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UNI Group: Overcoming Challenges with Autonomous UNIBoxes and Promising Sales Growth

BySamantha Johnson

Mar 26, 2024
Unimarkt branches transitioning into franchises

The UNI Group faced challenges this year, with its online shops not being profitable and having to be closed. Additionally, following a ruling by the Constitutional Court regarding opening times, the 17 locations in UNIBox are facing changes in their schedules and operations. Despite these challenges, the group achieved total sales of around 474 million euros, showing a promising increase from the previous year.

The concept of autonomous UNIBoxes did not prove to be successful and resulted in their closure due to lack of profitability. However, the know-how gained from this venture will be utilized in Nah&Frisch hybrid markets within the group. With a total of 23 Nah&Frisch hybrid locations at the end of the financial year, an expansion plan for 16 more locations is in place for the upcoming year.

Unimarkt now operates two hybrid locations and sees this concept as the future of its operations amidst challenges in finding employees. The group consists of UNIWholesale, UNILogistik, Unimarkt Handels GmbH, and 50% ownership of the convenience supplier unik, which achieved sales of 87 million euros in the previous financial year. With around 3,100 employees, the group remains focused on sustainable growth and strategic expansion.

By Samantha Johnson

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