Florian Kolf covers retail, consumer goods, fashion and luxury goods for Handelsblatt.
The owner of discount supermarkets Lidl and Kaufland has charged into waste management despite the downfall of a big industry player, Duales System.
The country’s electric bike industry shakes off a dowdy image and gets a leg up from Brussels.
The internet giant brings well-honed digital and logistical techniques to a field still dominated by direct vendor relationships and faxed orders.
German cooperative grocers Rewe and Edeka say amendments to a new EU directive designed to protect farmers would undermine their business models.
Retail and property magnate René Benko never finished high school, but has managed to accumulate a $4 billion fortune. Can his takeover of Kaufhof department stores save the sector from terminal decline?
Marc Heussinger has resigned from Aldi Nord and is likely to be replaced by his deputy, Torsten Hufnagel. As the company prepares for a spurt of growth, there will be plenty on his plate.
Two German startups have created alternatives to single-use plastic straws. So far, there are two options: edible or glass.
German clothing retailers joined forces four years ago to improve working conditions in Asian textile factories after a devastating factory collapse in Bangladesh. But as talk now turns to action, they’re jumping ship.
It was to be a great digital leap for Germany’s biggest discount grocer. Instead, after seven years and €500 million, Lidl’s new inventory management system with SAP is dead on arrival. Now everybody‘s asking why.
Farmers are already asking for €1 billion in domestic aid and consumers may soon complain about the rising price of pommes.