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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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Alejandro Lozano, DIY sector at AECOC
Spanish DIY and hardware trade, Source: AECOC

Spain

Sunrise in Spain

The DIY industry has been a shelter in the perfect storm, says Alejandro Lozano, responsible for the DIY sector of the Spanish AECOC association, when analysing the situation in 2020 and the forecasts for 2021 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

Leroy Merlin, Italy, Rome-Laurentina
Bricoman, Groupe Adeo, Italy
Bricofer, Italy
Obi, Italy
Statistics Italy, Inhabitants per store
Statistics Italy, economic data and home improvement stores
Statistics Italy, home improvement retailers in Italy, soure: Monitoraggio GDS Giugno

Italy - Statistics and economics

DIY store density with north-south divide

Italy is economically characterised by extremes. That is also true of the DIY industry. The economically strong regions of Italy are located in the north of the country. This is where the DIY store operators have invested in retail space View article...

Events

From left, Barry Tsai from Shen Kai Precision, Simon Wang, Kevin Wang
Frank Lee, Sheh Fung
Eva Hsieh, King Slide brand

Taitra

Taiwan at its best

The Taiwanese trade promotion organisation Taitra offered domestic companies the opportunity of presenting themselves and their products in several web formats. Four speakers from the industry were invited to the Building Material and Fastener Webinar & Online Business Matching Event View article...