28 June 2021

Annual report “Eventful times­ – Decisive action” available online

Today (28 June), the REWE Group published its 2020 online annual report entitled “Eventful times – Decisive action”.

In his foreword to the Annual Report 2020, CEO of REWE Group Lionel Souque wrote: “Like everywhere, the year of 2020 at REWE Group was overshadowed by the corona pandemic. It was perhaps the most trying year we have endured since the end of World War II in terms of the planning and management of our national and international activities. For this reason, we have let our employees have the first word in our annual report – from all areas of our company both inside and outside Germany. They provide a detailed description of the challenges they faced during this very different time and the ways that they overcame them. In particular, the description by our REWE retailer Heinz Schmitz from Gangelt, where the pandemic began in Germany, vividly explains how confidence and courage, solidarity and decisive action can be applied to jointly weather this crisis.”

Despite the historic challenges, the REWE Group can look back on 2020 as a successful business year. Thanks to the successful integration of the Lekkerland Group, the REWE Group’s total external turnover reached a record level of over 75 billion euros last year.

The 2020 online annual report comprises a multimedia magazine section with videos, animations and graphics, a company section in which the REWE Group’s key figures are presented, and a separate section featuring the REWE Group’s management report and financial statements.

About REWE Group

The cooperatively organized REWE Group is one of the leading trade and tourism groups in Germany and Europe. In 2020, the company generated a total external turnover of around 75 billion euros. Founded in 1927, REWE Group operates with 380,000 employees in 21 European countries.


The sales lines include REWE, REWE CENTER and BILLA as well as BILLA PLUS and ADEG supermarkets and consumer stores, the discounter PENNY, IKI, the drugstores BIPA and the toom Baumarkt DIY stores. The company also operates convenience stores REWE To Go and the e-commerce activities REWE Lieferservice and Zooroyal. The Lekkerland Group comprises the wholesale activities of the business group in the area of on-the-go consumption.Travel and tourism under the umbrella of DER Touristik Group includes the tour operators ITS, Jahn Reisen, Dertour, Meiers Weltreisen, Travelix, Kuoni, Helvetic Tours, ITS Coop Travel, Billa Reisen, Koning Aap, Apollo, Exim Tours and Fischer as well as more than 2,300 travel agencies (e.g. DER Reisebüro, DERPART, Kuoni, Exim, Fischer and cooperation partners), the hotel chains Sentido, Aldiana, Calimera, Cooee, and the direct tour operator Prijsvrij Vakanties.

Andreas Krämer
Spokesperson REWE Group