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Rainer Strnad

Talk to one another!

"Brands - and I'm talking of suppliers brands - will play an increasingly important role in the future." "In ten years at the latest, we...View comment...
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Hardware and tools - Taiwan

Strong export nation

The Taiwanese hand tools industry placed emphasis on quality at the International Hardware Fair in Cologne, with the winners of the Taiwan Excellence Award... View article...
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Obi

Good and bad companies

Customer, customer, customer: that’s how Obi’s current business strategy could be summarised. Sergio Giroldi demands that not only his company, but... View article...

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Thermoflor, Intratuin, food hall

Green alone is not enough

Fresh fruit, vegetables and meat are attracting additional customers: Thermoflor has implemented a new entrance concept with food hall for the View article...

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Bosch, Divisional Director Henning von Boxberg (r.),  Managing Director Henk Becker

Autumn cut with an eBike

And lawnmower with vacuum cleaner technology: Bosch uses its know-how from other company divisions for its garden equipment

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Thorsten Schwenecke, Char-Broil

Nordic focus country

Thorsten Schwenecke, Brand Marketing Manager Europe at Char-­Broil, explains why Denmark is so important for the grill provider

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Wholesale Traders, Ornamental Plant Products

Shifts in the European market

The demand for flowers and plants is growing. The industry is coping with challenges such as Brexit and the Russian crisis while opening up new View article...

Distribution

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Rusta

Here to stay

After Clas Ohlson, another Swedish company has discovered Germany as region of expansion. Rusta is planning a three-digit branch network here View article...

Garden suppliers

Bosch, Divisional Director Henning von Boxberg (r.),  Managing Director Henk Becker

Bosch

Autumn cut with an eBike

And lawnmower with vacuum cleaner technology: Bosch uses its know-how from other company divisions for its garden equipment View article...

Regional report

Home improvement, Italy
Leroy Merlin, Roma Laurentina
Bricoman, Italy
Obi, Roma Casilina
Bricofer, Italy

Italy - Home improvement

Roman impressions

When it comes down to home improvement, many Italians still prefer to use specialist stores. The DIY stores have responded with a range of different concepts View article...

Events

China International Hardware Show, CIHS, visitors
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...