Romanian DIY market – The most important news from December 2018

Romanian DIY market – For all our readers abroad, these are the most important news from Romanian DIY market, in December 2018, with focus on DIY retail (home improvement, home&deco, home&garden, furniture, construction materials, power tools etc), provided by, the most important B2B publication in Romania, dedicated to DIY industry.


After closing the Praktiker stores in Bucharest – Voluntari, Bacau, Ploiesti and Focsani, following the Kingfisher’s acquisition of the Praktiker network and then the rebranding of Praktiker’s portfolio in Brico Depôt, Kingfisher will close another 4 Praktiker stores in Pitesti, Brasov, Arad and Timisoara.


HORNBACH Romania, one of the main local retailers of construction and gardening materials, obtained the AHK Romania accreditation as practical unit in professional education in dual system.

Leroy Merlin

In Outfit Design Competition the creators signed up 95 proposals for a new uniform for the sales consultants. Also, the retailer continued this year the program for recycling Christmas trees, through which the clients are awaited to bring the trees in  the stores along with the tax receipts that confirm the acquisition and will get a voucher of 25 lei.


JYSK Romania opened the 65th store from the country in Romania, JYSK Frigocom, in Bucur Retail Park from Timisoara Street no. 56, and opened the 66th store from the country in Suceava.


ELVILA, one of the most known furniture brands in Romania, waited the clients at the final of the year with stock clearances at many product categories that commercializes.


After in July 2014 took control of Brikston and after grew two times the operational profit of it, CEECAT Capital sold the company to Leier Austrian group, one of the biggest producers of construction materials in Eastern and Central Europe.


Legrand continued the strategy of growing and development on the interconnected solutions market announcing the acquisition of Netatmo company of which it was shareholder since 2015.

Digital consumers

According to the study on „Buying behaviors in the age of the digital consumers” released by Valoria, only 4% of the Romanian consumers say they are very loyal to companies without an online presence, compared to 33% for those with online presence.

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