German retail giants start wave of lawsuits against lockdown

German retail giants start wave of lawsuits against lockdown

Several of Germany’s largest retail chains started taken to the courts trying to force an end to the lockdown of high streets stores, as they say that mass layoffs are otherwise imminent.

Coronavirus: Can Germany revive its hollowed-out city centres?

Coronavirus: Can Germany revive its hollowed-out city centres?

German Amazon workers strike on ‘Black Friday’

German Amazon workers strike on ‘Black Friday’

Two people put each other in hospital over shopping cart

Two people put each other in hospital over shopping cart

Retailers banking on a final Christmas splurge

Retailers banking on a final Christmas splurge

Retailers report merry sales for holidays

Retailers report merry sales for holidays

Retiree crushed beneath store Christmas tree while shopping

Retiree crushed beneath store Christmas tree while shopping

Germans likely to play Grinch this Christmas

Germans likely to play Grinch this Christmas

German shops chaff against ‘wasteful’ receipt law

German shops chaff against ‘wasteful’ receipt law

Card payments outstrip cash for first time in Germany

Card payments outstrip cash for first time in Germany

Erotic chain Beate Uhse to be reinvigorated by new investor

Erotic chain Beate Uhse to be reinvigorated by new investor

Retail sales show biggest drop for seven years

Retail sales show biggest drop for seven years

Germans say ‘bah humbug’ to early Xmas

Germans say ‘bah humbug’ to early Xmas

Investors scream for joy at Zalando IPO plans

Investors scream for joy at Zalando IPO plans

Energy-sucking vacuums no longer welcome

Energy-sucking vacuums no longer welcome

Ailing Karstadt chain sold for €1 (again)

Ailing Karstadt chain sold for €1 (again)

Forbes list reveals Germany’s richest people

Forbes list reveals Germany’s richest people

High street stores ‘sold cat fur hats’

High street stores ‘sold cat fur hats’

EU roaming charges ‘to go by July 2016’

EU roaming charges ‘to go by July 2016’

Serious summer sales follow poor season

Serious summer sales follow poor season

Coffee roaster sells false teeth along with beans

Coffee roaster sells false teeth along with beans

DIY chain Praktiker slides into insolvency

DIY chain Praktiker slides into insolvency

EU cap to crush mobile roaming costs

EU cap to crush mobile roaming costs

Clothes shops slash prices after poor weather

Clothes shops slash prices after poor weather

Canny footballer shoots, scores, is banned

Canny footballer shoots, scores, is banned

Rat poison found at Lidl supermarkets

Rat poison found at Lidl supermarkets

Puma signs Bangladesh factory safety pact

Puma signs Bangladesh factory safety pact

Saturday supermarket hours spark retail row

Saturday supermarket hours spark retail row

JC Penney ‘Hitler kettle’ advert raises eyebrows

JC Penney ‘Hitler kettle’ advert raises eyebrows

Lidl gets stick for running out of stickers

Lidl gets stick for running out of stickers

Organic food stores expand rapidly

Organic food stores expand rapidly

First ever strike hits Amazon’s German unit

First ever strike hits Amazon’s German unit

Insider predicts shoe prices to take hike

Insider predicts shoe prices to take hike

Brewers fear beer  war

Brewers fear beer war

German Amazon workers vote to strike

German Amazon workers vote to strike

Consumers irked by goods built to break

Consumers irked by goods built to break

Biscuit bully uses shopping cart as weapon

Biscuit bully uses shopping cart as weapon

Watchdog probes Amazon’s pricing policy

Watchdog probes Amazon’s pricing policy

Germany wants Amazon working conditions probe

Germany wants Amazon working conditions probe

Amazon accused of abusing Christmas staff

Amazon accused of abusing Christmas staff

Supermarkets find horse meat in lasagne

Supermarkets find horse meat in lasagne

Amazon sacks security firm amid scandal

Amazon sacks security firm amid scandal

‘A pioneer and legend in the German retail world’

‘A pioneer and legend in the German retail world’

Consumer confidence edges up slightly

Consumer confidence edges up slightly

Ikea’s record sales lead to expansion

Ikea’s record sales lead to expansion

Men take on more household shopping

Men take on more household shopping

New rules to ban secret spying on staff

New rules to ban secret spying on staff

Russian shoppers drop in on Dresden for Christmas

Russian shoppers drop in on Dresden for Christmas

Detective: Aldi spies on staff private lives

Detective: Aldi spies on staff private lives

Adidas turnover tops €14.5 bln in 2012

Adidas turnover tops €14.5 bln in 2012

German websites gain ground at home

German websites gain ground at home

Millions plan to sell unwanted Christmas gifts

Millions plan to sell unwanted Christmas gifts

Last minute shoppers give high street boost

Last minute shoppers give high street boost

Kaiser’s pulls frozen lasagnes for testing

Kaiser’s pulls frozen lasagnes for testing

Austrian promises new life for Schlecker shops

Austrian promises new life for Schlecker shops

Retailer Metro sells eastern unit for €1.1 bln

Retailer Metro sells eastern unit for €1.1 bln

Marks and Spencer takes on German market

Marks and Spencer takes on German market

Clothing firm increases fire compensation offer

Clothing firm increases fire compensation offer

Factory fire firm offers less than €1,500 a death

Factory fire firm offers less than €1,500 a death

Aldi to start selling more brand names

Aldi to start selling more brand names

Liquidation beckons for Neckermann online

Liquidation beckons for Neckermann online

Shopkeepers worry about Christmas profits

Shopkeepers worry about Christmas profits

Schlecker boss ‘paid family business assets’

Schlecker boss ‘paid family business assets’

Aldi gets just desserts in pudding war

Aldi gets just desserts in pudding war

Neckermann bankrupt, 2,400 jobs at risk

Neckermann bankrupt, 2,400 jobs at risk

Schlecker homes raided on suspicion of foul play

Schlecker homes raided on suspicion of foul play

Thousands of jobs to go at Karstadt and RWE

Thousands of jobs to go at Karstadt and RWE

Happy holidays for mobile phone users

Happy holidays for mobile phone users

Schlecker stores close doors for last time

Schlecker stores close doors for last time

Supermarket scores with nudist gimmick

Supermarket scores with nudist gimmick

Half of new German televisions are online

Half of new German televisions are online

Schlecker rescue fails, 13,000 jobs doomed

Schlecker rescue fails, 13,000 jobs doomed

Online retailer: If the shoe fits, please keep it

Online retailer: If the shoe fits, please keep it

Dairy farmers sour after Aldi slashes milk prices

Dairy farmers sour after Aldi slashes milk prices

Germans shopping more but growth still weak

Germans shopping more but growth still weak

Last day for 11,000 Schlecker employees

Last day for 11,000 Schlecker employees

Vegan sex shop offers responsible romping

Vegan sex shop offers responsible romping

No financial help for bankrupt Schlecker

No financial help for bankrupt Schlecker

‘Brevik’ shop renamed following protests

‘Brevik’ shop renamed following protests

Severed finger points to cack-handed criminal

Severed finger points to cack-handed criminal

Neo-Nazi clothes brand opens ‘Brevik’ shop

Neo-Nazi clothes brand opens ‘Brevik’ shop

Consumer confidence hits year high

Consumer confidence hits year high

Fashion designer Jil Sander returns to label

Fashion designer Jil Sander returns to label

Top court to decide if ‘organic water’ exists

Top court to decide if ‘organic water’ exists

Mail order mogul Werner Otto dies at 102

Mail order mogul Werner Otto dies at 102

Economic ‘good tidings’ brighten eurozone gloom

Economic ‘good tidings’ brighten eurozone gloom

Retailers expect strong last-minute sales

Retailers expect strong last-minute sales

German jobs, retail sales offer rare eurozone cheer

German jobs, retail sales offer rare eurozone cheer

Consumers shrugging off debt crisis

Consumers shrugging off debt crisis

Germans plan thrifty Christmas this year

Germans plan thrifty Christmas this year

Smart posters offer speedy shopping while waiting for a train

Smart posters offer speedy shopping while waiting for a train

Arrests made in Media Markt corruption probe

Arrests made in Media Markt corruption probe

Starbucks aims to treble its cafes in Germany

Starbucks aims to treble its cafes in Germany

Unemployment, retail sales hold steady as economy slows

Unemployment, retail sales hold steady as economy slows

Consumer confidence hits year’s low

Consumer confidence hits year’s low

Retailer Metro hit by weak sales

Retailer Metro hit by weak sales

E. coli crisis hit discounters hardest

E. coli crisis hit discounters hardest

Retail sales surge

Retail sales surge

Small explosion hits IKEA store in Dresden

Small explosion hits IKEA store in Dresden

Low-paid ‘mini-jobs’ on the rise

Low-paid ‘mini-jobs’ on the rise

Inflation, global unrest upsetting consumers

Inflation, global unrest upsetting consumers

Retailer Metro warns of difficult path ahead

Retailer Metro warns of difficult path ahead

Geiger counters sell out amid atomic angst

Geiger counters sell out amid atomic angst

Gadgets galore wow CeBIT crowds

Gadgets galore wow CeBIT crowds

Adidas doubles earnings

Adidas doubles earnings

Window shopping with a wave of the hand

Window shopping with a wave of the hand

DHL ends delivery and assembly service for Ikea and Karstadt

DHL ends delivery and assembly service for Ikea and Karstadt

Socks again for Christmas? You may be stuck with them

Socks again for Christmas? You may be stuck with them

Retailers expect booming Christmas trade

Retailers expect booming Christmas trade

eBay snaps up online shopping club

eBay snaps up online shopping club

Schlecker drugstores set for major facelift

Schlecker drugstores set for major facelift

Department stores benefit as domestic economy recovers

Department stores benefit as domestic economy recovers

Supermarkets launch ‘drive-in’ grocery shopping

Supermarkets launch ‘drive-in’ grocery shopping

Hugo Boss struts ahead with strong quarterly profit

Hugo Boss struts ahead with strong quarterly profit

Adidas creates new brand to tap youth fashion market

Adidas creates new brand to tap youth fashion market

Court approves Karstadt deal, saving 25,000 jobs

Court approves Karstadt deal, saving 25,000 jobs

Deal to keep Karstadt alive moves closer

Deal to keep Karstadt alive moves closer

Booming growth boosts consumer confidence

Booming growth boosts consumer confidence

Consumer watchdog slams Amazon’s new grocery service

Consumer watchdog slams Amazon’s new grocery service

Late Aldi billionaire’s armoured car up for sale

Late Aldi billionaire’s armoured car up for sale

Retail sales drop for June as consumers remain cautious

Retail sales drop for June as consumers remain cautious

Summer retail clearance sales officially begin

Summer retail clearance sales officially begin

Keeping sight of the big picture

Keeping sight of the big picture

Cologne shopping street ranked Germany’s most popular

Cologne shopping street ranked Germany’s most popular

Amazon begins selling groceries in Germany

Amazon begins selling groceries in Germany

Karstadt set to reap unexpected profit

Karstadt set to reap unexpected profit

Getting toddlers to like bikes

Getting toddlers to like bikes

Supermarket cashier wrongly fired for taking deposit slips

Supermarket cashier wrongly fired for taking deposit slips

Unemployment drops as retail sales rebound

Unemployment drops as retail sales rebound

Hardware stores beat crisis as Germans take to nesting

Hardware stores beat crisis as Germans take to nesting

Russian consortium joins race for Karstadt

Russian consortium joins race for Karstadt

Goldman Sachs to make bid for Karstadt

Goldman Sachs to make bid for Karstadt

Saxon craftsmanship before its time

Saxon craftsmanship before its time

Making comfy footwear for hippies and supermodels

Making comfy footwear for hippies and supermodels

Retailer Metro’s profits edge higher as economy improves

Retailer Metro’s profits edge higher as economy improves

Makers of cold cuts exposed for using ‘meat glue’

Makers of cold cuts exposed for using ‘meat glue’

Creditors agree to sell retailer Karstadt

Creditors agree to sell retailer Karstadt

Consumer sentiment steadies after five-month plunge

Consumer sentiment steadies after five-month plunge

Germans stick with homegrown classic brands during tough times

Germans stick with homegrown classic brands during tough times

Lidl pushes for retail minimum wage

Lidl pushes for retail minimum wage

Contaminated Austrian cheese kills two Germans

Contaminated Austrian cheese kills two Germans

Retail sales post biggest drop since euro launch

Retail sales post biggest drop since euro launch

Discounter Lidl recalls tainted cheese

Discounter Lidl recalls tainted cheese

Taste for cheap eats worries German food producers

Taste for cheap eats worries German food producers

Competition watchdog raids major retailers

Competition watchdog raids major retailers

Metro sales dip on strong euro

Metro sales dip on strong euro

Retail sales resist dire downturn in 2009

Retail sales resist dire downturn in 2009

Mail-order giant Quelle to be liquidated

Mail-order giant Quelle to be liquidated

Products from former East Germany dazzle in quality test

Products from former East Germany dazzle in quality test

Study finds regional food products not necessarily ‘greener’

Study finds regional food products not necessarily ‘greener’

Deutsche Bahn offers €20-ticket for Wall fall anniversary

Deutsche Bahn offers €20-ticket for Wall fall anniversary

Small general stores making comeback in rural Germany

Small general stores making comeback in rural Germany

Hugo Boss back in the black

Hugo Boss back in the black

Quelle last-ditch clearance sale founders as website crashes

Quelle last-ditch clearance sale founders as website crashes

Insolvent Quelle offers Germany’s ‘biggest ever’ clearance sale

Insolvent Quelle offers Germany’s ‘biggest ever’ clearance sale

Design festival promotes Leipzig’s creative industries

Design festival promotes Leipzig’s creative industries

Aldi price hike gives hope to dairy farmers

Aldi price hike gives hope to dairy farmers

Dairy farmers flood fields with milk to protest of low prices

Dairy farmers flood fields with milk to protest of low prices

‘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

Bare-bones Aldi expands as US shoppers struggle

Bare-bones Aldi expands as US shoppers struggle

Customers sue Otto for failing to deliver €50 Macbooks

Customers sue Otto for failing to deliver €50 Macbooks

Appliance kickbacks under investigation

Appliance kickbacks under investigation

Adidas profit plummets in second quarter

Adidas profit plummets in second quarter

Metro mulls cutting 17,000 jobs

Metro mulls cutting 17,000 jobs

Jewish group sues Amazon for Nazi books

Jewish group sues Amazon for Nazi books

German food producers sneaking fake ingredients into products

German food producers sneaking fake ingredients into products

Cheese and sausage price war coming soon

Cheese and sausage price war coming soon

German Woolworth chain on verge of bankruptcy

German Woolworth chain on verge of bankruptcy

Quelle gets €50 million in emergency loans

Quelle gets €50 million in emergency loans

Quelle ran out of cash three weeks ago

Quelle ran out of cash three weeks ago

Louis Vuitton sues Red Cross charity shop for selling fake purse

Louis Vuitton sues Red Cross charity shop for selling fake purse

Survey shows consumer confidence edging higher

Survey shows consumer confidence edging higher

Bavaria offers to prop up Arcandor unit Quelle

Bavaria offers to prop up Arcandor unit Quelle

German stores lose billions each year to shoplifting

German stores lose billions each year to shoplifting

Ex-Arcandor chief Middelhoff probed

Ex-Arcandor chief Middelhoff probed

Metro aims to take over bankrupt Arcandor

Metro aims to take over bankrupt Arcandor

Arcandor goes bust

Arcandor goes bust

Germany torpedoes Arcandor’s aid request

Germany torpedoes Arcandor’s aid request

Berlin rejects loan guarantees for Arcandor

Berlin rejects loan guarantees for Arcandor

Retailer Arcandor in talks with rival Metro about possible tie-up

Retailer Arcandor in talks with rival Metro about possible tie-up

Merkel rules out state aid for retailer Arcandor

Merkel rules out state aid for retailer Arcandor

Arcandor future looks grim

Arcandor future looks grim

Retail sales up in April

Retail sales up in April

Retailer Hertie to close all stores

Retailer Hertie to close all stores

Dairy farmers go on hunger strike outside chancellery

Dairy farmers go on hunger strike outside chancellery

Dairy farmers threaten strike over retail pricing

Dairy farmers threaten strike over retail pricing

Recession sparks German angst

Recession sparks German angst

Young Germans driving spike in English-language book sales

Young Germans driving spike in English-language book sales

Clothing makers mulling bigger sizes to fit tubbier Teutons

Clothing makers mulling bigger sizes to fit tubbier Teutons

Union calls on state help for ailing Arcandor

Union calls on state help for ailing Arcandor

High rents threaten thousands of retailers

High rents threaten thousands of retailers

Woolworth chain on the verge of failure

Woolworth chain on the verge of failure

Jil Sander to design for Japan’s Uniqlo

Jil Sander to design for Japan’s Uniqlo

Junk-car bonus inspires other sectors to offer trade-ins

Junk-car bonus inspires other sectors to offer trade-ins

Thierse calls €1.30 Kaiser’s cashier verdict ‘barbaric’

Thierse calls €1.30 Kaiser’s cashier verdict ‘barbaric’

German retail sales continue to slide

German retail sales continue to slide

Tempo tissues turn 80

Tempo tissues turn 80

Berlin versus Düsseldorf: Germany’s fashion face-off

Berlin versus Düsseldorf: Germany’s fashion face-off

Berlin’s KaDeWe hit by huge jewellery heist

Berlin’s KaDeWe hit by huge jewellery heist

Retail giant Metro reportedly axing 15,000 jobs

Retail giant Metro reportedly axing 15,000 jobs

Aldi making big push into American market

Aldi making big push into American market

Retail sales sank in 2008

Retail sales sank in 2008

New German stimulus package smaller than expected

New German stimulus package smaller than expected

Retailers have a happy Christmas after all

Retailers have a happy Christmas after all

Recession catches up with consumers

Recession catches up with consumers

Lidl sells camcorders that connect amateurs to tabloid newsroom

Lidl sells camcorders that connect amateurs to tabloid newsroom

Lidl apologises for poisoning trashed food

Lidl apologises for poisoning trashed food

Puma leaps over weak economy

Puma leaps over weak economy

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Retailer Metro warns of slower sales

Court orders neo-Nazi retailer to close

Court orders neo-Nazi retailer to close

Protests force Hamburg Neo Nazi clothes shop to close

Protests force Hamburg Neo Nazi clothes shop to close

Retail giant to cut ‘hundreds of jobs’ in Germany

Retail giant to cut ‘hundreds of jobs’ in Germany

German retail sales jump

German retail sales jump

Every fourth German butter brand ‘impure’

Every fourth German butter brand ‘impure’

Karstadt department store chain to cut 450 posts

Karstadt department store chain to cut 450 posts

Discount supermarket Lidl to open first Swiss stores

Discount supermarket Lidl to open first Swiss stores

Adidas Q2 strong despite limping Reebok

Adidas Q2 strong despite limping Reebok

Retailer Hertie files for insolvency

Retailer Hertie files for insolvency

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Restructuring pushes retailer Metro into Q2 loss

German retail sales surprisingly low

German retail sales surprisingly low

Tchibo to try bigger stores

Tchibo to try bigger stores

Discount grocer Aldi to sell €399 ‘netbook’ mini laptop

Discount grocer Aldi to sell €399 ‘netbook’ mini laptop

German grannies help produce modern crochet bikinis

German grannies help produce modern crochet bikinis

Adidas to sue Wal-Mart for copycat shoes

Adidas to sue Wal-Mart for copycat shoes

Rising grocery prices force Germans to shop at discounters

Rising grocery prices force Germans to shop at discounters

Adidas Q1 profit jumps despite lagging Reebok

Adidas Q1 profit jumps despite lagging Reebok

German retail sales post surprise fall in March

German retail sales post surprise fall in March

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Debit card warning for shoppers at spy-happy Lidl

Lidl apologizes for spying on workers

Lidl apologizes for spying on workers

German discount grocery chain spies on employees

German discount grocery chain spies on employees

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Adidas unit Reebok to team up with Brazil’s Vulcabras

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German retail giant Metro to drop Kaufhof chain

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Small recovery for German retail