores in the USA? Either way – the industry’s prospects aren’t bad View article...

Events

International Hardware Fair, Cologne

International Hardware Fair

Increasingly international

The International Hardware Fair in Cologne was held for four days again this year. The share of international visitors keeps on growing View article...

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Aveve is now called Arvesta but the stores are keeping their name

The Belgian Aveve group has changed its name and is now called Arvesta. The around 250 retail locations in the country and garden specialist trade, View news...

Asia-Pacific Sourcing 2019 will be bigger than ever

The next Asia-Pacific Sourcing in Cologne from 25 to 27 February 2019 will be the biggest edition of this sourcing platform since its launch in 2005. View news...

First Homelux stores open in Romania

The first two stores of the new Romanian retail chain Homelux have just opened. The first one is located in Ploiesti, in premises that formerly View news...

Clas Ohlson unveils new service

Swedish retailer Clas Ohlson has launched its new Clas Fix It service. The service provides assistance with jobs that are maybe too simple for hiring View news...

Cencosud growing in Chile and Colombia

The home improvement division of the Chilean retail group Cencosud announced sales in the third quarter of CLP 269.109 bn (EUR 354 mio). The figure View news...

New Byggmax logo on 100th store in Sweden

Byggmax has opened its 100th store in Sweden, the first outlet to display the company's new logo. The store is in Stenungsund, to the north of View news...

Lowe's sales grow by 3.8 per cent

In the third quarter (ended 2 November 2018) of its fiscal 2018/2019, Lowe's sales were up to USD 17.415 bn, an increase of 3.8 per cent compared View news...

Lowe's to get rid of Mexico stores

Lowe's said on Tuesday it was looking to shed its retail operations in Mexico and two of its smaller US businesses as the country's View news...

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