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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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Taiwan Hardware Show, International Metal Technology Taiwan

"The only hardware show worldwide this year"

The Taiwan Hardware Show 2020 took place under the conditions of Covid-19 – but it took place. The face-to-face event was complemented by a View article...

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China International Hardware Show 2019

Barometer of the industry

The China International Hardware Show (CIHS) reflects two decades of development in the hardware industry. The 20th edition of the CIHS is due to be View article...

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Stefan Lohrberg (l.), Director Spoga+Gafa, Catja Caspary, Vice President, and Oliver Frese, Chief Operating Officer

More on the topic of green lifestyle

Koelnmesse is taking special precautions for Spoga+Gafa 2020 in order to be able to hold the trade fair safely. New exhibitors will even be taking View article...

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Taiwan Hardware Show 2019

20th birthday in Taiwan

Taiwan is the world’s third-largest manufacturer and exporter of hardware and hand tools. For two decades, the Taiwan Hardware Show has been giving View article...

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CIHS, China International Hardware Show

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 View article...

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International Hardware Fair, DIY Boulevard

The DIY Boulevard is getting longer

At the International Hardware Fair, around 2 800 exhibitors from over 55 countries present themselves. Interest in the home improvement industry has View article...

Distribution

DIY stores, keep your distance
DIY stores, masks are mandatory
DIY stores, shopping with a mask
DIY market 2020, France, Source FMB/Banque de France
DIY superstores 2020, Italy, Source 10 minutes DIY and garden/GfK
DIY and hardware market 2019/2020, Spain, Source AECOC
Coronavirus, more home improvement jobs, Source USP Marketing Consultancy/European Hardware Monitor

DIY market

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 Europe by a swift recovery with sales and growth curves in the form of a V. Consumers have discovered DIY – particularly the younger ones View article...

Suppliers

Orthex Group, recycled or biobased material
Orthex Group, SmartStore Collect

Orthex Group

Scandinavian pioneer

The Orthex Group produces plastic home and garden products in Sweden and Finland. It has been using recycled material for some considerable time. Under its SmartStore brand it also has a presence in Germany, France and Britain View article...

Regional report

Walmart’s South African
Home Improvement stores in Africa

Africa

Retail diversity in the South

South Africa has by far the most diverse home improvement retail industry on the African continent. But expansion efforts are also gradually taking shape in other regions View article...

Events

Taiwan Hardware Show 2019
Gerd Keim, Kaigo
Taiwan Hardware Show
Taiwan Hardware Show
Taiwan Hardware Show, Taiwan

Taiwan Hardware Show

20th birthday in Taiwan

Taiwan is the world’s third-largest manufacturer and exporter of hardware and hand tools. For two decades, the Taiwan Hardware Show has been giving the industry a stage to present to buyers from all around the globe. In October 2020 in Taichung, the centre of this industry, it’s that time again View article...