EDEKA Empties Shelves to Make a Point about Racism

An EDEKA store in Hamburg recently made a stand for diversity and tolerance by clearing their shelves of all foreign products and replacing them with signs saying “This shelf is pretty boring without diversity” and “This is how empty a shelf is without foreigners”.

The campaign attracted a lot of media attention, especially on social media channels. With the German federal elections set for September this year immigration has been a key theme countrywide.

EDEKA are one of Greenman’s key tenants, generating over €10m in rent a year for our portfolios. They are the largest food retailer in Germany with a turnover in 2015 of c.€48bn.