Four out of five of the world's Top 5 DIY retailers increased their retail space between 2015 and 2020. The Top 5 by retail space most recently included Home Depot, Lowe's, Groupe Adeo, Kingfisher and Obi. In total, these companies accounted for 59.35 million m² of retail space at the end of 2021. Compared with 2015, when the combined area was 55.91 million m², this represents an increase of around 6.2 per cent.
Groupe Adeo showed the strongest growth. Its sales area increased from 4.80 million m² (2015) to 7.00 million m² (2020), equivalent to an increase of 45.8 per cent. The smallest growth in real terms was recorded by Obi, where the sales area increased by 350,000 m² to 5.03 million m² (+7.5 per cent) between 2015 and 2020. In percentage terms, Home Depot recorded the lowest growth with plus 2.5 per cent. The only retailer to experience a decline in sales area was the UK’s Kingfisher group, specifically by 210,000 m² or minus 3.7 per cent to 5.43 million m².