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Rainer Strnad

Covid-19 provides clarity

The figures for 2020, year of the pandemic, are now in from a large number of countries and retail organisations. Quite apart from the unfortunate outcomes...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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John Herbert is one of the influential personalities of the international home improvement industry.

Congratulations go out to John Herbert from around the world on his 80th birthday

Congratulations to John Herbert, literally from all over the world: the general secretary of the international DIY trade association Edra/Ghin View news...

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Private label products are an important part of the Wickes range.

Wickes achieves sales growth of nearly 20 per cent in the first quarter

The British DIY chain Wickes realised sales growth of 18.9 per cent in the first quarter of 2021. Like-for-like sales grew by 19.7 per cent, whilst View news...

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German associations warn of rising prices in DIY and garden sector

The accident involving the containership "Ever Given" and the associated blockade of the Suez Canal have exacerbated a development that View news...

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The Philippine's biggest home improvement retailer, Wilcon, operates 63 stores.

Late sales pickup fail to lift Wilcon’s 2020 take

A belated pickup in sales failed to lift Wilcon Depot's financial results in a year characterized by constraints in public mobility and a pandemic. View news...

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Leroy Merlin is the leading home improvement chain in France; its market share is 36 per cent.

France’s home improvement market grew by 13 per cent in 2020

In 2020, the French DIY market grew by 13 per cent to a volume of EUR 31 bn, by far the strongest growth in the last twenty years. The huge rise is View news...

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In an interview with Ken Hughes at the Global DIY Network, Victoria Neuhofer explained her concept of plastic free consumer products.

Victoria Neuhofer presents her franchise system Damn Plastic

Victoria Neuhofer has had the opportunity to present her franchise system Damn Plastic on the Global DIY Network. Along with the online shop View news...

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Garden and pet stores in France up slightly

The garden and pet store trade in France grew by 1.1 per cent in the year 2020. After a decline of 7.2 per cent in the first six months, the industry View news...

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AllHome currently operates 52 stores.

AllHome revenues up 3 per cent in pandemic year

A slew of strategies implemented by Philippine home improvement retailer AllHome as a response to the difficult business environment created by the View news...

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USA

Renewed interest in online sales

Hardware stores in the USA are usually focussed on the day-to-day business of providing personal service in the store. But they had to rethink during the pandemic. Exactly what kind of things did American retailers do that helped them survive? Our author asked around View article...

Suppliers

Amtech, brand, K Tools
Will Jones, chief operating officer of BHETA
Arthouse, décor experts
Croydex, bathroom supplier

BHETA

With hopefully minimal disruption

So now Brexit is complete, the UK is no longer part of the EU. What are the implications of this historic event for manufacturers in the home improvement industry? We asked their association BHETA to explain their point of view View article...

Regional report

Source: Euromonitor International Economies and Consumers 2018 edition research
Source: Euromonitor International Economies and Consumers 2018 edition research
Source: Euromonitor International Economies and Consumers 2018 edition research
Source: Euromonitor International Economies and Consumers 2018 edition research

Africa

Growth will come from paint

Economic conditions depress the demand in South Africa's home improvement market, but the new household growth is a silver lining, analyses Erika Sirimanne from Euromonitor International View article...

Events

China International Hardware Show 2019

CIHS

Barometer of the industry

The China International Hardware Show (CIHS) reflects two decades of development in the hardware industry. The 20th edition of the CIHS is due to be held in summer 2020 View article...