German food retail trade stagnating

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18 August 1999
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Last year's incipient stagnation in the German consumer sector has now taken hold. Recent figures for the overall turnover in Germany's retail sector show a fall of DM 300 million, to DM 191.2 billion.

With a turnover of DM 45 billion (against 45.6 billion the previous year), Edeka remains the largest German multiple. Rewe is number 2 with a turnover of 40.5 billion against 40.2 the previous year.

Germany had a total of 68,400 convenience stores in 1998, 2,000 fewer than the year before.

Arla Foods is an international dairy company owned by 9,700 farmers from Denmark, Sweden, the UK, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Arla Foods is one of the leading players in the international dairy arena with well-known brands like Arla®, Lurpak®, Puck® and Castello®. Arla Foods is focused on providing good dairy nourishment from sustainable farming and operations and is also the world's largest manufacturer of organic dairy products.

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