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The German building materials cooperative Eurobaustoff leaves the European purchasing group Euro-Mat.
It is evident from the company’s half-yearly report that the German DIY store operator Hornbach continues to get its greatest growth stimulus from its activities outside Germany.
The value of the wet room market in the UK has increased by ten per cent between 2014 and 2016, according to a report by AMA Research.
The French online marketplace for DIY and garden products Mano Mano has collected fresh capital to the amount of € 60 mio for its further expansion in Europe.
The French DIY retail group Mr. Bricolage, which also owns the Les Briconautes distribution channel, saw its sales decline in the first six months of 2017.
The British Kingfisher group has closed the first half of its financial year 2017/2018 (ending 31 July 2017) with a decline in sales.
In 2016, Switzerland and Norway were the European countries with the highest level of house-building activity in relation to the population. The completion quota here lay at over six homes per 1 000 inhabitants.
The Spanish DIY chain Bricor increased its sales last year by 1.7 per cent to € 110.59 mio.
Byggmax is reorganising itself in Finland. The Swedish DIY store operator is closing 13 of its stores there and has announced “in accordance with the new growth strategy” the opening of new sites “in strategic locations”, according to a press…