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B&Q is the UK’s leading DIY and garden centre retailer and is nearly twice the size of its nearest competitor.

B&Q is the market leader in China and one of the largest Western retailers in the country. From the opening of its first store in China in 1999 B&Q has developed a strong brand awareness, whilst developing innovative services for customers.

These include a full design and decoration service for Chinese apartments, which helps customers transform an empty concrete shell into a stylish home. The recent downturn in the local housing market has impacted performance and a repositioning plan is now underway. This includes rationalising the store portfolio and revamping the remaining stores.

* Data correct: 2 August 2014

3,695

Employees*

39

Stores*

19,000

Products in store*

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B&Q has reduced customers' use of carrier bags by 65% across its stores

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