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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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ISH trade fair, colour trends

Smart and sexy

In the distribution of bathroom furniture, mirror cabinets and illuminated mirrors, DIY retailers play a significant role throughout Europe. And the View article...

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Sales of the top 10 DIY retailers in Germany

Growth from abroad

The top 10 German DIY store operators grew by almost three per cent last year. But this amount of increase is only achieved from their foreign View article...

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Sales area and stores in Italy, GDS Report

Stability comes to Italy

The DIY retailers south of the Alps are growing again. In 2018 the number of DIY stores increased for the fourth year in a row

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Garden watering, summer of 2018

Figures dictated by the weather

Climate change has arrived in the home improvement sector – at least, that’s how the sector figures for last year from Germany, Austria and View article...

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Average growth rate, CAGR, product groups

Generally positive

The DIY market in the EU has developed more steadily again in recent years. Only in the garden can weaknesses be seen

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House-Hasson, UPC-code readers

Help to be better

House-Hasson Hardware changed from simply being a wholesaler into a marketing and management partner for its customers – and survived

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Garden distribution

2019 Garden Trends Report, Greener living spaces
2019 Garden Trends Report, City gardening, Katie Dubow
2019 Garden Trends Report, urban gardening
2019 Garden Trends Report, Cacti as Pinterest stars

Garden Trends Report

The rising trend of connectivity

Rooted together: that is the title of the 2019 Garden Trends Report, which is published annually by the Garden Media Group. Co-author Katie Dubow explains the trends in city gardening that feature in this. View article...

Suppliers

Franz and Victoria Neuhofer (father, daughter)
Wood-look finishes, on aluminium flooring profiles
Wood-look finishes, on polystyrene skirtings

FN Neuhofer

The direct route

FN Neuhofer has developed a digital printing process which is able to directly print on skirtings and profiles. So even the smallest batch sizes are possible View article...

Regional report

Jem & Fix, Denmark
The Autor, Jørgen Moth, Managing director at Puls Business Partner
Home improvement, wholesale and retail

Nordic countries - Denmark

Opportunities are good

The Danish home improvement market is benefiting from the boom on the labour and property market. Expert Jørgen Moth analyses how the trade is positioned View article...

Events

Taiwan Hardware Show, increased number of visitors
Taiwan Hardware Show, major buyers

Taiwan Hardware Show

More overseas buyers as well

In its 18th edition, the Taiwan Hardware Show in Taichung increased both its number of visitors and number of exhibitors View article...