Picnic to become online drugstore in Germany
Online-only supermarket Picnic is expanding its product range with the help of Edeka, a German chain of supermarkets. It is adding drugstore items and wants to become a drugstore in Germany. The complete drugstore segment will be up and running by the end of this year.
The Dutch online supermarket wants to generate a turnover of 400 million euros in Germany this year. The delivery service is currently active with 1,400 delivery vehicles in the country. With an expansion in the southwest, the retailer is hoping to double its sales. It is planning to add 1,300 more vehicles in the southwest regions.
‘Full-fledged drugstore provider’
Additionally, the company is expanding its product range in Germany. “We are expanding Picnic into a full-fledged drugstore provider”, said founder Joris Beckers. The company is adding hundreds of articles in this category every week. It wants to have a full drugstore segment by the end of this year.
‘Drugstore items are very helpful for our target audience.’
“Drugstore items are very helpful for our target group, families.” According to Frederic Knaudt, CEO of Picnic Germany, the focus of the new range will be on hair care, body care, oral hygiene, deodorants, as well as baby and child products. It is also adding detergents and cleaning products.
Competing with dm and Rossmann
The company wants to become a competitor of German drugstores dm and Rossmann. However, dm is generating a turnover of around 350 million euros in Germany. Rossmann has generated a turnover of 70 million euros online.
For now, it seems Picnic will only become a drugstore in Germany.
It is unclear whether the online supermarket will be adding its drugstore segment to its other markets as well. However, its collaboration with Edeka will also be used to further expand cross-border into the French and British online market.