Mülheim. Two weeks after the announcement of the simply award Edeka and Rewe to move on to an agreement. According to the agreement on a division of the 124 Emperor's stores in Berlin all the Participants want to circles according to the assessment of the Group within the next two weeks to sign the contract of sale.
On Monday, there is still a loud war of words. In the mülheim-based Tengelmann Headquarters, poring over the tips from Edeka and Rewe files. It’s about the breakdown of the Kaiser’s stores in Berlin. Supermarket locations with a turnover of 300 million Euro is to leave Edeka, Rewe, so it is in the arbitrator’s award by former Chancellor Gerhard Schröder. The list is violently wrestled.
the aim of the negotiations is that Rewe pulls his lawsuit against the Takeover of Kaiser’s Tengelmann by Edeka. So far the appeal is only on ice. But on Tuesday morning, Edeka is fueling the conflict even further: The largest German food retailer pulls itself to the front of the Düsseldorf higher regional court and complains against the Federal cartel office approved the transfer of around 200 Coop super markets in the North of Germany by Rewe.
A Rewe spokesperson stressed that the case of Coop “for the ongoing talks about Kaiser’s Tengelmann is not relevant”. Especially since the consumer’s complaint “have no suspensive effect,” and it was from Rewe-view anyway “legally unfounded as hopeless,” says the company spokesman.
The legal battle reflects but according to the trade expert Thomas Roeb the tense relationship between the two trading giants. “The suit is for Edeka a means to put pressure on Rewe exercise,” says the Economics Professor this newspaper.
in The afternoon, then a surprising turnaround: Rewe explain that you had reached agreement with Edeka on the Emperor's-in-store package in Berlin. This is also confirmed by Edeka. The negotiations are not yet at the end. A Rewe spokesperson announces that it will now go to the purchase price, the Edeka at Tengelmann have to pay. On the agenda, the balancing of interests. Schröder’s ruling, Rewe contributed to the costs for the continuation of the mülheim-based service center, as well as administrative, warehouse and meat factory of Kaiser’s Tengelmann in Viersen.
go for The 90, NRW-branches to the negotiating circles, completely to the Edeka group. According to earlier plans, around half will be on the discounters net rebranded.In the Rhine and Ruhr, Kaiser’s Tengelmann employs around 4000 people.