3 March 2022

REWE Group aiding Ukrai­nian refu­gees in Col­ogne

Support for the German-Ukrainian association “Blau-Gelbes Kreuz”
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Working in partnership with the 1. FC Köln football club

Cologne. The REWE Group and its companies are aiding Ukrainian refugees. When the first people fleeing from the war in Ukraine arrive in Cologne in the coming days, they will find food packages donated by REWE. PENNY has also donated food for the numerous volunteers who are helping them. REWE Group Logistics and toom Baumarkt are providing logistical support in the form of warehouse materials, pallet jacks and trolleys. While providing this aid, the REWE Group is also supporting the registered association “Blau-Gelbes Kreuz” (Blue and Yellow Cross), a German-Ukrainian organization based in Cologne, and is working closely with the 1. FC Köln football club which is also committed to helping refugees from Ukraine.

REWE Group’s Chief Executive Office, Lionel Souque, commented: As a company, not only are we currently working together with our foreign subsidiaries in Austria, Lithuania, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Romania, Bulgaria, Italy, Croatia and Hungary to organize emergency aid and food supplies for the many refugees arriving in these countries and Poland, we are also committed to providing aid here in Cologne, where our group has its headquarters. We are assisting refugees from Ukraine with donations and with the personal commitment of our employees, and we are delighted to have such strong partners in the Blue and Yellow Cross and FC Köln.

About REWE Group

The cooperatively organized REWE Group is one of the leading trade and tourism groups in Germany and Europe. In 2023, the company generated a total external turnover of more than 92 billion euros. Founded in 1927, REWE Group operates with around 390,000 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 Liefer- and Abholservice as well as Zooroyal and Weinfreunde. The Lekkerland Group comprises the wholesale activities of the business group in the area of on-the-go consumption. Under the umbrella of DERTOUR Group, the Travel and Tourism division includes more than 2,100 travel agencies, tour operators as well as hotel brands and online travel portals. 

Ines Schurin
Group Director Corporate Communications at
REWE Group