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

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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. A View article...

Garden suppliers

Thorsten Schwenecke, Char-Broil
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Char-Broil, Kamado grill

Char-­Broil

Nordic focus country

Thorsten Schwenecke, Brand Marketing Manager Europe at Char-­Broil, explains why Denmark is so important for the grill provider View article...

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Italy - USP

Different to their neighbours?

Which consumer behaviours shape the Italian home improvement market? Are there differences to other countries? Market research agency USP has got the answers View article...

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International Hardware Fair, Cologne

International Hardware Fair

Increasingly international

The International Hardware Fair in Cologne was held for four days again this year. The share of international visitors keeps on growing View article...