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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 - Leco

All-rounder and more

Leco presents innovations from its wall coverings division in its range of paintable wallpapers... View article...
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Bathroom furniture

Smart and sexy

In the distribution of bathroom furniture, mirror cabinets and illuminated mirrors, DIY retailers play a significant role throughout Europe. And the product... 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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DIY remains very popular

The Hardware Association Ireland presents good branch statistics for 2018. These match the results of a consumer survey which confirm even the young View article...

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UK, Garden centres, plants

Resilience to economic uncertainty

While the British retail sector is suffering under consumers’ Brexit worries and its online competitors, garden centres are reinventing themselves View article...

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Rebuilding mode, Homebase store

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 View article...

Garden distribution

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Volmary

Organic along the entire line

Volmary supports the issue of organic horticulture along the entire value chain from cultivation to seed and plant marketing View article...

Suppliers

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Rothenberger Industrial

Targeting growth through exports

Rothenberger Industrial has established itself in the building market in the segments of soldering and welding, plumbing tools and gas heating products. The company now aims to achieve further growth by expanding its export quota View article...

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Patrick Vandenbogaerde, Managing Director Brico Belgium Group
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Belgium - Brico Belgium Group

Don’t panic

In an interview, Patrick Vandenbogaerde, Managing Director of Brico Belgium Group, explains how he wants to secure the position of market leader, even in difficult times View article...

Events

Taiwan Hardware Show, increased number of visitors
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Taiwan Hardware Show

More overseas buyers as well

In its 18th edition, the Taiwan Hardware Show in Taichung increased both its number of visitors and number of exhibitors View article...