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Rainer Strnad

The empires strike back

"They were once the ones that emerged as a new, disruptive retail format, calling traditional retail structures into question. The DIY retailers have...View comment...
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Paint - Major European markets

Common suffering

In the major markets of Europe – Germany, France and Great Britain – sales in coating agents are declining ... View article...
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Coop Bau + Hobby

An upmarket ambience

It’s called upgrading: in its extended and modernised store in Sissach, Coop Bau + Hobby is trialling the new concepts with which the Swiss market leader... View article...

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An upmarket ambience

It’s called upgrading: in its extended and modernised store in Sissach, Coop Bau + Hobby is trialling the new concepts with which the Swiss market View article...

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There is a wide spread in sales variations of DIY store operators worldwide in the first quarter of 2018.

Q1 2018 sales development of DIY retailers

The statistics experts at Dähne Verlag have collated the interim results of 17 DIY store operators in Europe, North and South America and Australia. View article...

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Top 10 DIY retailers in North and South America

The top 10 DIY retailers in North and South America achieved combined net sales of EUR 203.7 bn in 2017. On a euro basis, that was 1.9 per cent more View article...

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Dähne Verlag, Dr. Joachim Bengelsdorf

Relatively quiet

There were no massive surprises in the home improvement business in Germany in 2017. However, the top 20 retailers increased their sales at home and View article...

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Cheryl Sullivan, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer Revionics

AI beats gut instinct

To avoid margin leakage, retailers should take advantage of data science to assist with their pricing and promotional strategies – that’s the firm View article...

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Kingfisher, Romania, Praktiker

Still two brands?

Kingfisher is present in Romania with two sales channels, Brico Dépôt and Praktiker. The Britons have now announced an integration plan

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Tesa, packaging concept

Tesa

Now under the brand Tesa

Tesa has integrated the entire “nie wieder bohren” assortment of adhesive solutions into a European-wide bath accessories range View article...

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Arexons

"So popular in Italy"

Arexons has been active on the market for car care and multi-purpose lubricants since 1925. CEO Domenico Ciaglia explains how the expanding traditional brand is led View article...

6th Global DIY Summit 2018

Color Expert, painting tools

Color Expert

COLOR EXPERT for painting tools

The Summit served as the ultimate venue for us to present our innovative painting tool solutions for future markets in DIY, DIFM (For Me) and DIWM (Wi View article...