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Rainer Strnad

Lessons learned from over 30 years

DIY International is celebrating its 30th birthday. Originally established as "DIY in Europe", the magazine has been reporting international DIY...View comment...
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Building and renovation - Euromonitor International

Good news

Weaker construction activity, climbing house prices and an older housing stock create more renovation demand in Europe, says Erika Sirimanne from Euromonitor... View article...
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Climate change

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 Switzerland... View article...

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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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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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Leroy Merlin, fourth store in Paris

Paris chic

Leroy Merlin’s fourth store in Paris is situated on the elegant Place de la Madeleine in the 8th Arrondissement de l‘Élysée, intra-muros View article...

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Moki-veži, assortment range

Come, buy, get advice

New competitors are changing the DIY trade environment in Lithuania. The Lithuanian chain Moki-veži has reacted with a strategy which is based on View article...

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ManoMano, France, online market leader

“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

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Generally positive

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

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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...

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Nordic countries - Iceland

Also very well supplied with home improvement stores

Iceland is one of the richest countries in Europe. The sparsely populated volcanic island is also one of the front-runners in terms of the number of DIY stores in relation to the small population View article...

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CIHS, Shanhai, 2018

Restructuring in Shanghai

The China International Hardware Show maintains early October dates

The China International Hardware Show (CIHS) is seen as leading hardware show in Asia and the second largest in the world, organised by Koelnmesse and View article...