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Rainer Strnad

Goodbye, hello

I have been commenting here on events in the international home improvement industry for the last eleven years. My predecessors had been doing this since...View comment...

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AI-based science, DemandTec

AI generates results

DIY retailers are seeing measurable benefits from data science-based pricing solutions. Niranjan Chandrasekaran from DemandTec explain how it works View article...

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Good Home, Brunei

Back on expansion mode

Bruneian home improvement retail chain Good Home is preparing the opening of its third store, its first one that is not located in a mall. Meanwhile, View article...

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Nuhaus sells fixtures, fittings and furnishings

Still growing in Brunei

Although the country’s home improvement loans hit multiyear lows, retailers are optimistic. The DIY concept will increase rapidly after the pandemic, View article...

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The 33rd year of the DIY International magazine, 1/2021

Everything stays different

After 32 years, the trade journal DIY International will no longer be released as print edition in future. Instead, it will be an exclusively online View article...

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Malaysian retail chain, Mr. DIY, 830 stores. Photo: Melvin Jong

Mall, small, standalone

Reacting on shifting consumer behaviour, Malaysian home improvement retail market leader Mr. DIY is adjusting its store format strategy. Standalone View article...

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Bob Vereen

An icon in the industry

US industry expert Bob Vereen has passed away at the age of 96. For three decades, he reported regularly on the home improvement market in the USA View article...

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AI-based science, DemandTec
DemandTec, price optimisation
The author: Niranjan Chandrasekaran, DemandTec

DemandTec

AI generates results

DIY retailers are seeing measurable benefits from data science-based pricing solutions. Niranjan Chandrasekaran from DemandTec explain how it works and gives some examples View article...

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Dachser, DIY Logistics
Dachser, logistic specialist
The author: Juliusz Pakuński, Business Development Manager, Dachser DIY Logistics in Poland

Eastern Europe - Poland

The Polish DIY market is growing

The pandemic has changed the business environment for the home improvement industry in Poland, and retailers have reacted. Juliusz Pakuński from Dachser writes about the challenges for manufacturers, traders and logistics companies View article...

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Hornbach, Romania, Cluj-Napoca
Hornbach, Romania, drive-in

Eastern Europe - Romania

Another giant for Romania

In Cluj-Napoca, the second largest city in the country, Hornbach has opened its eighth Romanian location. A number nine is already being planned View article...

Events

Christmasworld, Frankfurt

Christmasworld, Paperworld, Creativeworld

Physical fair trio

Christmasworld, Paperworld and Creativeworld will provide the consumer goods sector with the long-awaited physical trade fair experience in 2022. Additional digital formats will also ensure international reach during the year View article...