Germany news 

17 March 2022
German drugstore chain, Rossmann reported a successful financial year in 2021 as its group sales increase 8.1% to €11.1 bn. Germany continues to lead growth Germany remained the leading growth driver for the group as sales increased by 8.2% to €7.9 bn (2020: €7.3 bn). Its international operations also experienced growth with sales up by 7.8% to €3.2 bn (2020: €3.1 bn). It ended the fi...
11 February 2022
Metro Group’s sales rose 19.4% in local currency terms and by 20.0% in total, reaching €7.6 bn. The company reported its revenue in the Q1 2021/22 period exceeded its pre-pandemic levels ‘ despite ongoing restrictions ’. Metro, though, noted the challenges it faced during Q1 2020/21, when total sales contracted by 16% due to Covid restrictions in many of its key markets. Growth was driven by a...
21 January 2022
Retailers in Germany have been increasing their focus on sustainability, with the government also introducing initiatives to drive this. Rewe launches omnichannel campaign Rewe has rolled out a campaign called ‘Gutes beginnt mit mir’ (good things begin with me), in order to highlight the important role that shoppers have in making more sustainable choices. The campaign uses data and product...
07 January 2022
We bring you the latest news from Rewe Group in Germany. Partnership with SK gaming Rewe has announced it will partner with SK gaming, who are one of the best known brands in e-sports. The retailer will be the official nutrition partner and will provide nutritional support to the company. Rewe has previously worked with the DFB national teams as a nutritional partner and has a lot of experi...
05 January 2022
Sustainability remains an important topic for retailers in 2022, with many continuing to improve their commitments and go the extra mile. The Schwarz Group continues to raise its targets, with the intention to set improvements where necessary, while Lidl has extended its Eco-Score trial across multiple countries. Separately, SPAR Austria has introduced a deposit return scheme on glass jars, for...
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...