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?
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.
Delivered wholesale company Lekkerland has seen sales grow 4.2% to EUR13bn in 2016, Lebensmittel Zeitung reports. In its home market of Germany, sales rose only slightly by 0.7% to EUR7.7bn. Lekkerland’s international operations saw sales increase 9.7% to EUR5.3bn.
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