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Rainer Strnad

So much is new

At the moment it's hard to keep up with reporting on all the new floor space concepts, formats and pilot stores which are being launched in the trade. But...View comment...
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Wall design - Meffert AG Farbwerke

Following German standards

Paints, plasters, varnishes and more: the manufacturer Meffert AG Farbwerke is a family-run company with short decision-making routes ... View article...
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Wall design - Euromonitor International

Ripe for disruption

Are direct-to-consumer brands painting DIY retailers into a corner? Erika Sirimanne from Euromonitor International analyses the European paint and wall... View article...
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Hornbach places new corporate bond

On 17 October, Hornbach Baumarkt AG placed a corporate bond with a volume of EUR 250 million and a tenor of seven years (ISIN DE000A255DH9). With a View news...

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In Taichung, the Taiwan Hardware Show is currently taking place until tomorrow, Saturday 19 October 2019.

Taiwan Hardware Show bigger than ever before

In Taichung, the Taiwan Hardware Show is currently taking place until tomorrow, Saturday 19 October 2019 - "the biggest we've ever held," View news...

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The fifth edition of Hardware Forum Italy is being described as a success by the trade fair organisers.

The Italian hardware show keeps growing

The fifth edition of Hardware Forum Italy, the hardware exhibition and conference event, organised by Koelnmesse, which takes place in partnership View news...

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In 2020, the IPM Essen will be held on the completely modernised exhibition grounds for the first time.

IPM on the modernised exhibition grounds

In 2020, the IPM Essen will be held on the completely modernised exhibition grounds for the first time. Eight large exhibition halls on one level, View news...

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“We buy a business in growth," says Henrik Clausen, CEO of Davidsen.

Davidsen may now take over Optimera

The Danish building materials trading company Davidsens Tømmerhandel has now officially taken over the Optimera chain in Denmark. The competition View news...

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The International Exhibition on Hardware & Hand Tools (ICE) will take place from 18 to 20 June 2020 at Hanoi International Exhibition Center.

Another fair for hardware and tools in Vietnam

The Vietnamese exhibition company Vinexad continues to commit to staging a hardware fair. For next year it has announced the International Exhibition View news...

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New CFO and Chief Transformation Officer at Kingfisher

Kingfisher announces the appointment of Bernard Bot as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Bot who is Dutch national will take up the role on 21 October View news...

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AllHome operates mall-based, standalone, and specialty stores that sell furniture, hardware, appliances, tiles and sanitary wares, homewares, linens, and construction materials. Photo:Gilbert Macunat

Philippine AllHome chain has made its stock market debut

AllHome Corp., the Philippine home improvement retailer owned by Filipino billionaire Manuel Villar, has made its stock market debut today, 10 View news...

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Horto do Campo Grande, Portugal
Horto do Campo Grande, Portugal

Portugal

Green Portugal

The garden retailer Horto do Campo Grande and plant producer Planta Livre are symbolic of the dynamism in Portugal’s garden business View article...

Suppliers

Blaupunkt, USB port
Blaupunkt, USB port
Blaupunkt, day-night sensor

Blaupunkt

Functionality and design

The German electronics brand Blaupunkt is set to launch a new range of insect killers. Its exclusive distributor is Velleman, a major European wholesaler View article...

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UK, Garden centres, plants
UK, Garden centres, British and local products
UK, Garden centres, catering, giftware, food halls
UK, Garden centres, catering, giftware, food halls
UK, Garden centres, expansion of product range

UK and Ireland - Garden centres

Resilience to economic uncertainty

While the British retail sector is suffering under consumers’ Brexit worries and its online competitors, garden centres are reinventing themselves with their shopping experience as leisure destinations View article...

Events

National Hardware Show, Las Vegas
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National Hardware Show

New sections in Las Vegas

Tiny Living, Impulse Aisle, and Retail Service Solutions are some of the new features announced for this year’s National Hardware Show View article...