EDEKA Steves is remodelling
Benedikt Steves will close the doors of his EDEKA at the Hessenring in Kempen on February 11, 2023, and reconstruct it over the course of about six weeks in order to make it more contemporary and energy-efficient.
The independent retailer makes investments in both environmentally friendly technologies and cutting-edge architecture to provide a pleasant shopping environment. For instance, a PV system and CO2 cooling with a heat recovery system will be used starting at the end of March. This lowers the store’s energy needs and lessens its environmental impact.
Benedikt Steves and his staff are also updating the selection and adding a wide variety of new items, particularly in the areas of nutrition that emphasise freshness, organics, veganism, gluten-free eating, and lactose-free products.
A sushi bar from Eat Happy, a walk-in beverages house, and a 28-meter-long service counter for meat, sausage, cheese, and fish are all included in the sales space, which is around 2,300 square metres after the conversion. Aunt Tomato, The Büsch Bakery, and
“We are conscious that our clients may be inconvenienced by the temporary shutdown. Therefore, we would like to express our gratitude for your understanding,” adds Benedikt Steves. But we can assure you that it’s worthwhile! A contemporary food market with even greater freshness and variety is what Kempen residents can anticipate.
In the summer of 2021, Mario Essen was replaced at the location by Benedikt Steves, whose father is from Ziegelheide. Since 2006, the skilled retail salesperson has worked for EDEKA.
He had previously spent several years working in retail, including as a shop manager. Later, he changed to EDEKA Südwest’s wholesale division, where, as district manager, he was responsible for independent merchant families.