Located in small towns and in the outskirts of cities, the approximitly 450 nahkauf markets offer a wide range of products and play an important part in meeting the needs of many small communities. They are run by independent retailers.

With between 400 and 800 square meters of retail space, these local providers carry a streamlined selection of foods, with a special emphasis on fresh, locally sourced produce. In keeping with the needs of families and senior citizens, heightened environmental awareness and customers’ desire to shop efficiently, nahkauf is becoming an increasingly important modern neighbourhood market.