Schwarz Gruppe

Schwarz Group
TypePrivate
IndustryRetail
Founded1930 (1930)
HeadquartersNeckarsulm, Germany
Area served
Europe and US
Key people
Klaus Gehrig (CEO) Dieter Schwarz (Owner)
BrandsLidl
Kaufland
Revenue€ 113.3 billion (FY 2019/20)
Number of employees
458,000 (FY 2019/20)
Shareholdings within the Schwarz Group

The Schwarz Group is a family-owned multinational retail group that operates grocery shops under the Lidl and Kaufland brands. It is the largest European retailer[1] and the fourth-largest retailer in the world by revenue.[2] The group operates supermarkets in most European countries and is currently expanding in the United States. A planned market entry to Australia was cancelled on short notice. The Schwarz Group stores sell mostly private label brands and Schwarz group also operates own production facilities for baking goods, softdrinks or ice cream.

  1. ^ "Retail Index". Retrieved 2020-08-06.
  2. ^ "10 biggest retailers in the world". Retrieved 2020-08-06.