REWE Group

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REWE Group
Cooperative, Joint-stock company
Founded1927 (current form 1972)
Key people
Lionel Souque, CEO
Heinz-Bert Zander, Chairman
ProductsDepartment stores, Supermarkets, Convenience stores, Cash&Carry, Hypermarkets, Home improvement, etc.
RevenueIncrease 50.6 billion (2013)
Number of employees
329,418 + Severin (2013)
REWE grocery store in Dortmund, Germany

The REWE Group is a German diversified retail and tourism co-operative group based in Cologne, Germany. The name REWE comes from Revisionsverband der Westkauf-Genossenschaften", meaning "Western Buying Co-operatives Auditing Association". The most important companies under the umbrella of the REWE Group operate under the REWE-Zentral AG and REWE-Zentralfinanz eG names. The basis of the co-operative trade group consists of a network of independent retailers. In the 2017 financial year, the REWE Group had total external sales of €57.8 billion. The REWE Group is the second largest supermarket chain in Germany behind EDEKA.




DER Touristik is the tourism division of Rewe Group:

In June 2015, it signed an agreement with Kuoni Travel that will pass on control over their European tour operations over to DER. The deal is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2015.[2]

Country ranking in 2006[edit]

Country No. of Stores Sales (million euros)
Flag of Germany.svg Germany 8939 31220 M€
Flag of Austria.svg Austria 1901 4618 M€
Flag of Italy.svg Italy 337 1736 M€
Flag of France.svg France* - 1140 M€
Flag of Romania.svg Romania 65 1050 M€
Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland* 22 904 M€
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic 245 844 M€
Flag of Poland.svg Poland 33 679 M€
Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary 200 667 M€
Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia 117 274 M€
Flag of Croatia.svg Croatia 50 215 M€
Flag of Bulgaria.svg Bulgaria 110 – M€
Flag of Russia.svg Russia 69 – M€
Flag of Ukraine.svg Ukraine 21 68 M€
  • *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
  2. ^ Gretler, Corinne. "Kuoni Sells European Tour Operating Business to Rewe Group", Bloomberg Business, 22 June 2015. Accessed 7 July 2015.

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