REWE Group is Top Employers of 2022
The Top Employers Institute has recognised the REWE Group as being a Top Employer for the eighth year running. The certification covers 20 HR areas, including “People Strategy”, “Work Environment”, “Talent Acquisition”, “Learning” and “Diversity & Inclusion”.
The wonky road to success: PENNY’s Bio-Helden tackle food waste
With the launch of its Naturgut Bio-Helden organic heroes range in 2016, PENNY blazed a trail for the rest of the industry by selling organic fruit and vegetables with little “imperfections”. Depending on the harvest, the line now includes up 37 seasonal “organic heroes”. Revenue has grown by more than 27 per cent since the line was launched. Purchasing manager Patricia Hirsch has more on the story.
REWE Group aiding Ukrainian refugees in Cologne
We’re lending a helping hand: In addition to the legions of foreign companies that supply food to help feed Ukraine’s refugees in their respective countries, the REWE Group is also doing its part at its headquarters in Cologne to help ease the pain and suffering. Thanks to the logistical support provided by toom Baumarkt and REWE Group Logistics, we make sure that all new arrivals receive care packages with food donated by REWE and PENNY.
REWE Group expands Management Board
The REWE Group appointed Christoph Eltze as at 1 July 2022 and Dr Daniela Büchel, Peter Maly and Hans-Jürgen Moog as at 1 January 2023 to the Management Board. Together with CEO Lionel Souque, Deputy Chief Executive Officer Jan Kunath and Telerik Schischmanow, going forward, the seven members on the Management Board will focus on promoting collaboration throughout the Group between the business units and creating additional synergies in the Group.
Convenience store concept pilot: nahkauf opens first grab&go 24-hour store
Many rural areas have hardly any local convenience stores left. This is also the case in Pettstadt in the district of Bamberg, which has around 2,000 inhabitants. “Josefs nahkauf Box” offers a solution to this: the first unstaffed “grab&go” convenience store, providing food and other everyday items at almost any time of the day or night. The goal of the pilot store is to find forward-looking solutions for supplying rural communities with the essentials.
Award: REWE Green Farming in Erbenheim named Store of the Year 2022
The winner of the competition for the most innovative and exciting retail properties in Germany is the REWE Green Farming pilot store in Wiesbaden-Erbenheim. This unique building concept combines modular supermarket architecture with sustainable construction and operation as well as an aquaponic rooftop farm for growing food in an urban environment.
Digital holiday planning: where human meets machine
In June 2021, DERTOUR Reisebüro launched the consulting platform reise-spezialisten.com. Since the launch, a lot of work has been done to optimise the mix of personal advice and artificial intelligence, all of which follows a consistent and successful digitisation strategy.
Standard & Poor’s upgrades the REWE Group’s rating
Standard & Poor’s (S&P) has upgraded the REWE Group’s rating from BBB- to BBB with a stable outlook. In its analysis, S&P commended the REWE Group for its stable business profile that includes excellent market positions in Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic.
A team approach to climate protection
Companies that want to reduce their carbon footprint need to work closely with their suppliers, because the majority of greenhouse gas emissions come from supply chains. Therefore, the REWE Group launched the “Together for Climate Protection” initiative. An overview of the results thus far.
REWE is the first food retailer to send its special offers flyer via WhatsApp
After announcing that REWE will be the first large retailer to discontinue its paper flyers by summer 2023, the Group is taking the next logical step in the digitisation of its sales flyers. Now anyone can receive their preferred REWE store’s sales flyer conveniently on their mobile, every Sunday via WhatsApp.
Partnering to save the moors: REWE pledges at least 25 million euros to the NABU climate fund
REWE feels it has a responsibility to address the issue of climate protection and, going forward, it wants to be part of the solution even more than before. To this end, REWE has pledged a minimum of 25 million euros over the next five years to support the climate fund of Germany’s Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU). This is a joint investment by two long-time partners in measurably reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
New service: vegan products now also available at REWE service counters
In a nationwide pilot project, REWE is now also offering vegan products at the service counters in 50 selected stores. This new service further bolsters the REWE Group’s strategic goal of keeping pace with the vegan food trend and offering consumers product ranges to meet their needs.
New Executive Board at the DER Touristik Group: “We will move forward together as a group”
DER Touristik has a new senior management team: A newly appointed Executive Board comprising three of the most experienced senior managers at DER Touristik will be at the helm of the REWE Group’s Travel and Tourism division and will report directly to the CEO, Lionel Souque. Dr Ingo Burmester (CEO, Central Europe), Leif Vase Larsen (CEO International), and Boris Schnabel (CFO Group) talk about their plans and strategies for the future.
REWE digital and REWE Systems to merge
Operating as a single entity allows REWE digital and REWE Systems to be most effective for the REWE Group. That’s why we’re combining the expertise and the innovative spirit of some 2,200 employees under one company: REWE digital GmbH.
Aral pulse and REWE introduce fast charging at 180 REWE stores in Germany
REWE has expanded its partnership with Aral to install Aral pulse fast-charging stations at 180 REWE stores across Germany, allowing customers to charge while they shop. Thanks to the cooperation with Aral pulse, at least 720 charge points with a charging capacity of up to 54,000 kW will be installed by the end of 2024. This makes Aral one of REWE’s most important e-mobility partners in Germany.
E-mobility: REWE Group enters into strategic partnerships with Shell and EnBW
Energy company EnBW and the REWE Group opened the first location resulting from their major e-mobility partnership. At the REWE store in Meerbusch-Büderich near Düsseldorf, the first four fast-charge points are now in operation. All told, EnBW and the REWE Group’s partnership will bring hundreds of fast-charging stations to Germany.
First fully autonomous REWE Pick&Go store opens in Munich
After two tests with “hybrid” city shops in Cologne and Berlin, REWE Pick&Go has reached the next milestone and opened the first fully autonomous REWE store in Munich’s city centre. At the store at Karlstrasse 36, courtesy of Pick&Go, customers can shop quickly, securely, and conveniently without needing to check out.