Supermarket chain on expansion course

Tegut benefits from organic range and expansion

Supermarket chain Tegut continues to benefit from its large organic range and intends to continue its expansion course this year.
Last year, revenues grew by 17.7 percent to 1.26 billion euros, as the food retailer, which is part of the Swiss Migros cooperative, announced in Fulda on Wednesday.

Changing lifestyles, for example of those who work more in their home offices and shop more health-consciously, also contributed to this, the company explained. The share of organic foods and products in total sales rose by almost two percentage points to 30.1 percent. Regionally cultivated food from was also sold more.

Tegut also expanded its store network in 2020: in addition to seven newly opened stores, five others were renovated. The most important milestone was the opening of the first supermarket in Munich at the beginning of December, it said. At the end of the year, the chain had a total of 283 stores in Hesse, Thuringia, Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg, as well as in Göttingen and Mainz, and employed more than 8,000 people.

Further, new openings are planned this year, including those in Frankfurt/Main and Ellwangen. The online business had also been expanded. Since the summer, customers in the greater Darmstadt and Frankfurt-Süd areas have been able to make their purchases online and have them delivered to their homes on the same day. The company also has its eye on the issue of packaging, it explained. Last year, for example, numerous stores were retrofitted with stations where customers can fill their own containers with nuts, cereals and rice, for example.

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