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Rainer Strnad

Talk to one another!

"Brands - and I'm talking of suppliers brands - will play an increasingly important role in the future." "In ten years at the latest, we...View comment...
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Hardware and tools - Bosch

Sticking, suction, claw care

Bosch has come up trumps again this year with a plethora of product ideas. New products for the household and for use in creative design are intended to... View article...
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Dähne Verlag

Relatively quiet

There were no massive surprises in the home improvement business in Germany in 2017. However, the top 20 retailers increased their sales at home and abroad... View article...
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HIL Limited to acquire Parador

The Indian building materials manufacturer HIL Limited, a subsidiary of the CK Birla Group, is to acquire Parador from its previous majority owner, View news...

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EDIN joins EDRA/GHIN

EDRA, the European DIY Retail Association, and GHIN, the Global Home Improvement Network have today announced the joining of EDIN, the European View news...

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Byggmax opens new store in Malung

Byggmax has opened a new store in Malung. The new store is located at Västra Industrigatan 14. Byggmax sells construction materials such as lumber, View news...

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Hellweg and Toom Baumarkt resurrect the DIY Union

Hellweg Die Profi-Baumärkte GmbH & Co. KG and Toom Baumarkt GmbH are resurrecting their collaboration in the DIY Union procurement company, which View news...

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New managing director at Velux

Jacob Madsen is the new managing director of Velux Deutschland GmbH. He thus succeeds Felix Egger, who has occupied the position on a provisional View news...

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Lowe reorganises management structure

Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) has simplified its management structure and reorganised the distribution of responsibilities. The aim of the View news...

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Eurobaustoff up 3.7 per cent in the first six months

Eurobaustoff has reported an increase of 3.7 per cent in its centrally invoiced purchasing volume of EUR 3.12 bn in the first six months of 2018. View news...

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Mr. Bricolage enters into a partnership with CDiscount

The French DIY chain Mr. Bricolage has entered into a strategic partnership with the CDiscount platform. In a first phase, the two new partners will View news...

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5th Global DIY Summit 2017

Ironside

Ironside

IRONSIDE: mutualize your private brand

The 5th Global DIY Summit in Berlin was a first class networking event for the international home improvement industry. Here are the portraits of some of the most important companies that exhibited at the International Congress Exhibition.

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Kingfisher, Romania, Praktiker

Kingfisher

Still two brands?

Kingfisher is present in Romania with two sales channels, Brico Dépôt and Praktiker. The Britons have now announced an integration plan View article...

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Batavia

Look back with a smile

Ten years ago, Henk van Ommen founded the Dutch tool provider Batavia. In DIY International he takes stock on its special anniversary View article...

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Spanish industry, IPM, International Plant Fair

Spain - Flowers and plants

Benefiting from the green boom

Spanish exports of flowers and plants have recorded a double-digit increase in the last year, with nearly all segments benefiting View article...

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Taiwan Hardware Show

The rise of the Middle East

The growing importance of this part of the world was manifested in the visitor statistics at the 17th Taiwan Hardware Show. Exhibitors delighted in a visitor pool of even greater diversity View article...

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Expo F 2018 will print a house in just six hours

A DIY workshop Print and Build a House will be part of the conference program to be held during Expo F 2018, the International Trade Fair for View news...

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ROPO effect depends on product and age

Around 39 per cent of DIY product purchases are prepared in advance by the consumer through Internet research. This is normally spoken of as the ROPO View news...

SMU sells building materials and DIY chain Construmart

The Chilean retail group SMU has sold its building materials and DIY chain Construmart for USD 50.625 mio. The new owner is the private equity firm View news...

Jem & Fix sees potential for 50 stores in Norway

The Danish DIY store chain Jem & Fix sees a potential of up to 50 locations in Norway. That is what country manager Kennet Foersom Iversen said View news...

Migros undergoes transformation and cuts back on jobs

The Swiss retail group Migros-Genossenschafts-Bund (MGB) is simplifying its organisation and internal processes in the central administrative areas View news...

Hortiflorexpo IPM Beijing attracts 22 per cent more visitors

Hortiflorexpo IPM Beijing 2018 drew to a close with big increases in all figures. From 10 to 12 May 2018 the New China International Exhibition View news...

From minus 15 to plus 7 per cent in the first quarter and everything in between

From minus 15 per cent to plus 7 per cent: that's the spread in sales variations of DIY store operators worldwide in the first quarter of 2018. If View news...

Hagebau sales increase in the first six months

The German building materials and DIY store cooperative Hagebau increased its group sales in the first six months of 2018 by 4.0 per cent compared View news...

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