Rainer Strnad

The empires strike back

"They were once the ones that emerged as a new, disruptive retail format, calling traditional retail structures into question. The DIY retailers have...View comment...

Paint - Major European markets

Common suffering

In the major markets of Europe – Germany, France and Great Britain – sales in coating agents are declining ... View article...

Coop Bau + Hobby

An upmarket ambience

It’s called upgrading: in its extended and modernised store in Sissach, Coop Bau + Hobby is trialling the new concepts with which the Swiss market leader... View article...
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Kevin Macnab new President of Home Hardware Stores

Home Hardware Stores Limited ("Home Hardware" or the "Company") has announced the appointment of Kevin Macnab as President and View news...

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Expo F 2018: three days of activities

The event of the hardware industry in Latin America and the Caribbean, Expo F 2018, the International Ferretera Fair, is just around the corner. From View news...

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Easy is Cencosud's main store chain in its home improvement division.

Cencosud grows, but fights with currencies

A mixed balance is the result for the Chilean Cencosud group and its home improvement business in the second quarter. Overall, the division achieved View news...

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Obi opens its first store in Kazakhstan

The first Obi store in Kazakhstan is now open in the city of Almaty. The official opening, which was also attended by the Mayor of Almaty, Baurzhan View news...

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Christian Mazauric, CEO at B&Q UK and Ireland since 2017, replaces Marc Ténar as CEO of Kingfisher France.

Kingfisher replaces French boss

Kingfisher, the international home improvement retailer, has appointed Christian Mazauric as CEO of Kingfisher in France to replace Marc Ténart who View news...

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In the first half of 2018, the garden departments of the German DIY stores increased their sales by 2.9 per cent, whereas the garden centres lost 0.5 per cent with their garden ranges.

German DIY stores make an increase of 2.9 per cent in gardens

DIY stores in Germany have increased their sales in the first half of 2018 by 1.7 per cent compared to the same period last year. In the garden View news...

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In June, Clas Ohlson opened its pop-up store “Hemma hos Clas Ohlson” (“At Clas Ohlson’s home”) in Oslo.

Clas Ohlson: pop-up store and Amazon

An increase in sales of 10 per cent has been reported by Clas Ohlson for the months of May to July, the first quarter of financial year 2018/2019. View news...

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Megatek is part of the Teqja Group.

Megatek in Albania is new member of Edra/Ghin

The Albanian trading company Megatek is a new member of Edra/Ghin, the European and Global network for the home improvement industry. Megatek, which View news...

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6th Global DIY Summit 2018

Pentrilo, painting tools


Pentrilo: The future of the painting tools

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.




Dähne Verlag

Top 10 DIY retailers in North and South America

The top 10 DIY retailers in North and South America achieved combined net sales of EUR 203.7 bn in 2017. On a euro basis, that was 1.9 per cent more t View article...

Garden suppliers

Thorsten Schwenecke, Char-Broil
Char-Broil, Bilka POSs
Char-Broil, Kamado grill


Nordic focus country

Thorsten Schwenecke, Brand Marketing Manager Europe at Char-­Broil, explains why Denmark is so important for the grill provider View article...

Regional report

César Navarro, chairman AFEB
Fes Més, part of Brico Group
Spain, traditional hardware store
Market shares, AFEB
Spanish Hardware and DIY market, AFEB
Market evolution, AFEB

Spain - AFEB

Improving consumer knowledge

César Navarro, chairman of the Spanish manufacturers’ association AFEB, talks about the challenges that manufacturers and retailers must tackle jointly now, when the sector is showing signs of recovery View article...


International Hardware Fair, European trade press conference, J. Wolfgang Kirchhoff, Katharina C. Hamma, Sarah Becker-Kraft
International Hardware Fair, Cologne

International Hardware Fair

The fair is digitalised

The International Hardware Fair is almost fully booked. But Amazon and Co. are characterising events at the Cologne trade fair more and more View article...


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Dedeman opens its 49th store

Dedeman, market leader for home improvement and construction materials in Romania, opened its 49th store today, the 7 September 2018. The location in View news...

Byggmax opens new store in Lycksele

The retailer Byggmax is to open a new store at Fabriksgatan 9 in Lycksele during spring 2019. The store will employ four to five people. "The View news...

Spoga+Gafa 2018: international scope increases

Spoga+Gafa closed its doors after the three-day show with an increased visitor total. The trends and themed worlds focusing on the garden attracted View news...

Chamber of commerce delegation visits FN Neuhofer

The company FN Neuhofer received a visit last week from the president of the Upper Austrian Chamber of Commerce (WKOÖ), Doris Hummer, along with the View news...

Byggmax opens new store in Södertälje

The home improvement discounter chain Byggmax, which continues to grow, opened a new store in Södertälje last week. The new store is located at View news...

International statistics covering an expanded range of subjects

The range of topics covered by the latest edition of Dähne Verlag's international home improvement retailing statistics has been expanded once more. View news...

Tuesday to Thursday opening for Glee from 2019 onwards

The British garden trade show Glee is changing its opening days from next year and will run from Tuesday to Thursday instead of Monday to Wednesday. View news...

Cashbuild growth in 2017/2018 purely down to expansion

The South African Cashbuild Group increased its sales in the recently ended fiscal 2017/2018 (ended 30 June 2018) by 5 per cent to ZAR 10.208 bn. View news...


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Zodio in Italy

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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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