Rewe Group news

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...
25 July 2019
As Auchan sells its final stores to the Arena Group, UniCoop Tirreno launch online and SPAR reveals 2019 investment plans, we round up news from the region. Auchan selling its final stores in Italy Auchan has sold the last remaining 33 stores to the Arena Group. The latter has sold 14 Simply stores to Crai.  The Arena Group confirmed most stores will not be closed and will continue for the ...
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...
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 ...
03 April 2019
Germany-based Rewe Group announced revenues rose 4.7% to €61.2bn. Its performance was driven by growth both in its home market, where revenues increased by 4.5%, and internationally, where they rose by 5.2%. “REWE Group is on a healthy growth trajectory, both nationally and internationally. In 2018, we once again profited from our huge investments made in previous years in the modernisation an...
13 March 2019
Germany-based Rewe has appointed Jan-Peer Brenneke as its chief executive of its International division. Brenneke to strengthen international business Rewe said Brenneke will focus on strengthening and developing products for Austria, for private labels, as well as Penny outside of Germany and Billa across the Central and Eastern European region. Brenneke will report into Rewe Group’s deput...
01 February 2019
Eurelec Trading, the buying alliance between Germany-based Rewe and France-based Leclerc, has appointed a new managing director, Jérémie Vilain. Vilain will take on the role effective August 2019. New appointment well-known to both retailers Vilain has previously worked for both Rewe, where he led both the business insights and customer loyalty divisions, and Leclerc, where he headed up the...
08 January 2019
Penny, the discount format of the Rewe Group operating more than 2,000 stores across Germany, has opened a store in the centre of Munich. The store has the size of a convenience store (300 sq m) and strong focus on food-to-go and meals solutions with a unique and innovative layout. Source: IGD Research Convenience discount with a unique layout When entering the store, the firs...
26 November 2018
As Italian retailers Pam and Despar focus on expanding, Conad appoints its new general manager and Penny launches a new private label line. Pam expands through partnerships From 1 January 2019, Pam will gain 68 stores in northwest Italy. This includes 16 Arimondo stores in the provinces of Genoa, Imperia and Savona, which will be rebranded to Pam, and 52 Borello stores in the province of Tu...