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Rainer Strnad

Make humans great again

 Is it an illusion, or are we currently experiencing a renaissance of the trade show? Koeln­messe has just announced the biggest visitor attendance for...View comment...
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Paint - Nespoli

“We are a network of companies”

The Italian company Nespoli is very well connected in the European markets. A conversation with owner Alessandro Nespoli about sensible generalisations... View article...
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Good Home

DIY stores for the sultanate

Following the Thai model Home Pro and with the support of industry, the newly established Good Home chain aims to conquer the market in Brunei ... View article...
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Kesko's sales realised by its building and technical trade division decreased by 4.8 per cent in 2018.

Kesko sales in building and technical trade are declining

The Finnish Kesko Group closed the year 2018 with sales of EUR 4.2105 bn in its building and technical trade division. This is a decline of 4.8 per View news...

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New experts support the Home Improvement eRetailer Summit

Four experts on e-commerce marketing and sales have agreed to join the advisory council of the Home Improvement eRetailer Summit. Scott Benedict is View news...

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The Derome location in Swedish Hisingen.

Eurobaustoff has got a first member in Sweden

Derome Aktiebolag is the first Swedish partner for the German building materials trade cooperative Eurobaustoff. The company has its headquarters in View news...

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Screwfix currently has 19 locations in Germany.

Kingfisher aims to remain in Germany with Screwfix

Kingfisher does not apparently intend to pull out of Germany with its Screwfix stores. A report on plans to pull out that was published by View news...

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Kingfisher acquired the Romanian Praktiker stores in August 2017 with the intention of integrating them into its Brico Dépôt chain.

Kingfisher closes four more Praktiker stores in Romania

Kingfisher is to close four more Praktiker stores in Romania. Since taking over the former German Praktiker chain, the British corporate group has View news...

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Clas Ohlson intends to continue its e-commerce oprations in Great Britain and Germany.

Clas Ohlson to retain one store in Britain

In spite of its withdrawal from Great Britain, Swedish retailer Clas Ohlson intends to retain one high street outlet there. A report by the British View news...

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Lowe’s aims to expand its professional business

Lowe's is aiming for a targeted expansion of its professional customer business. The sales penetration for DIY and DIFM (do-it-for-me) customers is View news...

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In 2018, Swiss retail group Coop increased its sales by 5.0 per cent to CHF 30.7 bn.

Coop retail sales up two per cent

The 2018 sales of Swiss retail group Coop grew by 5.0 per cent to CHF 30.7 bn. This increase was fuelled primarily by the wholesale and production View news...

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6th Global DIY Summit 2018

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Einhell at the Global DIY Summit

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.

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Good Home, situated in shopping centres
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Good Home, household items
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Good Home, expansion in Brunei
Good Home, paint mixing
Good Home, the author, Jennee Grace U. Rubrico

Good Home

DIY stores for the sultanate

Following the Thai model Home Pro and with the support of industry, the newly established Good Home chain aims to conquer the market in Brunei View article...

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Hans-Jürgen Herr, EMEA boss, Weber
Weber, kettle grill

Weber

No effect on European business

Weber’s EMEA boss Hans-Jürgen Herr on the American-European trade dispute, on unilateralist threats and on the question of whether the barbecue market is saturated View article...

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Gamma, Goes, Focus concept
Gamma, garden planning service

Netherlands - Gamma

Store with a speciality

The new Gamma store in Goes not only embodies the new Focus concept of the parent group; operator Esselink also offers 3D printing as a special service View article...

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Rapid, Innovation for end user

Rapid

Innovation for the end user

At Rapid, we always strive to make our tools better, smarter and more efficient. We listen carefully to the needs of our end users who value efficient View article...

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First Domotex Mexico in October 2019

Domotex expands its network to Mexico. Scheduled for 15 - 19 October 2019 at the Centro Citibanamex in Mexico City, this trade fair is the next step View news...

Lithuanian Ermi Group acquires 100 per cent of Ermitažas

The Lithuanian Ermi Group has now acquired 100 per cent of the Ermitažas retail chain. The transaction constitutes a restructuring within the retail View news...

Happy new year!

All of us at Dähne publishers, DIYinternational.com, and DIY International wish all our readers and advertisers a good start to the year 2019. View news...

The European DIY market most recently grew by two per cent

The do-it-yourself market in the European Union grew by 2.0 per cent to a volume of EUR 726.5 bn in 2017. The DIY range increased by 0.9 per cent and View news...

Registration for the 7th Global DIY Summit in Dublin has started

"DIY Evolution. Designing the future together" is the motto under which the 7th Global DIY Summit stands. The summit, at which the global View news...

Clas Ohlson reports an increase of nine per cent

In the first half year of its financial year 2018/2019, i.e. from May to October, Clas Ohlson made sales to the amount of SEK 4.115 bn (EUR 403 mio). View news...

Europeans prefer A-brand paints to private labels

Germany is virtually the only country in Europe where private label paints are more popular than A-brands. In other European countries the reverse is View news...

Third quarter adversely affects Hornbach’s profits

Reflecting a patchy third quarter of 2018 across the sector, Hornbach is the latest company to announce an unexpected drop in earnings. According to View news...

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