Rewe Group news

26 January 2017
Following the success of start ups like HelloFresh, Rewe has launched its own meal kit delivery service in Germany. Meal kit market gathering pace HelloFresh, which originated in Berlin, launched in 2012 and has become increasingly popular. In the first nine months of 2016 is achieved worldwide sales of €440m ($472m), double its sales in the same period of 2015. A number of similar star...
19 December 2016
SPAR Austria-owned SPAR Croatia is set to acquire Rewe Group’s 62 Billa stores in the country, along with a logistics centre at Sveta Helena. The acquisition requires approval from the Croatian Competition Agency (AZTN), but this is unlikely to be an issue given that the combined company will have a market share of about 8%, far behind market leaders Konzum and Lidl. Acquisition grows SPAR’s pr...
13 December 2016
Rewe has announced Lionel Souque is to become its next CEO. Current CEO to retire Current CEO, Alain Caparros is due to retire at the end of 2018, at which point Mr Souque will take over as Group CEO. Mr Caparros has been CEO of the company since 2006 and has worked at Rewe since 2003, when the Bon Appetit Group in Switzerland, of which he was CEO, was acquired by Rewe. Experience to ...
07 December 2016
After nearly two years of negotiations, Edeka and Rewe have reached an agreement on the purchase of Kaiser's Tengelmann. Edeka to acquire the majority The agreement that has been reached is that Edeka will purchase Kaiser's, after which the majority of the stores in Berlin will be sold to Rewe. The Kaiser chain has been making a loss for Tengelmann's and it was first announced it would be...
03 November 2016
We bring you the latest news from Germany's market leaders, Edeka and Rewe. Edeka launches delivery lockers Edeka has partnered with Deutsche Bahn, a German railroad operator, to pilot delivery lockers at train stations. The trial will initially be launched in Berlin in February 2017 and will be available in seven stations. Customers will be able to order their groceries online through E...
14 October 2016
In this update, we look at what has happened at retailers across the region in the third quarter of 2016, including market entries & acquisitions, new store concepts, online & technology developments, loyalty enhancements and new appointments. MARKET ENTRIES & ACQUISITIONS Albania –  SPAR has opened its first stores in the country in partnership with Balfin Group, making Albania the 4...
29 September 2016
We bring you the latest online developments from Germany. Kaufland launching online in Berlin Kaufland, the Schwarz Group's hypermarket banner, has launched an online service in Berlin. The website will offer the same prices as in-store and the retailer is offering first time customers a coupon and free shipping as an incentive to try the service. Delivery times will be available between...
27 September 2016
We round up developments in central & eastern Europe, including the launch of a new store in Zagreb that aims to raise awareness of food waste; while discounter Penny has begun selling non-standard shapes and sizes of fresh produce in-store at a discount in the Czech Republic. Surplus store offers discounts of 50-90% The new store in Zagreb offers shoppers factory surpluses at a discount of...
15 September 2016
The Rewe Group has launched a new private label brand aimed at on the go shoppers. Expanding private label The new brand is called 'Rewe to go' and is a healthy range aimed at customers who are looking for convenient snacks and meals. The range includes breakfast cereals, fruit smoothies, freshly cut fruit, salads and pre-cooked full meals. The products do not contain artificial flavou...
01 September 2016
We bring you the latest news from across Germany. Edeka accelerates expansion plans Edeka has announced it will accelerate its expansion pace in Southern Bavaria, with plans to add 42,600 sq m of new sales space in 2016, double what it added in 2015. The retailer is still awaiting clearance for the Tengelmann deal but is continuing its organic growth regardless. Edeka invested almost €57...