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Rainer Strnad

So much is new

At the moment it's hard to keep up with reporting on all the new floor space concepts, formats and pilot stores which are being launched in the trade. But...View comment...
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Wall Design - Leco

All-rounder and more

Leco presents innovations from its wall coverings division in its range of paintable wallpapers... View article...
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Bathroom furniture

Smart and sexy

In the distribution of bathroom furniture, mirror cabinets and illuminated mirrors, DIY retailers play a significant role throughout Europe. And the product... View article...
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Total number of DIY stores in Italy increases by eleven

The number of DIY stores in Italy increased in the first six months of year to 768. Following 24 new openings and 13 closures, this adds eleven View news...

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Timber prices and punitive tariffs dampen Home Depot expectations

The fall in the price of timber and the announcement of further punitive tariffs have caused Home Depot to downplay its sales expectations. Instead View news...

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Expo F took place in the Atlapa Convention Center in Panama City from 25 to 27 July 2019.

Exhibitors from 17 countries at Expo F and Inter Lumi

The dual trade show Expo F (hardware) and Inter Lumi (lighting) in Panama attracted 127 companies from 17 countries in Asia, Europe and North and View news...

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Obi increased its sales in Germany by 4.2 per cent in 2018.

Obi’s net sales increase by 5.5 per cent

The German market leader Obi increased its net sales in the last financial year by 5.5 per cent to EUR 6.4424 bn. Sales in Germany amounted to EUR View news...

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Clas Ohlson increased its sales by 4 per cent in the first quarter of its financial year 2019/2020.

Clas Ohlson increases sales by four per cent

The Swedish home improvement retailer Clas Ohlson reported sales of SEK 2.044 bn (EUR 191 mio) in the first quarter of its fiscal 2019/2020, thus View news...

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Home Pro's Sales sales income increased by 4.97 per cent in the first half year.

Home Pro growth rate recovers

After a poor start to the year, the Thai DIY chain Home Pro saw its growth rate rise again in the second quarter. Sales income increased compared View news...

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There is also a large Home & Kitchen category at www.catch.com.au.

Wesfarmers acquires online retailer Catch Group

The Wesfarmers Group in Australia, which also includes DIY market leader Bunnings, has acquired the online retailer Catch Group. This company View news...

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Travis Perkins retail group will demerge Wickes to shareholders as a standalone business.

Travis Perkins decides to demerge Wickes

Another change has been announced in the British DIY market. Wickes, the number two in the market, is to be separated off from the Travis Perkins View news...

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Garden distribution

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gpi green partners international

Focus on the hobby gardener

The German provider gpi green partners international offers brands and private labels to retail in the field of fertilisers and soil enhancers made in Germany. From the product to POS, the company advises along the entire value chain View article...

Suppliers

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Rothenberger Industrial

Targeting growth through exports

Rothenberger Industrial has established itself in the building market in the segments of soldering and welding, plumbing tools and gas heating products. The company now aims to achieve further growth by expanding its export quota View article...

Regional report

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Bellaflora, Austria, Villach
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Bellaflora, Austria, Villach, greenhouse

Austria - Bellaflora

Green pioneer

Garden centre operator Bellaflora is creating a distinctive profile for itself through sustainability. Its latest moder­nisation project in Villach is another example of this View article...

Events

Spoga+Gafa, Cologne, Boulevard of ideas

Spoga+Gafa

More international than ever

And bigger than for years. The added-value concept of Spoga+Gafa, which continues to be regarded as the world’s leading green trade show, has proved a success View article...