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Kingfisher is the largest home and DIY retail company in the UK. Its brands include B&Q and Screwfix, as well as French retailers Castorama and Brico Depot. It has over 1,300 stores across Europe. The company was founded in 1982 as Pasternoster Stores, and bought out British variety retailer Woolworths, which already owned B&Q. It was renamed Kingfisher in 1989. In 1999, Kingfisher attempted to takeover Asda, but was beaten by US grocery retailer Walmart. Woolworths was separated from the group in 2001 and subsequently closed in 2008.