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Rainer Strnad

The empires strike back

"They were once the ones that emerged as a new, disruptive retail format, calling traditional retail structures into question. The DIY retailers have...View comment...
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Paint - Major European markets

Common suffering

In the major markets of Europe – Germany, France and Great Britain – sales in coating agents are declining ... View article...
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Coop Bau + Hobby

An upmarket ambience

It’s called upgrading: in its extended and modernised store in Sissach, Coop Bau + Hobby is trialling the new concepts with which the Swiss market leader... 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...

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Tesa, packaging concept

Tesa

Now under the brand Tesa

Tesa has integrated the entire “nie wieder bohren” assortment of adhesive solutions into a European-wide bath accessories range View article...

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Italy - Made4DIY

A steady but not static market

How is the home improvement market in Italy doing at present? DIY International asked the Italian manufacturers’ association Made4DIY for an assessment. One thing was clear from this: do-it-yourself is becoming increasingly popular in Italy View article...

6th Global DIY Summit 2018

Pentrilo, painting tools

Pentrilo

Pentrilo: The future of the painting tools

Pentrilo finished another successful day as a Gold sponsor at the Global DIY Summit 2018. The main objective, to internationally publicise the innovat View article...