“We have a third fewer customers in the supermarkets,” said Coop boss Joos Sutter in an interview with the “SonntagsZeitung”. And although they bought more, the Coop Group was also suffering from the crisis. “The corona crisis will have a negative impact on Coop. Nobody had to close as many stores as we do, »said Sutter.
Over 1,000 of the non-food stores had to be closed. As a result, around 13,000 employees were without work from one day to the next. For example at Fust, Interdiscount, Bau + Hobby or Bodyshop. Coop immediately started using it in other areas.