Major retailers are planning to sell Corona rapid tests for self-testing freely in the near future. "We expect availability for our customers from 9 March 2021 at the earliest, provided the manufacturer's delivery commitments can be met," explained the responsible managing director of the drugstore chain dm, Sebastian Bayer.
The company is in close contact with the Federal Ministry of Health and other authorities. The company emphasised that the tests are highly reliable if used correctly. The drugstore chain Rossmann is also aiming for 9 March as the start of sales, "as long as the delivery promises are kept", according to a spokesperson. In order to be able to offer a test to as many customers as possible, the quantity available will be limited. Rossmann is working at full speed to be able to include tests from other manufacturers in the range.
Sale also possible in supermarkets
Other retailers are also planning to enter this product segment, but are making this dependent on availability and are not yet naming a date for the start of sales. Aldi Süd wants to start sales "shortly". Edeka is also involved in the project, but does not give any information on a possible start of sales. Lidl and Rewe said they were looking into expanding their product ranges in this way. Since the beginning of the pandemic about a year ago, retailers have been quick to heave products onto their shelves that have become box office hits - whether disinfectants or protective masks. No company has yet given concrete details on how expensive the self-tests could be. The products are also supposed to be available for sale in pharmacies.
Last edited: Tuesday, 2. March 2021 09:18 Uhr