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Rainer Strnad

The empires strike back

"They were once the ones that emerged as a new, disruptive retail format, calling traditional retail structures into question. The DIY retailers have...View comment...
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Paint - Major European markets

Common suffering

In the major markets of Europe – Germany, France and Great Britain – sales in coating agents are declining ... View article...
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Coop Bau + Hobby

An upmarket ambience

It’s called upgrading: in its extended and modernised store in Sissach, Coop Bau + Hobby is trialling the new concepts with which the Swiss market leader... View article...
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Leroy Merlin's first big box store in South Africa is located in Johannesburg. Photo: Leroy Merlin South Africa, Facebook

Leroy Merlin opens first store in South Africa

Leroy Merlin has opened its first DIY store in South Africa, in the north-east of Johannesburg. The indoor sales floor covers 8 600 m², while a View news...

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According to the organisers, almost every single member of the Garden Centre Association was present at Glee along with supermarkets, DIY giants and leading high street stores.

More positive response from the industry to Glee

More 'big players' than ever before attended this year's Glee show at the start of September in Birmingham (Great Britain). Almost every single View news...

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Around 70 exhibitors from Belgium will show their products at IPM Essen.

Belgium is the partner country of IPM Essen 2019

From January 22 to 25, 2019, the role as partner country of the international plant fair IPM Essen (Germany) will be bestowed on Belgium as an View news...

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From May to September, Clas Ohlson's sales amounted to SEK 3.360 bn.

New stores boost Clas Ohlson sales by nine per cent

The Swedish hardware store chain Clas Ohlson has reported a sales increase for September of six per cent compared with September last year, although View news...

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Kesko up in third quarter

Despite a slight dip in September, Kesko's building and technical trade ended the third quarter with sales up by 1.4 per cent. In the three months View news...

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The network of Sears stores has contracted significantly in recent years.

Sears files for insolvency and closes more stores

American department store chain Sears has filed for insolvency (Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code) and is closing more stores. The group is also View news...

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Ignacio Sánchez, CEO of Leroy Merlin España, will also be CEO of Akí.

Ignacio Sánchez heads both Leroy Merlin Spain as well as Akí

As further step towards the announced merger of Leroy Merlin España and the Spanish chain Akí at the start of 2019, there will be organisational and View news...

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88 exhibitors from 25 countries and regions presented their products at Expo F 2018 in Panama.

Expo F in Panama will start two months earlier in 2019

The Expo F 2018, International Trade Fair for Hardware & Tools, attracted 2 524 visitors. The second edition of the trade fair took place from 20 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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Coop Bau + Hobby

An upmarket ambience

It’s called upgrading: in its extended and modernised store in Sissach, Coop Bau + Hobby is trialling the new concepts with which the Swiss market leader aims to stay ahead online and on the high street View article...

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Thorsten Schwenecke, Char-Broil
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Char-Broil, Kamado grill

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Nordic focus country

Thorsten Schwenecke, Brand Marketing Manager Europe at Char-­Broil, explains why Denmark is so important for the grill provider View article...

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Italy - Arexons

“Technical products can be cool”

Arexons has been active on the market for car care and multi-purpose lubricants since 1925. CEO Domenico Ciaglia explains how the expanding traditional brand is led View article...

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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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At least 4 per cent plus for Romania’s DIY trade

The Romanian DIY trade will reach the EUR 3 bn mark in 2018. This estimation was given by Frédéric Lamy in an exclusive interview with the Romanian View news...

Asia-Pacific Sourcing and IAW one day earlier due to Carnival

Asia-Pacific Sourcing 2019 will be brought forward one day in order to avoid a clash with the Cologne Carnival. The trade fair will now take place View news...

Bricorama closes its stores in Spain

The French DIY store chain Bricorama is withdrawing from Spain. That is according to reports from the French and Spanish industry services LSA and View news...

Leroy Merlin Romania to open an online shop in 2020

In the coming year, Leroy Merlin Romania will test a click & collect service in its own stores and will have an online shop including home View news...

Jardiland now part of Invivo Retail

Ten months after it was announced, the acquisition of the French garden centre chain Jardiland by the cooperative Invivo Group has now been View news...

New head of marketing at Leroy Merlin Romania

Leroy Merlin Romania has appointed Andreea Mihai as head of marketing and e-commerce. Until November 2017, she was director of marketing & View news...

Hagebau and Otto to end their online collaboration

The German cooperative Hagebau and German mail-order group Otto will terminate their joint venture Baumarkt direkt on 30 June 2019. Both companies View news...

Romanian Praktiker stores to be converted to Brico Dépôt format

Kingfisher is aiming to convert the Praktiker stores in Romania that it acquired in August 2017 to its Brico Dépôt format by spring 2019. The UK View news...

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