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Rainer Strnad

Goodbye, hello

I have been commenting here on events in the international home improvement industry for the last eleven years. My predecessors had been doing this since...View comment...

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Christmasworld, Frankfurt

Physical fair trio

Christmasworld, Paperworld and Creativeworld will provide the consumer goods sector with the long-awaited physical trade fair experience in 2022. View article...

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Taiwan Hardware Show 2020

Plans for a virtual and physical event

The Taiwan Hardware Show was the only hardware event staged worldwide in 2020. This year’s edition is set to run from 13 to 15 October in Taichung View article...

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Consumer Goods Digital Day, transmission over Internet

Consumers’ trends and retailer’s strategies

As trade fairs were not able to take place in this first half of the year 2020 either, Messe Frankfurt organised the Consumer Goods Digital Day. View article...

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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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AI-based science, DemandTec
DemandTec, price optimisation
The author: Niranjan Chandrasekaran, DemandTec

DemandTec

AI generates results

DIY retailers are seeing measurable benefits from data science-based pricing solutions. Niranjan Chandrasekaran from DemandTec explain how it works and gives some examples View article...

Garden suppliers

Seilflechter, natural rope display

Seilflechter

The all-rounder among ropes

The desire for natural and environmentally-friendly products is increasing, Seilflechter is convinced. The company has developed a separate display for its natural rope assortment View article...

Regional report

Kesko buliding and home improvement trade, Source: Kesko annual report

Nordics - Finland

Finns in a DIY boom

The Finnish building and home improvement trade segment grew by 4.8 per cent in 2020. Best performing category was lawn and garden achieving a plus of 16 per cent View article...

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Taiwan Hardware Show 2020

Taiwan Hardware Show

Plans for a virtual and physical event

The Taiwan Hardware Show was the only hardware event staged worldwide in 2020. This year’s edition is set to run from 13 to 15 October in Taichung and once again on the Internet, organiser Kaigo announces View article...