The cooperative REWE Group is one of the leading trade and tourism groups in Europe and especially Germany. Through the close relationship it maintains with its customers, REWE Group fulfils individual wishes every day – no matter whether this involves the buying or ordering of food, a person’s next holiday or DIY and gardening needs. REWE Group does business in 21 European countries, operates approximately 15,000 stores and travel agencies and employs about 380,000 people. Thanks to the around 77 million customers it averages each week, REWE Group generated total external revenue in 2020 of more than 75 billion euros in the company’s continuing operations, including the revenue produced by REWE’s independent retailers.
The success story reaches all the way back to 1927 when 17 purchasing cooperatives joined forces and founded the “Revisionsverband der Westkaufgenossenschaften”, or: REWE. Their goal was to jointly organise the purchase of food. The result of this effort is a cooperative business group whose identity is shaped by the values of solidarity, collaboration and the principle of sustainability. More than 90 years after its establishment, REWE Group is a successful company with a strong international image.