“This is the best trade show we’ve been at in at least ten years!” So said Chris Mahon of Am-Tech, at the close of this month’s Totally DIY & Totally Tools trade show, which ran at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry from Sunday, 10th to Tuesday, 12th February.
Sponsored by DIY Week, the New Product Awards at the Totally shows, are designed to recognise innovation and highlight new and exciting products on show at the exhibition. The products submitted to the New Product Showcase were judged by a strong panel of retail buyers, comprising Sarah Critchard of Axminster Tools, Mark Nixon of Right Price DIY, Paul Andrews from Home Hardware Southwest, David Dickens from JW Martin & Partners and Pritesh Pancholi of Melton Ironmongers. Click on the title for more information
The ninth annual BHF awards presented at Totally DIY on 10th February British Hardware Federation Shop of the Year / Supplier of the Year / Best Garden Product / Best Tool Product / Best DIY Product / Best Member of Staff Click the title above to see full list of winners
Silverline Tools, manufacturer of hand and power tools, is proud to announce its new partnership with DIY TV personality Craig Phillips, who will represent Silverline as official Ambassador and DIY Expert.
The latest data from GfK shows that, although total consumer durable spending was down by 2.8% in 2012, DIY/Gardening remained stable in the market and is still the largest sector tracked by GfK.
Research released by Homebase on 4 February, to mark the start of its Decorating Month (February) has revealed that a quarter of UK men wouldn't trust their partners to re-decorate unaccompanied, with 30% concerned that 'hanging a picture' would be an issue for their other half.
With the Totally Shows opening date drawing near, final arrangements for this year's panel of experienced retail judges for the shows' ‘Best New Product’ Awards, sponsored by DIY industry publisher Faversham House are now in place. In addition, exhibitors are being encouraged to ensure their new products are listed for a spot in the shows’ New Product Zone display area.
Nine out of ten households in Europe carry out DIY projects. Home improvement, or giving your home a facelift, is so important to consumers that they will spend more money on it than on a holiday in the next twelve months (75% compared to 59%).
The DIY and gardening retail sector is set to grow 3.3% in 2013, making it the strongest category for projected growth in retail, according to a new report by Verdict and SAS UK.
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The Totally Shows will welcome the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) as first time exhibitors to the shows next February, show organiser Brintex has announced.
The global DIY market achieved a volume of € 391.7 bn in 2011, an increase of 4% over the previous year, according to the latest report from FEDIYMA, the European Manufacturer's Association.
Value increase for decorative market, alongside volume declines as consumers focus on getting maintenance work done.
WIN A MONSTER £3000 WORTH OF STOCK AND STANDS FROM DRAPER TOOLS AT THE TOTALLY SHOWS! As part of a new ‘Monster Deals’ initiative by Totally DIY : Totally Tools exhibitors, Draper Tools has set the bar high with a truly giant lucky draw for one retailer to walk away from the show with £3,000 worth of Draper stock and stands!
With exhibitor numbers growing steadily for the new style Totally Shows which take place at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on 10, 11 and 12 February next year, the organising team at Brintex is busy urging leading DIY brands to support the show.
SUPPLIERS SIGN UP FOR NEW STYLE TOTALLY SHOWS Leading industry suppliers are signing up to support the new style Totally Shows which will take place at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on 10, 11 and 12 February next year. Two of the most recent signings are Toolstream and Everbuild Building Products – both are returning to exhibit after a break.
SUPPLIERS SUPPORT TOTALLY SHOWS’ RICOH MOVE Following a well-attended open day for potential exhibitors at the Ricoh Arena recently, the Totally Shows sales director Paul Grinsell said that he was pleased with the industry’s reaction to the show’s move to Coventry.
TOTALLY SHOWS KICK-OFF IN COVENTRY! Totally Shows' organiser Brintex has revealed a new direction for its 2013 shows by announcing a move to the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. The organising team decided on the move after extensive research with exhibitors, visitors and non-attendees,after three years running alongside Spring Fair International.