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Rainer Strnad

DIY stores for Future

Improving people's homes: that is the claim of the home improvement industry. In the year 2020, year one after the global breakthrough of the Fridays for...View comment...
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Wall design - Meffert AG Farbwerke

Following German standards

Paints, plasters, varnishes and more: the manufacturer Meffert AG Farbwerke is a family-run company with short decision-making routes ... View article...
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More services for customers in Taiwan

Besides its trading business, the Test Rite Group operates the leading Taiwanese home improvement retail chain. It is currently focusing on the topic of... View article...

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South Africa, Cashbuild, 250 stores

Cashbuild concentrates on the basics

With its targeted assortment policy and investments in its store portfolio, the South African home improvement chain is one of the country’s top 10 View article...

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Resinence, bathroom, before and after renovation

Resinence expands abroad

If it’s change you want, you’re just right at Resinence. With innovative and, at the same time, user-friendly products, the renovation of interiors View article...

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Bricomag, Table Ronde Bricolage, chairwoman

The hour of proximity

For ten years, the French trade journal Bricomag has been inviting traders, manufacturers and service providers to the Table Ronde Bricolage. Open View article...

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Brico Cash, building, renovating

Brico Cash wants to grow

The sales channel in the Les Mousquetaires retail group sees further potential for its warehouse format which is targeted at private persons and View article...

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Leroy Merlin L’appart, Paris, two-storey store

A special case

Leroy Merlin L’appart is the name of the fifth store opened by the French market leader in the capital Paris

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Statistics, Castorama, France

The central question

France is the country of centralism par excellence. So it is no wonder then, that the distribution of DIY stores also follows this pattern, as the View article...

Garden distribution

Market for flowers and plants, 2019, stable year
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Market for flowers and plants, The Netherlands, IPM

Flowers and plants market

All in all a good year

That’s how Andreas Löbke from Co-Concept describes last year’s market for flowers and plants. Here we document excerpts of his market evaluation on behalf of Messe Essen. View article...

Suppliers

Fischer, No Tools Just Hands
Fischer, No Tools Just Hands

Fischer

Success lies in your own hands

Fischer is now focusing more strongly on the international roll-out of its “No Tools Just Hands” range View article...

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Woodie's, Irish market leader
Woodie's, kitchen department

UK and Ireland - Woodie's

The Irish number 1

Woodie’s DIY has emerged stronger from the transformation programme that the Grafton Group implemented in the traditional Irish company View article...

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Glee 2019, Birmingham

Glee

Sustainability to dominate the fair

An atmosphere of optimism resonated throughout the halls of this year’s Glee, say the organisers of the British garden trade fair. For the 2020 edition, they announce a new pet segment View article...