Romanian DIY, Home Improvement & Gardening market – The most important news from May 2020

Romanian DIY market – For all our readers abroad, these are the most important news from Romanian DIY, Home Improvement and Gardening market in May 2020, provided by, the most important B2B publication in Romania, dedicated to DIY industry.


After almost two months from the preventive temporary closure, IKEA Romania stores have been reopened on 15th of May 2020, according to the Romanian Government decisions about relaxation of restrictive measures.


mömax, the retailer of furniture and interior decorations, reopened on 8th of May 2020 the stores and deposits from Timisoara and Oradea and implemented a system of safety measures for employees and clients, on all the period of this pandemic.


Hornbach, one of the main local retailers of gardening and construction materials, registered, in the last period, a bigger request, in the physical stores and in online, for products for gardening and balconies arrangement. The retailer launched four new styles of arrangement for home.


In the same time with reopening the store in Romania, following the relaxation measures starting with 15th of May, JYSK opened two new stores, reaching 87 stores in Romania. The retailer will remain consistent with its plans of expansion this year, when it will open almost 15 stores, despite of the difficult situation made by COVID-19.

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The two months in which non-food retail from commercial centers were closed made merchants considerable losses that risk to become irretrievable, contributing to the economic crisis that is outlined, if the owners do not accept a flexible formula for rents payment.


Vivre, the main online retailer o furniture and decorations in Central and Eastern Europe, celebrated 8 years of activity, marching positive evolution every year. The online retailer received in the platform’s ecosystem retailers that want to get to over 6.000.000 users per month. At the final of April 2020, a period with major restrictions generated by COVID-19, Vivre registered a positive evolution of sales volume and important changes in buying behavior of Romanian consumers.


In April, Bonami, the online store with furniture and decorations, overcome the initial prognosis, having sales of 6 millions euro on all the markets in which is present, of which 1 million euro on the Romanian market.

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