Opening at the beginning of June
Already at the beginning of May 2019, the time had come: Schmees was able to win 331 supporters for his project and collect the necessary starting capital from them. So nothing more stood in the way of the opening of the grocery store in the city centre of Wermelskirchen. ALFOTEC was not entirely uninvolved in this: With a donation of 1.000,- Euro the company contributed a part of the necessary starting capital. Managing Director Lukas Hackländer explains the company’s commitment as follows: “When we heard about the business idea, we were immediately enthusiastic and wanted to support Jochen Schmees financially.
First of all, this is a credible way to underline our commitment as an environmentally conscious, sustainable company. And secondly, we want to support the local retail trade in our home town, which – as in many other inner cities – is threatened by the increasing online mail order business.