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"In 2021 we will continue to attack"

Photo: Yvonne Ploenes, Fressnapf Holding SE

Good mood at the market leader (from left): Managing Director Dr Hans-Jörg Gidlewitz, company founder and owner Torsten Toeller and Managing Director Dr Johannes Steegmann.

The Fressnapf Group achieved an annual turnover of more than 2.5 bn euros in the anniversary year 2020, when the specialist retail group celebrated its 30th anniversary. Significant double-digit year-on-year growth was achieved in all eleven countries, both stationary and online. In Germany, more than 1.5 bn euros in annual sales were generated. Concrete figures and developments will be announced on 24 February at a virtual annual press conference.

The company cites the online channel as the most important growth driver of the past year: With an increase of 45 per cent, the already ambitiously planned growth was clearly exceeded, Fressnapf emphasises.

"Incredibly, but in the crisis year 2020, we far exceeded all the targets planned for the anniversary year. In 2021, we will continue to attack in all countries, both stationary and online, and actively drive the consolidation of the industry forward under our own steam. We are planning more than 100 new locations and additional online shops. At the turn of the year, we already took over the Danish competitor Petworld with 36 locations and online shops," says Torsten Toeller, founder and owner as well as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Fressnapf Group.

Managing Director Dr. Hans-Jörg Gidlewitz adds: "On our way to becoming an ecosystem for all pet owners in Europe, we will continue to pursue this expansive path on all channels vigorously and with high investments."

"We have adapted our working methods to the changing conditions in order to act in an even more customer-centric way and to inspire even more customers. This helps us both in acquiring new customers and in recruiting talented and competent new employees," emphasises Managing Director Dr Johannes Steegmann. Currently, about 14 000 people from over 50 nations work for the group of companies. 




|15 January 2021 | 11:10

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