REWE Group

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REWE Group
Type Cooperative
Industry Retailing
Founded 1927
Headquarters Cologne, Germany
Key people Alain Caparros, CEO
Heinz-Bert Zander, Chairman
Products Discount Stores, Grocery Stores, Convenience stores, Cash&Carry, Hypermarkets, Home improvement, Optical, Pharmacy, Clothing, Cosmetics and more
Revenue Increase 50.6 billion (2013)
Employees 329,418 (2013)

REWE Group is a German diversified retail and tourism group based in Germany. Its current turnover is 50.6 billion euros. It operates in 14 European countries and employs over around 330,000 people in its trading and travel divisions.




DER Touristik is the tourism division of Rewe Group:

  • Tour operator brands: ITS, Jahn Reisen, Tjaereborg, Dertour, Meier’s Weltreisen and ADAC Reisen [1] and
  • Hotel brands: lti Hotels, Club Calimera and PrimaSol Hotels

Country ranking in 2006[edit]

Country No. of Stores Sales (million euros)
Flag of Germany.svg Germany 8,939 M€31,220
Flag of Austria.svg Austria 1,901 M€4,618
Flag of Italy.svg Italy 337 M€1,736
Flag of France.svg France* - M€1,140
Flag of Romania.svg Romania 65 M€1,050
Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland* 22 M€904
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic 245 M€844
Flag of Poland.svg Poland 33 M€679
Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary 158 M€443
Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia 117 M€274
Flag of Croatia.svg Croatia 50 M€215
Flag of Bulgaria.svg Bulgaria 22 M€138
Flag of Russia.svg Russia 69 M€
Flag of Ukraine.svg Ukraine 21 M€68
  • *Sales of retail activities

Cassis de Dijon[edit]

In 1979, Rewe won a significant case in the European Court of Justice, the Cassis de Dijon case.


  1. ^ ADAC Reisen - Specialist for mobile holidays

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