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Rainer Strnad

Talk to one another!

"Brands - and I'm talking of suppliers brands - will play an increasingly important role in the future." "In ten years at the latest, we...View comment...
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Hardware and tools - Taiwan

Strong export nation

The Taiwanese hand tools industry placed emphasis on quality at the International Hardware Fair in Cologne, with the winners of the Taiwan Excellence Award... View article...
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Obi

Good and bad companies

Customer, customer, customer: that’s how Obi’s current business strategy could be summarised. Sergio Giroldi demands that not only his company, but... View article...

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The complete Europe Statistics will be published by Dähne Verlag in July as “Statistics Home Improvement Retail Europe 2018”.

Europe’s top 10 from 2012 to 2017

The ten largest European DIY retailers together achieved net sales of EUR 59.3 bn in 2017. The ranking and figures as download View article...

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Sergio Girold, Obi

Good and bad companies

Customer, customer, customer: that’s how Obi’s current business strategy could be summarised. Sergio Giroldi demands that not only his company, but View article...

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Leroy Merlin, retail management program, standard store

Global roll-out

Groupe Adeo digitalises its retail management. Leroy Merlin made the start in Russia, now it continues

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Rusta, Anders Forsgren (r.) and CEO Göran Westerberg

Here to stay

After Clas Ohlson, another Swedish company has discovered Germany as region of expansion. Rusta is planning a three-digit branch network here

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Bricks-and-mortar store, DIY chain

Still shopping on the high street

However, French DIY enthusiasts look online first before they make a purchase. An extensive study released by the French DIY retail association FMB View article...

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Groupe Adeo, format Zôdio

French all over the world

Peking, Johannesburg, São Paulo: the French Groupe Adeo moves its international expansion course up a gear. And new innovative store formats are now View article...

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Rusta, furnishings store

Rusta

Here to stay

After Clas Ohlson, another Swedish company has discovered Germany as region of expansion. Rusta is planning a three-digit branch network here View article...

Garden suppliers

Bosch, Divisional Director Henning von Boxberg (r.),  Managing Director Henk Becker

Bosch

Autumn cut with an eBike

And lawnmower with vacuum cleaner technology: Bosch uses its know-how from other company divisions for its garden equipment View article...

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USA - Hardware wholesalers

The big four

American hardware wholesalers today are marketing partners to their retail customers as well as being a source of merchandise. Ace Hardware, Do it Best, True Value and Orgill dominate the hardware scene View article...

Events

Stefan Lohrberg, project manager of Spoga+Gafa
Spoga+Gafa 2017
Spoga+Gafa 2017, Smart Gardening World
Spoga+Gafa 2017, marketing and sales consultant Oliver Mathis

Spoga+Gafa 2017

Depth and added ­value

Spoga+Gafa 2017 experienced the higher visitor figures ­normally seen at the shows in the even years, but for Koelnmesse it is more than just a numbers game View article...