Germany: Growth shows no signs of slowing

Germany: Growth shows no signs of slowing

GERMANY, Frankfurt The meat industry Top 100 - afz presents its ninth industry rankings.

The growth in the meat industry is continuing apace. In 2012 it was - once again - above all the pig slaughterers which, thanks to exports, succeeded in expanding their business.

The euro crisis year scarcely had any impact on the companies in the slaughtering and processing industry. The latest edition of the "Meat Industry Top 100" again reveals sizeable growth rates in the slaughter figures and in turnover. The industry rankings, which the "afz" is presenting together with its sister publication "FleischWirtschaft" at the Anuga, list the 100 largest companies according to their sales figures.

Companies both large and small performed well in the pig sector. Only Vion (Düsseldorf), which processed significantly fewer carcasses, performed poorly. Tönnies (Rheda-Wiedenbrück), by contrast, broke through the five billion euro limit and Westfleisch (Münster) shaped up nicely to become the third largest company in the sector.
In the poultry sector, growth rates are gradually levelling off, although the global boom in chicken and turkey consumption is still guaranteeing rising business levels.

The key market players are the retail butchers. Most prominent here is the Edeka grouping, supplying seven entries in the Top 10 retailers. These account for combined sales of more than EUR 2.5 billion. Brandenburg (Frankfurt am Main) now posts annual sales of EUR 660 million, putting the Rewe subsidiary 14th overall in the meat industry rankings.

Top 100 - Abstracts

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Source: afz – allgemeine fleischer zeitung 40/2013