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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...

Suppliers

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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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France - Brico Cash

Brico Cash wants to grow

The sales channel in the Les Mousquetaires retail group sees further potential for its warehouse format which is targeted at private persons and professionals. It is now aiming to double the number of its locations View article...

Events

Taiwan Hardware Show, Taichung, 430 exhibitors
Taiwan Hardware Show, Taichung, 5 268 overseas visits
Taiwan Hardware Show, Taichung, Rainer Strnad, managing editor of DIY International
Taiwan Hardware Show, Taichung, Brand Hsiao (left, Taiwan Hand Tool Manufacturers’ Association), Gerd Keim, Andrew Liu (Kaigo).
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Taichung is building for the Taiwan Hardware Show

The trade fair has once again increased visits in its latest edition. But the number of exhibitors is currently unable to grow because there is no room – there are long waiting lists. Therefore, a new exhibition hall is planned View article...