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Rainer Strnad

Covid-19 provides clarity

The figures for 2020, year of the pandemic, are now in from a large number of countries and retail organisations. Quite apart from the unfortunate outcomes...View comment...
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E-Commerce

Returns policy returns customers

In e-commerce, transparency, ease and convenience are key for customers in the DIY segment, too. This applies both to delivery and the returns experience, says Bobbie Ttooulis of GFS. View article...
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John Herbert is one of the influential personalities of the international home improvement industry.

Congratulations go out to John Herbert from around the world on his 80th birthday

Congratulations to John Herbert, literally from all over the world: the general secretary of the international DIY trade association Edra/Ghin View news...

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Private label products are an important part of the Wickes range.

Wickes achieves sales growth of nearly 20 per cent in the first quarter

The British DIY chain Wickes realised sales growth of 18.9 per cent in the first quarter of 2021. Like-for-like sales grew by 19.7 per cent, whilst View news...

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German associations warn of rising prices in DIY and garden sector

The accident involving the containership "Ever Given" and the associated blockade of the Suez Canal have exacerbated a development that View news...

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The Philippine's biggest home improvement retailer, Wilcon, operates 63 stores.

Late sales pickup fail to lift Wilcon’s 2020 take

A belated pickup in sales failed to lift Wilcon Depot's financial results in a year characterized by constraints in public mobility and a pandemic. View news...

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Leroy Merlin is the leading home improvement chain in France; its market share is 36 per cent.

France’s home improvement market grew by 13 per cent in 2020

In 2020, the French DIY market grew by 13 per cent to a volume of EUR 31 bn, by far the strongest growth in the last twenty years. The huge rise is View news...

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In an interview with Ken Hughes at the Global DIY Network, Victoria Neuhofer explained her concept of plastic free consumer products.

Victoria Neuhofer presents her franchise system Damn Plastic

Victoria Neuhofer has had the opportunity to present her franchise system Damn Plastic on the Global DIY Network. Along with the online shop View news...

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Garden and pet stores in France up slightly

The garden and pet store trade in France grew by 1.1 per cent in the year 2020. After a decline of 7.2 per cent in the first six months, the industry View news...

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AllHome currently operates 52 stores.

AllHome revenues up 3 per cent in pandemic year

A slew of strategies implemented by Philippine home improvement retailer AllHome as a response to the difficult business environment created by the View news...

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Garden distribution

Garden product groups 2020, Source: Klaus Pter Teipel Research & Consulting

Garden market

The top performer

Unable to travel during the summer of Covid-19, the Germans made themselves comfortable at home, even in their green living rooms. Garden ranges contributed to the historically high growth rates in DIY store sales View article...

Garden suppliers

Pär Åström, president of the Gardena division
Gardena, ClickUp!, insect hotel

Gardena

Explosion of demand

Gardena reports double-digit growth rates. That’s not only down to the industry-wide coronavirus effect. After all, the brand has doubled its sales over five years View article...

Regional report

Mélanie and Vincent Ghekière, Stock-Ath
Sanitary department, Stock-Ath
Olivier Strauven, head of Wara, Genk
Lighting department, Wara
About the author: Thierry Coeman International editor and author for DIY, trade and home improvement

Benelux - Belgium

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 of a promising young generation, as he calls them View article...

Events

Stefan Lohrberg (l.), Director Spoga+Gafa, Catja Caspary, Vice President, and Oliver Frese, Chief Operating Officer
Koelnmesse, Spoga+Gafa, POS Green Solution Islands, Indoor gardening
Koelnmesse, Spoga+Gafa, POS Green Solution Islands, Outdoor living

Spoga+Gafa 2020

More on the topic of green lifestyle

Koelnmesse is taking special precautions for Spoga+Gafa 2020 in order to be able to hold the trade fair safely. New exhibitors will even be taking part due to the cancellation of other events View article...