Global DIY-Network: Next in the “Meet the CEO” Series – Mattias Ankarberg.

On Wednesday the 31st of March at Midday CEST John W. Herbert will continue the “Meet the CEO” series with an interview with Mattias Ankarberg, CEO of Byggmax.

Byggmax offers straightforward and excellent value construction materials and do-it-yourself products of high quality at the best price. No matter customers’ budget or previous experiences, Byggmax provide their customers with the know-how and the confidence to fulfil their construction dreams.

With over 170 physical locations in Sweden, Norway and Finland, as well as a popular online store, Byggmax is one of the foremost retail chains for construction and do-it-yourself products in the Nordics. The group’s annual revenue 2020 was SEK 6.8 billion and the corporate group is listed on Nasdaq.

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Global DIY Network: “Meet the CEO” with Hiromasa Tsuchiya, Owner and Chairman of CAINZ.

On the 17th of February at 10:00 CET John W. Herbert, General Secretary of EDRA/GHIN, will continue the “Meet the CEO” series for 2021 with an interview with Hiromasa Tsuchiya, Owner and Chairman of CAINZ.

As a home improvement centre, CAINZ has always kept the goal of “improving your lifestyle” in mind, and continue to provide numerous services in order to fulfill that goal. CAINZ gather great products from both inside and outside of Japan and make them affordable, so that they can help improve their customers’ lives both comfortably and conveniently.

The interview will take place through the The Global DIY-Network the global platform which brings together retailers, manufacturers, online players, consultants, journalists & professors, among other stakeholders from the home improvement industry.

Global DIY Network: “Meet the CEO” with Carl Otto Løvenskiold, CEO of Løvenskiold-Vækerø AS.

On Wednesday 27th of January John W. Herbert, General Secretary of EDRA/GHIN, will kick-start the “Meet the CEO” series for 2021 with an interview with Carl Otto Løvenskiold, CEO of Løvenskiold-Vækerø AS.

Løvenskiold-Vækerø is a modern company with a long history, being established in 1649. The company is a leading player within commerce, real estate, forestry and agriculture, and constantly aims to take an active part in the further development of these industries in Norway.

The core values of Løvenskiold-Vækerø AS form the basis of their culture, shaping all of their actions. These core values are:

  1. Customer Focus
  2. Innovation
  3. Energy
  4. Long-Term View
MAXBO is the flagship of Løvenskiold Handel, Løvenskiold-Vækerø’s daughter company. The MAXBO chain originates from the traditional retail store for building material at Vækerø. The MAXBO concept consists of MAXBO, MAXBO Stormarked and MAXBO Proff.

The interview will take place through the The Global DIY-Network the global platform which brings together retailers, manufacturers, online players, consultants, journalists & professors, among other stakeholders from the home improvement industry.

Global DIY-Network: Interview with Werner de Jager, Group CEO of Cashbuild.

On Wednesday the 4th of November John W. Herbert interviewed Werner de Jager, Group CEO of Cashbuild.
The interview was the second in the “Meet the CEO” series on the Global DIY-Network, following the interview with Sergio Giroldi on the 21st of October.

Cashbuild operates in 7 countries in Southern Africa with a network of 318 stores trading through 2 different brands – Cashbuild and P&L Hardware.

As in other countries, the coronavirus pandemic had a positive effect on DIY store sales following the lockdown in South Africa. Cashbuild has seen a sales increase of  about12 per cent in May compared with May 2019, 13 per cent in June and 22 per cent in the third quarter. Online sales had also grown exponentially by 300 per cent, and Cashbuild are continuing to work hard to expand its e-commerce engagement, primarily targeting mobile commerce.

According to Mr de Jager, the reason for the growth is that “People have re-established and regained the value of their home and their property”. The Cashbuild CEO assumes that this situation will remain like this following the current boom in new building activities.

The next in the series of the “Meet the CEO” interviews will be held on the 2nd of December with Declan Ronayne, CEO of Woodie’s, part of the Grafton Group and one of the largest Home Improvement Retailers in Ireland.

World: 8th Global DIY-Summit to be held from the 9 – 11 June 2021 in Copenhagen

For the past few months, the DIY Summit team have been closely monitoring the Global Covid-19 situation and assessing the best possible circumstances in which to hold the Global DIY Summit.

While EU Authorities implement and require the highest levels of medical measures and hygiene protocols for travel, the team feel that the delivery of the world-class international event will inevitably be impacted by such travel restrictions if it were to be held this year.

With this in mind, and following close consultation with event partners, key stakeholders and hosts, the decision to postpone the 8th Global DIY Summit by one year has been taken. The new dates for the 8th Global DIY Summit are 9 to 11 June 2021 and this event will be held at Bella Centre Copenhagen.

In order to continue offering this important and anticipated event for our industry, all tickets and sponsorships for the Global DIY Summit 2020 will automatically be valid for the rescheduled event. The ticket also includes access to a brand new online networking platform which will be launched this year in early October. This online service will allow all delegates and partners to attend online seminars, masterclasses, download studies, contact and schedule 1:1 video calls with other attendees, among other benefits.

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World: Only 11 days left for Global DIY Summit Early Bird!

The 8th Global DIY Summit is taking place in RAI Amsterdam, NL on the 10-12 June 2020. The event expects to receive over 1,100 delegates from 50 countries to attend the Summit. Where 100+ participants are industry consultants, 550+ are suppliers and manufacturers and 350+ are retailers. The New Normal: Adapting to a Rapidly Changing World is the motto of the 8th Global DIY Summit 2020. There are only eleven days left to benefit from the Early Bird Rate so save your place now and join the top leaders from our industry!

Australia: Bunnings reports 5.3% H1 turnover lift

Bunnings increased its sales between July and December 2019, the first six months of its fiscal 2019/2020, by 5.3% in Australia and New Zealand to AUD 7.276 bn (€4.469 bn). Total store sales increased by 5.8%, with store-on-store sales increasing by 4.7%. The click and collect offer of Bunnings stores is now available across Australia, while over 100 stores now offer a click and deliver service. During the six months, Bunnings opened eight new trading locations, including one replacement. Three small format stores in New Zealand were closed. At the end of the year, Bunnings operated 273 warehouses, 74 smaller format stores and 31 trade centres. A further 13 stores were under construction.

Join us at the 8th Global DIY Summit to hear Bunnings Managing Director, Michael Schneider, discuss their growth and success.

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World: Register now for Global DIY Summit Store Tour

As every year, delegates attending the Global DIY Summit are offered extra networking activities. This year these include workshops on Salesforce, Digital and amazon as well as a Store Tour on the 10 June 2020. Through visiting the most exciting and modern retailing concepts, as well as traditional big box retailers, participants will gain perspective of the retailing landscape in the Netherlands. These additional activities can be booked at the same time as registration for the Summit. The congress, taking place on 10-12 June in Amsterdam, brings together 1100 top managers from 50 countries worldwide. Save your place now and join the top leaders from our industry!

 

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World: Global DIY Summit preparing managers for a “Rapidly Changing World”

The 8th Global DIY Summit is taking place in RAI Amsterdam, NL on the 10-12 June 2020.

The event expects to receive over 1,100 delegates from 50 countries to attend the Summit. Where 100+ participants are industry consultants, 550+ are suppliers and manufacturers and 350+ are retailers.

The New Normal: Adapting to a Rapidly Changing World is the motto of the 8th Global DIY Summit 2020. Register now to benefit from the Early Bird Rate!

Find out more about the DIY Summit and view the complete program at the DIY Summit Website!

 

World: 8th Global DIY Summit 2020 taking place on 10-12 June

Following the huge success of the 7th Global DIY Summit 2019 in Dublin, this year’s event, taking place in Amsterdam, Netherlands, is again expected to host a record number of delegates. Taking place on 10-12 June 2020 with the motto “The New Normal: Adapting to a Rapidly Changing World” – the 2020 congress offers an outstanding program with top speakers addressing current major issues affecting our industry. Save your place for the world’s best home improvement networking event! Start the year with the early bird special rate and save up to 300 EUR!