As one of the world's biggest home improvement retailers, Kingfisher has the scale and international reach to provide customers with the best possible products at the best possible prices. With nearly 650 stores in 11 countries, Kingfisher has Group buying scale of over €7 billion, and with the Hornbach companies, in which Kingfisher has a 21% economic interest, participating in the Group buying programmes, this figure rises to over €8 billion.
This scale gives Kingfisher tremendous opportunities to source goods on favourable terms, with the bulk of these savings passed on to customers.The simple aim is for Kingfisher to be the best in the home improvement sector at delivering value through its products, brands and suppliers. This means achieving the lowest cost of goods, the most innovative, exclusive goods in each product category, sourced directly from the world's best suppliers, leading to enhanced margins. In turn, these gains can be used to fund lower prices for customers, more product innovation, investment in better customer service and in improved stores.