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Rainer Strnad

Do you remember?

Do you remember? There was a time ­once when we didn't talk about seven-day incidence rates, infection rates, mandatory mask-wearing and the matter of...View comment...

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In-store vs online shopping, Source: DemandTec/Navigating Current and Future Headwinds

A pricing reboot

Niranjan Chandrasekaran from DemandTec explains how machine learning science can recharge retailers’ pricing

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Austria: Product groups, Source: BHB/GfK-Total-Store-Report Austria 2020

Neighbours grow equally strongly

DIY stores in Austria and Switzerland increase their sales in 2020, the year of the pandemic, by a little more than 10 per cent. There are some View article...

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Growth rates 2020, Source: BHB/GfK-Total-Store-Report Germany 2020

"A good but challenging year"

Sales in German home improvement stores up by 14 per cent during the Covid-19 year 2020. However, the retailers commenced the current year with sales View article...

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Top 5/top 20 DIY retailers in Germany, Source: Statistik Baumarkt + Garten 2021

Winners’ podium rearranged

The year 2020 brought about several shifts among the top 5 of the German DIY trade, as statistics from the Dähne Verlag publishing house show. The View article...

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Market shares of the DIY stores, Source: FMB, Inoha

111 per cent

France’s home improvement market grew by 13 per cent in 2020, but the growth of the DIY stores was only half as great. However, their online business View article...

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Mitre 10, Mega store in Wanaka

"Diversity is important"

As one of the few female CEOs worldwide, Andrea Scown is at the helm of Mitre 10 New Zealand. In an interview with DIY International, she explains View article...

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Market shares of the DIY stores, Source: FMB, Inoha
Turnover of 14 DIY stores chains, Source: FMB, Inoha
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Development product groups 2020, Source: FMB, Inoha
The French DIY Market 1997-2020, Source: FMB, Inoha

France

111 per cent

France’s home improvement market grew by 13 per cent in 2020, but the growth of the DIY stores was only half as great. However, their online business has grown by triple digits online. When it comes to their big competitor on the Internet, the industry is silent View article...

Garden suppliers

Seilflechter, natural rope display

Seilflechter

The all-rounder among ropes

The desire for natural and environmentally-friendly products is increasing, Seilflechter is convinced. The company has developed a separate display for its natural rope assortment View article...

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Walmart’s South African
Home Improvement stores in Africa

Africa

Retail diversity in the South

South Africa has by far the most diverse home improvement retail industry on the African continent. But expansion efforts are also gradually taking shape in other regions View article...

Events

Spoga+Gafa, new permanent date

Spoga+Gafa

Three months earlier in future

Koelnmesse made use of the cancellation of Spoga+Gafa 2020 to introduce a new permanent date in the first half of the year for the world’s leading trade fair in the garden and lifestyle industry View article...