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Rainer Strnad

So much is new

At the moment it's hard to keep up with reporting on all the new floor space concepts, formats and pilot stores which are being launched in the trade. But...View comment...
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Wall Design - Leco

All-rounder and more

Leco presents innovations from its wall coverings division in its range of paintable wallpapers... View article...
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Bathroom furniture

Smart and sexy

In the distribution of bathroom furniture, mirror cabinets and illuminated mirrors, DIY retailers play a significant role throughout Europe. And the product... View article...
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Obi increased its sales in Germany by 4.2 per cent in 2018.

Obi’s net sales increase by 5.5 per cent

The German market leader Obi increased its net sales in the last financial year by 5.5 per cent to EUR 6.4424 bn. Sales in Germany amounted to EUR View news...

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Clas Ohlson increased its sales by 4 per cent in the first quarter of its financial year 2019/2020.

Clas Ohlson increases sales by four per cent

The Swedish home improvement retailer Clas Ohlson reported sales of SEK 2.044 bn (EUR 191 mio) in the first quarter of its fiscal 2019/2020, thus View news...

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Home Pro's Sales sales income increased by 4.97 per cent in the first half year.

Home Pro growth rate recovers

After a poor start to the year, the Thai DIY chain Home Pro saw its growth rate rise again in the second quarter. Sales income increased compared View news...

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There is also a large Home & Kitchen category at www.catch.com.au.

Wesfarmers acquires online retailer Catch Group

The Wesfarmers Group in Australia, which also includes DIY market leader Bunnings, has acquired the online retailer Catch Group. This company View news...

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Travis Perkins retail group will demerge Wickes to shareholders as a standalone business.

Travis Perkins decides to demerge Wickes

Another change has been announced in the British DIY market. Wickes, the number two in the market, is to be separated off from the Travis Perkins View news...

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The CWS Group acquires Vendor

The CWS Group is acquiring washroom solution provider Vendor from the private equity firm Egeria. The companes signed a purchase agreement on 9 View news...

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Australia: Bunnings goes online now too

Australia: Bunnings goes online now too

The Australian DIY store operator Bunnings, according to their own reports, is working on getting the greater part of their inventory View news...

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Obi MachBar on Tour stops in Leipzig from 8 to 22 August 2019.

Obi MachBar on Tour with fifth stop in Leipzig

Obi MachBar on Tour stops in Leipzig from 8 to 22 August 2019. It is the fifth of a total of eight stops on the tour of the largest German DIY store View news...

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Garden distribution

2019 Garden Trends Report, Greener living spaces
2019 Garden Trends Report, City gardening, Katie Dubow
2019 Garden Trends Report, urban gardening
2019 Garden Trends Report, Cacti as Pinterest stars

Garden Trends Report

The rising trend of connectivity

Rooted together: that is the title of the 2019 Garden Trends Report, which is published annually by the Garden Media Group. Co-author Katie Dubow explains the trends in city gardening that feature in this. View article...

Suppliers

Franz and Victoria Neuhofer (father, daughter)
Wood-look finishes, on aluminium flooring profiles
Wood-look finishes, on polystyrene skirtings

FN Neuhofer

The direct route

FN Neuhofer has developed a digital printing process which is able to directly print on skirtings and profiles. So even the smallest batch sizes are possible View article...

Regional report

Aarschot, Oh'Green
CEO Bob Douliez, full-blooded retailer
Oh'Green, planter department
Oh'Green, Aarschot
Oh'Green, presentation product ranges
The author, Thierry Coeman

Belgium - Oh'Green

Three times the green expertise

Bob Douliez, CEO of the Garden Center Holding, talks about the new Belgian garden centre concept Oh’Green, which has emerged from three formats View article...

Events

Asia-Pacific Sourcing, Best of China group
Asia-Pacific Sourcing, Cologne

Asia-Pacific Sourcing

Biggest edition ever

Exhibitor numbers are set to rise once more at the Asia-Pacific Sourcing taking place from 25 to 27 February. At the same time and directly adjacent, the IAW show will be staged in Cologne again View article...