Twelve European countries are included in the list of all countries in which Germany's market leader Obi was active in mid-2021. The main focus was on the home country Germany, where more than 50 per cent of all stores were located. The most important foreign markets were Austria, Poland, Italy and the Czech Republic.
It should be noted that the stores were operated both in the franchise system and centrally controlled. The single "exotic" store in Kazakhstan was operated as a managed store in mid-2021. The single store in Bosnia-Herzegovina, meanwhile, was a franchise store.