Globus (hypermarket)

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Native name
Globus SB-Warenhaus Holding
GmbH & Co. KG
1966 (first Globus store)
FounderFranz Bruch
Number of locations
74 hypermarkets in Germany, the Czech Republic, and Russia; 91 DIY stores in Germany and Luxembourg
Area served
Number of employees
44,900 (June 2018)

Globus Hypermarket Holding (Globus SB-Warenhaus Holding GmbH & Co. KG) branded as Globus is a German retail chain of hypermarkets, DIY stores and electronics stores.


Franz Bruch, the founder

In 1828 Franz Bruch (1801–1865) opened a grocery store under his own name in Sankt Wendel, a town in northeastern Saarland, Germany. Management of the company passed to his son Joseph Adam Bruch (1837–1905) in 1865. Joseph Karl Bruch (1873–1949), the founder's grandson, took over from his father in 1905. Since then the company has developed from being a retailer only and expanded into wholesale. On 1 February 1949 Joseph died and his two sons, Franz-Josef and Dr Walter Bruch (1913–1999), took over the company, now converted to a limited-liability company. In 1953 the company opened its first self-service grocery at its headquarters under the name "A. Backhaus KG".

Globus around the world[edit]

Country First store Number of stores
 Czech Republic 1996 15
 Germany 1966 46 (+ 89 DIY)
 Russia 2006 13
 Luxembourg 2007 2 DIY


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