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Home, sweet home

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E-Commerce

Returns policy returns customers

In e-commerce, transparency, ease and convenience are key for customers in the DIY segment, too. This applies both to delivery and the returns experience, says Bobbie Ttooulis of GFS. View article...
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Reinier Zuydgeest is Managing Consultant at USP Marketing Consultancy.

Differentiated view of the home improvement boom

Will the boom on the DIY market triggered by Covid-19 continue this year? And was it a boom at all? These are the questions which Reinier Zuydgeest, View news...

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Store closures cause HomePro a decline in sales for the first time

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Thai HomePro group had to accept a drop in sales for the first time in the year 2020. HomePro made sales of THB View news...

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Data from the Garden Trends and Brands Research study by USP Marketing Consulting.

Robot mowers are well known, but not widely spread

Robot mowers are known in Sweden by 74 per cent of garden owners, and 17 per cent also own one. Similarly high are the percentage rates in Austria View news...

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US-American home improvement chain Home Depot is the global market leader in DIY retailing.

Home Depot increases sales by 20 per cent in 2020/2021

Plus 25 per cent in the fourth quarter, plus 20 per cent over the whole year - that is a summary of Home Depot's 2020 balance sheets. The global View news...

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The first DIY stores are allowed to open again in Germany

In Germany, the first of 16 federal states have announced the re-opening of DIY stores: from next Monday, 1 March 2021, DIY stores in Bavaria (in the View news...

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Lars Petersson, president and CEO of the Hempel Group.

Hempel takes over Wattyl in Australia and New Zealand

The Danish coatings manufacturer Hempel has taken over Wattyl, a coatings manufacturer and retailer in Australia and New Zealand. Wattyl operates View news...

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Bunnings is Australia's DIY retail market leader.

Bunnings makes 24 per cent more sales from July to December

In the second half year of 2020 - the first half year of the company's financial year 2020/2021 - Bunnings stores in Australia and New Zealand View news...

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France’s DIY stores start the year with plus 20 per cent

The French DIY industry has started the year 2021 with ongoing high growth rates. In January, sales in the DIY stores in France lay at 19.51 per cent View news...

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Handyman Do it Best, Philippines
Handyman, Philippines
True Value, Philippines
True Value, Philippines

Philippines

Philippine store numbers continue to grow

The Do It Best licensee Handyman plans to open 16 stores in the next 18 months in the Philippines, despite the impact of Covid-19 on store visits. Meanwhile, True Value remains more opportunistic with its expansion in the Southeast Asian country. Both businesses are operated by the same parent company View article...

Garden suppliers

Pär Åström, president of the Gardena division
Gardena, ClickUp!, insect hotel

Gardena

Explosion of demand

Gardena reports double-digit growth rates. That’s not only down to the industry-wide coronavirus effect. After all, the brand has doubled its sales over five years View article...

Regional report

Hornbach, latest store, Duiven

Benelux - The Netherlands

Expanding westwards

The German DIY retailer Hornbach now operates 15 stores in the neighbouring Netherlands. Its new outlet there is the company’s 160th store overall View article...

Events

Stefan Lohrberg (l.), Director Spoga+Gafa, Catja Caspary, Vice President, and Oliver Frese, Chief Operating Officer
Koelnmesse, Spoga+Gafa, POS Green Solution Islands, Indoor gardening
Koelnmesse, Spoga+Gafa, POS Green Solution Islands, Outdoor living

Spoga+Gafa 2020

More on the topic of green lifestyle

Koelnmesse is taking special precautions for Spoga+Gafa 2020 in order to be able to hold the trade fair safely. New exhibitors will even be taking part due to the cancellation of other events View article...