With growth rates of 3.1% for the group as a whole and 1.4% in the retail segment, Coop is expanding at an above-average rate. Group sales amounted to CHF 29.2 billion in 2017. Profit rose by CHF 10 million to CHF 485 million.
In terms of sustainability, Coop remains the market leader, with growth of 10.4% and net sales of CHF 4.3 billion. Coop generated CHF 1.4 billion with organic products alone (+10.7%). The e-commerce business also posted strong sales growth of 18.5% to CHF 1.7 billion.
Having grown 6.2% to CHF 13.0 billion, the Wholesale / Production business area is performing very well, too.
EBIT rose by 5.7% to CHF 806 million. Both Retail and Wholesale / Production contributed to this growth.
The “Coop Group in figures” section of the Annual Report includes the key figures for the Coop Group, a report on the business year and the consolidated financial statements in accordance with the accounting and reporting recommendations of the Swiss Foundation for Accounting and Reporting (Swiss GAAP ARR).
As sustainability is an integral component of all strategies and projects at Coop, the “Coop Group in figures” section of the Annual Report also includes sustainability key figures. The “Sustainability Progress Report” of the Coop Group, which is published online annually in May, contains detailed key figures on sustainability.