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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

Outfittery and Modomoto announce merger

Outfittery and Modomoto

German fashion start-ups Outfittery and Modomoto are merging. Exact deal terms were not disclosed, but for sure the new company will operate only under the Outfittery brand in the German-speaking countries, the Benelux, Sweden and Denmark. Continue reading

Shopware 6 gets API First approach

Shopware

Shopware has introduced the latest update to its ecommerce software. Shopware 6 is built on a completely new technical basis and is based on a API First approach. With the software, all areas of a shop can be controlled via an API, so various third-party providers can automate processes within Shopware. Continue reading

Otto Group’s online revenues increase to €7.7 billion

Otto Group

Otto Group, one of the world’s largest online retailers, saw its online sales increase to approximately 7.7 billion euros in the 2018/19 financial year. That’s an increase of 4.5 percent compared to the situation one year before. Continue reading

Zalando wants customer to return boxes and bags

Zalando

Zalando wants to make the shipping of its packages even more sustainable. The online fashion platform is planning a pilot for reusable packaging. The customer can return the transport carrier, ie the carton box or the plastic bag, to Zalando so the German ecommerce company can use it again. Continue reading

Ecommerce in Germany is growing slower than expected

Ecommerce in Germany

Ecommerce in Germany was growing slower than expected last year. Still, it’s especially the fashion shops that are losing sales to online retailers. But German trade association HDE still believes in local purchasing. Continue reading

German delivery service Eatclever expands to UK

Eatclever

German food delivery service Eatclever is expanding its territory. The startup is already active in over 60 cities across Germany and now, for the first time, the company is going overseas. The UK is Eatclever’s second foreign market. Continue reading