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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 - Taiwan

Strong export nation

The Taiwanese hand tools industry placed emphasis on quality at the International Hardware Fair in Cologne, with the winners of the Taiwan Excellence Award... View article...
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Obi

Good and bad companies

Customer, customer, customer: that’s how Obi’s current business strategy could be summarised. Sergio Giroldi demands that not only his company, but... View article...
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At a press conference during the Global DIY Summit in Barcelona, John Herbert, General secretary Edra/Ghin, announced Steinbuild and Megatek as new members.

New Edra/Ghin members from Albania and South Africa

The joining of two additional companies is pending at the European DIY association Edra and its Global Home Improvement Network (Ghin). General View news...

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Comparable sales grew in May

The sales of Kesko Group's continuing operations in May 2018 totalled EUR 952.7 mio, representing an increase of 5.6 per cent in comparable terms. View news...

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Kingfisher opens first net zero energy store

According to Kingfisher, the Screwfix store that recently opened in Peterborough is the first in the company's portfolio with net zero energy View news...

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DIY Lifetime Award for CEO who preaches disobedience

It was the ceremonial highlight of the 6th Global DIY Summit: the presentation yesterday evening of the 6th Global DIY Lifetime Award to Damien View news...

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The sector discusses cooperation, consumer and digitalisation

Cooperation between retailers and manufacturers, the strong position of the customer as king and queen and the possibilities opened up by modern View news...

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1 100 delegates at Global DIY Summit in Barcelona

 The Global DIY Summit has set a new attendance record: more than 1 100 representatives of the international DIY and garden sector are gathering View news...

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The Builders Warehouse chain operates large DIY and home improvement stores in major urban areas.

Retail sales of Massbuild lag behind trade business

The South African building materials and DIY store operator Massbuild increased its total sales in the first 19 weeks of 2018, thus from January to View news...

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There are currently 65 Byggmakker stores in Norway.

Byggmakker acquires cooperative member Skattum

Byggmakker Handel AS, the Norwegian subsidiary of the Finnish Kesko Group, has acquired Skattum Handel, a member of its own cooperative organisation. View news...

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5th Global DIY Summit 2017

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Dachser

Destination: The World

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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Rusta, Anders Forsgren (r.) and CEO Göran Westerberg
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Rusta

Here to stay

After Clas Ohlson, another Swedish company has discovered Germany as region of expansion. Rusta is planning a three-digit branch network here 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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Sales of home improvement, Spain

Spain - Home improvement market

The popularisation of do-it-yourself

Euromonitor International analyses the Spanish home improvement market for DIY International. One thing is clear: growth will continue into the next few years View article...

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IAW, twice a year
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IAW

A broad spectrum

The International Trade Fair for Retail Promotions and Imports – IAW in Cologne is seen as a barometer for the industry. Hardware and garden articles also have their place here View article...

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Small-format showroom concepts now also in Russia

Some retailers are now developing small-format showroom concepts for the Russian market. Market leader Leroy Merlin has been testing its "Leroy View news...

Edin talks to Hagebau and DIY stores

Edin, the industry network for the European building materials trade, announces closer cooperation with the DIY sector. Thus, the annual meeting of View news...

France: growth in hand and power tools

Analysis by GfK for seven product groups in the first four months of the year paints a mixed picture of the French DIY market. According to the View news...

The Russian market finds its way back to growth

The Russian DIY market rose last year by 1.8 per cent to a volume of RUB 1 400 bn (around EUR 20 bn). The industry was used to high growth rates in View news...

Dedeman increases sales by nearly 21 per cent in 2017

The Romanian DIY store and builders' merchants chain Dedeman recorded sales amounting to RON 6.34 bn (roughly EUR 1.38 bn) in 2017. This equates to View news...

Leroy Merlin opens logistics centre in Kazakhstan

Leroy Merlin opened a logistics centre in Kazakhstan at the start of May prior to entering the market there. Part of the French outfit Groupe Adeo, View news...

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Home Improvement is not benefiting from the construction boom

Although the construction industry in Europe has grown at an average of two per cent in recent years, neither the number of home improvement projects View news...

New president of the French association FMB

The French DIY retail association FMB (Fédération des magasins de bricolage et de l'aménagement de la maison) has got a new president: Marc Ténart View news...

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