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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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Netherlands, Economic data and DIY stores

12 x 13

12 provinces and 13 DIY store operators – this is the matrix within which the analysis of the Dutch home improvement market takes place for the View article...

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Belgium, Economic data and DIY stores

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 View article...

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Catral, privacy screens, artificial hedges

Everything for the gardens of Europe

The Spanish plastics specialist Catral has added to its wide range of garden accessories with a new recycling material

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Spanish industry, IPM, International Plant Fair

Benefiting from the green boom

Spanish exports of flowers and plants have recorded a double-digit increase in the last year, with nearly all segments benefiting

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César Navarro, chairman AFEB

Improving consumer knowledge

César Navarro, chairman of the Spanish manufacturers’ association AFEB, talks about the challenges that manufacturers and retailers must tackle View article...

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Guillermo Leal, president of the Spanish DIY retailers’ association ADFB, president of ATB Bricolaje

Digitalisation, innovation, logistics

These are the three buzzwords cited by Guillermo Leal, chairman of the Spanish retailers’ association ADFB, when asked about the greatest challenges View article...

Suppliers

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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Reinier Zuydgeest, USP Marketing Consultancy BV
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Italy - USP

Different to their neighbours?

Which consumer behaviours shape the Italian home improvement market? Are there differences to other countries? Market research agency USP has got the answers View article...

Events

International Hardware Fair, European trade press conference, J. Wolfgang Kirchhoff, Katharina C. Hamma, Sarah Becker-Kraft
International Hardware Fair, Cologne

International Hardware Fair

The fair is digitalised

The International Hardware Fair is almost fully booked. But Amazon and Co. are characterising events at the Cologne trade fair more and more View article...