avec — «Handmade with Love»

avec —
with Love»

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Modern convenience format at highly frequented locations, for example train or service stations, with an extensive offering of fresh food, other comestibles and regional products.


«Handmade with Love»

The avec convenience stores add to the offering at highly frequented locations such as train and service stations. With its extensive range, the convenience format offers fresh products for immediate consumption, from early until late or also round-the-clock in some places, 365 days a year. The offering is adjusted to customers’ needs depending on the time of day. Valora operates avec express at locations with smaller sales areas.

The autonomous, cashier-free avec box stores and a number of avec 24/7 stores provide added convenience. The 24/7 stores are staffed during the day and operate autonomously at night and on Sundays. They enable the customer to enjoy a comfortable shopping experience at their own pace – including outside regular business hours.

The avec story goes back to the joint-venture of Migros, SBB and Valora in 2000. In 2005, Valora acquired some of the stores. The brand and shopping concept were fully revised in 2018. Following conversions of k kiosk sales outlets at SBB locations, the cooperation with service station operator Oel-Pool / Moveri and the expansion to further new sites, avec will become the format with the largest network of convenience outlets in Switzerland by the end of 2023 with around 370 stores.

Number of sales outlets
own outlets, agencies, franchise stores

Switzerland   343
Germany       3

avec Switzerland

Agenturmodell mit Erfolg

Agency model

A successful agency model

The agency model is the basis for success. Take over one or more highly frequented points of sale and delight customers with exclusive products.

Agency partners in Switzerland


Find your career happiness at avec

Our employees are both individually and jointly responsible for our sustained success. We value good ideas and implement them in a way that allows them to grow and develop. We are always exactly where our customers want us to be and brighten up their journey.