Germany news 

30 May 2019
German-based drugstore operator Douglas has reported LFL growth of 2.0% and increase in total sales of 4.8% to €1.95bn for the six months to 31 March 2019. The retailer's store estate grew by 0.7% to 1,611 stores. Online performed particularly strongly with sales growth of 36.8% to €327mn, accounting for 16.8% of total sales. Germany: strong growth boosted by online In its domestic marke...
22 May 2019
Over the last 12 months, Lidl has expanded its online presence from four countries to 11, including grocery ecommerce operations in five countries. With the discounter accelerating its online expansion we look in-depth at its presence across Europe and the US. Lidl’s online presence Since the beginning of 2019, Lidl has launched grocery ecommerce operations in three countries and a non-gr...
14 May 2019
Schwarz Group released its financial year 2018/19 results, reporting a strong sales increase of 7.4% to €104.3bn. The growth was driven by Lidl and the group’s international operations. Lidl’s turnover increased by 8.8% to €81.2bn while Kaufland’s sales grew by 1.6% to €22.6bn. Tönsmeier Group, the waste disposal company acquired in 2018, generated sales of €500m. According to Schwarz Group’...
09 May 2019
Germany-based Metro said like-for-like sales rose by 1.2% in its second quarter, with total sales rising by 0.2% in the same period, at constant exchange rates, to €6.75bn. The company said the results were driven by a positive performance in Eastern Europe, excluding Russia, and Asia. Metro noted the impact of ‘ the shift of the Easter business to April and thus to Q3 ’. Delivery business inc...
02 May 2019
Drugstore operator Rossmann is investing in expanding its estate and modernising existing branches as it seeks to reach its €10bn turnover target. Expansion and modernisation plans Rossmann has announced investment of €215m in its store estate, both new openings and modernising existing stores. The retailer currently operates 3,900 stores across seven markets in Europe. A total of 175...
02 May 2019
German-based drugstore operator, dm, has reported sales growth of 3.6% to €5.54bn for the six months ending March 2019. Germany: strong performance boosted by investments The drugstore operator reported total sales growth of 3.6% to €5.54bn for the six months ending March 2019. The retailer now operates a total of 3,623 stores across 13 markets, with 1,977 of these stores located in its ...
18 April 2019
Germany-based cooperative Edeka said group sales increased 3.2% to €53.6bn. The performance was driven by the organisation’s independent retailers, which saw sales improve by 4.9%. Positive performance across banners Edeka said that while the German market had supported its growth, it had been ‘ able to expand [its] market share ’. Although it highlighted the strength of its independent ret...
16 April 2019
Germany-based Edeka has announced it will add greenhouses in some of its stores. The step will enable it to offer shoppers fresh, locally-grown herbs and salads. Edeka to use Infarm solution Edeka said it had added Infarm’s greenhouses at stores in Edeka Loddenheide and Edeka Gievenbeck, which are both in Münster. Discussing Infarm’s greenhouses, the store owner of Edeka Loddenheide said: “...
10 April 2019
As Edeka and Rewe announce initiatives in their home market, we round up news from the retailers. Edeka to expand organic focus As shopper interest in organic products grows, Edeka has rumoured to be investigating opportunities to launch a format specifically aimed at such ranges. Trade publication Lebensmittel Zeitung said Edeka would use the Naturkind brand for both standalone stores and ...
04 April 2019
Leading UK based food-to-go specialist Pret has announced its biggest menu change in its 33 year history, with 20 new recipes and a rising focus on flexitarian diets. Stretching appeal across growth segments and day parts One goal behind the new menu is the idea that the range will meet all day parts, reflecting changes we’re seeing in consumption patterns and areas of opportunity for th...