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Rainer Strnad

DIY getting more expensive

Will the coronavirus crisis now be followed by a raw materials and logistics crisis? No - it isn't on its way, it is already here, at least in the European...View comment...

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FN Neuhofer, Zell am Moos

Vision 2025 takes shape

FN Neuhofer, manufacturer of accessories for floor, wall and ceiling, participated in the Bau trade fair from 13 to 15 January 2021, which was View article...

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Keter, cupboards, shelves, storage solutions

Focus on sustainability

Keter, one of the big players in the international plastics industry, has developed a sustainability strategy with ambitious goals, which they intend View article...

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Amtech, brand, K Tools

With hopefully minimal disruption

So now Brexit is complete, the UK is no longer part of the EU. What are the implications of this historic event for manufacturers in the home View article...

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Decisive factor for selection of shopping location, Source: Frankeconsult/EPLF/MMFA

Floorings are a woman’s business

At least when it comes to purchasing decisions. When it comes to the place of purchase, DIY and hardware stores are right at the front. That is View article...

Distribution

Lets do it, new specialist tools store in Huma Eleven, Thomas Steinhart, Stephan Kalteis, Markus Dulle
Lets do it, Marks Dulle, 3e CEO
Lets do it, Cordless tools, complete concepts, automated garden
Lets do it,  Cordless tools, complete concepts, automated garden

Let’s do it

Tools from the shopping centre

The Austrian 3e AG is rolling out its modernised specialist store concept Let’s do it which consistently focuses on the omni-channel and, with that, also new customers. That’s expected to work in the capital now too – between fashion stores, leather goods and shoe shops View article...

Garden suppliers

Gardenex, UK pavilion
Gardenex, Amanda Sizer Barrett

Gardenex

The EU remains the most important market

There is a big year ahead for Gardenex and its members, says Amanda Sizer Barrett, director general of the federation, when asked by DIY International about the impact of Brexit on the UK’s garden and leisure manufacturers. Here is her point of view View article...

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Sodimac, Latin America
Falabella home improvement division, Source Falabella

Latin America - Sodimac

An opportunity to think about the future

Due to the pandemic, the home has acquired new importance, a trend that will continue, expects the management at Sodimac, the home improvement market leader in Latin America, asked by DIY International. The company has pressed ahead with its digital transformation while simultaneously working on making their stores inspiring places View article...

Events

Spoga+Gafa, new permanent date

Spoga+Gafa

Three months earlier in future

Koelnmesse made use of the cancellation of Spoga+Gafa 2020 to introduce a new permanent date in the first half of the year for the world’s leading trade fair in the garden and lifestyle industry View article...