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News I This week  
The New Product Showcase area and Best New Product Awards, sponsored by Insight DIY, also caught the visitors' imagination this year, as they were challenged to 'Visitor Vote' for their favourite new product on the display.
Totally DIY/Totally Tools shortened
 

The British trade fair takes place on Tuesday and Wednesday in 2016 

 
 
Lowe’s grows by more than five per cent
 

The sales of the US home improvement retail store operator increased especially towards the end of the year 

 
 
 
Home Depot, the biggest DIY store operator worldwide, grew strongly even on a like-for-like basis in the past fiscal year.
Favourable environment for Home Depot
 

The world market leader presents an increase of 5.5. per cent for 2014/2015 

 
 
Comparing prices with the Smartphone
 

Consumers worldwide use this device in store 

 
 
Garden Centre market in Europe
 

The volume in the EU grew by 6.2 per cent between 2005 and 2013 

 
 
Bunnings increased by almost twelve per cent
 

The Australian chain plans to open 20 new warehouse stores every year 

 
 
Rona grows again on same area
 

Turnover falls 2.3 per cent in total, but increases on a like-for-like basis by 1.1 per cent 

 
 
All decked out in white and ice blue, Ice Hotel was the name of this year’s big special presentation at Christmasworld.
Greater foreign participation
 

Increased number of visitors to Christmasworld, Paperworld and Creativeworld 

 
 
Fewer sales, bigger market share
 

Coop Bau+Hobby operated in a declining Swiss market in 2014 

 
 
Mr. Bricolage sales dip below previous year’s level
 

Like-for-like sales by the French group down 0.9 per cent 

 
 
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An overview of new and improved products from the industry  

 
 
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