Migros' key achievements in 2018
Fabrice Zumbrunnen appointed new CEO
Fabrice Zumbrunnen took over from Herbert Bolliger as the new CEO of the Federation of Migros Cooperatives with effect from 1 January 2018. Zumbrunnen has been a member of the FMC Executive Board since 2012. He was succeeded as Head of the HR, Communication, Culture, Leisure Department by Sarah Kreienbühl at the beginning of the year. Kreienbühl was previously on the Management Board of Sonova AG.
Migros launches Amigos platform
Migros has launched the social shopping platform Amigos, initially as a pilot project. It is based on the idea that Migros customers go shopping for one another; orders are placed via the app. With this platform, which is undergoing tests in Zurich and Berne, Migros is complementing its online shopping options with a new service that focuses on the social aspect.
N-CLA extended until 2022
More than 50'000 employees in 40 Migros Group companies are covered by the Migros National Collective Labour Agreement. N-CLA 2019–2022, which has replaced the agreement that expired on 31 December 2018, ensures that the comprehensive benefits and achievements are preserved and the Migros Group can continue providing exemplary working conditions.
Migros is the world's most responsible retailer
The independent ratings agency ISS-oekom assessed the social and ecological commitment of 151 retailers worldwide. The Migros Group achieved the best result, making it the world's most sustainable retailer in 2018.
Fast Forward bundle of measures
As part of the "Fast Forward" project, the Federation of Migros Cooperatives has identified more than 30 measures to make internal processes leaner and more efficient. Simplifying the organisation and exploiting synergies within the FMC will help to make Migros fit for the future and free up resources for relevant projects.
Zur Rose and Medbase join forces
The Migros-owned Medbase Group serves 450'000 patients in Switzerland with some 1.8 million consultations per year. As part of a strategic partnership, mail-order pharmacy Zur Rose is now the exclusive supplier of medical products to all Medbase centres, thus enabling medical and pharmaceutical competencies to be optimally combined.
Migros launches M-Check
To make product labelling clearer for its customers, Migros has launched M-Check for sustainable products. The products will now feature standardised labelling, with details relating to cultivation methods, supply chain and packaging shown directly on the product. With this aid, Migros is the first retailer in Switzerland to offer guidance through the complex label landscape.
Mibelle Group acquires Gowoonsesang
The M-Industry company Mibelle Group has acquired Seoul-based Gowoonsesang Cosmetics Co., Ltd. With its "Dr. G." brand, Gowoonsesang specialises in dermocosmetics and fits perfectly into the international export strategy of the Mibelle Group and the health strategy of the Migros Group.
Launch of the musical "Supermarkt Ladies"
Migros is launching the musical "Supermarkt Ladies". The music and dance show will be touring through nine Swiss towns with "Das Zelt" until June 2019. "Supermarkt Ladies" is the world's first interactive musical. The audience plays the staff of a fictitious supermarket and can decide at various points how the play progresses.
Matthias Wunderlin appointed new Head of Marketing
The Board of Directors of the Federation of Migros Cooperatives has appointed Matthias Wunderlin as the new Head of the Marketing Department and a member of the Executive Board. The economist (*1973) will succeed Hansueli Siber on 1 January 2019, who is taking on more strategic roles outside Migros. Wunderlin previously served as Head of Retail Digital Division within the FMC.
Partnership with Digitec Galaxus strengthened
The Migros specialist markets and Near/Non Food are strengthening their partnership with the online retailer Galaxus. More than 14'000 products of the two divisions will now be available online at galaxus.ch. The focus is on Migros' own brands, which make up about 80% of the new range. Digitec Galaxus is Switzerland's leading online retailer.
Medbase Group acquires Topwell AG
The Migros-owned Medbase Group has announced the takeover of Topwell Apotheken and its approximately 40 branches. The Topwell chain, which has more than 600 employees, will be integrated into the Medbase Group this year. Migros is thereby plugging a gap in Swiss integrated care as part of its health strategy. The transaction is subject to review by the Competition Commission.