Mars stops deliveries to Edeka and Rewe – more than 300 products affected
Created: 05/10/2022 04:56
By: Karolin Stevelmans
The food company Mars is taking drastic steps.
Deliveries of all products have been suspended.
At Edeka and Rewe, many shelves are empty.
Dortmund – In some supermarkets, certain shelves could remain empty in the near future.
The American food manufacturer Mars has stopped supplying all of its products to Rewe and Edeka.
The company demands higher prices from German food retailers.
Around 300 products from different areas are affected by the delivery stop, RUHR24 knows.
Chocolate bars, food, beverages, animal feed, plant care products
Mars stops deliveries to Edeka and Rewe – a radical step is noticeable on the shelves
The food industry is also concerned about the currently rising prices.
Because now the multinational food company Mars is demanding higher prices from the retail chains to be supplied.
The supermarkets consider the demands to be incomprehensible, the
learns from the retail environment.
So far there is no information about how Edeka and Rewe are dealing with the claims.
But now, after Edeka, Mars is no longer delivering any of its products to Rewe either.
Edeka has been affected by the Mars delivery stop for three months.
Now the group has also interrupted deliveries to the Rewe supermarket.
reports, the camps in the affected areas should already be significantly empty.
Consumers may have already noticed the gaps on the shelves.
Mars delivery stop affects numerous products: pet food and groceries
About 300 products are affected.
In addition to the well-known chocolate bars such as Snickers and Bounty, Mars also owns numerous other foods and branded pet food products.
The following overview shows a selection of product brands that are affected by the delivery stop:
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Mars, Twix, Snickers, Bounty, M&M's, Extra, Airwaves, Balisto, Celebrations, MilkyWay, Maltese, HubbaBubba, Skittles
Ebly, Mirácoli, Ben's Original, Tasty Bite
Whiskas, Nutro, Frolic, Kitekat, Catsan, Chappi, Natusan, Cesar, Perfect Fit, Dreamies, Pedigree, Thomas, Rayal Canin, Trill, AniCura, Sheba, Crave
Mars delivery stop to Edeka and Rewe: Supermarkets have a clear opinion in the price debate
The prices in the supermarkets are currently around 16.6 percent more expensive than in the previous year.
Mars is calling for price increases for the second time this year.
The Edeka sister Netto has then already published a confrontational advertising slogan.
With the sentence "Don't feel like moon prices from Mars?
Then go to Netto!”, the price debate in the food industry is further fueled.
Mars' demands for price increases at Edeka and Rewe triggered similar reactions.
reports, food retailers are clearly against a price increase.
Retailers have recently also been using certain advertising strategies to convince consumers of cheaper own-brand products.
Mars stops delivering all products to Edeka and Rewe.
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Mars boss considers price increases to be justified and criticizes the actions of German retailers
The Mars Group sees the demands for higher prices as reasonable and necessary.
The Mars confectionery boss Carsten Simon told the Lebensmittelzeitung that the price increases were necessary due to the rising costs.
He criticizes the harsh refusal to trade, which can only be seen in Germany.
It remains to be seen how long the Mars delivery stop to Edeka and Rewe will last.