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Rainer Strnad

DIY stores for Future

Improving people's homes: that is the claim of the home improvement industry. In the year 2020, year one after the global breakthrough of the Fridays for...View comment...
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Wall design - Meffert AG Farbwerke

Following German standards

Paints, plasters, varnishes and more: the manufacturer Meffert AG Farbwerke is a family-run company with short decision-making routes ... View article...
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TLW

More services for customers in Taiwan

Besides its trading business, the Test Rite Group operates the leading Taiwanese home improvement retail chain. It is currently focusing on the topic of... View article...

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More services for customers in Taiwan

Besides its trading business, the Test Rite Group operates the leading Taiwanese home improvement retail chain. It is currently focusing on the topic View article...

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Lagerhaus, flagship store, Korneuburg

There’s still space among the greenery

The Lagerhaus headquarters see a saturated DIY market, but still lots of potential in the garden market in Austria. A new concept takes this View article...

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Top hardline retailers, USA, HBS Dealer

Number three is Walmart

The ranking of the top 300 hardlines retailers in the USA is headed by Home Depot. Amazon appears at tenth place

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Home Depot, contractor pickup area

Going after more pro business

Home Depot and Lowe’s have discovered the pro customer in a bid to grow further in a market that is already saturated. In this quest the number 1 View article...

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Philippine market, strong economic growth

Faster growth

On behalf of AllHome, Euromonitor International took a closer look at the Philippine market. The forecast says: nine per cent more each year

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Hornbach, Kristianstad

The (somewhat) smaller Hornbach

In Sweden, Hornbach expands with a smaller store format, also in order to gain a foothold in medium-sized cities. After a pilot store, a second View article...

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Market for flowers and plants, 2019, stable year
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Market for flowers and plants, The Netherlands, IPM

Flowers and plants market

All in all a good year

That’s how Andreas Löbke from Co-Concept describes last year’s market for flowers and plants. Here we document excerpts of his market evaluation on behalf of Messe Essen. View article...

Suppliers

Fischer, No Tools Just Hands
Fischer, No Tools Just Hands

Fischer

Success lies in your own hands

Fischer is now focusing more strongly on the international roll-out of its “No Tools Just Hands” range View article...

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Nordic countries, macroeconomic data

Nordic countries - Overview

Inhomogeneous unit in the north of Europe

The Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden differ in their macroeconomic conditions and, not least, in the structure of their home improvement markets View article...

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Glee 2019, Birmingham

Glee

Sustainability to dominate the fair

An atmosphere of optimism resonated throughout the halls of this year’s Glee, say the organisers of the British garden trade fair. For the 2020 edition, they announce a new pet segment View article...