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Will Wholesale be Amazon’s Next Victim in Germany?

Amazon is intensifying its efforts in the B2B channel by courting wholesalers for co-operations. Given existing consolidation in the sector, Amazon’s move will likely speed this up. Which wholesalers will benefit, which suffer?
Topics: Amazon Metro AG Coop (CH) Lekkerland Edeka

Discounters: More to Gain in Western Europe

Photo: LZ Retailytics
Full Steam Ahead: The discounters in Europe will add another 10mn sq m of sales area by 2023.
Topics: Schwarz Group Aldi X5 Retail Group Edeka Jerónimo Martins

Germany: A New Era Beyond Price Begins

Photo: LZ
The 2017 ranking of the Top 10 grocers in Germany shows how the strong have been getting stronger.
Topics: Edeka Schwarz Group Rewe Group Aldi Metro Group Metro AG Amazon Lekkerland dm Rossmann Globus Norma Budnikowsky Feneberg

Discounters – The Supermarkets of Tomorrow

Discounters are mutating into supermarkets, adding brands, freshness and service. Will Lidl and Aldi sacrifice their success model for quick sales gains? Or is “supermarketisation” the next step towards international leadership?
Topics: Aldi Schwarz Group Edeka Rewe Group

Edeka And Budni Expand Separately

Edeka is ready to start the joint enterprise it has formed with Budnikowsky to enter the drugstore market, Lebensmittel Zeitung has learned. However, both will expand and operate separately, despite their common banner name, Budni.
Topics: Edeka Budnikowsky

Agecore Puts Nestlé Under Pressure

In an attempt to achieve better buying conditions, buying group Agecore reportedly considers delisting 160 items from Nestlé. Agecore is said to promises an increased amount of more effective campaigns across Europe in exchange for improved conditions.
Topics: Edeka Conad Eroski Coop (CH) Les Mousquetaires Intermarché Colruyt Group

Netto (Edeka) Increases Promotional Efforts

Edeka’s discount store chain Netto is currently boosting its promotional levels, LZ Retailytics has detected. Currently, the German value player provides coupon stickers in its leaflets. Shoppers can place these on products that they would like to get a discount on, from five to 20%.
Topics: Edeka

Edeka Delivers into Shopper Homes

Edeka’s grocery e-commerce operation Bringmeister has started to deliver goods directly to shoppers’ fridges. The German market leader is working in partnership with household service Cary in Berlin, which uses smart locks to gain access.
Topics: Edeka

Feneberg to Join Edeka as Co-Operative

German Feneberg is said to have agreed to a new co-operative contract with Germany’s largest grocer Edeka, Lebensmittel Zeitung reports.The new contract would provide Feneberg with all rights and duties of an Edeka independent shopkeeper.
Topics: Edeka Feneberg

German Grocers Cautiously Upbeat About 2018

The grocers in Germany are sanguine about what to expect in 2018, a survey by Lebensmittel Zeitung has found. The macroeconomic situation looks positive, but there are concerns about increasing costs, especially for energy; and heightened pressure from the competition.
Topics: Edeka Aldi Schwarz Group Rewe Group Dohle