Malaysian home improvement retailer Mr. DIY has grown its footprint in Turkey and Spain, where it opened three outlets each between April and May. The new stores bring Mr. DIY's store count to nine in Turkey and eight in Spain.
In Turkey, where Mr. DIY had not opened stores between January and March, the retail chain opened an outlet in Istanbul and another in Bursa, in the Asian part of the country, last April. In May, another outlet in Istanbul was inaugurated. Meanwhile, in Spain, three branches – two in Madrid, and one in Guadalajara – opened their doors to the public last April.
Mr. DIY, a household name in home improvement in Southeast Asia with a presence in India, expanded outside its home region in late 2021, first opening in Turkey in October and then penetrating the European Union via Spain in November. Company officials have indicated that the European push would be aggressive, though the retailer is fast gaining an identity as a bazaar rather than as a home improvement retailer in the region. Mr. DIY does not focus solely on home improvement materials and products; while it sells goods under the hardware, household and furnishing and electrical categories, it also sells stationery and sports equipment, and toys, car accessories, jewellery and cosmetics.