Our markets

 
Map of countries where Kingfisher operates UK & Ireland France Spain and Portugal Poland Turkey, Russia and China Romainia Germany
  • UK & Ireland
  • France
  • Other international
  • Joint Venture
 

The European home improvement market is an attractive sector, worth £235 billion (1) across a customer base of 320 million (1) homes. Kingfisher currently has a 5% (1) share of this large, fragmented market, meaning there is plenty of scope for growth.

To find out more about the markets in which we operate we surveyed over 15,000 people across eight countries in Europe about the way they view their homes and their attitudes to home improvement. Find out more in our European Home Report.

(1) Source: AMA builders merchants report 2014, AMA commissioned research, Mintel Europe DIY report 2014; BCG, KFI annual reports

France

  Employees
(FTE)
Store
Numbers
Selling space
(000s m2)
At 1 February 2015
Castorama 11,320 103 1,120
Brico Dépôt 7,008 114 639
Total 18,328 217 1,759

UK & Ireland

  Employees
(FTE)
Store
Numbers
Selling space
(000s m2)
At 1 February 2015
B&Q UK & Ireland 20,199 360 2,570
Screwfix 5,193 395 25
Total 25,392 755 2,595

Other International

  Employees
(FTE)
Store
Numbers
Selling space
(000s m2)
At 1 February 2015
Poland 10,166 72 529
China 3,675 39 318
Portugal 134 2 12
Romania 1,036 15 139
Russia 2,850 21 205
Spain 1,429 28 168
Turkey JV 3,585 49 230
Screwfix Germany 78 4 1
Total 22,953 230 1,602
 
TOTAL GROUP 66,673 1,202 5,956

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