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Rainer Strnad

So much is new

At the moment it's hard to keep up with reporting on all the new floor space concepts, formats and pilot stores which are being launched in the trade. But...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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Wall design - Euromonitor International

Ripe for disruption

Are direct-to-consumer brands painting DIY retailers into a corner? Erika Sirimanne from Euromonitor International analyses the European paint and wall... View article...

Regional reports

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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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Home Improvement retailers, Republic of Ireland

One top dog and many stores

On the Irish DIY and hardware market, not only chains with more or less big boxes are active, but also several cooperatives of independent hardware View article...

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Leroy Merlin, Portugal, Alfragide
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New concepts - Leroy Merlin

What a show

Leroy Merlin tests its showroom concept in Portugal. It is based on brands, inspiration and, above all, on full, competent advice View article...

Suppliers

Meffert, headquarters, Bad Kreuznach

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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Nordic countries, macroeconomic data

Nordic countries - Overview

Inhomogeneous unit in the north of Europe

The Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden differ in their macroeconomic conditions and, not least, in the structure of their home improvement markets View article...

Events

Asia-Pacific Sourcing, Best of China group
Asia-Pacific Sourcing, Cologne

Asia-Pacific Sourcing

Biggest edition ever

Exhibitor numbers are set to rise once more at the Asia-Pacific Sourcing taking place from 25 to 27 February. At the same time and directly adjacent, the IAW show will be staged in Cologne again View article...