Growth in DIY stores, decrease in DIY trade turnover last year
Although Japan experienced a growth in DIY stores last year, the market has declined. In their latest statistics, the Japan DIY Industry Association recorded 4 590 DIY store locations, 1.1 per cent more than in the previous year. However, DIY trade turnover has declined by 1.3 per cent to Yen 3.926 bn.
DCM Holdings, Japan's number one DIY retailer, now at Ghin
DCM Holdings, the number one in the Japanese home improvement market, became a member of the Global Home Improvement Network (Ghin). DCM operates the three regional sales divisions Homac, Kahma und Daiki which have 559 stores nationwide. In 2014 they turned over more than USD 3.5 bn and achieved an operative result of USD 138 mio. DCM, which stands for Demand Chain Management, is now the fourth Japanese DIY store operator to become a member of the international network initiated by the European Trade Association Edra. The membership is effective as of 1 June 2015. Now Ghin has four Japanese members, including Cainz (number two), Komeri (number three) and Lixil Viva.
Hiromasa Tsuchiya, president and CEO of Cainz, was one of the speakers at the DIY-Summit in London.