At the head of the Migros empire: MGB boss Fabrice Zumbrunnen and Ursula Nold, President of the Migros Cooperative Association. Then follow …
Ulrich Rotzinger and Christian Kolbe
Migros has over 2.3 million members and, with almost 100,000 employees, is the largest private employer in Switzerland. The millions of Migros owners are organized into ten regional cooperatives. Their bosses, so-called regional princes, are super powerful within the Migros Group. Because they absolutely did not want to do what Migros boss Fabrice Zumbrunnen (52) demanded, the latter announced his resignation. Nine regional princes and one princess, deeply rooted in the regions. The majority of their cooperatives will have fewer employees in 2021 than in the previous year, only two recorded sales growth. All cooperatives carry out their own ballots, have their own administration, cooperative council and management – a super-complicated structure, unique in Switzerland.
Migros Aare: The cantons of Bern, Solothurn and Aargau belong to this cooperative. It is considered an innovative force among the regions. New business models with potential for the whole of Switzerland keep coming out of her kitchen, for example Goodee (digital vouchers), FoodNow (food deliveries), live video advice at SportXX, Micasa and Melectronics), MyMigros (local delivery service).
CEO: Reto Sopranetti (58)
Employees: 11,301 (–2.5%)
Cooperative members: 538,159 (+1.2%)
Turnover: CHF 3,340 million (–1.4%)
Migros Zurich: It covers a large part of the canton of Zurich, the entire canton of Glarus and the towns bordering on the upper Lake Zurich in the cantons of St. Gallen and Schwyz. She brought the German Alnatura chain to Switzerland, ensured more organic competence in the Migros universe and expanded with Tegut in Germany.
CEO: Joerg Blunschi (61)
Employees: 9071 (–0.9%)
Cooperative members: 335,894 (+0.2%)
Turnover: CHF 2,600 million (–1.6%)
Migros Eastern Switzerland: This cooperative includes Schaffhausen, Zurich (eastern part), Thurgau, St. Gallen, Appenzell Inner- and Ausserrhoden and Graubünden. The cooperative recently made headlines with the introduction of the first vending machine shops under the Teo brand.
CEO: Peter Diethelm (57)
Employees: 9013 (–4.6%)
Cooperative members: 424,965 (+0.3%)
Turnover: CHF 2,458 million (–0.3%)
Migros Lucerne: This is active in the cantons of Lucerne, Zug, Obwalden and Nidwalden, Uri and Schwyz. The cooperative is a pioneer in plastic recycling, the new plastic bag system works and is to be expanded to other regions.
CEO: Guido Rast (52)
Employees: 5853 (+0.3%)
Cooperative members: 204,623 (+1.1%)
Turnover: CHF 1,520 million (+0.3%)
Migros Vaud: It covers the entire canton.
CEO: Anton Chatelan (59)
Employees: 3,250 (+0.4%)
Cooperative members: 160,548 (+1.2%)
Turnover: CHF 1,141 million (+0.0%)
Migros Basel: It stretches across both Basels to the Jura.
CEO: Anita Weckherlin (41)
Employees 3309 (–1.3%)
Cooperative members: 169,388 (–0.5%)
Turnover: CHF 975 million (–0.8%)
Migros Geneva: The entire canton of Geneva belongs to this cooperative.
CEO: Philippe Echenard (59)
Employees: 2818 (–6.8%)
Cooperative members: 133,501 (–0.5%)
Turnover: CHF 903 million (–4.8%)
Migros Neuchâtel-Fribourg: It includes the two cantons of the same name.
CEO: Jean-Marc Bovay (56)
Employees: 2333 (–4.1%)
Cooperative members: 127,001 (+0.3%)
Turnover: CHF 732 million (–2.1%)
Migros Ticino: The entire canton of Ticino belongs to it.
CEO: Mattia Keller (48)
Employees: 1,450 (–1.6%)
Cooperative members: 104,160 (+1.8%)
Turnover: CHF 509 million (+1.1%)
Migros Valais: It extends across the entire canton.
CEO: Max Alter (61)
Employees: 3,250 (+0.4%)
Cooperative members: 160,548 (+1.4%)
Turnover: CHF 487 million (–2.6%)
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