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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...

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Dähne Verlag

Top 10 DIY retailers in North and South America

The top 10 DIY retailers in North and South America achieved combined net sales of EUR 203.7 bn in 2017. On a euro basis, that was 1.9 per cent more t 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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USA - Hardware wholesalers

The big four

American hardware wholesalers today are marketing partners to their retail customers as well as being a source of merchandise. Ace Hardware, Do it Best, True Value and Orgill dominate the hardware scene 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...