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March 6, 2012

Cologne, Germany -- Does home center retailing need a new business model? One DIY pioneer thinks so. 

Manfred Maus, who in 1970 founded OBI, which grew to become Germany’s largest DIY home center, spoke to Home Channel News at the 2012 Internationale Eisenwarenmesse – or International Hardware Fair – in Cologne, Germany. 

“My children and my grandchildren will buy completely differently than we buy,” he said. “I think the home center concept is old. We need a new business model.”

January 30, 2011

After 30-plus years, Bob Vereen has retired from the Worldwide DIY Council, an association of active U. S. and Canadian exporters.

He joined the group as executive secretary when it consisted of a dozen members who wanted to network with each other about export opportunities and built it up to a membership of nearly 150 at its peak.

March 17, 2008

In an exclusive interview with Home Channel News at Practical World in Cologne, Germany,