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The Italian DIY store operator Bricofer is taking over the Bricorama stores in Spain. The news was reported by the industry service Ferretería y Bricolaje and is based on internal information communicated to Bricorama employees.
The French franchise group Mr. Bricolage wants to accelerate its strategic plan under the title of Rebond (“rebound”).
The top-down, global transformation at DIY retail group Kingfisher announced that the business is pulling operations in Russia, Portugal and Spain.
The official draft Agreement on the withdrawal of the UK from the EU was released last week. Read the Withdrawal Agreement here. The provisions regarding IP rights are covered under Title IV (Articles 54 to 61). Source: European…
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The DIY store trade in Germany has only just maintained its total gross sales in the third quarter.
DIY store sales in Spain will grow this year by 5.6 per cent.
Sears, which more than a century ago pioneered the strategy of selling everything to everyone, filed for bankruptcy protection and laid out a plan for turning its business around. The company long ago gave up its mantle as a retail…
Kingfisher is closing its 19 German Screwfix branches and thus relinquishing its plans for growth in Germany for the time being, according to the German online reporting service diyonline.de, which quotes information from the sector.