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Lessons learned from over 30 years

DIY International is celebrating its 30th birthday. Originally established as "DIY in Europe", the magazine has been reporting international DIY...View comment...
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Building and renovation - Laminate

Laminate market shrinks again

Global sales by European producers decline in 2018 by 4.6 per cent. Western Europe is hit the hardest ... 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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Byggmax appoints Helena Nathhorst as new CFO

Swedish Byggmax Group has appointed Helena Nathhorst as new Chief Financial Officer. Helena Nathhorst is today CFO for Addnode Group. Before that View news...

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The Bauking headquarters in Iserlohn: through this subsidiary, a member of the German Hagebau Group, CRH is also active in the DIY business.

Blackstone acquires CRH Europe Distribution

CRH Europe Distribution has been taken over by the Blackstone investment company. CRH ED has its headquarters in the Netherlands and is seen as the View news...

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Bob Nardelli now advises hydroponics company Grow Generation

The former Home Depot boss Bob Nardelli now works for Grow Generation as a strategic advisor. He is expected to provide advice on matters relating to View news...

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In the first half of 2018, the Byggmax stores increased their sales by 7.0 per cent.

Byggmax DIY stores make 5.6 per cent more sales

The Swiss Byggmax group made sales of SEK 1.7990 bn (EUR 170.45 mio) in the second quarter of 2019 and thus achieved growth of 3.9 per cent. The View news...

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L'Entrepôt du Bricolage is  the DIY retail brand operated by Groupe Samse.

L’Entrepôt du Bricolage starts the year with ten per cent plus

The 36 L'Entrepôt du Bricolage stores in the French Groupe Samse have increased their sales in the first quarter of 2019 by 10.0 per cent. The sales View news...

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The Tengelmann headquarters in the German city of Mülheim an der Ruhr.

Tengelmann closes previous holding company and sets up another

The Tengelmann Group, which includes the German DIY market leader Obi, is realigning its holding as previously announced and closing down the View news...

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Kingfisher CEO Véronique Laury will leave the company in September.

Kingfisher shareholders protest against remuneration of directors

At Kingfisher's annual general meeting, 24.19 per cent of the shareholders voted against the proposed directors' remuneration, as revealed by the View news...

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The members of the Spanish manufacturers’ association AFEB came together at their tenth Foro AFEB de Verano.

Two per cent growth forecast for Spain in 2019

The Spanish hardware and DIY market will grow by 2.1 per cent in 2019. This forecast was presented by the Comité de Economía of the Spanish View news...

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Garden distribution

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Volmary

Organic along the entire line

Volmary supports the issue of organic horticulture along the entire value chain from cultivation to seed and plant marketing View article...

Suppliers

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Paint sprays for the DIY segment

The Motip Dupli Group is considered a front-runner on the European market. It has now presented a relaunch of product communication for the Dupli Color brand View article...

Regional report

Home Improvement retailers, Republic of Ireland
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Economic data and DIY stores, Republic of Ireland

UK and Ireland - Statistics Republic of Ireland

One top dog and many stores

On the Irish DIY and hardware market, not only chains with more or less big boxes are active, but also several cooperatives of independent hardware stores View article...

Events

Taiwan Hardware Show, increased number of visitors
Taiwan Hardware Show, major buyers

Taiwan Hardware Show

More overseas buyers as well

In its 18th edition, the Taiwan Hardware Show in Taichung increased both its number of visitors and number of exhibitors View article...