Petra Schäfer, responsible for purchasing on the Alnatura Management Board, emphasises the advantages of the future cooperation for Alnatura and the Alnatura suppliers: «With Markant, we have found a strong partner for process optimisation. By working together, we at Alnatura gain valuable time in which we can concentrate more on our customers and the market. Our partners in industry and retail, who work together with Markant, can now also benefit from the administrative relief.»
Dominik Scheid, Managing Director of Markant AG, adds: «We will support Alnatura considerably in its day-to-day business and in its further strategic orientation with innovative and calculable services. The aim is for all companies involved in the value added chain to benefit – from upstream suppliers to the company's own markets and the many different sales partners. We will not only offer existing services, but will also engage in an in-depth dialogue to constantly examine the extent to which we can further develop services specifically for the organic segment or even offer completely new ones.»
Alnatura was founded in 1984 by Götz Rehn, who is still a member of the Management Board today. In 2021, Götz Rehn was honoured with the German Founder's Award for his life's work. According to Servicebarometer AG's Customer Monitor 2023, Alnatura has the most satisfied customers in Germany (top score in the overall ranking).
There are currently 154 Alnatura Super Natur stores in 75 cities in 14 federal states. Over 1,300 different organic foods are produced under the Alnatura brand. These are sold in Alnatura's own organic markets and in around 13,400 branches of various retail partners in 14 countries across Europe. In 2021, the organic retailer became one of the first companies to be certified in accordance with the new comprehensive We-Care standard for social and environmental justice along the supply chain. Alnatura employs around 3,470 people, including 220 apprentices. In the 2021/2022 financial year, Alnatura generated net turnover of EUR 1.12 billion.
Markant Group is a service cooperation for retail and industry operating throughout Europe. It conveys goods from the food and non-food sector and offers a broad portfolio of services in line with market requirements along the entire valued added chain. Since its foundation almost 70 years ago, Markant also sees securing the independence of the cooperating partner companies as one of its most pressing tasks along with promoting the private sector in Europe in the long term. Markant AG with head office in Pfäffikon/CH works with approximately 15,000 industry companies and 200 retail companies in a partnership as a service provider. The retail partners generated gross external turnover of approximately EUR 139 billion in 2022. EUR 63 billion of this was offset with Markant.