18 January 2021

A fresh line-up for a collaborative way forward

  • Following its merger with the REWE Group, Lekkerland has restructured its top-level management line-up in order to harness its combined expertise and enhance its customer focus

  • From now on, Jürgen Stolz will head up the new Business Transformation division

  • Philipp Pauly will oversee the collaborative partnerships with all petrol station customers, and Stefan Punke will manage the National Sales and Organized Foodservice divisions

Last January, Lekkerland and the REWE Group joined forces and embarked on a collaborative way forward. They have been progressively combining the REWE Group’s knowledge of goods and category management with Lekkerland’s logistical performance capability and convenience sector expertise ever since. In a further development, Lekkerland restructured its organisation at the start of the year in order to harness its combined expertise and enhance the benefits for customers.

The new strategic Business Transformation division

In practical terms, this has seen Lekkerland establish the new strategic Business Transformation division, which will oversee corporate strategy development and manage customer services and solutions. This division will be headed up by Jürgen Stolz in his new role as Senior Vice President for Business Transformation. In his previous role, Stolz managed Lekkerland’s partnerships with international oil companies and customers in the food-service industry.

Lekkerland is also bringing together its entire petrol station business in a single division, to be managed by Philipp Pauly in his new role as Senior Vice President for Energy Stations & Convenience Stores and in addition to his existing responsibilities.

Stefan Punke will continue to be responsible for customers in the National Sales division. As before, this will incorporate the Kiosk & C-Stores and independent retail segments. On 1 February 2021, his remit will expand to encompass food-service industry customers when he takes on the new role of Senior Vice President for National Sales & Organized Foodservice.

“Alongside the combined strengths of Lekkerland and the REWE Group, our new structure ideally positions us to create and develop outstanding solutions and products for our customers, ensuring they can further enhance their own competitiveness,” says Patrick Steppe, CEO of Lekkerland SE.

About Lekkerland

Lekkerland is the specialist for snacks on the go across four European countries. During the 2020 financial year, Lekkerland serviced around 85,800 points of sale across Europe and employed around 5,000 people, with a turnover of about 13.1 billion euros.

Since 2020, the company has been part of the REWE Group, one of the leading trade and tourism groups in Germany and Europe. In 2020, the REWE Group generated a total external turnover of around 75 billion euros. Founded in 1927, the REWE Group has more than 380,000 employees and operates in 21 European countries.

Janine Hoffe
Director Corporate Communications Lekkerland SE