Published in DIY on 17-12-2020
Erik Van Heuven...
He is the founder of the ‘everythingl under one roof’ approach in do-it-yourself and a European forerunner in franchising. What does retail pioneer Manfred Maus, the founder of OBI, think about the future of luxury department store sector?
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Earlier this week, the Dutch Maxeda DIY Group has joined the Arena Alliance for the purchasing of DIY, garden, and decoration items. It is the eighth do-it-yourself retailer to join the European purchasing group.
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British DIY group Kingfisher has appointed Jean-Jacques Van Oosten as its new Chief Customer & Digital Officer. The Belgian had already been Group IT Director at Kingfisher between 2005 and 2008, before finding his way to several other big names in retail.
The shareholders of DIY group Kingfisher (which includes such chains as B&Q and Brico Dépôt) are protesting the severance payment of departing CEO Véronique Laury, who would be receiving 552,000 pounds (610,000 euros).