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Rainer Strnad

Covid-19 provides clarity

The figures for 2020, year of the pandemic, are now in from a large number of countries and retail organisations. Quite apart from the unfortunate outcomes...View comment...

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From left, Barry Tsai from Shen Kai Precision, Simon Wang, Kevin Wang

Taiwan at its best

The Taiwanese trade promotion organisation Taitra offered domestic companies the opportunity of presenting themselves and their products in several View article...

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International Hardware Show, IHS

The shows must go on

But how? Because in most cases, that’s simply not possible in 2020. If the trade fairs are able to take place at all, then often only digitally. The View article...

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Spoga+Gafa, new permanent date

Three months earlier in future

Koelnmesse made use of the cancellation of Spoga+Gafa 2020 to introduce a new permanent date in the first half of the year for the world’s leading View article...

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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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Alejandro Lozano, DIY sector at AECOC
Spanish DIY and hardware trade, Source: AECOC

Spain

Sunrise in Spain

The DIY industry has been a shelter in the perfect storm, says Alejandro Lozano, responsible for the DIY sector of the Spanish AECOC association, when analysing the situation in 2020 and the forecasts for 2021 View article...

Suppliers

Bosch and Gardena, All Alliance, battery platform

Bosch and Gardena

Another battery alliance

Instigated by Bosch and Gardena, another cross-vendor battery system, the Power for All Alliance, has appeared on the scene. It has been deemed a good move by the competition View article...

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Intratuin, garden centre in Deventer
Intratuin, managing director, Peter Paul Kleinbussink
Intratuin, indoor living, outdoor living
Intratuin, hard goods, plants
Intratuin, plant sales
Intratuin, floristry service, Deventer

Benelux - The Netherlands

“We are a 365-day business”

For many retailers in the European garden segment, the Dutch cooperative Intratuin sets the standard with its concept. In doing so it goes beyond the image of the classic garden centre, as managing director Peter Paul Kleinbussink explains in an interview View article...

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From left, Barry Tsai from Shen Kai Precision, Simon Wang, Kevin Wang
Frank Lee, Sheh Fung
Eva Hsieh, King Slide brand

Taitra

Taiwan at its best

The Taiwanese trade promotion organisation Taitra offered domestic companies the opportunity of presenting themselves and their products in several web formats. Four speakers from the industry were invited to the Building Material and Fastener Webinar & Online Business Matching Event View article...