Rewe Group news

23 September 2020
As Rewe Group commits to cutting greenhouse emissions, announces plans to exit Ukraine and appoints a new member to its International board, we round up news from the retailer. Rewe Group looks to cut greenhouse emissions linked to its private labels The retailer is aiming for a 15% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions across its Rewe and Penny private label supply chains. It is looking to...
21 September 2020
Novus has announced plans to acquire Billa’s store network in Ukraine (in September 2020). Rewe’s decision to exit the Ukraine does not come as a surprise, with Billa reporting below market growth between 2016 and 2019, at less than 4% annually. In the past, Rewe has withdrawn its Billa brand from markets where it underperformed, such as Croatia and Italy, to improve its profitability and to focu...
19 May 2020
We bring you the latest news from Rewe Group in Germany. Recycled paper packaging Rewe is trialing the use of recycled paper packaging for its basil herb pots. It is working alongside ECF Farmsystems and is currently testing the new packaging in 280 stores across Berlin, Brandenburg and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. The old version uses a pot and plastic sleeve, however the new packaging i...
30 April 2020
Rewe has reported its sales for 2019, with total revenue growing to €62.7bn, up from €61.2bn in 2018. Independent food retailers report strong growth Rewe said its retailers in Germany saw growth of 9.1% in 2019, driving the overall positive growth and growing faster than its other groups. Store numbers increased by 92 to 1,810, up from 1,718 in 2018. Rewe continues to focus on its indep...
16 April 2020
We bring you the latest news on how retailers and suppliers are coping with the challenges of COVID-19 in Germany. We will continue to update this article with the latest initiatives. Ten-point plan for retail The German Trade Association has laid out a plan for a gradual return to normality. It includes measures to support small businesses, stimulate consumer spending, adjust labour l...
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...