An article to understand the major global home furnishing market business
2021.03.09

 For the majority of export companies, the Home Improvement & Hardware business covers multiple industries including hand electric tools, cleaning tools, auto parts, household appliances, consumer electronics, lighting, etc. Can it smoothly enter and To develop good cooperation with home furnishing merchants, to a large extent determine the total export volume and increase of enterprises, so this week’s "Heji Street Observatory" column, we will focus on the key to the world’s major economies Home furnishers, I hope to sort out and help everyone's business development.


America

 


Home Depot: 2276 stores, the nation's largest home retail supermarket with annual sales of nearly 87.1 billion U.S. dollars. Its business spans all continents of the United States, Canada, Mexico and other places. It was founded in 1978.



Lowe's: 1840 stores, the second largest home furnishing supermarket in the United States with annual sales of nearly 56.2 billion U.S. dollars. Its business involves the United States, Canada, Mexico and Australia. It was founded in 1946.



      

       As one of the top home supermarkets in the United States, Home Depot and Lowe's are naturally the most competitive in terms of competition. The above picture shows the distribution of the two companies' stores in various states in the United States. The light blue is the continent where the number of Lowe's overwhelms Home Depot. The yellow one is the continent where Home Depot overwhelms the opponent. It can be seen intuitively that Home Depot's advantage is mainly in the west, and Lowe's is in the east.



Menards: 287 stores, the nation's main home furnishing supermarket with annual sales of nearly US$9.7 billion. Unlike the first two nationwide stores, Menards stores are mainly concentrated in 14 states in the Midwestern United States, founded in 1960.



Ace Hardware: 4,600 stores, the nation’s main home furnishing supermarket with an annual sales of nearly 14.3 billion US dollars. Different from the first three main gate store models, Ace Hardware prefers a small and smart model. There are also stores in overseas markets such as Canada and Indonesia. , Was founded in 1924.



True Value: 4602 stores, the nation's main home supermarket with an annual sales of nearly 4.2 billion US dollars, the stores are basically concentrated in the local area, founded in 1948.



Orchard Supply Hardware: A home supermarket with California as the main site, 91 stores, belonging to the Sears Group in 1996-12, but after the store filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in 2013, it was merged into the Lowe's Group. The company was founded in 1931.



Do It Best Corp: The main home supermarket with 3,800 stores and annual sales of nearly US$2.9 billion was established in 1945.


Canada

 


Canadian Tire: A home supermarket with 1,700 stores and an annual sales of nearly US$12.7 billion, mainly auto parts and hardware sales, was founded in 1922.



Rona: A large-scale household supermarket with 500 stores and an annual sales of nearly US$4.2 billion. It was founded in 1939. The group also owns the Réno-Dépôt household supermarket.



Home Hardware: 1,000 stores, building materials and home supermarkets with annual sales of nearly 4.8 billion US dollars, founded in 1964. The group also owns the acquired local home furnishing supermarket Beaver Lumber.


Britain


        The British Kingfisher Group (Chinese name Kingfisher Group) is the parent company of a large European home furnishing group, which has four main home furnishing brands:



B&Q: 389 stores, a large-scale home supermarket with an annual sales of nearly 4.5 billion pounds. The stores are mainly concentrated in the UK and Ireland. It was founded in 1969.



CASTORAMA: A large household supermarket with 196 stores and an annual sales of nearly 3.3 billion pounds. The stores are mainly concentrated in France (102), Poland (73), Russia (21) and other regions. It was founded in 1969.



Brico Depot: 164 stores, a large-scale home supermarket with an annual sales of approximately 2 billion pounds. The stores are mainly concentrated in France (118), Spain (29), Romania (15) and other regions.



Screwfix: 466 stores, a large household supermarket with an annual sales of approximately 835 million pounds. The stores are mainly concentrated in the United Kingdom (457 stores) and Germany (9 stores), founded in 1979.


      Other major home furnishing supermarkets in the UK are as follows:



Homebase: 280 stores, a large-scale home furnishing supermarket with an annual sales of nearly £1.5 billion, including 265 stores in the UK and 15 stores in Ireland. However, it should be noted that Homebase was acquired by the Australian home furnishing giant Bunnings in February 2016 and the company was founded. In 1979.



Wickes: 222 stores, a local large-scale home furnishing supermarket with an annual sales of nearly 5.1 billion pounds, founded in 1972.



Wilko (formerly known as Wilkinsons): A large-scale home furnishing chain with 387 stores and an annual sales of nearly £1.5 billion, founded in 1930.


Germany

 
OBI: 580 stores, the largest DIY home supermarket in Germany with annual sales of nearly 6.7 billion euros. The stores are mainly concentrated in Germany (331), Italy (40), Austria (37), Poland (32) and other regions. Founded in 1970.



Hornbach: An established large-scale home furnishing supermarket with 144 stores. The stores are concentrated in Germany (91), Austria (11), the Netherlands (10) and other places. It was founded in 1877.



Praktiker: The second largest household supermarket in Germany with 117 Praktiker stores and 196 Max Bhar with annual sales of 3.4 billion euros. Its business spans Germany, Poland, Bulgaria, Ukraine and other places. However, due to operating losses, it started in 2013 Filed for bankruptcy and closed stores one after another.


France

 


Leroy Merlin: 290 stores, the largest home furnishing supermarket in France belonging to the ADEO Group, opened stores in 12 European countries, under the jurisdiction of Aki, Bricocentre, Weldom and other brands of home building materials chains, founded in 1923.



Mr. Bricolage: 515 stores, a large-scale home supermarket with an annual sales of nearly 540 million euros. In addition to opening stores around the mainland, South America and North Africa also have some appearances. It was founded in 1964.


Sweden

 


IKEA: 384 global stores, Europe's largest furniture supermarket with annual sales of nearly 29.2 billion euros, stores covering 48 countries around the world, founded in 1943.


        The blue in the picture above is the area where IKEA has established a store, and the orange is the area where the store is to be opened.



Clas Ohlso: 180 stores, Scandinavia's largest DIY home supermarket with an annual sales of nearly 800 million euros. Its business spans Sweden, Norway, Finland, the United Kingdom, Germany, Dubai, etc. It was founded in 1918.


Australia

 


Bunnings: 324 stores, the largest household supermarket in Australia with annual sales of nearly 9.5 billion Australian dollars, was founded in 1952. In February 2016, it completed the acquisition of Homebase, a British household supermarket.



Mitre 10: 366 stores, with annual sales of nearly 1 billion Australian dollars, second only to Bunnings' Australian home furnishing supermarket, founded in 1959.



Home Tiber&Hardware: 290 stores, the third largest household supermarket in Australia established by a joint venture between Woolworths and Lowe's, but it should be noted that the company plans to be disbanded by the group in the near future due to continued losses.



Masters: 58 stores, the fourth largest household supermarket in Australia with annual sales of nearly A$980 million. It was established as a joint venture by Woolworths and Lowe's in 2011. Due to long-term operating losses, it is also planned to be disbanded by the group. For details of this block, please refer to " Heji Street Insight | Analysis of the Risks Behind Woolworths' Loss of RMB 972 million ".


New Zealand

 


Mitre 10 New Zealand: 80 stores, the largest home furnishing supermarket in New Zealand, which was independent from Mitre 10 in Australia in 2010, adopts the form of franchise stores.

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