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Rainer Strnad

Do you remember?

Do you remember? There was a time ­once when we didn't talk about seven-day incidence rates, infection rates, mandatory mask-wearing and the matter of...View comment...

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Seilflechter, natural rope display

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 View article...

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Garden product groups 2020, Source: Klaus Pter Teipel Research & Consulting

The top performer

Unable to travel during the summer of Covid-19, the Germans made themselves comfortable at home, even in their green living rooms. Garden ranges View article...

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Gardenex, UK pavilion

The EU remains the most important market

There is a big year ahead for Gardenex and its members, says Amanda Sizer Barrett, director general of the federation, when asked by DIY View article...

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Pär Åström, president of the Gardena division

Explosion of demand

Gardena reports double-digit growth rates. That’s not only down to the industry-wide coronavirus effect. After all, the brand has doubled its sales View article...

Distribution

Growth rates 2020, Source: BHB/GfK-Total-Store-Report Germany 2020

BHB

"A good but challenging year"

Sales in German home improvement stores up by 14 per cent during the Covid-19 year 2020. However, the retailers commenced the current year with sales down 50 per cent in the first quarter View article...

Suppliers

Decisive factor for selection of shopping location, Source: Frankeconsult/EPLF/MMFA
Locations for flooring purchase, Source: Frankeconsult/EPLF/MMFA
Who decides about flooring purchase, Frankeconsult/EPLF/MMFA
Trigger for flooring decision, Frankeconsult/EPLF/MMFA

European study

Floorings are a woman’s business

At least when it comes to purchasing decisions. When it comes to the place of purchase, DIY and hardware stores are right at the front. That is according to a new study which the EPLF and MMFA have carried out together for the first time View article...

Regional report

Mélanie and Vincent Ghekière, Stock-Ath
Sanitary department, Stock-Ath
Olivier Strauven, head of Wara, Genk
Lighting department, Wara
About the author: Thierry Coeman International editor and author for DIY, trade and home improvement

Benelux - Belgium

Young wolves in Belgium

Industry expert Thierry Coeman delivers an update of the Belgian home improvement universe and, as part of his enquiries, speaks to representatives of a promising young generation, as he calls them View article...

Events

Spoga+Gafa, new permanent date

Spoga+Gafa

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 trade fair in the garden and lifestyle industry View article...