The MMM Club can look back over a history of more than 50 years. The founding of the club dates back to a trip to the USA in the early 1960s, in which a delegation of German retailers took part. The highlight: a four-day MMM seminar in Dayton/Ohio (large photo). That seminar with the fascinating Bernardo Trujillo (1920 -1971), a pioneer of modern retail, was the origin of the worldwide development of supermarkets and self-service department stores.
After they returned from the USA, the representatives of the sector agreed that there ought to be a similar platform for the exchange of experience in the German-speaking region too. The MMM Club was founded on 18 May 1962, and the 1st MMM Congress was held in 1963. Since then the MMM Club has grown continuously and enjoys a great reception.
1962 - After the first MMM seminar in Dayton/Ohio in September 1962, left Erich H. Diederichs, right Walfried Mayer, both from the Management Board of Edeka.
1963 - The first MMM Congress on 10 and 11 February 1963 was content to manage with a small hall since it had just 185 participants; at the lectern Erwin Pfeiffer from Hamburg.
1991 - The Executive Board of the MMM Club 1991: Götz W. Werner, Theo Werdin, Helga Winterer, Gerd Kaiser and Dr Manfred Lange.