|Founder(s)||Adolphe Leroy & Rose Merlin|
|Headquarters||Lezennes, Lille, France|
|Area served||France, Italy, Poland, Greece, Cyprus, Spain, Portugal, Russia, Brazil, China, Ukraine, Romania, Turkey|
|Products||Do it yourself
|Subsidiaries||Aki, Bricocenter, Weldom|
Generally established on the outskirts of major towns and cities, Leroy Merlin stores are large centres (9000 m2 on average) providing self-service and sales assisted services. Its business is centred around six main sectors: DIY, building, gardening, sanitary equipment, renewable energy, and interior decoration.
In 1923, Adolphe Leroy and Rose Merlin, associates in private and business life, opened a business of American surplus. Strengthened by this first success, they decided to sell DIY products and supplies at moderate prices. In 1960, the firm was named Leroy Merlin. It became a precursor, as it was the first company to offer free delivery services.
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