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Rainer Strnad

Green room for improvement

Fediyma has just published the World Home Improvement Report that it compiled together with Edra. This market is now worth EUR 594 billion globally, and...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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AllHome

AllHome ramps up its presence

The Philippine home improvement chain wants to grow from 45 to 70 locations in 2020. A new sales channel for professional customers is also planned ... View article...

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French DIY Market, FMB, Inoha

Thankful for small mercies

The latest figures for the French DIY market as a whole reveal growth of 0.4 per cent, but sales in DIY stores are down 0.3 per cent. The sector View article...

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Southeast Asia, sultanate Brunei

Good prospects again

Brunei’s economy has had a few difficult years behind it. That also affects sectors relevant to home improvement

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China, shopping centres, specialist trade stores

Untapped opportunities

China’s housing market is not developing as desired, and the country continues to have no do-it-yourself culture. Companies such as Alibaba and View article...

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Brunei, Good Home

Change the mindset

Brunei’s home improvement industry is proving to be resilient in the economically difficult environment. However it is more a do-it-for-me market. View article...

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Malaysia, Mr. DIY, store

Asean expansion

Malaysian company Mr. DIY has crafted quite a narrative in the last three years with its rapid growth around South East Asia, offline as well as View article...

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Woodie's, Irish market leader

The Irish number 1

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

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Dähne Verlag, Statistics Home Improvement Retail

Statistics Home Improvement Retail

Based on figures

The new volume of Statistics Home Improvement Retail 2019 updates the development of the markets. Changes took place in the Top 20 in Europe and worldwide 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...

Regional report

Rebuilding mode, Homebase store
GfK Consumer Confidence Index, Source GfK/jdj2
Total UK residential transactions by month, Source: HM Revenue & Customs/mdj2
B&Q/Screwfix vs. Wickes/Toolstation, Source: mdj2
Screwfix vs. Toolstation, Source: mdj2
B2B/B2C, hybrid format Toolstation
Neil Munz-Jones, Founder of mdj2 associate

UK and Ireland - the big three

Traditional DIY retailers losing share

The big three in the UK market– B&Q, Wickes and Homebase – are currently having a hard time. They are losing out to the B2B/B2C hybrids and discounters. Overall only limited market growth is occurring. Analysis by Neil Munz-Jones of mdj2 View article...

7th Global DIY Summit 2019

ACO DIY, POS concepts

ACO

ACO DIY – intelligent POS concepts

ACO provides a sophisticated product range for the DIY industry. Durability, safety and perfectly coordinated solutions are at the forefront. All over View article...