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The depths of the new Hokkaido phenomenon ⑯ Nitori vs DCM-Why did the former "allies" compete for Shimachu's TOB?

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Since its inception, it has maintained its position as the largest in the home improvement industry until the fiscal year ending February 19.

It has been 20 years since the Hokkaido phenomenon.In an economically exhausted area, innovative chain stores are still being born and growing ... → Continue reading

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Home center

Home centerMainly sells household goods and household goods.retailof shopBusiness format.

In addition, the home centerJapanglish.EnglishThen.Hardware store, Special Region of Yogyakarta store, Home improvement retailerThings that are expressed like[1](It's "close", not "is written." For example, the expression hardware store comes from "hard" metal tools such as tools, pots and blades. In Japanese, it corresponds (or originally) to "metal goods store", which is a subdivision of general stores, and does not "indicate" a comprehensive store like "home improvement stores" in Japan in recent years. ).

Main handling areas

  • DIY (Do It Yourself): The user himself/herself should carry out minor repairs or modifications of household equipment.
  • BIY (Buy It Yourself): A user purchases equipment such as household equipment and asks a specialist to install it.
  • SIY (Supervise It Yourself): To get advice on how to select household equipment and how to select a specialist.
  • Furthermore, in recent years, the function as a window for home remodeling has attracted attention.[2].

The following are specific products that are sold. At large stores, work such as carpentry and plumbingProfessionalThere is a case where we have a product lineup that can meet the demands for) to some extent.

It may be considered as the following three fields.

  • HI (Home Improvement): Home improvement for the purpose of improving living and living-the original field of home improvement products such as wood, building materials and tools. Can be said to be larger
  • HK (House Keeping): Housekeeping indispensable for daily family life-In the field of taking in the products handled by drugstores and pharmacies, hold non-perishable food items in daily purchase. Bulky items such as rice and pet food, as well as heavy items, are being imported.
  • CL (Car Leisure): Car/Leisure-Incorporation from adjacent specialized fields such as automobile related and camping equipment. It can be said that sporting goods stores and bicycle stores are becoming larger.

History in Japan

1960 era

In 1968, the Saisei Hardware Store in Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture, separated the retail department and established a home improvement store. It is said that he first used the name home improvement store in Japan.

1969Toアメリカ合衆国Inspired by the hardware shopJuntendo Shimane Masuda CityOpened the housing land Juntendo station square store.

In September of the same year, Murauchi Home Center (currently:Village furniture access)ButTokyoHachioji CityOpened in.Roadside storeThere was a huge parking lot, and the interior, including furniture and carpets and lighting, was arranged like a model room. Although it was only an exhibition, foreign cars, which were rare at the time, were also lined up and attracted attention. However, it is a little different from the form used by "home centers" used in Japan in recent years.

1970 era

It can be said to be the first "modern" home improvement center in JapanDoit OfYonoStore 1972Opened in. 1976, Ishiguro Homac (currentDCM Homac)'S first store, the Nakazono store, opened in Kushiro, Hokkaido.In addition, non-specialized businesses also entered the market.

1980 era

Large-scale retail store lawSince the store area was regulated by, other fields were cut into areas that were turned into variety stores.Cold chainFreshness that needs to be securedfoodWe have started to handle a wide variety of products other than fashion items and fashion clothing that are easily influenced by fashion.

SuburbA large sales floor area and a large number of parking lotschainDeployment has begun. Need a pharmacist residentDrug storeIt is difficult to coordinate with the local mallsupermarketThere were more stores than in.

1990 era

Neighbor Foot with Food Supermarkets and DrugstoresShopping centerThe number of stores has increased.

Concentration on major businesses and closure of small businesses and conversion of business formats have become prominent.

2000 era

Large-scale retail store location lawDue to the enforcement of competition, intensification of competition with other types of business in the suburbs and suburbs has occurred, and different companies have come to adopt different strategies.

  • Capture commercial demand for agriculture and industrial shops. Development of stores specializing in PRO demand.
  • Opens a store in the downtown area where land prices have fallen.
  • Development of small stores that can be opened in rural areas.
  • 100 Yen shopSpecialize in DIY, BIY and SIY by introducing as a tenant and leaving miscellaneous goods.
  • Dealing with fresh foodSuper centerBecomes
  • 1,000m2Development of a small store slightly below2Combined with expansion of large stores

Main home improvement

  • Company name (series of parent company, location of head office) Number of stores, annual sales (consolidated)
  • TaiziHowever, 8 companies with large sales (varies year by year) are sorted by the Japanese syllabary, and stores under the affiliated companies are included in the parent company.


Or row

Sa line


Na row

Is line


Ya line

Ra row

Wa line

Sales ranking

The table below shows the sales rankings of the nine major companies with sales of 1,000 billion yen or more. Although there are some aspects such as mergers and capital series that are difficult to grasp, in recent years it was the composition that Conan chased Cainz, which is the industry leader. In particular, from 9 to 13, Conan exceeded Cain's sales in the previous year, but Cain's further growth in sales (about 15 billion yen in these three years) continued to maintain the top position. In 3, the sales of Konan could not exceed the sales of Cain's in the previous year, but the fierce battle for the top continues. Konan opened in June 600 in Higashi-OsakaHigashi Osaka Frespo storeAbout 7273 meters north of (100 square meters), Cainz opened the Higashi-Osaka store (Osaka Prefecture's first store, about 11 square meter) in November of the same year, and it became the composition that Cainz, the industry's No. 10000, will confront directly with No. 1. It was Cain's annual sales at this one store is about 2 billion yen[Source required]I expect.

Among them, in September 2006, Homac Kama Daiki merged and became DCM Holdings. Simply adding up the total sales to about 9 billion yen, surpassing Cain's Conan, the sales will suddenly jump to the top of the industry.

Company Name Number of storesSales (XNUMX million yen)Company code
DCM Holdings673 (2019/8)4,366 (2018/2)3050 (TSE 1)
Cainz218 (2019/8)4,214 (2019/2)Unlisted
Komeri1,194 (2020/1)3,468 (2019/3)8218 (TSE 1)
Konan Trading356 (2019/2)3,195 (2019/2)7516 (TSE 1)
Nafco359 (2019/12)2,232 (2019/3)2790 (JASDAQ)
Viva Home98 (2019/6)1,809 (2019/3)Unlisted
Joyful Honda15 (2017/6)1,482 (2019/6)3191 (TSE 1)
Shimachu60 (2019/8)1,399 (2019/8)8184 (TSE 1)
Keio177 (2019/2)1,148 (2019/2)8168 (TSE 1)


[How to use footnotes]
  1. ^ Home Center English/English Translation -English-Japanese dictionary Weblio
  2. ^ 2011 pages of Asahi Shimbun, February 2, 1

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