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.
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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.
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The Spanish hardware and DIY market will grow by 2.1% in 2019 according to the Comité de Economía of the Spanish manufacturers’ association AFEB (Asociación de fabricantes de bricolaje y ferretería) at its tenth Foro AFEB de Verano. The home improvement market in Spain is dominated by the French Adeo Group, which has a 72% market share. In Portugal its share is 66%, according to the AFEB. The conference heard that online shopping continues to develop strong momentum, even if still at a low level. Growth rates increased from 23.7% in 2018 to 30.3% in the first six months of 2019.
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The do-it-yourself market in France grew by 0.4% to a volume of €26.0 bn in 2018, although the DIY stores made 0.3% less sales overall. However, in the DIY industry the development of the overall segment is still considered to be a positive result. At a press conference in Paris the presidents of both the association of manufacturers Inoha as well as the DIY association FMB, Jean-Éric Riche and Mathieu Pivain, highlighted the fact that the industry has “withstood” the difficult conditions. In comparison, the other industries in the field of home – furniture (-2.7%), household appliances (-0.4%), garden (+0.2%) – performed worse in 2018. Three quarters of the DIY market – €19.806 bn or 76% – is covered by large-scale DIY stores.
In contrast to this, wholesale has grown by 1.0% to a sales volume of €3.907 bn (15% market share). Traditional specialist shops have lost 2.0% (€728m, 3% share). The DIY departments at food retailers have also made 1.9% less sales (€547m, 2% share). As expected, the big winner was e-commerce with DIY products. It recorded an increase of 18% to €1.008 bn which corresponds to a market share of 4%.
In the DIY store distribution channel, market leader Leroy Merlin further expanded its position and boosted its market share from 34% in 2017 to currently 36%. Adeo controls 43% of the market when taking the sales channels Weldom and Bricoman into account. In contrast, Castorama, the number two in the French market, lost two percentage points and achieved a market share of 15%. Thus, the market share of the British Kingfisher group fell below 30% as its second sales channel, Brico Dépôt, remains at 14%. The shares of the remaining market participants are also largely unchanged.
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