The Schwarz Group, which is one of the largest grocery retailers in Germany, together with Lidl and Kaufland, is establishing its own coffee production. In the town of Rheine in the Münsterland, construction of a corresponding plant is scheduled to begin this year.
“We can confirm that we have acquired a property in Rheine to build a coffee production there,” said a spokesman for the Schwarz Group on Wednesday evening the German Press Agency.
In the planned new plant, green coffee is to be roasted and processed into products that are offered to consumers under its own brands. The Schwarz Group already produces its own food in various sectors: baked goods, ice cream, chocolate and dried fruit. He did not want to comment on the amount of the investment for the Rheine plant.
According to city data, Mitteldeutsche Erfrischungsgetränke GmbH & Co. KG (MEG), which belongs to the Schwarz Group, has purchased a 120,000 square meter site in Rheine. An excellent logistic connection to the traffic systems was the decisive factor for the location. Mayor Peter Lüttmann said: “We assume that several hundred jobs will be created there and one of the largest investments in the history of the Rheine location.”