DIYmarket Russia Brief Results

Food retail, where most of the market belongs to domestic operators, leads to the DIY-market of Russia belonging to European networks. So in 2009, according to a study by rbc, the rating of the largest DIY-retailers (in terms of sales area) were as follows: obi Leroy Merlin Castorama K. Routh Here, all European operetoram, unlike their Russian counterparts, managed to increase sales in the crisis year of 2009, apparently in 2010, the Europeans could build on the success – each of the European operators managed to expand its network in 2010 and the following year, these operators are planning further expansion. obi Despite the fact that, according to general Director of obi in Russia Ian Strickland obi decided to do a little of its expansion in Russia, the last in 2010 was very busy at the opening of new stores. In 2010, the German operator obi has opened three stores – in Ekaterinburg, Krasnodar and Moscow. At the same store in Ekaterinburg became the second stores in this city, and store in Moscow was an example of the new concept of obi – an area of the store is much smaller than the existing Shops obi (more than 10 thousand m2) and is only 4,5 thousand m2.

At the end of 2010 obi operates 17 stores in Russia. Leroy Merlin, French operator Leroy Merlin, despite the fact that the trade area gives obi, in terms of sales, according to Portal, a leader in the Russian market of retail trade in building materials. In 2010, Leroy Merlin opened 2 new stores in and Samara. At the same time last year, Leroy Merlin entered the market of neighboring Ukraine, opening the Kiev, his first supermarket in the country. In 2011, the French network is planning further expansion, planning to open at least two new stores. At the end of 2010 in Russia operates 15 stores Leroy Merlin.

Castorama opened two new store in 2010 in Perm, and Ufa, Castorama in late 2010 brought the number of stores to 14. The volume of investments in their opening amounted to about $ 30 million and, according to executive director of chain stores Kingfisher, he will continue to invest in Russian market. It was previously announced plans to open Castorama and 20 hypermarkets in Moscow and Moskvskoy area. By the Routh-Finnish retailer K-Routh opened 2 new stores in 2010 in Kaluga and Tula.