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Home, sweet home

The fact that this issue of DIY International is coming out under the shadow of the Covid-19 pandemic will surprise no one. There are only a few articles...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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Woodie’s DIY grows like-for-like by 17 per cent in 2020

The Irish DIY store chain Woodie's DIY has completed the year 2020 with a plus in like-for-like sales of 17.2 per cent. In November and December View news...

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B&Q is Kingfisher's main sales channel in the UK and in Ireland. Sales in these countries recorded double-digit growth rates in November and December.

Kingfisher continues to grow in double-digit figures in November and December

The British Kingfisher group has reported continued double-digit growth rates. However there are negative outliers in several countries due to the View news...

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Covid-19 has once more revealed the importance of logistics.

French DIY industry works on its supply chain

The Covid-19 pandemic has revealed significant weaknesses within the logistics of the French home improvement industry. After a survey among View news...

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The fire brigade in Madrid has published images taken from their helicopter which show the extent to which the capital has been snowed in.

Snowstorm forces several DIY stores in Spain to close

Due to snowstorm Filomena, which has brought snow and cold weather to major parts of Spain, several DIY stores have also had to close, in particular View news...

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The supermarkets operated by Coop increased their sales by 14 per cent.

Coop Bau + Hobby reports striking growth

A "striking sales growth" has been reported by the Swiss retail group Coop for its DIY sales channel Coop Bau + Hobby, however concrete View news...

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Hornbach for example has set up Click & Collect counters in front of its stores.

DIY stores in Germany to remain closed in January

In Germany, Europe's biggest home improvement market, DIY stores will remain closed until the end of January. The lockdown imposed in December should View news...

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Bunnings operates around 370 trading locations in Australia and New Zealand.

Bunnings announces 100 per cent renewable energy by 2025

The Australian DIY store chain Bunnings has announced plans to source 100 per cent renewable electricity by 2025, to help achieve its recently View news...

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House plants top the list of the most important décor trends on Instagram in 2020. Photo: Scheurich

House plants were the top décor trend in 2020

House plants top the list of the most instagrammed décor trends in 2020 - 12.3 million hashtagged posts were counted by www.PriceYourJob.co.uk, which View news...

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Distribution

DIY stores, keep your distance
DIY stores, masks are mandatory
DIY stores, shopping with a mask
DIY market 2020, France, Source FMB/Banque de France
DIY superstores 2020, Italy, Source 10 minutes DIY and garden/GfK
DIY and hardware market 2019/2020, Spain, Source AECOC
Coronavirus, more home improvement jobs, Source USP Marketing Consultancy/European Hardware Monitor

DIY market

The DIY market under the sign of V

The home improvement and garden retail sector has just been through a few turbulent months. The market crash due to the lockdown was followed in Europe by a swift recovery with sales and growth curves in the form of a V. Consumers have discovered DIY – particularly the younger ones View article...

Suppliers

Orthex Group, recycled or biobased material
Orthex Group, SmartStore Collect

Orthex Group

Scandinavian pioneer

The Orthex Group produces plastic home and garden products in Sweden and Finland. It has been using recycled material for some considerable time. Under its SmartStore brand it also has a presence in Germany, France and Britain View article...

Regional report

Bricomag, Table Ronde Bricolage, chairwoman
Bricomag, Table Ronde Bricolage, 10th anniversary, Reinhard Wolff, Marie-José Nicol

France - Table Ronde Bricolage

The hour of proximity

For ten years, the French trade journal Bricomag has been inviting traders, manufacturers and service providers to the Table Ronde Bricolage. Open and opposing exchanges are valued at this round table in the industry. An important topic this year were the new small store concepts View article...

Events

Taiwan Hardware Show, International Metal Technology Taiwan

Taiwan Hardware Show

"The only hardware show worldwide this year"

The Taiwan Hardware Show 2020 took place under the conditions of Covid-19 – but it took place. The face-to-face event was complemented by a matchmaking programme for the international buyers View article...