Germany news 

25 January 2023
Rossmann announced its record sales of €12.2 bn in 2022, a growth of 9.5% compared to 2021. The drugstore operator celebrated its 50 th anniversary and completed 2022 with 4,514 stores across eight European countries. Sales performance Rossmann Germany saw an increase in sales by 7% to €8.5 bn in 2022 and completed the year with 2,263 stores. The group also performed well outside of German...
23 January 2023
To coincide with the International Green Week 2023 trade fair in Berlin, we look at some recent sustainability initiatives from Edeka, Lidl, REWE, Penny and Aldi Süd. Edeka responds to new food-to-go legislation From 1 st January 2023, all food-to-go and drinks containers provided to shoppers in Germany must be reusable. The new packaging law aims to reduce the amount of disposable packagi...
09 January 2023
With our European grocery retail forecasts to 2027 showing increased discount penetration in a number of markets, we look at what retailers can learn from Germany to help prepare for discounter growth. How Germany can help retailers prepare for discount growth In this report we look at 10 things other markets can learn from Germany. The country’s grocery market is led by the discount ch...
19 December 2022
Positive results in 2021/22 saw Metro Group’s sales increase by more than 20% in local currency. We look at the reasons for these results and Metro Group’s focused approach for the future. Multichannel strategy leads to growth Sales revenue for Metro Group increased to €29.8 bn in the 2021/22 year, with strong performances across all its multichannel activities: Store-based sales grew...
16 December 2022
Following the testing of two hybrid stores, German retailer REWE has opened a fully autonomous Pick&Go store in Munich. Fully autonomous for a frictionless shopper journey REWE’s new Pick&Go store in Munich offers shoppers a fully frictionless experience. All you need to do is download the Pick&Go app and register your details and payment, scan the QR code to enter the store, select your pr...
11 December 2022
Getir has acquired Gorillas in a $1.2 bn deal, continuing the trend of consolidation among both major and smaller operators in the quick commerce segment. Lower valuation Turkey-based Getir has acquired its Germany-based competitor, Gorillas, bringing together two of the largest European quick commerce firms. This represents a significant fall from the $2.1 bn valuation of Gorillas as part ...
08 December 2022
This week I visited the city of Düsseldorf, in the west of Germany. Here are the five things I loved during my visits to stores around the city. 1. Wowed by Edeka Zurheide Feine Kost Grocery retail doesn’t have to be boring, and it certainly isn’t at Zurheide Feine Kost run Edeka stores. The independent owner has six stores in the region, with the two I visited in Düsseldorf the real highli...
08 December 2022
Following German retailer Globus announcing double digit sales growth in 2021/22, we visited one of its hypermarkets on a recent trip to Düsseldorf. Double digit sales growth Globus reported a 13.6% increase in its sales in the full year 2021/22, achieving a turnover of €8.8 billion. Its hypermarkets generated sales of €6.8 billion in 2021/22, a 14.9% YoY growth. Its network expanded by ...
03 November 2022
OXXO, a Mexican convenience store chain (owned by FEMSA), recently announced it will open two new stores every three days until the end of the year. As of September 30, 2022, OXXO operated 20,899 stores across Latin America, and in November last year, it announced its 10-year plan to open 10,000 stores. Following a successful acquisition of Valora Group (more below), we will soon start to see ...
03 November 2022
Rewe continues to work towards its sustainability goals. We look at recent initiatives in Germany to achieve its targets. Direct flyer distribution via WhatsApp To achieve its target of removing the use of paper-based flyers in 2023, Rewe has introduced digital flyers sent via WhatsApp. Shoppers sign up to their local store and every Sunday the brochure will arrive, displaying latest offers...