In 2019, the German drug store chain Rossman opened their store number four thousand. For the past ten years the number of Rossmann stores in Germany have seen an almost continuous growth. In 2021, their numbers reached 2,231 stores. The company’s other stores are situated across multiple Eastern European countries. Outside of Germany, Poland has the largest number of the Rossmann stores with over 1.4 thousand. The company has been expanding its presence for several years in all markets it has been active in.
The wider Rossman company
The drug store company, whose complete name is Dirk Rossman GmbH, was founded by Dirk Roßmann in 1972, with the opening of a single store in Hannover. By now the company’s total revenue amounts to 11.1 billion euro (7.9 billion in Germany alone) and it serves on average 1.6 million German customers every day.
The company is still 60 percent family owned.
Rossmann’s main competitor
The company’s biggest competitor is the dm-drogerie markt GmbH & Co. KG or dm for short. Even though the company’s store numbers are below those of Rossman, the company surpassed Rossman’s revenue by over a billion euros.
Number of Rossmann stores in Germany from 2008 to 2021
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