9 March 2021

REWE Group to offer all employees free COVID-19 self-tests

Cologne. The companies of the REWE Group (REWE, PENNY, toom Baumarkt, DER Touristik Group) will be offering free COVID-19 self-tests to their 250,000 employees in Germany as soon as possible. Lionel Souque, CEO of REWE Group, explains: “We welcome the agreement reached today between the Federal Government and the leading business associations. That is why we are making free, voluntary self-tests available to our more than 250,000 employees at the REWE Group as quickly as possible. We are offering the tests in support of the testing strategies at the state and federal levels.”

About REWE Group

The cooperatively organized REWE Group is one of the leading trade and tourism groups in Germany and Europe. In 2021, the company generated a total external turnover of 76.5 billion euros. Founded in 1927, REWE Group operates with around 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 DERTOUR, ITS, Meiers Weltreisen, Kuoni, Helvetic Tours, ITS Coop Travel, Billa Reisen, Koning Aap, Exim Tours and Fischer as well as more than 2,300 travel agencies (e.g. DERTOUR, DERPART, Kuoni, Exim, Fischer and cooperation partners), the hotel brands Sentido, Aldiana, Calimera, Cooee, and the online travel portal Prijsvrij Vakanties.

Martin Brüning
Head of Corporate Communications at
REWE Group