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baumarkt direkt growth forecast



Based in Hamburg, the baumarkt direkt joint venture operated by Hagebau and the Otto-Group has forecast turnover of 220 million Euros for the 2013/2014 business year. This represents an increase of about 8.5 percent on last year, and is once again better than previously predicted. The chief executive is Stefan Ebert: “Our success is based on an integrated multi-channel strategy combining the advantages of fixed-base and mail-order retailing.” read more…

Screwfix now supplies to 23 European countries


Multi-channel hardware retailer Screwfix has expanded export sales and now supplies customers in 23 European countries. The company says the reasons for the move derived especially from demand from France, Spain and Ireland – orders have even been received from Finland and Latvia. read more…

Global DIY-Summit 2013



The second Global DIY Summit takes place on 6 – 7 June 2013 in Rome and has a line-up of top speakers, several of whom on day one will address the challenges to be faced by the rapid advent of digital markets. They include Ian Cheshire (Group CEO, Kingfisher), Sergio Giroldi (CEO, Obi) and Carlos Wulf (CEO, Easy), who will relate their experience with the multi-channel business. Representing the internet economy is Alastair Bruce (Director Google Germany), who will describe how the DIY-player can take best advantage of the web. His presentation will be entitled: ‘Making the web work for you’. read more…