Zooplus, one of Europe's biggest online pet stores, has accepted an acquisition bid of American investor Hellman & Friedman, worth three billion euros.
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Hugo Boss is launching a new five-year plan, aiming to double its turnover by 2025. The German fashion house wants to attract younger people and is revamping its stores.
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At the end of this year Coolblue will open its first German store, more specifically in Düsseldorf. About a year ago the electronics webshop started with its first deliveries in Germany.
Despite the lockdowns in Belgium and the Netherlands, Dille & Kamille has had an excellent year. The turnover of the home and cooking chain exceeded 50 million euros for the first time.
H&M is launching Itsapark in Germany. It is an online platform dedicated to sustainable fashion and home furnishings. The platform provides detailed information to enable customers to choose the sustainable aspects they consider to be important.
Supermarket chain Jumbo has collected new funds in Germany. The company aimed for one hundred million but collected twice as much with a so-called "Schuldschein", a type of private loan under German law.
Next week, some easing of Covid measures will go into effect for non-essential German stores. In the UK, retailers will have to wait until 12 April.
Perfumery chain Douglas is reportedly planning to close 500 of its 2,400 European stores. The German retailer had previously announced it would be taking a critical look at its store network.
Wildberries, Russia's largest online retailer, has just launched in Germany. The company is also looking to expand into other European countries.
Berthold Albrecht's heirs were dismissed by a German administrative court. As a result, they seem to be losing their grip on Aldi Nord and may have to repay tens of millions in the future.
Hundreds of workers have laid off work on six Amazon sites in Germany. The action would last until Christmas Eve. In the meantime, the e-commerce company continues to guarantee the delivery of parcels.
(Update) Germany will be back in lockdown from Wednesday, with closed stores, schools and cultural institutions. The Netherlands are following this example starting midnight. What is Belgium doing?
German trade union Verdi is currently taking action at seven distribution centres of e-commerce company Amazon. It is no coincidence that the strike takes place during the Black Friday bargain festival.
Online platform About You is experimenting with the sale of second-hand clothing: the Zalando competitor offers around 30,000 second-hand items in its German web shop.
The largest Aldi in the world opens in the German Ruhr area. The XXL shop covers an area of around 2,000 square metres, twice as large as the average.
In Germany, a reduction in VAT leads to an unseen price war, with rivals Aldi and Lidl using comparative advertising to claim price leadership.