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Rainer Strnad

From -80 to +20 per cent

How has the international home improvement industry come through the Covid-19 crisis? This is a question that cannot really be answered by a magazine such...View comment...
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Living and design trends - Koczwara

Floorings for every requirement

The German manufacturer Koczwara works for an international customer base. With its fundamental values of partnership, reliability and flexibility, it is... View article...
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France

Market recovery in France

2019 was a good year for the overall market, among other things because the French bought and sold more property than for a long time. The DIY stores profited... View article...

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Mélanie and Vincent Ghekière, Stock-Ath

Young wolves in Belgium

Industry expert Thierry Coeman delivers an update of the Belgian home improvement universe and, as part of his enquiries, speaks to representatives View article...

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CMB,

To Libya and in the Sudan

The Egyptian CMB Group doesn't only supply markets in Africa with its building products, it exports throughout the whole of the world. It is now also View article...

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South Africa, Bakkie builders

"We are quite unique"

With a format adapted to the South African market, Cashbuild appeals not only to consumers but also primarily to small contractors, otherwise known View article...

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Source: Euromonitor International Economies and Consumers 2018 edition research

Growth will come from paint

Economic conditions depress the demand in South Africa's home improvement market, but the new household growth is a silver lining, analyses Erika View article...

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Walmart’s South African

Retail diversity in the South

South Africa has by far the most diverse home improvement retail industry on the African continent. But expansion efforts are also gradually taking View article...

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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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Distribution/sales channels, Source: FMB, Inoha
The French DIY Market, change rates, Source: FMB, Inoha
Development product groups 2019, Source: FMB, Inoha
Market shares of the DIY stores, Source: FMB, Inoha

France

Market recovery in France

2019 was a good year for the overall market, among other things because the French bought and sold more property than for a long time. The DIY stores profited only to some extent from this View article...

Suppliers

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Koczwara, Jangal
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Koczwara, Managing Director Andreas Koczwara

Living and design trends - Koczwara

Floorings for every requirement

The German manufacturer Koczwara works for an international customer base. With its fundamental values of partnership, reliability and flexibility, it is now planning further expansion View article...

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Brunei, Good Home
Brunei, Good Home
Brunei, Do it best
Brunei, Do it best

Southeast Asia - Brunei

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. Good Home wants to change that View article...

Events

CIHS, Shanghai

CIHS

Changing conditions

The CIHS is adapting to the developments in the political arena and the economic dynamics on the hardware market View article...