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Importance of online orientation in home improvement products increases

The number of consumers that orient themselves online before purchasing a home improvement is steadily growing year over year, according to a recent report, meaning business should look at focusing their marketing efforts online in order to create ... 
6 July 2018

Smart Garden Products named Supplier of the Year in France

Smart Garden Products French team picked up a prestigious award for Supplier of the Year in the Lighting Category, this week, voted for by garden centre buyers in France.The decision was based on sales potential, product range and innovation, ... 
6 July 2018

AkzoNobel to achieve number one position in Romania with acquisition of Fabryo

AkzoNobel has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of Fabryo Corporation S.R.L. (Fabryo), becoming the leader in the Romanian decorative paints market.The transaction includes two production facilities and six distribution centers ... 
21 June 2018

Leading German paint manufacturer, J.W. Ostendorf, becomes part of the Hempel Group

Hempel A/S has signed an agreement to acquire 65% of one of Germany’s leading manufacturers of decorative paint, J.W. Ostendorf (JWO). The investment in JWO is a significant reinforcement in Hempel’s third strategic business area – the decorative ... 
4 June 2018

The Home Depot reports 4.4% increase in sales

The Home Depot, the world's largest home improvement retailer, has today reported sales of $24.9 billion for the first quarter of fiscal 2018, a 4.4% increase from the first quarter of fiscal 2017. Comparable sales for the first quarter of fiscal ... 
15 May 2018

The Home Depot to hire approximately 1,000 new technology professionals

The Home Depot is hiring approximately 1,000 new technology professionals in 2018 at its primary technology centers in Atlanta, Austin and Dallas to support initiatives related to its $11.1 billion three-year strategic investment plan.In December ... 
18 April 2018

UK consumers drawn to general online stores for home improvement purchases

In markets in which Amazon is focusing its resources, the online market for selling home improvement products is getting “Amazoned,” according to the latest European Home Improvement Monitor.The Monitor has highlighted that general online stores ... 
9 March 2018

Global market of smart home technology on the rise

According to a recent study report published by the Market Research Future, The global market of DIY Smart Home Market has increased in recent years. The market is expected to grow at a rapid pace during the forecast period (2017 – 2023). The DIY ... 
15 February 2018

Zircon Corporation opens UK arm

Stud finder and metal detector manufacturer, Zircon Corporation has, today, announced the launch of its new affiliate, Zircon Corporation Ltd - a UK Corporation, which will be headed up by .former BHETA director Andy Vaughan.American firm Zircon has ... 
18 January 2018

Record year for Koelnmesse in 2017

Trade fair giant reports record turnover and profits for last year, as trade fairs in Cologne grew by an average of 13%. Koelnmesse, which organises 80 trade fairs and events, including the International Hardware Fair Cologne and Spoga Gafa, reported ... 
15 January 2018
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