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Rainer Strnad

From -80 to +20 per cent

How has the international home improvement industry come through the Covid-19 crisis? This is a question that cannot really be answered by a magazine such...View comment...
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Living and design trends - Koczwara

Floorings for every requirement

The German manufacturer Koczwara works for an international customer base. With its fundamental values of partnership, reliability and flexibility, it is... View article...
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Market recovery in France

2019 was a good year for the overall market, among other things because the French bought and sold more property than for a long time. The DIY stores profited... View article...
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Hornbach reports ongoing strong growth trend

Due to customer demand remaining high, the strong growth trend of the Hornbach Baumarkt AG Group has continued to date in the second quarter also (1 View news...

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2nd quarter sales down at Stanley Black & Decker

Stanley Black & Decker's net sales in the second quarter of 2020 came to 3.1 billion US dollars, 16 per cent down on the same period in the View news...

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Leroy Merlin and Akí move closer to merging

Leroy Merlin and Akí have taken another step closer to merging into one brand in Portugal. As the company has announced, online purchases can now be View news...

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More than 60 per cent of Germans seek rest and relaxation in the bathroom

In June 2020, Grohe, a brand for holistic bathroom solutions and kitchen fittings, carried out a representative study of showering behaviour in View news...

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After a slump in March and April 2020, DIY sales in France recently recovered strongly. [Source: Fédération des Magasins de Bricolage F.M.B]

Sales by French home improvement stores increased in June by 30 per cent

After a sharp fall in sales by the French DIY store operators in the months of March and April of this year at minus 49.2 and 61.7 per cent, the View news...

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Les Mousquetaires acquires majority of BricoPrivé

The French group Les Mousquetaires has entered into a strategic alliance with BricoPrivé by acquiring a majority stake. According to an announcement View news...

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Home Depot Opening Three New Distribution Centers in Georgia

Home Depot Opening Three New Distribution Centers

Home Depot has announced that it will open three new distribution centres in Georgia over the next 18 months to support the growing demand for View news...

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Egger with stable annual results 2019/2020

In financial year 2019/2020, the Egger group generated sales of EUR 2.832 bn (minus 0.4 per cent compared to the previous year) and an EBITDA of EUR View news...

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Africa

To Libya and in the Sudan

The Egyptian CMB Group doesn't only supply markets in Africa with its building products, it exports throughout the whole of the world. It is now also expanding as franchisor beyond the borders of Egypt with its small-scale retail format View article...

Suppliers

Koczwara,
Koczwara, Jangal
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Koczwara, Managing Director Andreas Koczwara

Living and design trends - Koczwara

Floorings for every requirement

The German manufacturer Koczwara works for an international customer base. With its fundamental values of partnership, reliability and flexibility, it is now planning further expansion View article...

Regional report

South Africa, Bakkie builders
South Africa, P&L Hardware
South Africa

Africa

"We are quite unique"

With a format adapted to the South African market, Cashbuild appeals not only to consumers but also primarily to small contractors, otherwise known here as "Bakkies". CEO Werner de Jager explains how the company operates View article...

Events

CIHS, China International Hardware Show
CIHS, China International Hardware Show
CIHS, China International Hardware Show

China International Hardware Show (CIHS)

Back to Pudong, forward to August

China International Hardware Show will be brought forward by two months and is returning to its former site, the Shanghai Pudong International Expo Center. Last year, the trade fair attracted more than 40 000 visitors to Shanghai. Organisers of the trade fair continue to be the China National Hardware Association and Koelnmesse View article...