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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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National Hardware Show, new logo

A new start in Las Vegas

The organisers of the National Hardware Show have heralded the dawn of a new era, and a new logo symbolic of a host of innovations

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International Hardware Fair, Cologne

Increasingly international

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

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China International Hardware Show, CIHS, visitors

Match and meet in Shanghai

Once again China International Hardware Show attracts over 50 000 visitors to Shanghai. To bring exhibitors and buyers together more effectively, the View article...

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THS, visitor attendance

The rise of the Middle East

The growing importance of this part of the world was manifested in the visitor statistics at the 17th Taiwan Hardware Show. Exhibitors delighted in a View article...

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IAW, twice a year

A broad spectrum

The International Trade Fair for Retail Promotions and Imports – IAW in Cologne is seen as a barometer for the industry. Hardware and garden articles View article...

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

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

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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 aims to stay ahead online and on the high street View article...

Suppliers

Tesa, packaging concept

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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Netherlands, Economic data and DIY stores
Netherlands, Economic data and DIY stores
Netherlands, Provinces and DIY stores

Netherlands - Analysis

12 x 13

12 provinces and 13 DIY store operators – this is the matrix within which the analysis of the Dutch home improvement market takes place for the regional report in this edition View article...

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China International Hardware Show, CIHS, exhibitors

CIHS

Match and meet in Shanghai

Once again China International Hardware Show attracts over 50 000 visitors to Shanghai. To bring exhibitors and buyers together more effectively, the organisers have developed new Programmes for the show View article...