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We Take Action.
For People.

We are part of the daily lives of millions of people

With 550,000 employees in 32 different countries, the Schwarz Group is among the top retail groups in the world. Based in Neckarsulm, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, the pillars in food retailing are Lidl and Kaufland. Furthermore the Schwarz Produktion is active in food production and PreZero in the area of environmental services. This makes the Schwarz Group one of only a few retail groups to cover the entire value cycle, from production and retail to disposal and recycling. In addition, a great deal of experience in the field of digitalization and IT was accumulated over many years and even IT solutions were developed, which are now benefiting other companies, too. For example, the cloud and colocation provider STACKIT and the cyber security service provider XM Cyber offer superior digital services for businesses and administrations.

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Facts and figures on the Schwarz Group

550,000

employees

Diversity, commitment and passion – these are the strengths connecting our employees across all business units.

13,500

stores worldwide

We are where our customers need us.

6.1

billion customers in our stores per year

Retail is a business by people for people. As a leading retailer, we are part of the daily lives of millions of customers.

32

countries

To us, diversity also means keeping our international focus. Our retail formats prove to be successful every day in different markets and cultural environments.

133.6

billion Euro in annual sales revenue in 2021

We set our sights high, keeping our focus on developing our business and setting the course for tomorrow’s success. This is reflected in our dynamic growth over the years. To us, new challenges mean opportunities.