Drugstore chain stores in Germany 2019

The Rossmann drugstore chain is currently the most represented in Germany with 2,150 stores, followed by dm with 1,997 and Müller with 553. Budnikowsky brought up the rear with 195 branches. Drugstores were the most common shopping locations for consumers buying cosmetics and body care products.

The big four

The German drugstore market is dominated by these four companies. Rossmann traces its founding roots back to Hanover. dm-drogerie markt, or simply dm, and Müller are often seen in the south of Germany, though both also have stores in other German regions. Budnikowsky, known as Budni, was founded in Hamburg. As of 2018, dm had the highest revenue among the big four.

dm and Rossmann in the lead

Revenue figures are echoed in German drugstore popularity rankings among customers who purchased products there in the last six months, with dm and Rossmann being the leading choice. These two drugstore chains also consistently show the highest customer numbers.

Number of stores of leading drugstore chains in Germany in 2019

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Release date

November 2019



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