Groceries rank first and foremost for us, especially in the context of high-frequency or integrated urban locations or rural supply hubs. In the process, our expansion experts know a suitable concept for each and every forward-looking location. This year alone, the EDEKA Group has earmarked about EUR 2 billion for investment in expanding and modernizing its wholesale and retail infrastructure. Each year the Group opens some 200 new EDEKA stores nationwide. With EUR 53.6 billion in annual sales revenues, some 11,300 stores and a workforce of 376,000 employees, EDEKA is one of the leading enterprises in the German grocery sector. The cooperative Group’s core field of activity is its full-range business: about 3,700 independent EDEKA retailers ensure the Group’s commercial success story, setting standards throughout Germany with modern and future-oriented stores.