Rexor, the German-based buying group affiliated with Garant, reports a 1.6 percent increase in central settlements for last year to €149.7 million, while the number of retail members increased from 577 to 586 with 773 shops. More than one-third of the members are not German and their increased orders through Rexor offset a 6.7 percent decline for the group in Germany. During the 1st half of this year, however, a 7.6 percent increase in Germany contributed to an overall 11 percent increase, with stronger performance in Belgium and Holland.