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Home, sweet home

The fact that this issue of DIY International is coming out under the shadow of the Covid-19 pandemic will surprise no one. There are only a few articles...View comment...
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E-Commerce

Returns policy returns customers

In e-commerce, transparency, ease and convenience are key for customers in the DIY segment, too. This applies both to delivery and the returns experience, says Bobbie Ttooulis of GFS. View article...
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DIY store chain Bricorama has 135 branches in France.

Bricomarché, Bricorama and Brico Cash grow in double-digit figures

The DIY store division of the French trading group Les Mousquetaires with its sales channels Bricomarché, Bricorama and Brico Cash have made sales of View news...

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The Swedish retailer operates 169 stores under the Byggmax brand and eleven shop-in-shop concept stores under the Skånska Byggvaror brand.

Byggmax grows by 29 per cent in 2020

The Swedish DIY trading group Byggmax made sales to the amount of SEK 6.801 bn (EUR 675 mio) in the year 2020 and thus achieved growth of 28.9 per View news...

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Spoga+Gafa 2021 is scheduled for 30 May to 1 June.

“We believe that we have an opportunity for Spoga+Gafa 2021”

At the end of February or the start of March, Koelnmesse, together with associations, committees and interest groups want to discuss the chances that View news...

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Attic renovations gain popularity

In a year with renewed interest in Do-It-Yourself and home improvement, the attic has been a particularly popular area for renovations - from small View news...

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China expert Pascal Coppens held a presentation in the Global DIY-Network.

China: above all, fast and agile

The high speed of the introduction of new technology and the agility of companies and people - that, above all, is how China managed to be the only View news...

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French DIY stores increased sales by nearly 5 per cent in 2020

In 2020, home improvement stores in France increased their sales by 4.78 per cent. Although the growth rate was in double digits every month from May View news...

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"Geschlossen" - "closed": German DIY stores and garden centres stay closed until mid-February. Photo: Gerd Altmann/Pixabay.

German DIY stores and garden centres to stay closed for a further two weeks

In Germany, home improvement stores and garden centres are to stay closed for two weeks longer than initially expected. The federal government and View news...

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Sales down at Clas Ohlson, but online business growing

Sales at Swedish retail group Clas Ohlson were down by 14 per cent in December compared with the same month in 2019, and by 10 per cent when adjusted View news...

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Distribution

DIY stores, keep your distance
DIY stores, masks are mandatory
DIY stores, shopping with a mask
DIY market 2020, France, Source FMB/Banque de France
DIY superstores 2020, Italy, Source 10 minutes DIY and garden/GfK
DIY and hardware market 2019/2020, Spain, Source AECOC
Coronavirus, more home improvement jobs, Source USP Marketing Consultancy/European Hardware Monitor

DIY market

The DIY market under the sign of V

The home improvement and garden retail sector has just been through a few turbulent months. The market crash due to the lockdown was followed in Europe by a swift recovery with sales and growth curves in the form of a V. Consumers have discovered DIY – particularly the younger ones View article...

Garden suppliers

Compost Urbain, compost silo
Compost Urbain, Malcolm Hammer

Compost Urbain

Kitchen composting

This year’s Gardena garden award went to Compost Urbain. It is no accident that the young designer Malcolm Hammer developed his idea in the densely populated city of Paris View article...

Regional report

Source: Euromonitor International Economies and Consumers 2018 edition research
Source: Euromonitor International Economies and Consumers 2018 edition research
Source: Euromonitor International Economies and Consumers 2018 edition research
Source: Euromonitor International Economies and Consumers 2018 edition research

Africa

Growth will come from paint

Economic conditions depress the demand in South Africa's home improvement market, but the new household growth is a silver lining, analyses Erika Sirimanne from Euromonitor International View article...

Events

Stefan Lohrberg (l.), Director Spoga+Gafa, Catja Caspary, Vice President, and Oliver Frese, Chief Operating Officer
Koelnmesse, Spoga+Gafa, POS Green Solution Islands, Indoor gardening
Koelnmesse, Spoga+Gafa, POS Green Solution Islands, Outdoor living

Spoga+Gafa 2020

More on the topic of green lifestyle

Koelnmesse is taking special precautions for Spoga+Gafa 2020 in order to be able to hold the trade fair safely. New exhibitors will even be taking part due to the cancellation of other events View article...