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01 Oct 2016

After major fluctuations over the past ten years, the European sanitary market has settled down at almost € 48 bn

01 Oct 2016

The European garden market stagnated in the first half of 2016. However, considerable growth can be seen in the product categories such as smart gardening and natural garden chemicals

29 Sep 2016

The new CEO of Byggmax, the Swedish chain of DIY stores, will be Mattias Ankarberg. He will assume the position on 14 November 2016.

Mattias Ankarberg
29 Sep 2016

The new CEO of Byggmax, a Swedish chain of DIY stores, is Mattias Ankarberg. Mattias Ankarberg has, for the last seven years, worked for the fashion chain H&M, most recently as global head of sales and marketing.

28 Jul 2016

Byggmax sales increased by 34.3% in the first quarter and by 32.8% in the first six months of the year compared with the same periods in the previous year.

06 Jul 2016

More signs of growth from the Spanish DIY market. The DIY store chains who are united in the ADFB trade association, Leroy Merlin, Akí (both Groupe Adeo), Bricoking and ATB, report growth in sales of 7.5 per cent in the second quarter.

05 Jul 2016

While Brexit spells enormous challenges for the UK economy, we are only beginning to see the extent of the changes it would mean for Europe, and the way the EU project continues.

27 Jun 2016

In an astonishing result, the UK has voted to leave the European Union, with 52.9% of voters ticking the box marked "Leave" on their ballot paper yesterday.

17 Jun 2016

Byggmax, the Swedish DIY retailer is launching another new store concept in Stockholm city centre this week; the first store under its new brand name Design Your Living. The company also plans to expand this concept to the rest of Europe.

15 Jun 2016

Just one comment from one CEO of a well-known retail company said it all: "It was an amazing congress!" A record 800 delegates from 51 countries attended the Summit.

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