The German speciality retail cooperative Eurobaustoff improved its centrally invoiced purchasing volume by 5.7 per cent last year to EUR 6.45 bn. 475 members with a total of 1 745 stores make up the cooperative.
The biggest winners in the goods categories in 2018 were wood and construction components along with civil engineering plus gardening and landscaping with a double-digit increase. The retail division achieved growth on a par with the cooperative as a whole, while the other goods categories were below this key indicator.
Source: DIY International, https://www.diyinternational.com