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Talks between the German supermarket chain Kaiser’s Tengelmann and its biggest competitors Edeka and Rewe about Edeka's intention to acquire Tengelmann led to nothing once more, which means Tengelmann's position has become far more problematic.

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German consumer organization Verbraucherzentrale has announced to sue Amazon because of its Amazon Dash launch, as it feels the order button violates several laws.

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Remarkable news in the German hard discount industry, because for the first time ever, Aldi Nord and Aldi Süd will launch a joint image campaign in Germany. It marks the next phase in the price fighter's metamorphosis.

British cosmetics group Lush is moving its European production to Germany because of the result of the British EU membership referendum.

Textile is a growth area for food retailer Lidl and it hopes to make people notice its fashion product range with a pop-up store in Hamburg. Its private label Esmara will be on display there, a brand focused entirely on women.

The plans to split Metro Group into two separate companies, with a spin-off focused on the consumer electronics activities, have been approved by the board.

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Rocket Internet, the German start-up incubator and owner of Zalando, has suffered a huge loss in the first half of 2016. The valuation of its fashion start-ups fell sharply, from 3 to 1 billion euro.

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Dutch Amazon.de customers will now be able to browse the site in their own native language. Customer service is now also made available in Dutch.

Fast-growing Belgian fashion label Caroline Biss has outgrown the Benelux region and will therefore open a store in Düsseldorf on 24 September and a second store in Cologne next year.

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German online retailer Zalando will shut down its Parisian office, the only office location outside of Berlin. From now on, every French decision will be made from Berlin.

In the past quarter, German Henkel - manufacturer of brands like Schwarzkopf, Persil and Pritt - sold more, although the negative impact of the exchange rates meant turnover ended up lower than last year. Luckily for Henkel, profit did increase.

The German Federal Cartel Office has pressured Danish Lego into adjusting its discount system. Until now, online retailers often got lower discounts than physical stores.

German online fashion retailer Zalando has seen its turnover grow 25 % in the second quarter, while the company also managed to increase margins considerably compared to last year.

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The court in Düsseldorf cancelled the approval German Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Sigmar Gabriel gave for Edeka's acquisition of Kaiser's Tengelmann. The judge feels the Minister had displayed insufficient levels of objectivity.

German car manufacturer Daimler's second quarter surprised analysts: operating income surpassed expectations by 500 million euro.

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Colruyt has sold its French food service division, Pro à Pro, to Metro. The Belgian department store group said it needed to sell as the industry is currently consolidating.

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BVOH, the German trade organization for eCommerce, says a lot of brand manufacturers are creating obstacles for eCommerce.

German household appliance manufacturer Miele is set to launch a full web shop in November, one that will also sell household appliances. Several retail partners will be enlisted to ship and install everything the customer ordered.

German textile chain KIK is on its way to Antwerp. The discounter is currently mostly active in Eastern Europe, but aims to expand a lot over the next few years, with Belgium as a potential growth area.

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