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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

Rewe Woos Shopkeepers to Come Online

Rewe is trying to make grocery e-commerce palatable to its independent shopkeepers. Owners of Rewe supermarkets will be offered financial incentives for offering click & collect options in their stores or co-operation with the centralised home delivery service.
Topics: Rewe Group

Rewe Speeds up Conversion of Sky

Due to an alleged investment backlog, Rewe Group’s eponymous supermarket division has decided to speed up the conversion of the Sky supermarkets, over which it gained control in late 2016. At that time it entered a 55:45 joint venture with the North German co-operative Coop (DE).
Topics: Rewe Group Coop (DE)

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

Edeka's Bringmeister Overwhelmed by Demand

Kaufland’s discontinuation of its home delivery service at short notice has brought competitor Bringmeister temporary troubles. As reported by Lebensmittel Zeitung, the Edeka-owned service provider fell short of various key food items in the important week running up to Christmas.
Topics: Edeka Schwarz Group Rewe Group

Rewe Presses Ahead as Kaufland Struggles

Rewe and Kaufland are pressing ahead with the roll-out of their new store concepts. While Rewe Group is in a good position for the start of it next year, Schwarz Group’s superstore and big box concept Kaufland is reportedly struggling with temporary losses.
Topics: Rewe Group Schwarz Group Edeka Globus Aldi

Rewe Group to Shut Down Temma banner

German Rewe Group has decided to discontinue its organic food banner Temma, Lebensmittel Zeitung reports. In January, seven of the nine stores will be closed. Christiane Speck, who built up the format at Rewe Group, will take over the remaining two stores, located in Cologne.
Topics: Rewe Group

Billa Gets New Head

Elke Wilgmann has been appointed as a new member of the management board of Billa, Rewe Group’s supermarket division in Austria, effective February 2018. Wilgmann will be responsible for Marketing, Internal Communications, Digital & Innovations and Analytics & CRM.
Topics: Rewe Group

Rewe Group Increases Investments For 2018

Rewe Group wants to accelerate its efforts to modernise its store network and logistics; and at the same time invest in digitisation and employee training. Therefore, the Cologne-based retailer intends to increase its investments to more than EUR2bn in 2018.
Topics: Rewe Group