Germany news 

16 December 2021
Netto, the discount chain owned by Edeka, has launched a hybrid frictionless grocery store in Munich, the first of its type from a discounter. The store is 250 sqm and stocks over 3,500 SKU’s, a significant offer for a store of this type. First checkout-free store for the retailer Netto has over 4,000 stores across Germany and offers a large selection of groceries for a discounter. For the ...
16 December 2021
Metro Group has achieved sales at the upper end of the guidance range forecasted. Strong performance in the second half of the year drove this and sales for 2021/22 are forecast to grow by 3-7%. Almost €25bn in annual sales For the 2020/21 financial year, Metro Group achieved stable sales in local currency, meaning sales remained the same as the previous year. However, due to negative curre...
02 December 2021
We bring you the latest news from the German market in relation to some of the country's leading retailers, including Globus, Aldi and Edeka. Globus to partner with Lieferando The Globus market in Koblenz has teamed up with local food delivery company, Lieferando, to offer its freshly cooked dishes to those in the local area. The Globus restaurant is well known in Koblenz and offers seasona...
30 November 2021
Dm reported sales in Europe increased by 6.5% to €12.3 bn in the financial year ending 30 September 2021. Its operations in Germany underperformed, with sales rising by 5.8% to €9.04 bn. Omnichannel is the way forward for Dm The health and beauty operator revealed the positive performance was driven by the ‘strong popularity for omnichannel retailing’ amongst its shoppers. One of the main...
15 November 2021
Valora has a multiformat strategy with eleven trading banners and more than 2,600 stores in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. We highlight the retailer’s latest innovations for inspiration. Sales is recovering in-line with easing of restrictions and mobility… Valora expects to return to pre-pandemic profitability within the next six months. Source: IGD R...
15 November 2021
We bring you the latest news from Rewe Group in Germany. Supermarket train Rewe is testing a supermarket train, comprising of three carriages filled with 3,000 of its products. It is visiting the stations of Frankfurt, Fulda, Gießen, Kassel, Darmstadt and Wiesbaden, stopping for two days at each station. The project is a collaboration between Rewe, Deutsche Bahn and Fairtrade and is a uniqu...
04 November 2021
Despite impacts to its business from the COVID-19 pandemic, Globus sales for the 2020/2021 financial year grew by 2.4% to €7.76bn. Hypermarkets drove the growth Its hypermarket business in Germany, which comprises of 49 stores, grew by 3.4% to €3.5bn, including petrol stations. This occurred even as the restaurant areas within the stores had to close for some of the year due to the pandemic...
27 October 2021
As quick commerce becomes increasingly competitive in Europe, we round up the latest news. Carrefour launches ‘Sprint’ with UberEats and Cajoo in France Using Cajoo’s network of dark stores and UberEats delivery network, Carrefour Sprint has been launched, combining expertise from the three companies. Shoppers will be able to receive orders in less than 15 minutes from a range of around 2,0...
21 September 2021
We bring you the latest news on Rewe’s sustainability and health initiatives, as well as its online developments. Aiming for carbon neutrality by 2040 Rewe is planning to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2030 and is aiming for carbon neutrality by 2040. It has already reached its goal of halving greenhouse gas emissions per square meter of sales area by 2022. It has just signed...
14 September 2021
Europe’s largest retailer is accelerating its sustainable transformation. While many of the developments are not unique in the retail industry, the size and scale of Lidl means these solutions could contribute to make it a leader in Europe in terms of sustainability. We look at some of its latest developments in the region. Tighter plastic reduction targets through Reset Plastic strategy In...