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Home, sweet home

The fact that this issue of DIY International is coming out under the shadow of the Covid-19 pandemic will surprise no one. There are only a few articles...View comment...

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Made4DIY, paint category

Restart of the garden segment

Italy was one of the countries in Europe most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. We asked the association of manu­facturers Made4DIY for an View article...

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Rabensteiner, elegant appearance

A clear line

The greenhouse builder Rabensteiner has erected a garden centre for Floricoltura Brambilla in Vimercate which conveys the character of the View article...

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Italy, traditional hardware stores

Hardware stores, a public service

In Italy, where traditional distribution represents 65 to 70 per cent of the hardware and DIY market, the lockdown has helped to confirm the View article...

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Leroy Merlin, Italy, Rome-Laurentina

DIY store density with north-south divide

Italy is economically characterised by extremes. That is also true of the DIY industry. The economically strong regions of Italy are located in the View article...

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Brico OK, new store

DIY and gardening fever

Italy was the worst-hit country in Europe during the first coronavirus wave. Our Italian colleague Giulia Arrigoni reports on the impact of Covid-19 View article...

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Batavia, new headquarters

A Dutch brand

The international tool brand Batavia bears its name with pride. It is the historical name of the Netherlands, although "Batavians" were later View article...

Suppliers

Decisive factor for selection of shopping location, Source: Frankeconsult/EPLF/MMFA
Locations for flooring purchase, Source: Frankeconsult/EPLF/MMFA
Who decides about flooring purchase, Frankeconsult/EPLF/MMFA
Trigger for flooring decision, Frankeconsult/EPLF/MMFA

European study

Floorings are a woman’s business

At least when it comes to purchasing decisions. When it comes to the place of purchase, DIY and hardware stores are right at the front. That is according to a new study which the EPLF and MMFA have carried out together for the first time View article...

Regional report

South Africa, Cashbuild, 250 stores
South Africa, Cashbuild, Building materials
South Africa, Cashbuild, Building materials
South Africa, Cashbuild store

Africa - Cashbuild

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 listed companies View article...

Events

International Hardware Fair, DIY Boulevard

International Hardware Fair

The DIY Boulevard is getting longer

At the International Hardware Fair, around 2 800 exhibitors from over 55 countries present themselves. Interest in the home improvement industry has grown significantly View article...