Company profile

Enjoyment, variety and freshness

MERKUR is one of the most popular and successful hypermarkets in Austria with around 135 stores. With our approximately 10,000 employees, we are proud to be one of the largest employers in the country. MERKUR was founded in 1969 and is part of REWE International AG. Above all, our employees, but also around 2,000 m² sales area, about 20,000 items per market and an award-winning store design ensure that over 1.3 million customers a week expects a unique shopping experience full of enjoyment and zest for life.

The best market and work place

MERKUR sees itself as a marketplace that offers its customers a variety of high-quality products under one roof. Our employees make our company one of the most successful in our country. This also creates an environment that offers all employees optimal working conditions, equal opportunities and freedom of action.

Products and services

MERKUR offers a product range of more than 25,000 items.

  • Its flagship is the fresh produce section offering 600 fresh fruit and vegetable varieties, about 450 ham, sausage and cheese specialties in the delicatessen section, around 420 meat products and approximately 80 fresh water and sea fish as well as sea food.
  • Up to 100 kinds of bread and baked goods are baked daily in our own store bakeries in all 129 markets. Cakes and pastries are produced locally, too.



The first MERKUR market opens in the 17th district of Vienna.


As a trendsetter in Austrian food retailing, MERKUR introduces the first scanning cash registers.


As one of the first grocery chains worldwide, MERKUR includes an organic brand, Ja! Natürlich, in its product range.


MERKUR becomes part of the current REWE International AG.

MERKUR introduces the personalized customer loyalty program Friends of MERKUR which currently has 2.5 million regular clients.


MERKUR focuses on regional products from local agriculture.


MERKUR uses only green power from 100 % renewable energy sources for its markets.


MERKUR Hoher Markt opens as an exclusive flagship store in the first district of Vienna.


After 27 successful years MERKUR’s Mr. Ano Nym retires and a new advertising campaign is presented. With the slogan MERKUR – That’s how you make friends the advertising character FRÄNZ is the successor.


MERKUR launches the innovative Kassomat system, which makes it possible to pay for purchases on its own and to reduce the waiting time.


MERKUR records the strongest expansion year of its existence, which comprises a total investment volume of € 100 million.


With 6 new and 6 refurbishment projects, 2018 promises to be a strong year of expansion with 300 new jobs created.
MERKUR Warenhandels AG
Industriezentrum NÖ-Süd, Straße 3, Objekt 16
2355 Wiener Neudorf
+43 2236 600
approx. 10.000
State Approved Training Company pursuant to §30a of the Vocational Training Act (BAG)
Contact person
Mag. Kerstin Neumayer

We are delighted at having been awarded the quality label “State Approved Training Company” as we attach great importance to the professional and personal education of our apprentices. They are the managers and specialists of tomorrow. We at MERKUR therefore take care that they are offered a very special education in order to optimally prepare them for the future.

Kerstin Neumayer
Chairman of the MERKUR Warenhandels AG