The Board of the European DIY Retail Association (EDRA) and of the Global Home Improvement Network (GHIN) is pleased to announce that two new members joined the Network in March 2022.
ProCoop, a Belgium full-service group, and GooDay, with a network of 64 stores throughout Japan, will both be members of EDRA and GHIN with immediate effect.
ProCoop is a young dynamic co-operation working and collaborating with over 50 independent retailers throughout Belgium through 3 banners – ProCoop, Bricks & Tools and Interior Partners.
More than a buying group, ProCoop’s primary goal is to provide its business and construction partners sufficient resources and support to let their businesses function efficiently and successfully. These services include the marketing of products, supporting the digitalization of sales, as well as after sales services.
In March 1978 GooDay opened its first Home Center store in Japan and has its highest concentration of stores in Fukuoka, southern Japan, with 41 stores in the Prefecture.
GooDay understand that with the rapid progress of technology and globalization, the world is undergoing greater changes than ever before, and is therefore working on ideas and initiatives that go beyond the traditional home improvement framework, with the goal of creating "lifestyle proposal-style stores" that respond to the social changes.
They are also actively utilizing the latest IT technologies such as big data, cloud, and artificial intelligence to constantly take on new challenges.
John W. Herbert, General Secretary of EDRA/GHIN said “I am delighted to welcome two new Members into our association. ProCoop are a relatively recent player in the DIY and home improvement trade but have demonstrated incredible growth and ambition in a relatively short amount of time, and GooDay are demonstrating their forward thinking through their adoption of IT technologies and store concepts. The decision to join the global network of home improvement retailers will provide the catalyst to ensure their organizations thrive.”
EDRA/GHIN are very pleased to welcome ProCoop and GooDay into their membership and once again demonstrate the breadth of the DIY and home improvement sector that benefit from membership.