Germany news 

14 October 2019
Edeka has launched a dedicated organic format in Hamburg-Altona called Naturkind. A compelling offer As well as a range of local and seasonal organic products, there is also a large counter offer including meat, cheese and sausages as well as vegan and vegetarian options. Other features include a salad bar, juicer and a milk filling station. The store stocks around 7,000 products in a 5,000...
08 October 2019
Edeka is upping its ecommerce focus and will significantly expand the online offer of its discount banner Netto. Doubling the available items Netto currently offers around 1,000 grocery and health and beauty products on its online platform but this will be increased to 2,000. The move means that around 40% of Netto's total grocery assortment will be available online, including a wide range ...
02 October 2019
The German food minister has backed the NutriScore labelling system and plans to set up a voluntary food labelling scheme within the next year. Establishing clear health guidelines Across Europe, there has been an increased focus on combating the obesity crisis, with clearer nutrition labelling highlighted as a key way to help consumers make healthier choices. The NutriScore system originat...
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...
26 September 2019
We are increasingly seeing Aldi Süd respond to the changing needs of shoppers by enhancing its specialist diet range. We look at three ways the retailer is satisfying the growing demand for vegan products. 1. Partnering with Veganz In Aldi Germany, for a limited time, the retailer will be offering a range of purely vegetable products from the Veganz brand. There will be 13 products on offer...
25 September 2019
Dm continues its ‘Conscious Choice’ campaign, adds the sustainability-focused winner of its dmSTART! competition to its product range and confirms location of its sub-group headquarters. ‘Conscious choice’ campaign In the Czech Republic, dm has extended its ‘Conscious Choice’ campaign. The campaign focuses on sustainability and showcases the retailer’s breadth of range in environmentally fr...
24 September 2019
Food rescue app, Too Good To Go, is expanding its partnership with Metro Group, following a successful trial in Germany and the Netherlands. Expanding to six markets Metro Group will now launch the app in Spain, France, Belgium and Italy. The partnership was first launched in Germany in 2018, with over 12,000 meals saved so far across Germany and the Netherlands. The app allows users to res...
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...
10 September 2019
Deutsche Post DHL has stopped delivering fresh food for Amazon Germany, as reported by Reuters. AmazonFresh deliveries DHL will no longer deliver groceries for AmazonFresh in Germany, which launched in Germany in 2017. A spokeswoman commented in a report in Germany’s Lebensmittel Zeitung trade publication: “The market for online ordered fresh food has been far behind expectations to dat...
05 September 2019
European retailer alliance EMD has announced plans to launch a data sharing platform that will give branded manufacturers visibility of sales data from a selected number of its members. Platform to launch in 2020 EMD said the platform, which it is creating in conjunction with AC Nielsen, will provide sales data from companies like ESD Italia, Euromadi Spain, Globus International, Kaufland ...