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Home, sweet home

The fact that this issue of DIY International is coming out under the shadow of the Covid-19 pandemic will surprise no one. There are only a few articles...View comment...

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Lowe’s, online pickup, self service lockers

From BOPIS to BOPIL

More and more customers in the US prefer curbside pickup. Now Lowe’s announced to install pickup lockers at all U.S. stores by the end of March 2021

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DemandTec, global shopper study, price

Dramatic increase in price sensitivity

The Covid era and beyond: DIY retailers may continue to see increased sales driven by the do-it-yourself shoppers, but that also cannibalises sales View article...

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Handyman Do it Best, Philippines

Philippine store numbers continue to grow

The Do It Best licensee Handyman plans to open 16 stores in the next 18 months in the Philippines, despite the impact of Covid-19 on store visits. View article...

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E-commerce customers, returns

Returns policy returns customers

In e-commerce, transparency, ease and convenience are key for customers in the DIY segment, too. This applies both to delivery and the returns View article...

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DIY stores, keep your distance

The DIY market under the sign of V

The home improvement and garden retail sector has just been through a few turbulent months. The market crash due to the lockdown was followed in View article...

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The DIY trade in 31 European countries, the Top 20 in Europe and worldwide, plus data on the garden market and e-commerce

Plenty of winners

Statistics Home Improvement Europe is the standard reference work from German publishing house Dähne Verlag that reliably documents the development View article...

Garden suppliers

Pär Åström, president of the Gardena division
Gardena, ClickUp!, insect hotel

Gardena

Explosion of demand

Gardena reports double-digit growth rates. That’s not only down to the industry-wide coronavirus effect. After all, the brand has doubled its sales over five years View article...

Regional report

Brico OK, new store
Brico OK, retail area
Brico OK, retail area
CFadda-Qui shop, Cagliari
CFadda-Qui shop, Cagliari
CFadda-Qui shop, Cagliari
The author, Giulia Arrigoni

Italy - Store network

DIY and gardening fever

Italy was the worst-hit country in Europe during the first coronavirus wave. Our Italian colleague Giulia Arrigoni reports on the impact of Covid-19 on the home improvement industry and store network View article...

Events

CIHS, China International Hardware Show
CIHS, China International Hardware Show
CIHS, China International Hardware Show

China International Hardware Show (CIHS)

Back to Pudong, forward to August

China International Hardware Show will be brought forward by two months and is returning to its former site, the Shanghai Pudong International Expo Center. Last year, the trade fair attracted more than 40 000 visitors to Shanghai. Organisers of the trade fair continue to be the China National Hardware Association and Koelnmesse View article...