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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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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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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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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 t View article...

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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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Competition, Aldi

USA - Competition

A growing threat

Competition is nothing new for hardware and home centre retailers. But in today’s marketplace, there is more of it and from even more types of retailers View article...

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International Hardware Fair, European trade press conference, J. Wolfgang Kirchhoff, Katharina C. Hamma, Sarah Becker-Kraft
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International Hardware Fair

The fair is digitalised

The International Hardware Fair is almost fully booked. But Amazon and Co. are characterising events at the Cologne trade fair more and more View article...