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Rainer Strnad

The empires strike back

"They were once the ones that emerged as a new, disruptive retail format, calling traditional retail structures into question. The DIY retailers have...View comment...
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Paint - Major European markets

Common suffering

In the major markets of Europe – Germany, France and Great Britain – sales in coating agents are declining ... View article...
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Coop Bau + Hobby

An upmarket ambience

It’s called upgrading: in its extended and modernised store in Sissach, Coop Bau + Hobby is trialling the new concepts with which the Swiss market leader... View article...
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In the first six months of the financial year, Home Depot's sales increased by 6.0 per cent.

Home Depot reports a sales growth of eight per cent

Home Depot reports sales of USD 30.463 bn for the second quarter of fiscal 2018 (ending 29 July 2018), an 8.4 per cent increase from the second View news...

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In July, Kesko increased sales of its building and technical trade 5.4 per cent.

Kesko sales in July lie significantly above last year

Sales in Kesko's building and technical trade totalled EUR 362.5 mio in July, an increase of 5.4 per cent, and 6.6 per cent in comparable terms in View news...

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Plus 8.2 per cent in the second quarter saves the first half of the year for the industry

The DIY store trade in Germany made total gross sales of EUR 9.76 bn in the first half of 2018, thus gaining an increase in sales of 1.7 per cent View news...

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Ermitažas, which belongs to Vilniaus Prekyba Group, has nine stores in Lithuania.

Bauhof in Estonia sold to Lithuanian group Vilniaus Prekyba

The Estonian DIY store and building materials chain Bauhof has been sold. The Lithuanian trade company Vilniaus Prekyba acquired 100 per cent of the View news...

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Würth targeting massive expansion in Italy

The German retailer Würth is targeting massive expansion in Italy. The company, which specialises in fastenings, aims to increase its number of View news...

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According to press reports, Hilco Capitals plans to close up to 80 Homebase stores.

Homebase reported to be closing up to 80 stores

Up to 80 stores belonging to British DIY chain Homebase are expected to close next week, according to reports on Sky News and in The Guardian's View news...

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Ikea's first store in India has a retail area of 37 000 m².

Ikea opens its first furniture store in India

Ikea opens its first furniture store in India today, 9 August 2018, in Hyderabad. The 37 000 m² store is located in Hitec City, Hyderabad's View news...

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The Polish market research company Centrum Analiz Branżowych (CAB) recently published its study “Window market in Poland, 2018 edition”.

Polish window manufacturers increase exports substantially

Polish window manufacturers increased their volume of exports by nine per cent to seven million units in 2017, while the value of exports has View news...

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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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Top 10 DIY retailers in North and South America

The top 10 DIY retailers in North and South America achieved combined net sales of EUR 203.7 bn in 2017. On a euro basis, that was 1.9 per cent more t View article...

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Look back with a smile

Ten years ago, Henk van Ommen founded the Dutch tool provider Batavia. In DIY International he takes stock on its special anniversary View article...

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Netherlands, Economic data and DIY stores
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Netherlands, Provinces and DIY stores

Netherlands - Analysis

12 x 13

12 provinces and 13 DIY store operators – this is the matrix within which the analysis of the Dutch home improvement market takes place for the regional report in this edition View article...

6th Global DIY Summit 2018

Ledvance, future of lighting

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LEDVANCE: Impulses for the future of lighting

How is the lighting business changing? Fascinating answers to this question were provided at the Global DIY Summit at the LEDVANCE stand. This is wher View article...

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Battery storage at B&Q distribution centre

Kingfisher has unveiled plans to install energy storage batteries at B&Q's Swindon distribution centre. The installation is said to be the latest View news...

First Mr. Bricolage store in the Ivory Coast

The French DIY store group Mr. Bricolage is now also present in the Ivory Coast. The franchise partner Yeshi Group opened the first store in Abidjan View news...

Home Pro expands primarily through same store sales growth

The Thai DIY store chain Home Pro reports a sales income of THB 15.44464 bn for the second quarter, an increase by 4.34 per cent compared to the same View news...

With major regional report Netherlands and Belgium

The latest edition of DIY International offers its readers a very extensive, ten page long regional report on Belgium and the Netherlands. The View news...

Mr. Bricolage sends three pilot stores in three formats into the running

Mr. Bricolage has put three pilot stores into operation for an overhauled concept. Thus, the French DIY store group, which is struggling with sales View news...

Wickes saves personnel and loses nearly six per cent

The British DIY store chain Wickes made 5.8 per cent less sales in the first half of the year than in the same period of the previous year. On a View news...

Toolstation grows, also on a like-for-like basis, by almost eleven per cent

The small store and professional sales channel Toolstation in the British group Travis Perkins continues to expand and increases its sales, also on a View news...

Mr. Bricolage loses sales in first half of the year

The French DIY store group Mr. Bricolage closed the first half of the year with a decline in sales. With an overall volume of EUR 1.0073 bn, sales View news...

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