Christoph Kapalschinski is a Handelsblatt reporter based in Hamburg, covering mostly retailers, consumer goods, textiles and food producers.
Moia will launch its ride-sharing minibus service in Hamburg, vying for customers who’d otherwise opt for Uber, a taxi or regular bus. If successful, the VW subsidiary could go global.
Though PepsiCo is bigger than Coca-Cola overall, its beverage sales are dwarfed by Coke in the German market. Pepsi aims to double its sales in Germany with new products and revamped distribution.
In a departure from its traditional felt-tip pen business, Germany’s Edding is betting its new digital code system will help firms fight product counterfeiting and win the company new business.
The prestigious German newsmagazine revealed that Claas Relotius, a journalist acclaimed by CNN and Forbes, fabricated stories. He is the German Jayson Blair, the New York Times reporter unmasked as a fraud in 2003.
Beset by problems that put it behind rival Rotterdam, Germany’s biggest port is upping the ante. It will build a 100-meter Hyperloop line to test transporting containers using Musk's vacuum-tube system.
Eatclever, a food delivery startup specializing in soups, wraps and noodle dishes, wants to find new investors to help it go international in a fast-growing market.
Beiersdorf, the maker of Nivea and La Prairie, saw its share price double in the last CEO's tenure. The new boss, recruited from the executive board, could take the company to the next level.
What does mobility in a city of the future look like? Germany's largest port city is trying to find out, with millions of euros in investment and a clear goal in mind.
City planners and developers are teaming up to assure a steady flow of new residences in Germany's premier port – a sensible model worth adopting by others.
Hans im Glück, a fancy hamburger chain, is expanding too quickly for comfort. Growing pains span weak controlling, an attempted coup — plus an unexpected new investor.