Edeka news

29 May 2014
As SSP, the Travel Food Experts, and supermarket group Edeka rebrand 40 of SSP’s own-brand Point outlets to Spar Express, it’s time to look at the broader c-store activity Germany. SSP and Edeka to rebrand stores SSP and Edeka have announced they will rebrand 40 of SSP’s Point stores to Spar Express. The rebranding is to be completed by autumn 2014 and will include the introduction of an ...
01 May 2014
German-based cooperative group, Edeka, reported an increase in revenue by 3.1% to €46.2bn, at the end of its 2013 fiscal year. Edeka’s independent merchants continue to grow Edeka’s core business of just over 4,000 independent merchants revealed sales of €22.6bn, up by 5.8%. The cooperative model has triumphed with its entrepreneurial group contributing 82 new start-ups, which aided the rise in...
16 January 2014
Here we round up some of the latest news across leading retailers in Germany.  Rewe to rebrand hypermarkets A lack of revival at Toom has resulted in Rewe announcing that the hypermarket banner will be phased out. The phasing out will take place in three parts in the first quarter of 2014. The Toom banner will be replaced by the Rewe Centre fascia, following a successful trial by the retailer. ...
08 November 2013
Netto, the discount arm of Germany’s largest retailer Edeka, has recently launched an online shop selling exclusively non-food products. Broad non-food assortment The new online shop offers a variety of non-food items across numerous product categories, such as furniture, household and clothing. The range comprises 7,000 SKUs, with more than half falling under the home and furnishing cat...
08 November 2013
Edeka has relaunched its fresh produce private label ranges ‘Rio Grande’ and ‘Gärtners Beste’ (Gardener’s Best) under the Edeka umbrella brand. Differentiation through packaging Over 120 fruit and vegetable products were relaunched to create a modern, eye-catching appearance and improve on shelf visibility. New packaging now carries Edeka’s logo and highlights product attributes such as qua...
09 August 2013
The Edeka Minden-Hannover region is trialling free wi-fi for customers in its in-store cafes, Lebensmittel Zeitung reports. Trial due to run until the end of the year Edeka customers will be able to use wi-fi for free in eight of its supermarket Markt Cafés and Schäfer’s Cafés as part of a trial that will run until the end of 2013. It is being trialled in Bremen, Berlin, Hannover, Hildes...
28 June 2013
Speaking at the retailer's annual conference, Edeka's chief executive, Markus Mosa, has talked about its ambition to become vertically integrated. Will help improve quality Edeka has already acquired five production facilities of the juice manufacturer Elro and Mr Mosa does not rule out further additions to the group. He said vertical integration would create room for manoeuvre in the pr...
05 June 2013
Customers at more than 100 Edeka stores in Berlin can  now pay by smartphone, and the payment and mobile couponing functions are also starting to roll out in Hamburg. Payment service adds to the app's existing functions In addition to mobile payments, Edeka customers can instantly redeem mobile coupons and vouchers, which change on a weekly basis. For security, customers can spend a m...
16 May 2013
Following the release of our league table showing the top 50 grocery retailers in Europe , here are five European store visits you may have missed, but need to check out. Casino, Belles-Feuilles, France : live 'lab store' for self-scanning Casino Group is trailblazing in terms of technological innovations, with a number of initiatives launched in the past year. We visited Casino Belles-...
02 May 2013
Germany is the heartland of discount retailing and it remains the most popular format in the market, with multiple discounters operating successfully in the country. We recently visited several German cities to bring you the key developments within the channel. 1. Greater focus on health & beauty Across the discount channel a growing focus on the health & beauty (H&B) category was apparent....