Globus (hypermarket)

Globus Hypermarket Holding (Globus SB-Warenhaus Holding GmbH & Co. KG) branded as Globus is a German retail chain of hypermarkets, DIY stores and electronics stores.

Native name
Globus SB-Warenhaus Holding
GmbH & Co. KG
1966 (first Globus store)
FounderFranz Bruch
Number of locations
74 hypermarkets in Germany, the Czech Republic, and Russia; 91 DIY stores in Germany and Luxembourg
Area served
Revenue7,520,000,000 euro (2017) 
268,000,000 euro (2017) 
Number of employees
44,900 (June 2018)


In 1828 Franz Bruch (1801–1865) opened a grocery store under his own name in Sankt Wendel, a town in northeastern Saarland, Germany. Management of the company passed to his son Joseph Adam Bruch (1837–1905) in 1865. Joseph Karl Bruch (1873–1949), the founder's grandson, took over from his father in 1905. Since then the company has developed from being a retailer only and expanded into wholesale. On 1 February 1949 Joseph died and his two sons, Franz-Josef and Dr Walter Bruch (1913–1999), took over the company, now converted to a limited-liability company. In 1953 the company opened its first self-service grocery at its headquarters under the name "A. Backhaus KG".

Globus around the world

Country First store Number of stores
Czech Republic199615
Germany196646 (+ 89 DIY)
Luxembourg20072 DIY
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