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Rainer Strnad

Lessons learned from over 30 years

DIY International is celebrating its 30th birthday. Originally established as "DIY in Europe", the magazine has been reporting international DIY...View comment...
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Building and renovation - Euromonitor International

Good news

Weaker construction activity, climbing house prices and an older housing stock create more renovation demand in Europe, says Erika Sirimanne from Euromonitor... View article...
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Climate change

Figures dictated by the weather

Climate change has arrived in the home improvement sector – at least, that’s how the sector figures for last year from Germany, Austria and Switzerland... View article...

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Statistics, United Kingdom

Average exception

The density of DIY stores in the otherwise dominant England with its Greater London area corresponds exactly to the share of population and GDP

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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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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...

Suppliers

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Rothenberger Industrial

Targeting growth through exports

Rothenberger Industrial has established itself in the building market in the segments of soldering and welding, plumbing tools and gas heating products. The company now aims to achieve further growth by expanding its export quota View article...

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Austria, Obi, Wien-Vösendorf

Austria - Obi

The large in the small

In Austria, Germany’s largest DIY store operator is testing its new “Obi next” strategy. But they are still keeping very quiet when it comes to their initial results in Wermelskirchen View article...

Events

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Asia-Pacific Sourcing

Biggest edition ever

Exhibitor numbers are set to rise once more at the Asia-Pacific Sourcing taking place from 25 to 27 February. At the same time and directly adjacent, the IAW show will be staged in Cologne again View article...