Germany: Heimtextil gearing up for 7-10 January 2020

Heimtextil is the biggest international trade fair for home and contract textiles, and will next be held in Frankfurt am Main on 7-10 January 2020. The first trade fair of the year for its sector, it is a climate and trend barometer for the new business year. Heimtextil is the season opener for new trends and textile innovations. Here, you can find everything in one place: interior textiles, interior design and interior trends.

EDRA/GHIN Members who would like complimentary VIP tickets to attend Heimtextil should contact info@edra-ghin.org

Find out more about what’s in store for the 50th Edition of Heimtextil at: www.heimtextil.messefrankfurt.com

Germany: Light+Building preparing for another successful event

Light+Building, the stage for the latest lighting trends and a source of inspiration for building services technology, is building up for next year’s event on 8-13 March 2020 in Frankfurt, Germany. Taking place every two years since 2000, this event has grown rapidly and now has more than 2,600 companies presenting their world firsts in the Frankfurt Exhibition Centre. Of some 216,000 visitors, almost half come from outside Germany. Amongst the major visitor groups are architects, interior architects, designers, planners and engineers, as well as tradesmen and representatives from the retail and wholesale sectors and from industry.

Any EDRA/GHIN Member who would like complimentary VIP tickets for Light+Building should contact info@edra-ghin.org

Find out more at: www.light-building.messefrankfurt.com

Germany: Christmasworld, Creativeworld & Paperworld set for Jan 2020

Messefrankfurt is gearing up for its triple trade fair taking place in January in Frankfurt. Christmasworld, the world’s biggest trend and order platform for the international seasonal and festive decoration sector, will take place on 24-28 January 2020. On 25-28 January Messfrankfurt will also be hosting Paperworld, the international trade fair for stationery, office supplies and writing instruments, and Creativeworld, the world’s largest trade fair for hobby, craft and art supplies uniting the most important manufacturers from all over the world. Christmasworld, Creativeworld & Paperworld are all EDRA/GHIN Recommended Global Trade Fairs.

Find out more about ChristmasWorld Here: www.messefrankfurt.com

Germany: International Hardware Fair preparing for 1-4 March 2020

On 1-4 March 2020 the most important decision-makers, manufacturers and trade visitors from all over the world will meet up in the exhibition halls of Koelnmesse to experience pioneering innovations and the most exciting trends, establish contacts and do the biggest business of the year. In 2018 the biannual International Hardware Fair hosted 2,770 exhibitors from 58 countries and over 47,000 trade visitors from 143 countries. The offer ranges from tools, to fasteners, fixings and fittings, through to industrial and home improvement supplies, over 144,000 sqm of exhibition space. The International Hardware Fair is one of the EDRA/GHIN Recommended Global Trade Fairs.

Find out more at: www.eisenwarenmesse.com

Poland: Adeo Group on growth course

A new Leroy Merlin store opened last month in Rzeszow in the Subcarpathian Voivodeship. The new store is located in the prosperous district of Witosa and covers a total sales area of 10,000 sqm. The outlet is divided into 13 specialist departments and offers an assortment of 36,000 products. With the current opening, the French Adeo Group now operates a total of 65 Leroy Merlin stores and nine Bricoman outlets in Poland. In the coming months, two more Leroy Merlin outlets will be launched with locations in Wielicka near Krakow (Lesser Poland Voivodeship) and in Szczecin (West Pomerania). In addition, in December 2019, a store of the small-format Leroy Merlin Urban will be realized in the state capital Warsaw.

 

Read more at: www.baumarktmanager.de

Europe: Heinz Wieczorek names as new CEO of EDIN

Following the death of EDIN founder Lucien Hardt, his son and co-founder, Philippe Hardt, turned to the network partners. His message: The work of EDIN is continuing. His father had wished that EDIN would live on after his death, writes Philippe Hardt to the EDIN members. “We strongly believe that a platform that can build a diverse network and facilitate collaboration within this network is a tremendous value to all stakeholders,” says Hardt. Chiefly responsible for the further development of EDIN is new CEO Heinz Wieczorek, the former manager of Saint-Gobain, MC Construction Chemical, Xella and Lafarge. Wieczorek had been a close friend of Lucien Hardt, who had named him as his successor when he fell ill.
Read more at: www.baumarktmanager.de

World: Newly Published Global Home Improvement Report 2019

The 2019 edition of the EDRA/GHIN & fediyma Global Home Improvement Report 2019 has just been published. Containing detailed statistics for the Global home improvement market this report is a must-read for any parties with an interest in the market. The report can be purchased for €890.

Should any interested parties wish to purchase the report please contact info@edra-ghin.org.

In 2018, the DIY/home improvement world market turnover reached €594 bn, an increase of 1,1% compared to last year. North America and Europe combined represent approximately 87% of this market, although their joint population accounts for only 17% of the world population. The DIY markets of these two continents total €516 bn. North America and Europe reach 58% and 29% of the world market respectively. The United States of America had the highest average DIY expenditure per capita in 2018 at €932. Approximately 81% of the Global DIY market (€482 bn) is concentrated in only 8 countries: U.S., Germany, Canada, Japan, United Kingdom, France, Australia and Italy. Moreover, the three major DIY countries in Europe (Germany, France and United Kingdom) represent 50% of the continent’s market. The top 10 major DIY retailers worldwide are: Home Depot (U.S.), Lowe’s (U.S.), ADEO (France), Kingfisher (UK), Menards (U.S.), Bunnings (Australia), OBI (Germany), Bauhaus (Germany), Sodimac (Chile) and Ace Hardware (U.S.). Home Depot and Lowe’s account for 25% of the global market share. More detailed information is contained in the new edition of the “Global Home Improvement Report 2019”.

Germany: New IPM exhibition grounds

IPM ESSEN will take place for the 38th time at Messe Essen on 28-31 January 2020. In a little over three months’ time, the world’s leading horticultural trade fair will be held on the completely modernized exhibition grounds for the first time. Eight large exhibition halls on one level, equipped with the latest infrastructure, the Galeria and Hall 1A will offer the ideal presentation area to more than 1,500 exhibitors from almost 50 nations. For the first time, visitors will also be able to reach IPM ESSEN 2020 through the new East Glass Foyer as an entrance. The range on offer at the international trade fair will include innovative products and services from the fields of plants, technology, floristry and garden features. IPM ESSEN will be accompanied by a varied programme and France will present itself as the official partner country.

Should any EDRA/GHIN Member wish to receive complimentary VIP tickets to attend IPM Essen please contact info@edra-ghin.org

 

For more information please visit: www.ipm-essen.de

 

UK: Travis Perkins to outperform expectations in challenging market conditions

Travis Perkins, the general mixed merchant, showed encouraging like-for-like growth of 2% and market share gains, particularly in heavyside categories. The specialist merchants delivered more modest growth, primarily driven by price rises, although the continued supply restrictions on plasterboard materials in CCF has put pressure on sales volumes.  The Toolstation UK business saw “excellent growth”. Allied to this, the group has acquired a controlling share of Toolstation Europe. Like-for-like merchanting sale growth was 1.6% during Q3, with year-to-date sales up 4.7%. Toolstation, meanwhile, saw 15.4% in Q3 and 16.6% year-to-date. Chief Executive Nick Roberts said: “Now in my third month since taking over as CEO of the Group, I have spent a considerable amount of time in our branches, learning about our businesses and our markets from colleagues, customers and suppliers. The Retail segment achieved like-for-like sales growth of 9.7%, with total sales growth of 8.3%. The strong performance of Wickes continued in Q3, with further market share gains in the Home Improvement market through core DIY categories and in the Kitchen & Bathroom showroom.

 

More information at: www.diyweek.net