Mr. Bricolage is a French retail chain offering home improvement and do-it-yourself goods. The company has around 80 shops and 435 franchise stores across France and also has operations across numerous European countries, as well as in South America and North Africa.[1]

IndustryRetail (Home Improvement)
HeadquartersLa Chapelle-Saint-Mesmin, France
ProductsHome improvement products such as home appliances, tools, household hardware, and garden supplies & plants.
RevenueIncrease 1.67 billion Euro (2006)
Number of employees


Mr Bricolage was founded in the early 1964[2] as the Action Nationale des Promoteurs du Faite-le-vous-même (ANPF), the direct French translation of `do-it-yourself' by the Tabur family who were keen to promote the fast-growing new hobby of DIY.[3]

Originally, each store had its own name. In 1980, all the stores were united under a single brand: Mr. Bricolage.[4]

The ANPF was a cooperative organization that, as a holding company, converted its status in 1995 to that of a limited liability company in order to be able to raise outside capital.[3]

The company floated in 2000 on the Euronext Paris.[4]


  • 65.2% - Action Nationale des Promoteurs du Faite-le-vous-même (ANPF)
  • 25.8% - Tabur family[5]

International PresenceEdit

The chain operates over 500 stores in these countries:

A Mr. Bricolage store

Recent newsEdit

In March 2015, a protracted buy-out of Mr Bricolage by the home improvement retailer Kingfisher plc for an estimated fee of €275 million ran into difficulties when Mr Bricolage’s board and its biggest shareholder – ANPF - voiced reservations over the proposed deal.[1]

In February 2015, the firm announced its revenue for the fourth quarter totalled €123.5 million, putting its financial year revenue at €544 million.[6]


  1. ^ a b "B&Q-owner faces hurdle in pursuit of Mr Bricolage". Guardian. 24 March 2015.
  2. ^ Derdak, Thomas (1988). International Directory of Company Histories: Advertising, Volumes 1-154. St. James Press. pp. 258 – 260
  3. ^ a b "Mr. Bricolage S.A. - Company Profile, Information, Business Description, History, Background Information on Mr. Bricolage S.A."
  4. ^ a b "50 ans d'histoire du bricolage". Mr Bricolage. 25 March 2015.
  5. ^ Dhénin, Jean-François (2004). Développement de l'unité commerciale. Editions Bréal. pp. 165-166
  6. ^ "Mr Bricolage FY revenue down to 544.0 mln euros". Reuters. 12 February 2015.

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