2015 saw Valora reach a number of key strategic milestones resulting in an increase in overall efficiency across the Group.
The sale of the Trade division and the outsourcing of Swiss goods logistics operations were the final major steps concluding the implementation of Valora’s strategy of focusing on its core business. The Group’s activities are now clearly directed towards convenience and food service with a notable emphasis on pretzel product manufacturing. Thanks to the Naville acquisition, Valora also succeeded in further expanding the already substantial outlet network it operates in Switzerland. As the Naville business was integrated into Valora’s existing Swiss operations, it was also possible to raise efficiency levels across all core business functions at Retail Switzerland and to enhance the effectiveness of Group management structures.
At Retail Germany, the organisation was successfully strengthened, thus creating the basis for future growth. 2015 also saw the establishment of Valora’s fintech subsidiary, bob finance AG. This company is part of the newly created Valora Lab, whose mission is to create new digital products and services – such as the new Spettacolo coffee app.