Although the REWE REGIONAL brand is available nationally, the fruit and vegetable products under the brand in each store will vary depending on the region. The designated ‘region’ either refers to the state, to a traditional area or to a topographical region, which will be reflected on the packaging.
Support for the local economy, shorter delivery distances and traceable origins are all aspects of regionality, which are of importance to the consumer the retailer says. “REWE REGIONAL is for customers who specifically wish to support their region when they do their shopping. When they choose the new regional brand products, they will receive high-quality, fresh food,” said Lionel Souque, management board member at REWE Group, with responsibility for Germany’s REWE stores.
REWE already markets local products from more than 1,000 local producers under the ‘Landmarkt’ and ‘Aus Liebe zur Heimat’ brands and claims to be the first German retailer to offer a Private Brand for regional products nationwide under a single brand name and product design.