In 1923 entrepreneurs Adolphe Leroy and Rose Merlin opened an American military surplus store after world war 1. The name of the first store was Stock Americain.
Leroy Merlin is a home improvement hypermarket. The hypermarket specializes in home improvement DIY Products and professional services and advice. The mission statement of Leroy Merlin is: To help people around the world improve their living environment and lifestyle.Through a core set of Values: honesty, generosity, respect, closeness, simplicity, consistency, the spirit of performance. With well over 75,000 highly trained and knowledgeable employees Leroy Merlins has a commitment to high standards.
Each department offers a broad range of products at the best price possible. The hypermarket also provides estimates, vehicle rentals, installation and after-sale services. Along with DIY workshops and some stores offer a book department.
In 2010 the company reported a value of more than 10.8 billion euros with revenue increasing 160% from 2006-2010. The companies objectives and operations are overseen by a single tiered governance structure.
With more than 300 stores worldwide operating in 13 countries and is the founding enterprise of the Groupe ADEO. The countries in which Leroy Merlin operates are France, China, Spain, Cyprus, Brazil, Greece, Romania, Poland, Portugal, Ukraine, Russia, Turkey, Italy. The company headquartered in Lezennes, Lille. France.