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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 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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The level of DIY experience has the strongest influence on the share of consumers buying at DIY stores.

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...

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Statistics Home Improvement Europe


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6th Global DIY Summit 2018

Rapid, Innovation for end user

Rapid

Innovation for the end user

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...

Suppliers

Krinner, Christmas tree stand
Krinner, Lumix SuperLight
Krinner, Tree Topper, Light Balls

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The Christmas experts

The German think tank Krinner continues to offer innovations for the Christmas tree View article...

Regional report

Belgium, Economic data and DIY stores
Belgium, Economic data and DIY stores
Belgium, Provinces and DIY stores

Belgium - Brussels

DIY stores for Brussels!

Belgium is divided into the two regions of Flanders and Wallonia, which both have a very different density of DIY stores. But clearly under-represented is the capital of Brussels View article...

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China International Hardware Show, CIHS, visitors
China International Hardware Show, CIHS, exhibitors

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Match and meet in Shanghai

Once again China International Hardware Show attracts over 50 000 visitors to Shanghai. To bring exhibitors and buyers together more effectively, the organisers have developed new Programmes for the show View article...

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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...

Only modest growth in Home Pro sales

The Thai home improvement chain Home Pro is no longer achieving the high growth in sales seen in previous years. In the third quarter, the company's View news...

Byggmakker acquires more members

The Norwegian subsidiary of Kesko, Byggmakker, has acquired another of its members and purchased the DIY retail business of Sørbø Trelast AS and Tau 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...

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3rd Global DIY-Summit

DIY Retailers worldwide

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DIY International
The unique set of data on the global home improvement trade for your successful marketing and sales, as well as field sales activities. Loose-leaf collection incl. folders and database-CD.
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