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Online Grocery: The Discounters’ Achilles’ Heel

Discounters have a concept-inherent disadvantage online: They have no cost leadership as their efficiencies are generated instore. Their focus on huge volumes and low prices makes profitability appear out of reach.
Topics: Amazon Dia Schwarz Group dm Aldi

German Drugstores Conquer Europe

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Facing ongoing saturation in their home market, German drugstore operators are searching for growth opportunities overseas.
Topics: Rossmann dm Müller

Premiumisation of German Drugstores

In the German drugstore channel, we are currently experiencing a development akin to the European trend of supermarketisation – a strategy to drive higher sales densities in increasingly saturated markets. What does this change?
Topics: Rossmann dm

Germany: A New Era Beyond Price Begins

The German grocery retail ranking for 2017 shows that the top retailers have been able to extend their lead. Many smaller players are having difficulties to catch up, and the uptrading trend will only accelerate consolidation.
Topics: Amazon Edeka Lekkerland Rossmann Schwarz Group dm Aldi Rewe Group Globus Metro Group Norma Metro AG Feneberg Budnikowsky

dm Partners with Organic Association Demeter

German drugstore leader dm has announced a partnership with Demeter, the largest certification organisation for biodynamic agriculture. The organic association already has an organic label which it only uses for its own products. It has now developed a seal which can be used on retailers’ private label products.
Topics: dm Aldi Migros

dm Opens First Italian Store

Today, dm has opened its first Italian store following its market exit in 2005. It is located in the city of Milan. The German drugstore operator plans to open around 100 stores in northern and central Italy by 2020.
Topics: dm

dm Finally Crosses the EUR10bn Mark

At its full year results press conference, dm announced that it reached its goal of exceeding EUR10bn in sales. In FY 2016/17, the drugstore operator recorded sales of EUR10.3bn (up 5.7%), with Germany contributing EUR7.9bn (up 4.8%) to the company’s total.
Topics: dm

dm Offers Free Click & Collect

German drugstore operator dm has started to test a free click & collect service, Lebensmittel Zeitung reports. Until now, dm charged its customers EUR4.95 for instore pick-up but the drugstore operator is currently testing a charge-free option until the end of August, before any potential roll-out.
Topics: dm

Drugstore Operator dm Revamps its Assortment

dm Austria is revamping its assortment, adding 1,900 products, mostly in the cosmetics and organic food categories. The new assortment will be rolled out to all Austrian stores by mid-June 2017.
Topics: dm Rewe Group

dm to Differentiate Through Exclusivity

At its supplier conference, dm revealed that it is looking to introduce exclusive products. According to Lebensmittel Zeitung, the German drugstore leader is wooing suppliers for new products, brands and formats, which can be offered exclusively in dm stores.
Topics: Schwarz Group dm