Rankings and profiles of the top Retailers in Germany
Our database holds information on 550 German retailers and chains. These are classified into 18 sectors and are ranked in their sector by looking at their most recent turnover figures. We also include a detailed profile per individual retailer.
The German economy was able to withstand the financial crisis much better than most of its European partners. As a result it now ranks first in Europe in terms of nominal GDP and exports. It is also the only European country with a stable triple-A credit rating, which is impressive.
The retail market in Germany is dominated by low price discounters and traditional supermarket corporations. The most important banners there are Edeka, Rewe, Lidl and Kaufland (Schwarz Gruppe), Aldi and Metro Cash & Carry and Media Markt– Saturn( Metro Group). Internet retailers also have a major presence in this country, with Amazon and Otto as the biggest players in the field.
Lidl, Metro Cash & Carry and Media Markt – Saturn owe their title and rank to their international presence. All of them currently operate in virtually every European country, with only a few exceptions.
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