The French Bureau of Competition has approved franchise group Les Mousquetaires' acquisition of DIY chain Bricorama. The deal will catapult Les Mousquetaires into the third position in the French DIY industry.
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Intergamma’s issues with CRH’s shares still have not been resolved and it seems the dispute with French shareholder Bricorama has now boiled over. The latter even wants the Chamber of Commerce to intervene.
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French DIY company Bricorama will not sell Gamma’s Belgian and Dutch stores. There was a longstanding rumour to that nature, but the company has now refuted those claims.
DIY group Kingfisher has experienced yet another disappoiting quarter: the British-French group suffered setbacks in both its home markets and the restructuring plan is also weighing down its results.
Swiss sanitation specialist Geberit has had a disappointing first semester of 2017, in which its profit dropped about 20 %. Turnover also slumped, but only slightly.
Irish group CRH, which owns nearly 50 % of DIY Intergamma’s shares, wants to sell those shares, but the other shareholders cannot find an appropriate solution.
German DIY chain Hornbach’s turnover and profit grew a lot in the past fiscal year, which ended 28 February 2017. Particularly its Dutch division performed very well.
Belgian’s largest cooperative in tools, hardware and DIY, Menouquin, will join German Hagebau, a move designed to help Menouquin grow.
On 14 April, DIY store chain Bauhaus will open its second Dutch store in Twente. Its 15,000 sqm store will be located in the Westermaat business park in Hengelo.
British DIY giant Kingfisher will have mixed feelings about its second quarter: its British subsidiaries performed very well, while the French chains' turnover dropped.
In its past fiscal year, German DIY chain Hornbach has raised its consolidated turnover by 5 %, partially thanks to a good performance in the Netherlands: its Dutch turnover growth even reached a double-digit growth.
DIY group Maxeda cannot seem to get rid of Praxis, Formido and Brico. Now, several funds who are known for their harsh reorganizations are intervening.
Only a few days after the announcement CEO Roel van Neerbos would leave the Dutch Maxeda DIY Group's new CEO, it is revealed that group director Roy van Keulen will leave the group as well.
Dutch DIY chain Maxeda, which owns chains like Praxis, Formido, Brico and Plan-It, has confirmed the appointment of Frenchman Guy Colleau as its new CEO. He will start on 1 May.
Home Depot, America's largest DIY chain, has just published quarterly results that were better than expected, thanks to the recovering housing market and the unusual warm weather for the time of the year.
British DIY group Kingfisher has major plans to boost its profit over the next 5 years. It will invest 800 million pounds (1.05 billion euro) to bring all of its brands together under one roof.