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Retail Predictions 2018 - The Presentation

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On 21st February, along with Media Events, Insight DIY will be running the What's new in Home Improvement Press Event at the Business Design Centre in Islington.

In addition to the country's leading journalists, we're extending an invitation to retailers to attend the event. As well as seeing which new products are hitting the market this year, there will be an opportunity at 1:30pm to hear Steve Collinge present his 2018 Retail Predictions.

Steve Collinge to present - Retail Predictions 2018

In a whistle-stop 40min energy packed presentation Steve will provide his usual level of insight and cutting commentary examining the strategy of each of the UK's leading Home Improvement and Garden retailers and predicting how he believes 2018 is likely to shape up for them.

During his presentation he'll be considering the following key questions:-

  • How will Kingfisher One and range unification impact on the supply base?
  • Do Bunnings UK&I have time to turn-around the failing Homebase business and resolve the self-inflicted issues created by the previous management team?
  • Will Wickes heavy investment in their new format stores and particularly Kitchens and Bathrooms pay off?
  • What will be the impact of at least another 100 Screwix and Toolstation branches opening in 2018?
  • Are Wilko and Wyevale in trouble?
  • Why is everyone talking about ManoMano?

If you're involved in the buying or commercial operations of any size of Home Improvement retailer and wish to attend the event and listen to Steve Collinge's presentation, then register your interest by simply emailing, with the words Press Event in the title of the email.

Read an outline of Steve predictions for 2018 here.

Largest Brands

The first event of its kind for the Home Improvement industry, the What's New Press Event is aimed specifically at providing manufacturers and suppliers with a platform to showcase and demonstrate their 2018 innovations to an invited list of journalists, bloggers and writers from the home interest and home building media.

Some of the largest brands in the industry have recognized the opportunity and will be showcasing their 2018 innovation including Bosch, Dulux, Cuprinol, Polycell, Yale, British Ceramic Tile, Gorilla Glue, Worx, Croydex, Liberon, Coral Tools, Centurion, Lechuza, Dameasy, Thorndown, Ciret and Stairmakeover.

More information on the event here.

There are still a limited number of stands available for brands interested in attending and to reserve your space contact Guy Burtenshaw today on 01243 860600 or 07767 382795 or you can email him at

15 February 2018

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