Not only did German discount chain Aldi launch its own streaming service, it now also has its own eBooks catalog. Starting 20 October, German Aldi Life users can access about 1 million books and about 3,000 of those are entirely free.
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Belgian fashion brand Caroline Biss opened its first German store in Düsseldorf, its very first step outside of the Benelux region. It has already planned another store, this time in Cologne.
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Luxury concern LVMH acquired Rimowa, suitcase manufacturer, for 640 million euro. It is also the very first German company in LVMH's portfolio.
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.
German consumer organization Verbraucherzentrale has announced to sue Amazon because of its Amazon Dash launch, as it feels the order button violates several laws.
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.
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.
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.
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.