Migros operates Switzerland's largest solar power plant. After an expansion, the solar plant on the roofs of Migros-Verteilbetrieb Neuendorf AG generates enough electricity to supply 3'600 households. The panels, which have a maximum output of 7.8 MWp, cover a total area equivalent to 185 tennis courts.
The Micarna Group companies, which are part of M-Industry, acquire Gabriel Fleury SA on 1 February 2016. All employees of the traditional dried meat producer from the canton of Valais are kept on. The "Fleury" brand has been a firm favourite for more than fifty years.
Order in the online shop – and collect the goods at a Migros branch, Ex Libris, Migrolino or a Fitnesspark. After the successful pilot phase, the PickMup collection service is expanded to 290 locations. As a result, over 90.0% of the Swiss population can reach a PickMup collection point within 15 minutes.
On 9 April 2016, the delegates of the Federation of Migros Cooperatives elect Ursula Nold as President of the Assembly of Delegates and Andrea Broggini as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the term of office from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2020. Herbert Bolliger, CEO, is also re-elected as a member of the Board, along with others.
Schweizerische Umweltstiftung presents Migros with an environmental award for the biodiversity on its company premises. By the end of 2016, Migros had created more than 2.7 million m2 of near-natural habitat for animals and plants. It currently has more than 24 natural premises with a combined size equivalent to 378 football pitches.
On 31 July 2016, the Mibelle Group acquires the production plant Ondal Sarl in France from Procter & Gamble. The company, which employs around 180 people, specialises in facial, hair and body care products. All staff at the plant are kept on.
Migros Aare opens the urban concept centre Welle 7 in the PostParc facility by Bern train station. Across eight floors, the innovative centre offers futuristic workspaces, a wide range of shops, take-aways and restaurants, and a variety of other services for commuters. It is also home to the most modern Migros Club School.
The community platform Migipedia reaches 100'000 users for the first time, retaining its status as Switzerland's leading corporate community platform. On Migipedia, Migros regularly reviews, tests and develops products together with its customers.
Beat Zahnd takes over as head of the Commerce Department and becomes a member of the Executive Board of the Federation of Migros Cooperatives. He replaces Dieter Berninghaus. Zahnd had previously managed the Migros Aare Cooperative for eleven years. In 1998, he helped set up the first Migros online shop as a project manager.
The M-Industry company ELSA acquires a majority stake in Idhéa, based in Hochfelden, Alsace. Idhéa specialises in the production of cold sauces and condiments. By merging, the companies are combining their strengths and making a joint effort to increase sales in Switzerland and abroad.
Migros launches the health platform "iMpuls", which offers tips for a healthy lifestyle. The platform unites all products and services offered by Migros in the area of health. These include the Fitnessparks and Club Schools, the sporting goods of SportXX, and the health centres Medbase and santémed.