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Cooperate or die

"Innovate or die" is one theme of the 7th Global DIY Summit in Dublin in June. It doesn't sound a really original theme at first glance: ask anyone...View comment...

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...


“You have to reckon with us”

The online marketplace ManoMano wants to become market leader in six European countries. It currently has the highest growth rates in Germany ... View article...
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Mathieu Pivain, the new president of FMB, has worked for ten years at Kingfisher.

New president of French FMB association

Mathieu Pivain (52) is the new president of the French DIY retailers' association Fédération des Magasins de Bricolage (FMB). He has worked for ten View news...

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Clas Ohlson increased its sales from May 2018 to January 2019 by 8 per cent.

Clas Ohlson’s like-for-like sales increase by two per cent

Swedish retailer Clas Ohlson increased its sales in the first nine months of fiscal 2018/2019 (May 2018 to January 2019) by 8 per cent to SEK 7.030 View news...

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In 2019, the garden segment of the DIY stores will decline by 0.3 per cent, market researcher Klaus Peter Teipel says.

German DIY stores will make less sales from gardening in 2019

The garden market in Germany had a sales volume of EUR 18.595 bn in 2018. This corresponds to a growth of 1.4 per cent according to provisional View news...

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Home Depot currently partners with two operating wind farms in Texas (pictured) and Mexico.

Home Depot emphasises its commitment to the environment

Home Depot highlights its environmental commitment. The largest DIY store chain in the world has been put on the Climate Change "A" List by View news...

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Silvan opens further inner-city store

The Danish DIY store chain Silvan has opened an additional city store in the Greater Copenhagen area. Following Fisketorvet and Nørrebro, it is the View news...

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The Italian garden trade fair Myplant & Garden will take place from 20 to 21 February in Milan.

Good forecasts for the Italian gardening sector

The Italian gardening industry had a volume of around EUR 2.763 bn in 2017. A third of this was attributed to garden equipment, 12 per cent to plant View news...

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The Spanish BigMat Group increased its sails in 2018 by 6 per cent.

Sales by BigMat increase by 6 per cent

The BigMat Group has reported sales of EUR 630 mio in 2018. The figure was announced by the president of the group, Francisco Moreno, during the View news...

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Hagebaumarkt is the main sales channel of Hagebau's retail division.

Hagebau increases its retail purchasing volume by 4.8 per cent

In its retail operations the German cooperative Hagebau recorded a purchasing volume of EUR 1.84 bn last year. This equates to growth of 4.8 per cent View news...

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6th Global DIY Summit 2018

Pentrilo, painting tools


Pentrilo: The future of the painting tools

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.


Garden distribution

Erika Sirimanne, Euromonitor International
Grow-your-own, gardening retail sales
Euromonitor International, indoor vs. outdoor furniture
Euromonitor International, growth number of households
Euromonitor International, top 6 gardening cateogries
Euromonitor International, gardening in Western Europe
Euromonitor International, households by dwelling type

Euromonitor International

Opportunities indoors and outdoors

Gardening sales in Western Europe continue to grow, according to Euromonitor International. This is because consumers want it both ways: to bring nature into the home and create outdoor living rooms View article...


Krinner, Christmas tree stand
Krinner, Lumix SuperLight
Krinner, Tree Topper, Light Balls


The Christmas experts

The German think tank Krinner continues to offer innovations for the Christmas tree View article...

Regional report

Coop Bau + Hobby, customer information point
Coop Bau + Hobby, garden centre
Coop Bau + Hobby, timber department
Coop Bau + Hobby, customer navigation system
Coop Bau + Hobby, DIY store building 
Coop Bau + Hobby, garden centre, Rickenbach 
Coop Bau + Hobby, special zone

Switzerland - Coop Bau + Hobby

Focused on the retail area

In its new store in Feuerthalen and the modernised flagship store in Rickenbach, Swiss market leader Coop Bau + Hobby shows what it is capable of View article...

6th Global DIY Summit 2018

Einhell, Power X-Change range


Einhell at the Global DIY Summit

Alongside 1 100 representatives from 50 countries, Einhell Germany AG appeared at the annual international Global DIY Summit in Barcelona as a platinu View article...


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Clas Ohlson cuts up to 200 jobs

Swedish home improvement retailer Clas Ohlson is cutting 150 to 200 jobs, primarily in the headquarters and distribution centre in Insjön. This View news...

3E AG increases sales abroad

The Austrian hardware retail cooperative 3E AG realised sales in the order of EUR 580.5 mio in 2018, equivalent to an increase of 2.2 per cent View news...

IPM Essen has a new offshoot in Mexico

The world's leading trade fair for horticulture, IPM Essen, has an additional international offshoot in Mexico. The Ornamental Plants & Flowers View news...

Good reception for Christmasworld with renewed concept

Satisfied reactions were evoked by the Christmasworld in Frankfurt (Germany) among visitors, exhibitors and organisers. "We are very View news...

Makers of IPM satisfied despite fewer visitors and exhibitors

Despite a slight decline in both the number of visitors as well as exhibitors at the international plant fair IPM, event organisers Messe Essen make View news...

Migros specialist store division grows by one per cent

Last year the Swiss Migros group increased sales by 1.0 per cent on a like-for-like basis in its specialist stores division, to which the DIY store View news...

Byggmax loses, mainly due to Skånska Byggvaror

The Swedish DIY store group Byggmax has completed the year 2018 with a decline in sales. At SEK 5.1078 bn, net sales were 4.0 per cent lower than in View news...

Bygma expands on Bornholm

The Danish Bygma Group has acquired Fridolf A/S construction centres with two sites in Rønne and Nexø on the Danish island of Bornholm in the Baltic. View news...


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