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We bring you the latest news on how retailers and suppliers are coping with the challenges of COVID-19 in Germany. We will continue to update this article with the latest initiatives.

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The situation for the UK foodservice industry has progressed rapidly since Friday when the government asked all pubs, restaurants, theatres and gyms to close.   Food-to-go store closures Over the weekend many of the country’s leading food-to-go operators, including McDonald’s, Starbucks, Costa, Pret and Nando’s  have closed stores – for takeaway, delivery and drive thru as well as dine-in. ...
Around 100 of the retailers own brands will be merged by the end of 2020. Harmonising to improve competitiveness Aldi Nord and Aldi S üd will each take over some of the others proprietary brands. The main changes will be to the brand names of products and to the packaging designs. The move is expected to help Aldi reiterate its strong price position and improve its competitiveness in the...
Five months into its strategic review of Jawoll, B&M has decided to sell the German arm of its business, according to Retail Gazette. The £11m deal B&M has sold its 80% shareholding in Jawoll to a consortium led by AC Curtis GmbH for €12.5m (£11m). Another part of the consortium is an existing shareholder in the value retail business. €2.5m of the transaction is payable on completion, wh...

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31/03/2020
German company BetterHeads has developed AI software which uses a chatbot to conduct initial interviews with job applicants. This has been piloted by Rewe, with plans for rollout.
26/03/2020
Five year growth forecasts for the grocery market, the leading retailers and modern trade grocery channels in Germany.
25/03/2020
McDonald’s, Aldi Nord and Aldi Sud are partnering in Germany to enable employees of the fast-food company to work temporarily at the discounters’ stores.
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