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Domotex is postponed from January to May

The next edition of Domotex, which had been scheduled for January, has been postponed to May.

Eurobrico in Valencia is postponed to 2021

This year’s Eurobrico, the international hardware and DIY fair held every two years in Valencia (Spain), is postponed to 2021, thus responding to the requests made by the sector. The show was scheduled to be held from 6 to 8

Installation services via prepaid cards off the shelves of DIY stores

The French DIY store chains Bricomarché and Bricorama are selling prepaid cards with which customers can have small jobs done in and around the house.

Study: DIY remains popular in Europe

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, DIY is more popular than ever.

French DIY stores saw sales increase by nearly 20 per cent during July

French home improvement retailers experienced continued high sales in July, even if the growth rates declined somewhat.

Eurozone growth loses momentum in August

August saw a loss of growth momentum across the eurozone private sector, according to provisional Purchasing Managers Index (PMI®) survey data, following a rebound from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) related downturn.

French DIY stores saw sales increase by nearly 20 per cent during July

French home improvement retailers experienced continued high sales in July, even if the growth rates declined somewhat.

Construction downturn slows further in July

The downturn in eurozone construction activity continued to ease in July, adding to further signs that the sector may turn a corner in the coming months if the economy continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Covid-19 State Aids – August update

The link below leads to all state aid support measures granted by the European Commission under the Temporary Framework to support the economy in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak (since March 2020).

All-virtual National Hardware Virtual Show in October

For the US American National Hardware Show trade fair, which was cancelled due to Covid-19, there is to be a virtual replacement.


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