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Eataly and SIGNA Retail launch joint venture

Eataly Distribuzione and SIGNA Retail are launching a joint venture to introduce the successful Eataly concept in Germany, Austria and German-speaking Switzerland. In the first step, Eataly and SIGNA will become shareholders of Eataly Distribution Deutschland GmbH. Eataly now operates 26 locations in the USA, Brazil, Dubai, Japan, South Korea, Turkey and Italy and is… → further information

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Karstadt: NFC technology usable at checkouts throughout Germany

At Karstadt Warenhaus, contact-free payment using NFC (near-field communication) technology is possible throughout Germany. Karstadt CFO Miguel Müllenbach explains: “In parallel with our ambitious restructuring programme, which also includes the specialisation of checkout teams and the creation of easily accessible central checkouts, and to further improve our day-to-day business, all stores are now consistently NFC-enabled…. → further information

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Karstadt and Hugendubel cooperate

Hugendubel launches a Germany-wide shop-in-shop concept for books in conjunction with Karstadt Germany’s largest owner-operated bookstore is expanding its presence with the department store chain Karstadt. Hugendubel is launching a Germany-wide shop-in-shop concept for books in conjunction with Karstadt. The Munich-based family-owned company, whose aim is always to be where its customers are, is taking… → further information

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Turning the tide: Karstadt to pay holiday pay again

At the annual Works Council conference in Willingen, Karstadt CEO Dr Stephan Fanderl agreed with Jürgen Ettl, the newly elected chairman of the Karstadt General Works Council, and Arno Peukes, chief negotiator of the federal bargaining committee of the trade union Verdi for Karstadt, that the holiday pay for 2015 that was initially deferred as… → further information

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Karstadt Supervisory Board resolves to close five stores and discusses the comprehensive concept for the future

At its extraordinary meeting on 12 May 2015, the Supervisory Board of Karstadt Warenhaus GmbH resolved to close five locations: Recklinghausen, Bottrop, Dessau, Neumünster and Mönchengladbach-Rheydt. Not only has the sales and earnings performance of these loca-tions been negative for years and thereby detrimental to the recovery of the company as a whole and all… → further information

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