In March 2011 we announced the second phase of our Delivering Value strategy – called Creating the Leader, which formally launched in 2012 - with the aim of delivering faster growth and higher returns by being the world's expert at making home improvement easier.
In 2013 we entered our first new market in seven years with the acquisition of ‘Bricostore's’ 15 home improvement stores in Romania.
This took our total number of stores to well over 1,000 in eleven markets in Europe and Asia. With over 78,000 staff and five million square metres of selling space the business generates sales of around £11 billion.
In 2014, Veronique Laury succeeded Sir Ian Cheshire as Kingfisher CEO.