Who we areThe Tengelmann Group is an international multi-sector retailer operating in 19 European countries. This family-owned business was established in 1867 in Mülheim an der Ruhr and is now in its fifth generation of management. More information about the company
AwardedMaintaining a balance between work and family life is one of the key prerequisites for establishing a strongly positive corporate culture. The Tengelmann Group supports this balance with various measures and has now been awarded for its commitment with the German “berufundfamilie” (“work and family”) certificate. Learn more
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Offering new perspectives and opportunitiesWe are an attractive training organisation. Possible career entryways include conventional apprenticeships, trainee programmes and work-study programmes combining theory and practise and leading to a university degree. Your entry opportunities
Because we care about the environmentWith a variety of proactive measures in the areas of “environmental protection”, “employees” and “corporate citizenship”, the Tengelmann Group is acting today to preserve the livelihoods of future generations. Sustainability at Tengelmann
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Wilhelm Schmitz-Scholl establishes the company under the name Wilh. Schmitz-Scholl. Its registered purpose is the wholesale of colonial goods of all kinds and the import of coffee and tea.more
The company Kaffee-Import-Geschäft Emil Tengelmann is registered in the city of Bochum and opens its first store in Düsseldorf.more
The company launches production at the cacao and chocolate factory in Mülheim-Speldorf.more
The first Tengelmann self-service supermarket opens in Munich’s Leopoldstraße.more
Elisabeth Haub lays the foundation for the company’s environmental protection activities by establishing the Karl-Schmitz-Scholl Fund.more
The Group acquires Kaiser’s Kaffee-Geschäft AG, based in Viersen.more
The brand discounter Plus is launched with the motto “Prima leben und sparen” (Live well and save).more
The Group invests in the US chain The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, Inc., Montvale, New Jersey, and gradually increases its holdings to become majority shareholder.more
Environmental protection activities are expanded across the national network of stores under the in-house environmental label of the frog and turtle.more
The Tengelmann Klimamarkt, Germany’s first carbon-neutral supermarket, opens in Mülheim an der Ruhr where the company is based.more
The Group begins to get involved with e-commerce and invests in young start-ups, incl. brands4friends, Zalando, baby-markt.de, Otto Gourmet, Stylight.more
Tengelmann restructures the real estate activities in Trei Real Estate and integrates its German real estate portfolio. Trei opens its first retail park under the brand name “Vendo Park” in Kyjov, Czech Republic.more