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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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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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AMA forecasts for 2018 an annual growth rate of around 1 to 2 per cent.

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...

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Lowe's is the world's second largest DIY retailer.

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...

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Praktiker Hungary wants to have modernised all of its currently 20 stores by 2023.

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...

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Statistics Home Improvement Europe


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6th Global DIY Summit 2018

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Einhell

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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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...

Garden suppliers

Hans-Jürgen Herr, EMEA boss, Weber
Weber, kettle grill

Weber

No effect on European business

Weber’s EMEA boss Hans-Jürgen Herr on the American-European trade dispute, on unilateralist threats and on the question of whether the barbecue market is saturated View article...

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Reinier Zuydgeest, USP Marketing Consultancy BV
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Italy - USP

Different to their neighbours?

Which consumer behaviours shape the Italian home improvement market? Are there differences to other countries? Market research agency USP has got the answers View article...

6th Global DIY Summit 2018

Color Expert, painting tools

Color Expert

COLOR EXPERT for painting tools

The Summit served as the ultimate venue for us to present our innovative painting tool solutions for future markets in DIY, DIFM (For Me) and DIWM (Wi View article...

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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...

Romanian market grows by another seven per cent in 2018

The Romanian DIY market grew by 8.5 per cent to a volume of EUR 12.4 bn in 2017, according to estimates by the market research company PMR. For 2018 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...

Cashbuild plans third store in Zambia

The South African Cashbuild group is planning a third location in Zambia. The opening is expected to be April 2019. Cashbuild opened its first View news...

Wickes sales continue to drop, Toolstation sales continue to rise

The consumer division of the British retail group Travis Perkins made 1.8 per cent less sales in the third quarter than in the same period last year; View news...

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4th Global DIY Summit 2016

Stockholm was the place to be

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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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