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Rainer Strnad

DIY getting more expensive

Will the coronavirus crisis now be followed by a raw materials and logistics crisis? No - it isn't on its way, it is already here, at least in the European...View comment...
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Sales in the French garden market were down by 14 per cent in July as compared with July 2020.

French garden market down 14 per cent in July compared with last year

Sales in the French garden market were down by 14 per cent in July as compared with July 2020, when consumer shopping was influenced by the pandemic. View news...

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Bunnings subsidiary Adelaide Tools to become Tool Kit Depot

Bunnings announces that Adelaide Tools will become Tool Kit Depot, positioning the professional tools business for expansion into Western Australia View news...

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In total, 896 stores belong to the French Mr. Bricolage group, 824 of them in France and 72 stores in another ten countries.

Mr. Bricolage records 19 per cent increase in sales in the first six months

The French franchise group Mr. Bricolage had sales totalling EUR 1.2596 bn in the first half of 2021. Compared with the same period last year, which View news...

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Cencosud reports a sales increase of 43 per cent in second quarter

The home improvement division of Chilean retail group Cencosud has increased its second-quarter sales in 2021 by 43 per cent compared with the same View news...

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Edra general secretary John Herbert led the audience through the programme of the virtual congress.

Second conference day: sustainability, data, culture

Sustainability was one of the focal points on the second day of the 1st DIY-Summit organised by the two international associations Edra/Ghin and View news...

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Hornbach starts new format for floorings in the Netherlands

In the Dutch town of Kerkrade, Hornbach is starting a new format, this year still, with "Hornbach Vloeren". It is to supply DIYers and View news...

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Sergio Giroldi emphasised how important it is for retailers and manufacturers to work together.

1st Virtual DIY-Summit 2021: “Retailers and manufacturers must work together“

The two-day 1st Virtual DIY-Summit started today with over 1 000 participants around the world. The international associations Edra/Ghin and Hima are View news...

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Cashbuild ends 2020/21 with a plus of 25 per cent

The South African DIY store group Cashbuild has completed financial year 2020/2021 (ending 27 June 2021) with an increase in sales of 25 per cent View news...

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Bob Vereen

An icon in the industry

US industry expert Bob Vereen has passed away at the age of 96. For three decades, he reported regularly on the home improvement market in the USA for DIY International View article...

Suppliers

Keter, cupboards, shelves, storage solutions
Keter, Curver brand

Keter

Focus on sustainability

Keter, one of the big players in the international plastics industry, has developed a sustainability strategy with ambitious goals, which they intend to have achieved within five years. It also includes the aspect of ethics and society View article...

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Hornbach, Romania, Cluj-Napoca
Hornbach, Romania, drive-in

Eastern Europe - Romania

Another giant for Romania

In Cluj-Napoca, the second largest city in the country, Hornbach has opened its eighth Romanian location. A number nine is already being planned View article...

Events

International Hardware Show, IHS
Trade fairs, Frankfurt, Christmasworld
Trade fairs, Frankfurt, Ambiente
Trade fairs, Frankfurt, Heimtextil

Trade fairs

The shows must go on

But how? Because in most cases, that’s simply not possible in 2020. If the trade fairs are able to take place at all, then often only digitally. The home improvement and garden industry has been severely affected by trade fairs around the world being cancelled or postponed – some already several times. An overview View article...