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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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Garden Trends Report, Garden centres

The new gardeners are emerging

The pandemic has brought new customers to the garden sector, according to the latest Garden Trends Report. This youthful target group seeks View article...

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Furniture, indoors and outdoors, Photo: Kettler Home & Garden

A cosy place of retreat

The worldwide pandemic underpins the boom the garden industry already felt before. Now it seems that garden, terrace any balcony have become a kind View article...

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World Farm, Singapur, regular customers

“It’s not an elitist hobby”

Gardening is popular in Singapore and supported by the government. World Farm, the largest garden centre in the smallest country of Southeast Asia View article...

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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...

Distribution

Good Home, Brunei
Good Home, Brunei
Good Home, Brunei

Good Home

Back on expansion mode

Bruneian home improvement retail chain Good Home is preparing the opening of its third store, its first one that is not located in a mall. Meanwhile, plans of expanding to neighbouring Malaysia are still in the offing View article...

Garden suppliers

Furniture, indoors and outdoors, Photo: Kettler Home & Garden
Beautifying the garden, Photo: Kingfisher
Narrow furniture for smaller surfaces, Photo: Castorama
Plants, measuring temperature and moisture, Photo: Gardena

Garden trends

A cosy place of retreat

The worldwide pandemic underpins the boom the garden industry already felt before. Now it seems that garden, terrace any balcony have become a kind of sanctuary for their owners. What does that mean for current trends? View article...

Regional report

Byggmax, Sweden
Byggmax, garden assortments
Bygmaxx, around 4 000 SKUs
Mattias Ankarberg, CEO of the Byggmax

Nordics - Byggmax Group

"We are still a hard discounter"

The Swedish Byggmax Group is committed to the discount principle also with its new concept 3.0, which is based on the idea of the specialist store: small sales areas, few staff, strict cost control, plus close links with e-commerce. This will also be the case in Denmark View article...

Events

Consumer Goods Digital Day, transmission over Internet
Consumer Goods Digital Day, keynote speaker Sanjay Sauldie
Consumer Goods Digital Day, Julia Uherek and Philipp Ferger (r.) from Messe Frankfurt

Consumer Goods Digital Day

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. Participants from almost 100 countries tuned in View article...