dm-drogerie markt

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
dm-drogerie markt
GmbH & Co. KG
Industry Retail
Founded 1973
Headquarters Karlsruhe, Germany
Number of locations
3,149 (October 2015)[1]
Key people
Erich Harsch, Götz Werner
Revenue 8.32 billion Euro (fy 2013/14)[1]
Number of employees
52,062 (fy 2013/14)[2]

dm-drogerie markt is a chain of retail stores headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany, that sells cosmetics, healthcare items, household products and health food.

In its industry sector, dm-drogerie markt is Germany's largest retailer measured by revenues.[3]

The company has flat hierarchies; social commitment ranks high. For its founder Götz Werner, the wellbeing of employees is more important than the company's return.[4]

dm has stores in Germany, Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Romania, Bulgaria and Macedonia.[5]

In March 2017, for the first time in its history, dm-drogerie markt started to sell to consumers outside Europe with an Alibaba Tmall Global cross-border flagship store to China.[6]This expansion was initiated and is managed by a Shanghai-based Tmall Partner Web2Asia.

Stores by countries[edit]

Country Number of stores
 Austria 390
 Bosnia-Herzegovina 62
 Bulgaria 64
 Croatia 156
 Czech Republic 221
 Germany 1825
 Hungary 255
 Romania 84
 Serbia 73
 Slovakia 137
 Slovenia 72
 Macedonia 10