Shopping: Here’s how the pandemic has hit German spending habits

Shopping: Here’s how the pandemic has hit German spending habits

Consumers in Germany have been spending a lot less during the pandemic, new research has confirmed - with clothing shops hit particularly hard.

Economic outlook darkens for 2010

Economic outlook darkens for 2010

High court deems Berlin shop hours unconstitutional

High court deems Berlin shop hours unconstitutional

Utilities hiking power prices

Utilities hiking power prices

Postage costs set to spike in Germany

Postage costs set to spike in Germany

Luxury car maker Porsche fined €535 million over diesel cheating scandal

Luxury car maker Porsche fined €535 million over diesel cheating scandal

Top German court backs VW drivers in ‘dieselgate’ opinion

Top German court backs VW drivers in ‘dieselgate’ opinion

372,000 German drivers join legal action against Volkswagen

372,000 German drivers join legal action against Volkswagen

Volkswagen says next generation of combustion engine cars to be its last

Volkswagen says next generation of combustion engine cars to be its last

Drought causes potato prices to rise by more than half – and they have more flaws

Drought causes potato prices to rise by more than half – and they have more flaws

‘They have played us for fools’: Germans to vent VW fury in mass ‘dieselgate’ suit

‘They have played us for fools’: Germans to vent VW fury in mass ‘dieselgate’ suit

Germany wastes 1.7 million tons of bread a year

Germany wastes 1.7 million tons of bread a year

German consumers to start new year in high spirits

German consumers to start new year in high spirits

Germans report most harmful products in EU

Germans report most harmful products in EU

Consumer confidence highest since 2001

Consumer confidence highest since 2001

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Just where do Germans spend their money?

Power price drop isn’t all good news

Power price drop isn’t all good news

German airport WiFi charges are ‘thievery’

German airport WiFi charges are ‘thievery’

Mild winter benefits energy consumers

Mild winter benefits energy consumers

The end of the discount supermarket?

The end of the discount supermarket?

Aldi attracts ever more British shoppers

Aldi attracts ever more British shoppers

Green energy costs to spark bill rise

Green energy costs to spark bill rise

Peppers lead eye- watering food price rises

Peppers lead eye- watering food price rises

‘Made in Germany’ tag threatened by EU

‘Made in Germany’ tag threatened by EU

Kids stash record pocket money cash

Kids stash record pocket money cash

Watchdog reveals jarred pesto’s hidden horrors

Watchdog reveals jarred pesto’s hidden horrors

Consumer group: ban all ‘energy shots’

Consumer group: ban all ‘energy shots’

German booze cheapest in Western Europe

German booze cheapest in Western Europe

German chains ‘ignore Turkish shoppers’

German chains ‘ignore Turkish shoppers’

Bitter bakers scoff at half-baked bread idea

Bitter bakers scoff at half-baked bread idea

Lidl gets stick for running out of stickers

Lidl gets stick for running out of stickers

Many ready-to-eat salads ‘riddled with fungi’

Many ready-to-eat salads ‘riddled with fungi’

One third of customers face discrimination

One third of customers face discrimination

German consumers keep recession at bay

German consumers keep recession at bay

Potato price-fixing costs consumers millions

Potato price-fixing costs consumers millions

Netto pioneers mobile phone payments

Netto pioneers mobile phone payments

BMW recalls 22,000 cars over airbag fault

BMW recalls 22,000 cars over airbag fault

Watchdog: 500 products cost more for less

Watchdog: 500 products cost more for less

Consumers irked by goods built to break

Consumers irked by goods built to break

Horse meat scandal traced to Poland

Horse meat scandal traced to Poland

Cheap toothpaste ‘as good as brand-name’

Cheap toothpaste ‘as good as brand-name’

Aigner warns horse meat scandal may grow

Aigner warns horse meat scandal may grow

Tonnes of horse meat shipped to Germany

Tonnes of horse meat shipped to Germany

Two German firms in top ten of ‘design thieves’

Two German firms in top ten of ‘design thieves’

Supermarkets find horse meat in lasagne

Supermarkets find horse meat in lasagne

Horse meat scandal spreads to Germany

Horse meat scandal spreads to Germany

Bank rules will shield consumers from risk

Bank rules will shield consumers from risk

Germany aims to protect consumer bank deposits

Germany aims to protect consumer bank deposits

Consumer confidence edges up slightly

Consumer confidence edges up slightly

Men take on more household shopping

Men take on more household shopping

Kaiser’s pulls frozen lasagnes for testing

Kaiser’s pulls frozen lasagnes for testing

Fewer overweight children in Germany

Fewer overweight children in Germany

Rogue metal sparks mass pizza recall

Rogue metal sparks mass pizza recall

Cardboard boxes prompt food contamination fears

Cardboard boxes prompt food contamination fears

Wary consumers still splash cash at Christmas

Wary consumers still splash cash at Christmas

Firms ‘tweak formulas temporarily for ratings’

Firms ‘tweak formulas temporarily for ratings’

Consumer confidence hits five-year high

Consumer confidence hits five-year high

Consumer watchdog shows overdraft rip off

Consumer watchdog shows overdraft rip off

Norovirus kids get book tokens in recompense

Norovirus kids get book tokens in recompense

Aldi recalls salmon salad after salmonella scare

Aldi recalls salmon salad after salmonella scare

Wage worries feed German consumer jitters

Wage worries feed German consumer jitters

Watchdog slams McDonald’s book scheme

Watchdog slams McDonald’s book scheme

Germs found in organic supermarket greens

Germs found in organic supermarket greens

Tap water ‘better than bottled brands’

Tap water ‘better than bottled brands’

Life costs less in Germany than next door

Life costs less in Germany than next door

Sugary kids’ drink gets misleading ad award

Sugary kids’ drink gets misleading ad award

Consumers to pay for energy guzzler cuts

Consumers to pay for energy guzzler cuts

Phishing victims’ losses are own fault – court

Phishing victims’ losses are own fault – court

Study: same package, same price, less food

Study: same package, same price, less food

Consumer confidence hits year high

Consumer confidence hits year high

Hundreds of thousands have no electricity

Hundreds of thousands have no electricity

Scared Germans ‘wasting money on insurance’

Scared Germans ‘wasting money on insurance’

Economic ‘good tidings’ brighten eurozone gloom

Economic ‘good tidings’ brighten eurozone gloom

Consumers to lose out to energy-guzzlers

Consumers to lose out to energy-guzzlers

Consumers shrugging off debt crisis

Consumers shrugging off debt crisis

Vodka laced with methanol sold by mistake

Vodka laced with methanol sold by mistake

Court says no to misleading Nutella labels

Court says no to misleading Nutella labels

Consumers bolster solid Q3 growth

Consumers bolster solid Q3 growth

Customers wasting billions on electricity

Customers wasting billions on electricity

Consumer confidence hits year’s low

Consumer confidence hits year’s low

Finding happiness without money

Finding happiness without money

Many public taps fail water quality test

Many public taps fail water quality test

Retail sales surge

Retail sales surge

Consumer food ingredient website crashes on launch

Consumer food ingredient website crashes on launch

Greens call for action on ‘toxic’ dildos

Greens call for action on ‘toxic’ dildos

Six French children hospitalized with E. Coli after eating hamburgers

Six French children hospitalized with E. Coli after eating hamburgers

Minister plans to keep petrol prices down under

Minister plans to keep petrol prices down under

Big petrol firms inflating prices, watchdog says

Big petrol firms inflating prices, watchdog says

Euro crisis, inflation sap consumer confidence

Euro crisis, inflation sap consumer confidence

Food prices on the rise as inflation tops two percent

Food prices on the rise as inflation tops two percent

One third of Deutsche Bahn trains found late

One third of Deutsche Bahn trains found late

Cigarettes price rise set to leave smokers fuming

Cigarettes price rise set to leave smokers fuming

Inflation, global unrest upsetting consumers

Inflation, global unrest upsetting consumers

Banks lower ATM fees

Banks lower ATM fees

Japanese food import checks tightened

Japanese food import checks tightened

Gadgets galore wow CeBIT crowds

Gadgets galore wow CeBIT crowds

Cabinet to back ban for phone ‘on hold’ fees

Cabinet to back ban for phone ‘on hold’ fees

Window shopping with a wave of the hand

Window shopping with a wave of the hand

Airlines suggest €50 charge for claims mediation

Airlines suggest €50 charge for claims mediation

Dumpster diving for dinner and a better world

Dumpster diving for dinner and a better world

Consumers fearful of rising energy costs

Consumers fearful of rising energy costs

Inflation tipped to hit 4 percent

Inflation tipped to hit 4 percent

Cost of groceries to keep climbing

Cost of groceries to keep climbing

Aigner calls for state support at dioxin summit

Aigner calls for state support at dioxin summit

Brüderle wants discount petrol from Aldi and Lidl

Brüderle wants discount petrol from Aldi and Lidl

Lidl recalls peppers contaminated with growth chemical

Lidl recalls peppers contaminated with growth chemical

Banks to display extra ATM fees

Banks to display extra ATM fees

Organic food demand soars amid dioxin scare

Organic food demand soars amid dioxin scare

High levels of dioxin found in German pork

High levels of dioxin found in German pork

Merkel referees dioxin scandal bickering

Merkel referees dioxin scandal bickering

Farms given all-clear in dioxin scare

Farms given all-clear in dioxin scare

Aigner to crack down on animal feed production

Aigner to crack down on animal feed production

Government to crack down after dioxin scandal

Government to crack down after dioxin scandal

Global concern about dioxin meat grows

Global concern about dioxin meat grows

Dioxin contamination 77 times safe level

Dioxin contamination 77 times safe level

Dioxin farm scandal spreads to UK

Dioxin farm scandal spreads to UK

Dioxin scandal spreads

Dioxin scandal spreads

Firm admits mistake in farm dioxin scandal

Firm admits mistake in farm dioxin scandal

Retailers expect booming Christmas trade

Retailers expect booming Christmas trade

Banks to face undercover investment probes

Banks to face undercover investment probes

Consumer groups call for end to EU light bulb ban

Consumer groups call for end to EU light bulb ban

Christmas tree prices remain stable

Christmas tree prices remain stable

Dioxin shuts farms, forces hen cull

Dioxin shuts farms, forces hen cull

Germans set to spend more on holiday shopping this year

Germans set to spend more on holiday shopping this year

Most children’s toys unsafe, consumer watchdog reveals

Most children’s toys unsafe, consumer watchdog reveals

Google Street View opt-out deadline is nigh

Google Street View opt-out deadline is nigh

Green energy surcharges to spike next year

Green energy surcharges to spike next year

Long-haul Deutsche Bahn fares won’t rise in 2011

Long-haul Deutsche Bahn fares won’t rise in 2011

Train prices shouldn’t increase due to failing quality, experts say

Train prices shouldn’t increase due to failing quality, experts say

New energy plan means higher rents, Merkel says

New energy plan means higher rents, Merkel says

Merkel predicts more jobs as consumer zeal signals recovery

Merkel predicts more jobs as consumer zeal signals recovery

Consumers in west still ignore eastern German brands

Consumers in west still ignore eastern German brands

Deutsche Bank reportedly to unveil €9-billion rights issue

Deutsche Bank reportedly to unveil €9-billion rights issue

Deutsche Bahn pays €2.7 million to victims of ICE horror heat

Deutsche Bahn pays €2.7 million to victims of ICE horror heat

Drugstore Schlecker customer information exposed on web

Drugstore Schlecker customer information exposed on web

Booming growth boosts consumer confidence

Booming growth boosts consumer confidence

Banks threatened with withdrawal fee caps

Banks threatened with withdrawal fee caps

Banks at odds over max ATM fees

Banks at odds over max ATM fees

Watchdog says ‘lifetime’ Opel guarantee is a lie

Watchdog says ‘lifetime’ Opel guarantee is a lie

Politicians plan Google Street View privacy law

Politicians plan Google Street View privacy law

Greens: Consumers paying €1 billion too much for power

Greens: Consumers paying €1 billion too much for power

Consumers join businesses in party mood

Consumers join businesses in party mood

Consumer watchdog pans banks for investment advice

Consumer watchdog pans banks for investment advice

Banks’ €5 ATM fee cap rejected

Banks’ €5 ATM fee cap rejected

Stealth costs lurking behind ‘free’ bank services

Stealth costs lurking behind ‘free’ bank services

Most Germans undaunted by economic crisis

Most Germans undaunted by economic crisis

Justice minister moots tougher telemarketing law

Justice minister moots tougher telemarketing law

Porsche rakes in cash and US consumer awards

Porsche rakes in cash and US consumer awards

Organic food neither healthier nor tastier, watchdog finds

Organic food neither healthier nor tastier, watchdog finds

Heating bill refunds likely for millions of renters

Heating bill refunds likely for millions of renters

Sweden’s SEB mulling sale of German bank unit

Sweden’s SEB mulling sale of German bank unit

Bavarian beer prices stable as beer garden season begins

Bavarian beer prices stable as beer garden season begins

Customers unable to file taxes amid bank delays

Customers unable to file taxes amid bank delays

Sugary children’s drink voted year’s worst advertising lie

Sugary children’s drink voted year’s worst advertising lie

Makers of cold cuts exposed for using ‘meat glue’

Makers of cold cuts exposed for using ‘meat glue’

Consumer sentiment steadies after five-month plunge

Consumer sentiment steadies after five-month plunge

Court rules linking gas to oil prices illegal

Court rules linking gas to oil prices illegal

Soaring ATM fees targeted by parliament

Soaring ATM fees targeted by parliament

Electricity prices to rise for every fifth household

Electricity prices to rise for every fifth household

Vattenfall sells German power grid to Australian fund

Vattenfall sells German power grid to Australian fund

Contaminated Austrian cheese kills two Germans

Contaminated Austrian cheese kills two Germans

Banks hike cash machine fees

Banks hike cash machine fees

Taste for cheap eats worries German food producers

Taste for cheap eats worries German food producers

State officials warn of poisonous Turkish pears

State officials warn of poisonous Turkish pears

Strawberry yoghurt recalled over metal shard fears

Strawberry yoghurt recalled over metal shard fears

Products from former East Germany dazzle in quality test

Products from former East Germany dazzle in quality test

‘Sugar bombs and fat traps’ lurking in foods

‘Sugar bombs and fat traps’ lurking in foods

Consumer agency warns of product packaging trickery

Consumer agency warns of product packaging trickery

Poisonous find in salad ruining German rocket farmers

Poisonous find in salad ruining German rocket farmers

Officials order checks on rocket salad after poison plant find

Officials order checks on rocket salad after poison plant find

Poisonous plant found in Plus market salad

Poisonous plant found in Plus market salad

Bad economy takes toll on children’s pocket money

Bad economy takes toll on children’s pocket money

It’s official: German beer is ‘very good’

It’s official: German beer is ‘very good’

Shoppers spending cash despite recession

Shoppers spending cash despite recession

Consumer group slams Air Berlin for add-on fees

Consumer group slams Air Berlin for add-on fees

German food producers sneaking fake ingredients into products

German food producers sneaking fake ingredients into products

Survey shows consumer confidence edging higher

Survey shows consumer confidence edging higher

Germans squeezed by rising levels of debt

Germans squeezed by rising levels of debt

Retail sales up in April

Retail sales up in April

Survey says German consumers aren’t that green

Survey says German consumers aren’t that green

Recession sparks German angst

Recession sparks German angst

Energy firms accused of price gouging

Energy firms accused of price gouging

Smiling while you eat

Smiling while you eat

Telecommunication prices down 3.3 percent

Telecommunication prices down 3.3 percent

Germans would buy furniture with consumer vouchers

Germans would buy furniture with consumer vouchers

Plastic surgeons get ‘Breast TÜV’ for quality control

Plastic surgeons get ‘Breast TÜV’ for quality control

Customers fed up with lousy German internet providers

Customers fed up with lousy German internet providers

Germans still shopping despite financial crisis

Germans still shopping despite financial crisis

Every fourth German butter brand ‘impure’

Every fourth German butter brand ‘impure’

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German consumer confidence hits five-year low

Milk supplies drying up amid German price row

Milk supplies drying up amid German price row

Germans seen hoarding milk amid dairy strike

Germans seen hoarding milk amid dairy strike

German consumer confidence jumps

German consumer confidence jumps

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German inflation spikes to 3.1 percent in March

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German consumer confidence picks up