JUMBO is the Swiss DIY superstore chain with 40 branches all over Switzerland. Its success story began in 1982, although consumers were already familiar with the name: JUMBO food hypermarkets had been around since the 1970s. They were later sold to Carrefour, but JUMBO had already made a name for itself as a pioneer in Switzerland's retail landscape.
It meant that the new JUMBO DIY superstores soon reported brisk business, becoming the one-stop shopping facility for DIY enthusiasts, amateur gardeners, generally everyone wanting to improve their homes. Jumbo-Markt AG is headquartered in Dietlikon, near Zurich. It is a subsidiary of MAUS Frères Holding, Geneva.
Founding of JUMBO, then as a food hypermarket
Opening of the first JUMBO DIY superstore in Bachenbulach
First opening of megastore concept JUMBO maximo in Dietlikon
JUMBO sells its food hypermarkets to Carrefour
Rebranding with logo tagline DO IT – DECO – GARDEN
First opening of urban store concept JUMBO compact in Zurich
JUMBO becomes member of A.R.E.N.A.
JUMBO becomes shareholder of A.R.E.N.A.