Alnatura was able to give immediate notice of termination of the cooperation agreement, according to the decision of the District Court Darmstadt on 9 December 2016, and Alnatura not only does not have to make any payments that were demanded by dm, Alnatura can for its part demand from dm payment of illegally withheld amounts. Dm has now filed an appeal against this judgement.
GvW continues to represent Alnatura in the litigation with dm and the founder of dm Götz Werner under the leadership of the Frankfurt partner Dr Kristofer Bott.
Alnatura develops bio-products and operates its own bio-supermarkets. The range of products of the company headquartered in the Southern Hessen town of Bickenbach covers around 1200 bio products which Alnatura distributes through its own online shop in selected trading partners as well as in more than 100 Alnatura shops in Germany and Switzerland. Alnatura was recently again chosen in the current Brandmeyer Study as the most popular brand for groceries in Germany.