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Rainer Strnad

Cooperate or die

"Innovate or die" is one theme of the 7th Global DIY Summit in Dublin in June. It doesn't sound a really original theme at first glance: ask anyone...View comment...
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Housewares and deco - Kärcher

The most beautiful place on earth

The German manufacturer Kärcher wants to continue offering its customers products for making everyday life easier in 2019 ... View article...
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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...

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Gardena, Sweden

Nordic background

The German garden brand Gardena enjoys success in the Nordic countries thanks to its link with Swedish parent company Husqvarna

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Iceland, DIY stores

Also very well supplied with home improvement stores

Iceland is one of the richest countries in Europe. The sparsely populated volcanic island is also one of the front-runners in terms of the number of View article...

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Finland, K-rauta

Concept instead of king-size

DIY International asked Minna Liuksiala, managing director of Rasi Ry, Finnish Hardware Association, for an assessment of the current situation on View article...

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Finland, regions and DIY stores

Undisputed market leader

The Kesko Group dominates the Finnish home improvement market. Countless domestic and foreign players are also operating in the market

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Norway, regions and DIY stores

In the far north

On the Norwegian DIY market, apart from a few native companies, some neighbours from Sweden, Denmark and Finland are also bustling around

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Norway, strong timber-frame building tradition

Incentive to invest

On the basis of per-capita spending, the Norwegian private refurbishment market is the biggest in Europe. Industry expert Tor Ivar Riise analyses the View article...

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Leroy Merlin, fourth store in Paris

Leroy Merlin

Paris chic

Leroy Merlin’s fourth store in Paris is situated on the elegant Place de la Madeleine in the 8th Arrondissement de l‘Élysée, intra-muros View article...

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Hans-Jürgen Herr, EMEA boss, Weber
Weber, kettle grill

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 market is saturated View article...

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Belgium, Economic data and DIY stores
Belgium, Economic data and DIY stores
Belgium, Provinces and DIY stores

Belgium - Brussels

DIY stores for Brussels!

Belgium is divided into the two regions of Flanders and Wallonia, which both have a very different density of DIY stores. But clearly under-represented is the capital of Brussels View article...

6th Global DIY Summit 2018

Color Expert, painting tools

Color Expert

COLOR EXPERT for painting tools

The Summit served as the ultimate venue for us to present our innovative painting tool solutions for future markets in DIY, DIFM (For Me) and DIWM (Wi View article...