Systeme U has joined the CORE buying group, following after leaving the European AMS Buying Group, on 31 December 2014.
• Systeme U plans to improve its margins and pricing as a result of the move especially with regards to local brands.
• Core is comprised of Colruyt, Conad, Coop and Rew and following Systeme U’s joining, it will operate in 18 European markets, covering 23,000 stores.
• The five independent Core members had reached a total turnover of EUR 106 Billion in 2013.
• CORE was founded in September 2013, when Conad, Colruyt Coop Swiss and Rewe quit the Coopernic buying group, leaving Leclerc as sole member.