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!

 

Germany: Cologne preparing for 2020 edition of the International Hardware Fair

On 1-4 March 2020 Cologne will once again be the meeting point for the entire international hardware industry.
For four days around 2,800 suppliers from more than 55 countries will present tools, products from the industrial supply, fasteners and fixings, fittings and various other home improvement segments to the international visitors.
The product offering will also be complemented with an extensive and diverse event programme. According to Catja Caspary, Vice President Koelnmesse GmbH, the EISENWARENMESSE “is the optimal meeting point for the buyers and decision-makers of the industry.”
EDRA/GHIN Members who wish to register for complimentary VIP tickets to the EISENWARENMESSE please contact info@edra-ghin.org.
See what is on offer at: www.eisenwarenmesse.com/

Germany: Light + Building 2020 – the latest topics and 2,700 exhibitors

‘Connecting. Pioneering. Fascinating’. This is the tagline for the upcoming Light + Building in Frankfurt am Main, providing the central theme that runs through this leading world trade fair, to be held on 8-13 March 2020.

All the market leaders have signed up and currently 2,700 exhibitors are anticipated, who will be presenting their world firsts in the fields of lighting, electrical and electronic engineering, home and building automation and security technology.

At this, the world’s largest trade fair for lighting and building services engineering, the industry will be showcasing its intelligent and networked solutions, ground-breaking technologies and up-to-the-minute design trends.

Member who wish to register for complimentary VIP tickets to light+building should contact info@edra-ghin.org.

Find out more about what is on offer at light+building by visiting their website at light+building

U.S.: National Hardware Show celebrates 75th anniversary

The 2020 edition of the National Hardware Show (NHS) marks the 75th anniversary of one of the largest home improvement events in the U.S. Since its inception in 1945, NHS has showcased a range of revolutionary products from manufacturers and brands big and small.

The Show will take place on 5-7 May 2020 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

“We couldn’t be prouder or more excited to celebrate our 75th annual NHS!” said Rich Russo, Industry Vice President for the National Hardware Show. “The 2020 Show will certainly be like no other and will provide attendees and exhibitors alike with an experience they will be talking about for years to come.”

Should any EDRA/GHIN Member wish to register for complimentary VIP tickets to the National Hardware Show please contact info@edra-ghin.org.

Find out more about the show at: www.nationalhardwareshow.com/

 

Ireland: Screwfix plans for 40 stores

Screwfix Sandyford and Swords in Dublin along with a Waterford store all opened last month, with more stores planned for 2020. As part of Screwfix’s expansion plans, there is the potential for the business to open up to 40 stores over the coming years, creating over 400 employment opportunities in Ireland. The vacancies will be available in a variety of areas such as retail management, service assistants and supervisor roles. Each store will stock 10,000 products, from power tools and work wear to heating and electrical with 24,000 products available to order online and over the phone for delivery and collection from store. Screwfix CEO, John Mewett, said: “We’re extremely excited to be launching Screwfix stores in Ireland to help tradespeople get their jobs done quickly, affordably and on time. The creation of bricks and mortar stores in Ireland is a major milestone for us and a direct result of the increasing demand from Irish tradespeople for our fantastic range of products.”

Read more at www.diyweek.net

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

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”.

Canada: Lowe’s Canada CEO Sylvain Prud’homme retires

Sylvain Prud’homme, president of Lowe’s Canada, has announced his retirement from the company. Pending his permanent replacement, Tony Cioffi, executive vice-president, finance, real estate and dealers, will be acting as interim president. “After more than 35 years in the retail industry in roles that have taken me across the country, including six years with Lowe’s Canada, it is with mixed feelings that I am announcing my retirement. We have accomplished a lot over the last several years, and I feel that the time is right for me to spend more time with my wife and family and hand over the reins of the company. I feel blessed to have had this opportunity and thank all Lowe’s Canada associates for their hard work for the organization,” Prud’homme said in a statement.

 

Read more at: www.hardlines.ca

China: China International Hardware Show gearing up for October

China International Hardware Show (CIHS) is Asia’s top trade fair for the entire hardware and DIY sectors offering specialist traders and buyers with a comprehensive category of products and services. It is now clearly established as the world’s second largest hardware show after the International Hardware Fair Cologne in Germany. Taking place on 10-12 October 2019 at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre (Shanghai), CIHS 2019 anticipates attracting more than 3,000 exhibitors. A special focus of CIHS 2019 will be on internationality and high-quality brands, which will be located in exhibition hall 5.1 – the point of access to the venue for 80% of visitors. Compared with last year the total exhibition area 2019 will be located on one level on 120,000 sqm.

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

 

Read more about the show at: www.hardwareshow-china.com

U.S. : NRHA conference lineup announced

The National Hardware Show has unveiled details of the NRHA All-Industry Conference, taking place in conjunction with the show in Las Vegas on 7-9 May.  “We are proud to once again offer attendees the benefits of two of the home improvement industry’s premiere gatherings in one place,” said Rich Russo, industry VP for the National Hardware Show. The conference will feature keynote talks from True Value CEO and President John Hartmann (“Unlocking True Value”) and Phillip Helms, regional VP of Central Network Retail Group (“A Changing Approach to Retail”). The NRHA’s Top Guns Awards will honour top performers in the industry while the Retailers’ Choice Awards will highlight products on the rise, giving participants a preview of hot new items for their inventories.

 

Attendees at the National Hardware Show can attend the All-Industry Conference without any additional fees or registration.

 

Read more at: www.hardlines.ca