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Euro area annual inflation stable at 1.2%

Euro area annual inflation is expected to be 1.2% in June 2019, stable compared to May, according to a flash estimate from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

DIY: Praktiker Hungary grows by 20 per cent in 2018

Praktiker Hungary reports record sales for 2018. Returns rose by 19.5 per cent to HUF 57.1 bn (EUR 178 mio).

DIY: Clas Ohlson’s project with storage provider Vinden

The Swedish retailer Clas Ohlson now offers a one month free storage service included in the purchase of storage boxes.

DIY: Jem & Fix now has five stores in Norway

After entering the Norwegian market a year ago, the Danish home improvement chain Jem & Fix now has five outlets in the neighbouring country to the north.

Euro area international trade in goods surplus €15.7 bn

The first estimate for euro area (EA19) exports of goods to the rest of the world in April 2019 was €192.9 billion, an increase of 5.2% compared with April 2018 (€183.4 bn).

Annual growth in labour costs at 2.4% in euro area

Hourly labour costs rose by 2.4% in the euro area (EA19) and by 2.6% in the EU28 in the first quarter of 2019, compared with the same quarter of the previous year.

DIY: New Kingfisher format and own brand GoodHome

Kingfisher has presented its new own brand GoodHome at the same time as its new express format of the same name.

DIY: Lagerhaus stores grow by 0.5 per cent

The Lagerhaus stores in Austria grew only slightly in the last year.

Why Generation Z prefers paying for help

Another study has come out in Great Britain showing that the so-called Generation Z (those born after 1997) are much less comfortable with DIY than the “baby boomers” (people born between 1946 and 1964).

DIY: Hornbach targets increased earnings

The German DIY store operator Hornbach is targeting sales growth in the mid-single-digit percentage range and a significantly above-average increase in adjusted operating earnings (EBIT) for the current financial year 2019/2020 (1 March 2019 to 29 February 2020).


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