Germany news 

29 August 2019
Douglas reports its Q3 results, reports of plans for store closures and acquires a majority stake in online platform, NICHE BEAUTY. Q3 2019: strong sales growth The German-based drugstore operator has reported a 5.7% increase in sales to €762m for the quarter to June 30th 2019. The strong result was boosted by ongoing investments in its #FORWARDBEAUTY strategy, ensuring growth across ...
19 August 2019
Rewe Group's discount chain Penny is adding QR codes to some of its products in order to provide shoppers with additional supply chain information. Appealing to eco-conscious shoppers The discounter will initially provide QR codes on its pineapples and organic bananas, allowing customers to scan the code on their phones. This will take them to a website which has information about the produ...
30 July 2019
German-based drugstore operators dm and Rossmann, along with clothing retailer Globus, launch information campaign on waste separation and waste reduction on behalf of the Recyclate Forum. Influencing shopper behaviour at the fixture On 25th July, German-based drugstore operators dm and Rossmann, along with clothing retailer Globus, launched a new information campaign on recyclable material...
25 July 2019
Germany-based Metro reported like-for-like sales increased by 3.4%, while total sales rose by 2.8% to €7.6bn (US$8.47bn) in its third quarter. The company said the growth was driven by all regions, excluding Russia. EBITDA, excluding earnings contributions from real estate transactions, totalled €316m (US$351.2m) in the same period, a rise of €11m on the previous year. Delivery sales account f...
23 July 2019
German-based drugstore operator Douglas has announced the launch of its new clean beauty concept, and beauty specialist Sephora expands its 'Clean at Sephora' concept. Douglas: making clean health and beauty easier to shop Douglas has launched its own clean beauty concept, designed to boost the range and eliminate confusion amongst shoppers. Clean beauty products at Douglas will be free-fro...
07 July 2019
According to Lebensmittel Zeitung, Aldi Nord and Aldi Süd in Germany are set to align the sourcing of their private label brands by the end of 2020. Aligning sourcing and strategies In Germany, the two companies already work together. Aldi Nord and Aldi Süd started joint discounted price campaigns on branded products in January 2019. The two companies also work closely on sustainability a...
28 June 2019
As Edeka increases its stake in Picnic Germany and Edeka Nord announces its 2018 results, we round up news from the cooperative. Edeka increases stake in Picnic Germany Edeka Rhein-Ruhr, according to reports in Startup Detector, has raised its stake in Picnic Germany to 35%, from the 20% stake it held previously. Picnic continues to invest in expansion and its operations more widely, as it ...
06 June 2019
We round up the latest sustainability developments in health and beauty from The Body Shop, dm and Rossmann.  The Body Shop: in-store recycling scheme In an effort to tackle plastic pollution, The Body Shop has launched a recycling scheme enabling shoppers to return their empty plastic packaging. The scheme is available to shoppers in the UK, Australia, France, Germany and Canada. As an ...
05 June 2019
As Rewe Group’s operations announce various investment plans, we round up news from the company’s operations in Germany, Austria and Romania. Rewe highlights benefits of self-scanning technology After announcing the trial of self-scanning technology Rewe has said the initial feedback from shoppers has been positive. Rewe is offering shoppers the chance to scan their purchases either usi...
05 June 2019
Germany-based Rewe Group has announced plans to acquire 100% of the shares in Lekkerland as it looks to target the growing on-the-go shopper. No financial details were released in relation to the deal. The merger of the two companies, though, will require clearance of the competition authorities in Germany, which is not assured. Acquisition would lead to new business unit Announcing the dea...