Müller (German trade company)
|Founded||March 5, 1953|
|Revenue||3.357 billion Euro (2013/2014)|
Number of employees
The hairdresser Erwin Franz Müller founded his company in Ulm on 5 March 1953. By 1968 the company had opened additional outlets in Munich and Karlsruhe. In 1976 the construction of a corporate headquarters began in Ulm-Jungingen. In 1978 annual revenue crossed 100 million D-Mark for the first time. From 1980 to 1985 the company opened 59 new outlets, was converted into the Müller GmbH & Co. KG in 1985 and then opened another 86 outlets by 1990. Since then the company has expanded in Europe.
In 2004, the company was transformed into a Limited & Co. KG (a hybrid of the English cognate of the German GmbH and the German word "Compagnie Kommanditgesellschaft", meaning "limited partnership") when the company registered under English law in London.
Müller in Europe
By October 2017 Müller had a total of 812 outlets in 7 European countries:
|Country||No. of stores|
Müller is primarily a cosmetics store with large drugstore (approx. 50 000 items) and perfumery (approx. 28 000 items) section, but apart from beauty care products it also sells commodities and fashion accessories, health food and dietary supplements, as well as some over-the-counter drugs, household products, toys, multi-media (i.e. movies on DVD as well as music CDs), stationery and books. Its portfolio consists of approx. 188 000 products total.
Unlike competing chains such as dm-drogerie markt, Müller mostly sells products directly from the German domestic market (in a manner similar to parallel importing) in all countries where it operates.
- Published in public register
- "Müller 2017 - Erfolg auf einen Blick". Müller Germany (official website). Retrieved 2017-10-10.
- Wirtschaftwoche vom 18. Juli 2006 “Der König der Drugstores ”
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