Rewe Group news

16 December 2019
Following its acquisition of Lekkerland earlier this year, Rewe has announced the management structure for the newly formed convenience department. Chief executive will continue to lead Lekkerland's former chief executive, Patrick Steppe, will head up the management of the new organisation and will report directly into Rewe's CEO, Lionel Souque. He will be responsible for the new convenienc...
25 November 2019
We bring you the latest news from Rewe Group in Germany. Improving sustainability Rewe has launched private label shower gel and soaps in packaging which is made of 100% recycled materials. The products will be under the retailers 'Today' brand and will be available in around 5,800 Rewe and Penny stores. This is the latest in a number of sustainability initiatives, with Rewe introducing rec...
30 September 2019
The 500th Rewe-To-Go store has been opened in partnership with Aral, at a gas station in Garching near Munich. On track for 1,000 stores When the partnership between Rewe and Aral was announced in 2016, the goal was to open 1,000 Rewe-To-Go forecourt stores by 2021. The initial roll out was gradual, with the 100th store opened in May 2017. However since then, the opening programme has accel...
10 September 2019
We bring you the latest online developments from the German market. Rewe launches same-day delivery Rewe has introduced same-day delivery in eight major cities across Germany including Berlin, Cologne and Frankfurt. Shoppers can place an order on the Rewe.de website or app by 1pm and choose a delivery slot from 5pm the same evening. The same-day delivery will not be charged at a higher rate...
19 August 2019
Rewe Group's discount chain Penny is adding QR codes to some of its products in order to provide shoppers with additional supply chain information. Appealing to eco-conscious shoppers The discounter will initially provide QR codes on its pineapples and organic bananas, allowing customers to scan the code on their phones. This will take them to a website which has information about the produ...
25 July 2019
As Auchan sells its final stores to the Arena Group, UniCoop Tirreno launch online and SPAR reveals 2019 investment plans, we round up news from the region. Auchan selling its final stores in Italy Auchan has sold the last remaining 33 stores to the Arena Group. The latter has sold 14 Simply stores to Crai.  The Arena Group confirmed most stores will not be closed and will continue for the ...
05 June 2019
As Rewe Group’s operations announce various investment plans, we round up news from the company’s operations in Germany, Austria and Romania. Rewe highlights benefits of self-scanning technology After announcing the trial of self-scanning technology Rewe has said the initial feedback from shoppers has been positive. Rewe is offering shoppers the chance to scan their purchases either usi...
05 June 2019
Germany-based Rewe Group has announced plans to acquire 100% of the shares in Lekkerland as it looks to target the growing on-the-go shopper. No financial details were released in relation to the deal. The merger of the two companies, though, will require clearance of the competition authorities in Germany, which is not assured. Acquisition would lead to new business unit Announcing the dea...
10 April 2019
As Edeka and Rewe announce initiatives in their home market, we round up news from the retailers. Edeka to expand organic focus As shopper interest in organic products grows, Edeka has rumoured to be investigating opportunities to launch a format specifically aimed at such ranges. Trade publication Lebensmittel Zeitung said Edeka would use the Naturkind brand for both standalone stores and ...
03 April 2019
Germany-based Rewe Group announced revenues rose 4.7% to €61.2bn. Its performance was driven by growth both in its home market, where revenues increased by 4.5%, and internationally, where they rose by 5.2%. “REWE Group is on a healthy growth trajectory, both nationally and internationally. In 2018, we once again profited from our huge investments made in previous years in the modernisation an...