With the sale of Naville Distribution and the sale of the Naville property in Geneva, Valora successfully concludes the transformation of the Group into a focused convenience and food service provider. The further optimisation of the sales point network in Switzerland and Germany and the expansion of the Ditsch/Brezelkönig retail formats remain a priority.
At the same time, we expand the integrated value chain with our own brands ok.– in Germany, Caffè Spettacolo in Switzerland and Germany as well as the increasing use of Ditsch bakery products in our own convenience stores. We also push ahead with the expansion of production capacities for pretzel and bakery products for third-party customers.
The selection of food and beverages on offer is also expanded across the entire kiosk and convenience business. For example, around 100 sales outlets in Switzerland receive Starbucks coffee machines and approximately 650 Caffè Spettacolo machines.
At the same time, various new digital offers are launched, including the Caffè Spettacolo app that allows customers to place orders while on the move and to pay via the app, the scan&go pilot project aimed at increasing transaction speeds during rush hour periods, and the establishment of a Retail Analytics team. The objective is to tailor new offers better to customer needs with simple and practical digital solutions and to increasingly position Valora as a service partner.
These numerous initiatives lay a good foundation for our medium to long-term growth plans. The strategy provides a clear focus: growth and expansion, efficiency, a performance-driven culture and innovation.