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Rainer Strnad

Lessons learned from over 30 years

DIY International is celebrating its 30th birthday. Originally established as "DIY in Europe", the magazine has been reporting international DIY...View comment...
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Building and renovation - Euromonitor International

Good news

Weaker construction activity, climbing house prices and an older housing stock create more renovation demand in Europe, says Erika Sirimanne from Euromonitor... View article...
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Climate change

Figures dictated by the weather

Climate change has arrived in the home improvement sector – at least, that’s how the sector figures for last year from Germany, Austria and Switzerland... View article...

Garden

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Pot plant exports, Netherlands

The hot summer burned exports

There’s a shake-up in progress in the international green sector. Dutch exporters of flowers and plants aren’t the only ones seeking – and finding – View article...

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Erika Sirimanne, Euromonitor International

Opportunities indoors and outdoors

Gardening sales in Western Europe continue to grow, according to Euromonitor International. This is because consumers want it both ways: to bring View article...

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Hans-Jürgen Herr, EMEA boss, Weber

No effect on European business

Weber’s EMEA boss Hans-Jürgen Herr on the American-European trade dispute, on unilateralist threats and on the question of whether the barbecue View article...

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London, garden centre, plants

Very British

Garden centres in Great Britain are in a class of their own. A small store tour in Greater London

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Distribution

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Distribution structure, DIY market
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DIY market

Generally positive

The DIY market in the EU has developed more steadily again in recent years. Only in the garden can weaknesses be seen View article...

Suppliers

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Rothenberger Industrial

Targeting growth through exports

Rothenberger Industrial has established itself in the building market in the segments of soldering and welding, plumbing tools and gas heating products. The company now aims to achieve further growth by expanding its export quota View article...

Regional report

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Bellaflora, Austria, Villach
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Austria - Bellaflora

Green pioneer

Garden centre operator Bellaflora is creating a distinctive profile for itself through sustainability. Its latest moder­nisation project in Villach is another example of this View article...

Events

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Asia-Pacific Sourcing

Biggest edition ever

Exhibitor numbers are set to rise once more at the Asia-Pacific Sourcing taking place from 25 to 27 February. At the same time and directly adjacent, the IAW show will be staged in Cologne again View article...