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Breuninger expands to Switzerland

Breuninger

Fashion and lifestyle retailer Breuninger is expanding again. After opening an online store in Austria two years ago, the German company has now launched an online shop in Switzerland. Continue reading

Mister Spex raises 65 million euros

Mister Spex

Online optician Mister Spex has raised over 65 million euros in an equity round led by the Büll Family Office. With the fresh funding, the German company wants to accelerate its international growth and expand its retail network. Continue reading

Deliveroo exits German market

Deliveroo

Deliveroo is exiting the German market. The UK food delivery service launched in Germany over four years ago, but now they are exiting the country already. Instead, Deliveroo wants to focus on growing its operations in other markets around the world. Continue reading

Lidl tests click & collect in Germany

Lidl

Lidl is testing a click & collect service in Germany. For now, the test is only meant for customers in the Rhine-Neckar region. They can order products online and then pick them up in a branch of the supermarket discounter. Continue reading

Germans rarely use discount codes

Discount code

German consumers may be known for their saving habits, compared to other consumers in Europe they rarely use discount codes when shopping online. Only 30 percent of Germans use a coupon when they purchase something online. Continue reading

Mybudapester bears costs for orders outside EU

Mybudapester.com

German online fashion shop Mybudapester.com offers its customers from outside the European Union free delivery and returns. These customers also won’t be charged extra for taxes, customs and freight surcharges on these international orders. Continue reading

DHL builds 500 Packstations at Lidl stores

DHL

Deutsche Post DHL Group and Lidl have partnered up to make shopping more convenient. As a result of the partnership, about 500 DHL Packstations will be built at Lidl stores in Germany later this year. Continue reading

Edeka increases stake in Picnic

Picnic

German supermarket chain Edeka has increased its stake in the Dutch online-only supermarket Picnic. The retail company already owned 20 percent of Picnic in Germany, but now Edeka holds a 35 percent share. Continue reading

Germans receive the most packages

Delivery, Parcel, Package

Consumers in Germany receive more packages per year than every other citizen in Europe. Per capita in Germany there are 24 shipments per year. That’s twice as many as in the Netherlands for example. Continue reading

Rocket Internet wants to exit stock market

Rocket Internet

Rocket Internet might have plans to exit the stock market after five years. Anonymous sources say that CEO and co-founder Oliver Samwer wants the European investor and incubator to act undisturbed as an opportunistic investor again. Continue reading