Romanian DIY market – The most important news from October 2018

Romanian DIY market – For all our readers abroad, these are the most important news from Romanian DIY market, in October 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.

Romanian DIY marketLeroy Merlin

Leroy Merlin Romania, the second player in the romanian DIY market, will start a digitalisation process which includes testing of a new e-commerce service: click and collect. Also, the retailer launched a challenge for the creatives: visual artists, fashion designers, photographers etc, in the form of a design competition of Leroy Merlin team outfits, with with awards of 2500 euro. More, it launched a new collection of deco and lighting represented by five styles of interior decorations: CHARM, CLASSIC, ESSENTIAL, FUTURE and NATURE.


LURVIG is a collection created to make a better life besides dogs and cats and that is launched in IKEA Baneasa.


JYSK Romania became the main sponsor of Victoria Salvamont Association, after signing a contract for 3 years by sustaining financial the association.


The EFdeN Signature solar house, projected and executed by EFdeN organization, will represent Romania at the most important international competition of solar houses, Solar Decathlon, in November in Dubai.


The Competition Counsel started an investigation about a possible anticompetitive understanding between HOLCIM (ROMANIA) S.A., CRH CIMENT (ROMANIA) S.A. AND HEIDELBERGCEMENT ROMANIA S.A. realized by splitting the production and commercial market of cement in Romania, from the perspective of market shares and products offered on the market, the limiting and controlling of the market, marketing, technical development or investment, correlated with a possible coordination of training policy of the prices practiced by the businesses involved, starting with 2010.


VELUX A/S and the Dutch company of Egeria investment reached an accord about the sales of JET Group to VELUX Group.

Launched at the end of April, platform, the first online store with elastic prices in Romania, already exposes 135 merchants, who sell, on the virtual shelves, over 40.000 electric and lighting products, articles for home and garden, DIY, tools and decorations.

Gebruder Weiss 

The complex challenges in the DIY industry are given by three main factors: seasonal oscillation, the diversity of the goods assortment and the constant pressure of the prices and production.

DIY retail in Romania

The romanian DIY retail market experienced another good year in 2017, benefiting from the country’s continuous economic growth, strong residential construction and consumer loan and mortgage markets, as well as higher private consumption supported by growing wages and purchasing power.

PwC Romania

The overall private labor market salaries in 2018, in Romania, were slightly higher than the planned levels. Nationwide, salaries increased by 6.4% higher than the planned adjustment (5.7%), according to the 20th edition of PayWell Salary and Benefits Survey conducted by PwC Romania. The wages grow from retail sector in Romania are above the market average (6,7%).

Romania Retail Real Estate Forum 2018

Romanian Retail Real Estate Forum 2018, an annual event dedicated to trends in local retail market, organized by GOVNET, took place this year on 17th of October 2018, at Hotel Intercontinental.

Romanian DIY market, in every month

This article is part of the CEE DIY retail category from B2B publication and bring together news, in english, from Central and East Europe related with DIY and home improvement retail.

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