Rewe Group news

04 July 2018
We bring you the latest developments from Germany's Rewe Group. Progress on Rewe 2020 Rewe has been working on its future proof supermarket concept, called Rewe 2020 and starting in 2017, initially trialled seven concept stores. In 2018, a further 45 stores have been converted to the new concept, which includes features such as a sushi bar and food service corner, with ready to eat products...
24 May 2018
As Aldi, Lidl and Rewe-owned Penny discuss developments in Italy, we round up news from the discount channel in the country. Aldi aiming for 45 stores by the end of 2018 In an interview with Distribuzione Moderna, a spokesperson for the retailer has discussed its expansion outlook and medium-term development plans. As of 3 May, Aldi operated 25 stores, which measure 30,000 sq. m of selling ...
12 April 2018
Rewe Group has reported sales of €57.8bn for 2017, up 6.7% on 2016. Store numbers grew by 3.7% during the year. Strong performance in Germany In its home market of Germany, the retailer grew sales by 7.1%. This was driven primarily by its full range stores, which saw sales increase by 15.4% to €21.1bn. Acquisitions drove this, with completion of the purchase of a number of Kaiser's Tengelma...
07 March 2018
Rewe is expanding its online service as well as investing in improving its logistics capabilities. Pick up service being expanded Rewe's pick up service for online grocery orders will be expanded and it aims to offer it in every German city. This would require a large scale roll out and no completion date has been set for when this could be achieved. With Amazon Fresh launching in the marke...
09 January 2018
Austrian retailer Billa has been expanding its store network in 2017. Progress in 2017 Billa, which is owned by Germany's Rewe Group, has opened 31 new stores in 2017, with a further 48 being renovated. At the end of 2017, Billa operated a total of 1,069 stores across Austria.  The retailer wants to become the all round provider of Austrian households so continues to expand its stores and s...
26 October 2017
Rewe plans to increase its investments in 2018, upgrading its operations. €2bn to be invested in 2018 CEO Lionel Souque has said the group will spend over €2bn in 2018, up from €1.7bn in 2017. The money will be used to upgrade stores, improve the logistics network, invest in digitalisation and employee training. With sales up 5% across the supermarket banner this year, Rewe is in a stro...
16 August 2017
We bring you the latest German developments from Rewe which are addressing some of its key strategic priorities. Online discount store Rewe has launched an online store for its discount banner Penny. This is the first online store for Penny and it went live at the end of June. The range offered is primarily non-food and includes categories such as household, electronics, sports and DIY. Alc...
22 June 2017
Following the first day of presentations at The Consumer Goods Forum’s 61st Global Summit in Berlin, we look at how presenters highlighted how necessary it is to differentiate in the increasingly crowded retail space. They also considered how organisations need to think globally to inform and inspire decisions at a local level, a sentiment echoed for the political and social sphere. Socio-econ...
16 May 2017
We showcase the latest developments from Western Europe, showing how retailers' are adapting to trends in the market. Rewe and Aral partnership going well Aral has opened the 100th Rewe-to-go service station store this month. The collaboration between Rewe and Aral was agreed in 2016 and there are plans to open 1,000 Rewe-to-go stores on Aral petrol forecourts by 2021. The 100th store has j...
29 March 2017
Sales for 2016 increased to €54bn, growth of 5% on 2015. Strong performance in Germany Rewe increased its revenue by 2.1% in its home market of Germany, to €39bn. Discount banner Penny saw sales grow by 2.3% and the national supermarket business grew by 3.9% to €18.4bn. Driving this growth was the work on product range optimisation, with 2016 seeing the highest growth rates for fruit ...