Rewe Group news

30 October 2014
As convenience continues to gain popularity in Western Europe we explore five key strategies driving growth and helping retailers create a point of difference. Focusing on Fresh Fresh remains a key area of focus for convenience retailers as customers continue to favour shopping little and often. Convenience operators are stepping up to this challenge, increasing their range and looking fo...
30 October 2014
As Metro Group launches a new concept store with eBay, discounters in Germany improve their mobile transaction processes, while both dm and Globus announce annual results. Metro concept store with eBay Metro Group, eBay and Paypal have been testing a new concept “The inspiration store”, which combines a physical store with online and mobile facilities aiming to create an omnichannel experi...
09 October 2014
Rewe has reaffirmed 2014 store growth targets and outlined plans for the development of more environmentally-friendly store formats. National expansion Rewe has announced its commitment to add 200 new stores over 2014 in Germany across a number of its banners. The focus within this is on Rewe City, Rewe Supermarket and Rewe-to-Go as the convenience trend continues to grow in Germany. It will als...
11 September 2014
Continuing its gradual exiting of the supermarket channel in Italy, Rewe has announced the sale of a further 50 Billa stores to locally-based Conad, which follows on from the sale of 53 Billa stores to Carrefour earlier in 2014. Acquisition strengthens Conad in key region The purchase of the Billa stores will help Conad strengthen its operations in north-eastern Italy, with the majority of th...
07 August 2014
Russia has announced plans to ban food imports from the United States, the European Union, Australia, Canada and Norway. This step is likely to have a disastrous impact on farmers in Poland, but will offer new opportunities for those in non-EU countries like Serbia and Kazakhstan. The development is likely to cause issues for Germany-based Metro Group, but we expect France's Auchan may be less af...
31 July 2014
As a reaction to the EU sanctions, the Russian government has banned the import of some products from the EU. While Polish farmers, McDonald’s and German retailers like Metro Group and Globus may be affected, German food producers had already diversified the risk by seeking new opportunities outside Russia. The second half of 2014 and 2015 will be a tough period in the Russian retail market a...
03 July 2014
Penny, Rewe’s discount format, is reportedly investigating opportunities to reduce the size of its stores, tailoring the outlets to the needs of high density shopping areas. Penny looks to localise The stores will have a floor area size of 400 sq. m to 500 sq. m compared to the standard Penny format of 800 sq. m. This move does not reflect Rewe’s expansion plans for Penny; however the wider R...
30 June 2014
Carrefour has announced the acquisition of 53 Billa supermarkets in Italy, from Rewe Group, subject to regulatory approval. Strengthens Carrefour's presence in northern Italy The stores are located in northern Italy: Lombardy, Liguria and the Aosta Valley. With a combined sales area of 58,000 sq m, they generated net sales of around EUR300m in 2013. Carrefour already operates 1,116 stores i...
17 June 2014
Tesco and Rewe Group have recently started to cooperate with service station operators in line with the growing convenience trend in Central Europe. Tesco’s Zabka has launched its first store at a Lukoil petrol station, while Rewe's Billa has teamed up in a pilot project with Shell. Combining the expertise of Shell and Rewe Group, Billa‘s convenience concept has the potential to be successful...
04 June 2014
Delhaize’s sale of Piccadilly chain has been approved by local authorities. Bulgaria seems to have less appeal to foreign players, and their store development will continue at a slow pace. Traditional retail sector to play significant role Delhaize’s exit from Bulgaria indicates that retailers are facing a challenging environment in the country. The sale of Delhaize Group’s Piccadilly chain...