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Rainer Strnad

Cooperate or die

"Innovate or die" is one theme of the 7th Global DIY Summit in Dublin in June. It doesn't sound a really original theme at first glance: ask anyone...View comment...
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Paint - Nespoli

“We are a network of companies”

The Italian company Nespoli is very well connected in the European markets. A conversation with owner Alessandro Nespoli about sensible generalisations... View article...
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ManoMano

“You have to reckon with us”

The online marketplace ManoMano wants to become market leader in six European countries. It currently has the highest growth rates in Germany ... View article...

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Sweden, Statistics, Byggmax

A plethora of formats

The DIY retail scene in Sweden is incredibly varied. Alongside paint specialists and big-box stores, Byggmax and Clas Ohlson in particular have View article...

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Clever Edge, basic element, Hubert Jonser

A clean cut

The Austrian start-up Clever Edge presents a simple solution for a familiar problem which anyone who has a lawn will recognise

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Bellaflora, facade, Austria, Villach

Green pioneer

Garden centre operator Bellaflora is creating a distinctive profile for itself through sustainability. Its latest moder­nisation project in Villach View article...

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FN Neuhofer, headquarters, Austria

Further investments

Even after 368 years, the family-founded company FN Neuhofer continues its course towards quality and puts a large amount of money into View article...

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Austria, Obi, Wien-Vösendorf

The large in the small

In Austria, Germany’s largest DIY store operator is testing its new “Obi next” strategy. But they are still keeping very quiet when it comes to their View article...

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Obi, standalone store, Schaffhausen

First Obi standalone in Switzerland

Migros Schweiz intends to increase its DIY store presence in medium-sized cities in the country

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ManoMano, France, online market leader
ManoMano, Germany, Nils Kernchen

ManoMano

“You have to reckon with us”

The online marketplace ManoMano wants to become market leader in six European countries. It currently has the highest growth rates in Germany View article...

Garden suppliers

Hans-Jürgen Herr, EMEA boss, Weber
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Weber

No effect on European business

Weber’s EMEA boss Hans-Jürgen Herr on the American-European trade dispute, on unilateralist threats and on the question of whether the barbecue market is saturated View article...

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Guillermo Leal, president of the Spanish DIY retailers’ association ADFB, president of ATB Bricolaje
Bauhaus, Spain
BricoCentro, Spain
Optimus, Spain

Spain - ADFB

Digitalisation, innovation, logistics

These are the three buzzwords cited by Guillermo Leal, chairman of the Spanish retailers’ association ADFB, when asked about the greatest challenges facing the home improvement sector in his country. Here we reproduce his full interview with DIY International View article...

Events

Vietnam Hardware and Hand Tools Expo, Ho Chi Minh City
Vietnam Hardware and Hand Tools Expo, Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam Hardware and Hand Tools Expo

International trade fair in Vietnam

The third Vietnam Hardware and Hand Tools Expo takes place at the start of December in Ho Chi Minh City. The event organisers Vinexad have announced another increase in the number of exhibitors and visitors View article...