Edeka news

03 August 2017
The new format will be called Edeka Xpress and each store will be around 600 sq m. Conversion of Tengelmann stores Around 50 of the 170 Tengelmann stores that Edeka is acquiring will be converted to the new concept and this will happen by the end of September. This enables Edeka to choose the most appropriate Tengelmann locations for the new format and the first stores will be in Munich, St...
05 July 2017
We round up the latest news from Germany. This includes Edeka's launch of the Foodstarter platform, Rewe's online trial in Penny and free delivery for VIP customers more broadly, as well as dm testing free click & collect. Edeka introduces Foodstarter as it targets new suppliers Edeka has unveiled a new online platform, Foodstarter , where new food suppliers can present their products to...
28 April 2017
Germany's market leader Edeka has seen its sales increase 2.5% to €49.6bn in 2016. It opened 132 new stores throughout the year. Independent merchants driving growth The retailer, which has 4,000 independent merchants, saw a sales increase from them of 3.8% in 2016 (3.2% on a like for like basis). Between them, they operate around 5,900 stores and are successfully creating new and exciting ...
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...
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...
27 April 2016
With total sales up 2.7% to €48.4 bn, Germany's market leader Edeka continues to perform well. Turnover strong across the business Sales performance was again driven by its independent retailers, who together enjoyed sales of €24.2 bn, up 3.7% on 2014. By giving these merchants more decision making power, the stores have been able to individually tailor themselves to their catchment...
13 January 2016
Germany's economy minister has granted Edeka permission to acquire Tengelmann's Kaiser's chain, subject to various conditions. Key condition is retaining current staff Edeka and Tengelmann reached agreement for this transaction in October 2014. It was due to be completed by June 2015, but has been held up by objections from the government, competition watchdog and from competitors like...
05 January 2016
Edeka has launched a campaign called "Soooo viel, soooo günstig" (Soooo much, soooo cheap) to promote its private label ranges. Promoting price-quality relationship A short TV advertisement is at the heart of the multimedia campaign which runs across stores and social media. The advert features a man in an Edeka store who is surprised by the diversity of private label ranges. The camp...
11 September 2015
Edeka Nord has developed a new approach to the online channel and is also strategically strengthening its position in the bio market. Decentralised e-commerce concept A new online model has been developed, which plays into the strength of Edeka's regional structure. As part of the decentralised model, individual retailers within Edeka will have the flexibility to choose to have their di...