DIY retail marketDIY stands for “do-it-yourself.” As such, it denotes activities involving home decorating and repairing or making household items oneself at home. Therefore, DIY stores provide customers with the appropriate resources to enable these activities, among other additional household and home improvement items.
The number of DIY retail chains in Czechia in 2021 was rather low compared to other markets such as fashion & clothing or sports & leisure. However, the number of DIY retail stores increased in the past few years following a drop in 2017, which happened after the retail stores reached their record number of 92 in 2016. Similar trends could be observed in the total retail space of DIY stores, which reached its peak in 2012 already. With almost 650 thousand square meters in 2021, Czechia had the fifth largest DIY retail store space in Central and Eastern Europe.