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8 supermarkets and shops from your childhood that no longer exist today

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Edeka and the Rewe Group together operate 20,735 branches in Germany, both have a market share of 36.2 percent in the food trade, according to the “Lebensmittelzeitung”. In almost every district there should be at least one supermarket operated by one of these two groups of companies.

Top four groceries have a market share of 62 percent

This is followed by the Schwarz Group, which operates Lidl and Kaufland. And then there’s Aldi. Together, the top four corporate groups make up 62 percent of the market share among themselves.

However, the supermarket and drugstore landscape in Germany was not always dominated by so few suppliers. In the past, Rewe and Edeka in particular have taken over some chains that are now sold under their brands. Just a few years ago, the last of these eight providers, which no longer exist in Germany, disappeared from the market:

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This article was published by NewsABC.net in December 2019. It has now been checked and updated again.

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