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Home, sweet home

The fact that this issue of DIY International is coming out under the shadow of the Covid-19 pandemic will surprise no one. There are only a few articles...View comment...
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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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DIY store chain Bricorama has 135 branches in France.

Bricomarché, Bricorama and Brico Cash grow in double-digit figures

The DIY store division of the French trading group Les Mousquetaires with its sales channels Bricomarché, Bricorama and Brico Cash have made sales of View news...

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The Swedish retailer operates 169 stores under the Byggmax brand and eleven shop-in-shop concept stores under the Skånska Byggvaror brand.

Byggmax grows by 29 per cent in 2020

The Swedish DIY trading group Byggmax made sales to the amount of SEK 6.801 bn (EUR 675 mio) in the year 2020 and thus achieved growth of 28.9 per View news...

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Spoga+Gafa 2021 is scheduled for 30 May to 1 June.

“We believe that we have an opportunity for Spoga+Gafa 2021”

At the end of February or the start of March, Koelnmesse, together with associations, committees and interest groups want to discuss the chances that View news...

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Attic renovations gain popularity

In a year with renewed interest in Do-It-Yourself and home improvement, the attic has been a particularly popular area for renovations - from small View news...

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China expert Pascal Coppens held a presentation in the Global DIY-Network.

China: above all, fast and agile

The high speed of the introduction of new technology and the agility of companies and people - that, above all, is how China managed to be the only View news...

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French DIY stores increased sales by nearly 5 per cent in 2020

In 2020, home improvement stores in France increased their sales by 4.78 per cent. Although the growth rate was in double digits every month from May View news...

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"Geschlossen" - "closed": German DIY stores and garden centres stay closed until mid-February. Photo: Gerd Altmann/Pixabay.

German DIY stores and garden centres to stay closed for a further two weeks

In Germany, home improvement stores and garden centres are to stay closed for two weeks longer than initially expected. The federal government and View news...

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Sales down at Clas Ohlson, but online business growing

Sales at Swedish retail group Clas Ohlson were down by 14 per cent in December compared with the same month in 2019, and by 10 per cent when adjusted View news...

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Distribution

DIY stores, keep your distance
DIY stores, masks are mandatory
DIY stores, shopping with a mask
DIY market 2020, France, Source FMB/Banque de France
DIY superstores 2020, Italy, Source 10 minutes DIY and garden/GfK
DIY and hardware market 2019/2020, Spain, Source AECOC
Coronavirus, more home improvement jobs, Source USP Marketing Consultancy/European Hardware Monitor

DIY market

The DIY market under the sign of V

The home improvement and garden retail sector has just been through a few turbulent months. The market crash due to the lockdown was followed in Europe by a swift recovery with sales and growth curves in the form of a V. Consumers have discovered DIY – particularly the younger ones View article...

Suppliers

Orthex Group, recycled or biobased material
Orthex Group, SmartStore Collect

Orthex Group

Scandinavian pioneer

The Orthex Group produces plastic home and garden products in Sweden and Finland. It has been using recycled material for some considerable time. Under its SmartStore brand it also has a presence in Germany, France and Britain View article...

Regional report

Belgium, Inhabitants per store
Belgium, Economic data and DIY stores
Belgium, Provinces and DIY stores

Benelux - Belgium

Fewer stores in Belgium

The number of home improvement stores has declined slightly compared to the survey two years ago. Even in the capital city of Brussels with its low location density there is one store less View article...

Events

CIHS, China International Hardware Show
CIHS, China International Hardware Show
CIHS, China International Hardware Show

China International Hardware Show (CIHS)

Back to Pudong, forward to August

China International Hardware Show will be brought forward by two months and is returning to its former site, the Shanghai Pudong International Expo Center. Last year, the trade fair attracted more than 40 000 visitors to Shanghai. Organisers of the trade fair continue to be the China National Hardware Association and Koelnmesse View article...