Germany news 

16 December 2019
Amazon has secured the rights to stream Champions League games in Germany. Bringing Champions League football to customers Amazon has secured the rights to broadcast a range of Champions League matches and will show these on Tuesday evenings for the 2021-2022 season. The retailer has had the audio rights for the German Bundesliga since 2017, but this will be the first time it shows live gam...
13 December 2019
With the upcoming disposals of the Chinese operations and Real, Metro Group will be better placed to focus on its core wholesale business. Disposals underway The sales of Metro China has been confirmed, with partner Wumei taking a majority stake. Metro Group is expected to receive over €1bn in net proceeds once the deal is completed. Metro has also confirmed that it is in exclusive talks ov...
05 December 2019
German hypermarket retailer Globus is planning to expand further across Russia. Steady expansion Since entering Russia 13 years ago, Globus has expanded its footprint and now operates 15 stores in the greater Moscow area. The German retailer has enjoyed success in the market with sales growing 6.4% in 2018/19 in local currency, to a turnover of RUB 107bn. Its stores are currently all locate...
29 November 2019
We review three contrasting initiatives from key European drugstore operators Superdrug, Rossmann and dm.   Black Friday is an important date in the diary for drugstores. On the run up to Christmas, competitive deals on seasonal gift packs, fragrance and electricals deliver high volume sales in this peak trading period.   Superdrug’s members-only deals Superdrug launched its members-only...
25 November 2019
We bring you the latest news from Rewe Group in Germany. Improving sustainability Rewe has launched private label shower gel and soaps in packaging which is made of 100% recycled materials. The products will be under the retailers 'Today' brand and will be available in around 5,800 Rewe and Penny stores. This is the latest in a number of sustainability initiatives, with Rewe introducing rec...
19 November 2019
Amazon has reduced the monthly membership fee for AmazonFresh in Germany. Prime members now also have the option to shop without an AmazonFresh membership and pay per delivery. Removing a significant barrier AmazonFresh, which was rolled out in Germany in 2017, offers a range of products to Prime Members in Berlin, Potsdam, Hamburg and Munich. The range includes fresh fruit and vegetables, ...
11 November 2019
Rewe and Edeka are both making progress with strengthening their online businesses. Rewe's semi-automated Food Fulfillment Centre Rewe opened a new Food Fulfillment Centre (FFC) in Cologne last year and has concluded that the initial phase has been successful. Automated shuttle technology allows products from six different cooling zones to arrive together at the picking station. Exit gates ...
28 October 2019
Metro Group reports its Q4 sales, which grew by 3.9% to €7.6bn (2.7% on a constant currency basis) and its full year sales which were up by 1.5% to €29.9bn (2.5% on a constant currency basis). Sales by region In Germany, Metro's domestic market, Cash & Carry sales were up 0.6% on a like for like basis, with sales in Western Europe up 2.2% (2% constant currency basis), driven primarily by Po...
24 October 2019
German-based drugstore operator, dm, reports a 4.7% increase in group sales to €11.2bn for FY2018/19. Continued growth in Germany German-based drugstore operator, dm, reports a 4.7% increase in group sales to €11.2bn for FY2018/19. The retailer operates 3,668 stores across 13 countries in Europe. In its domestic market of Germany, dm achieved 3.7% sales growth to €8.4bn. The result marks...
14 October 2019
Edeka has launched a dedicated organic format in Hamburg-Altona called Naturkind. A compelling offer As well as a range of local and seasonal organic products, there is also a large counter offer including meat, cheese and sausages as well as vegan and vegetarian options. Other features include a salad bar, juicer and a milk filling station. The store stocks around 7,000 products in a 5,000...