Rewe in NRW: Sunflower oil price surprises customers – “cheated”

Rewe in NRW: Sunflower oil price goes beyond new dimensions – customer freaks out

Rewe: The success story of the supermarket chain

Rewe: The success story of the supermarket chain

The Rewe Group, based in Cologne, is one of the largest retail groups in Germany. It not only includes the Rewe supermarket chain. This also includes Penny, Toom, Billa in Austria, DER Touristik Germany and Lekkerland.

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The hunt for sunflower oil in reweAldi, Edeka and company has taken absurd forms in recent weeks.

After the outbreak of the Ukrainian war, customers of supermarkets and discount stores hoarded the “liquid gold” en masse. the shelves in reweAs a result, , Aldi, Edeka were empty for a long time. Products continue to appear now, albeit at significantly higher prices. This is why the hat cord of a Rewe customer from North Rhine-Westphalia breaks.

Rewe in NRW: Sunflower oil price drives customers crazy

“It doesn’t matter what your purchase price is: you’re not going to take a penny out of me for anything anymore,” the Rewe customer roars at a 4.49-euro liter bottle of sunflowers at a market in Cologne.

Another customer agrees with the criticism: “Are you kidding customers again?”


Rewe promised the client that he would take a closer look at the offer. This price is currently not uncommon.

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Namely rewe:

  • Rewe was founded in Cologne in 1927
  • At that time, 17 buying cooperatives came together
  • The name derives from “Revisionsverband der Westkauf cooperatives”.
  • There are around 3,300 Rewe branches (as of 2020), many of which now offer a delivery service

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Not just at Rewe: Sunflower oil prices surprise customers

An Aldi customer was recently surprised by the price of €4.99 for a bottle of sunflower oil at Aldi-Süd. “And I thought the toilet paper was precious,” the customer wrote, referring to the toilet paper stockpiled at the start of the coronavirus pandemic:


“We can understand the anger over this. Unfortunately, the various challenges that have existed in recent months and have become even more so are affecting purchase prices. We bear the additional costs ourselves for as long as possible, but if this is no longer possible, we have to adjust the sales prices. If buying prices fall again, that will also have an effect accordingly,” Aldi explained of the high prices.

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More reports from NRW:


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The high demand for sunflower oil after the outbreak of the war in Ukraine has caused major bottlenecks in supply. Rising energy prices are now also driving up the price.

That’s why some restaurants in the Ruhr area have now pulled the strings (more on that here!). (also know as)


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