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  • Mai 25th, 2016 | Company

    Otto Group: successful turnaround

    In the 2015/16 financial year (as at 29 February 2016) the globally active retail and services company Otto Group, Hamburg, achieved the targeted turnaround in its major business areas. The strategic initiatives previously announced by Hans-Otto Schrader, Chairman of the Otto Group Executive Board and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Otto Group, including the clear reinforcement of the Group’s core businesses, investments in digital transformation and new business models, the restructuring of some Group companies and the rationalisation of the company portfolio, were consistently and successfully implemented.

  • Mai 19th, 2016 | Company

    E.ventures brings new capital to support full investment lifecycle

    E.ventures adds a new $150 million European early stage fund to its $1bn global fund family and hires new general partner

    Today, e.ventures is announcing the closing of a new $150 million early stage fund to target Europe’s best businesses and entrepreneurs, bringing e.ventures’ total assets under management today to more than $1 billion. This new fund, focused on seed and Series A rounds, will be deployed alongside an already active $290 million global growth investment vehicle which targets subsequent financing rounds, allowing entrepreneurs to gain the full benefit of e.ventures’ expertise through the full investment lifecycle.

  • Mai 17th, 2016 | Company

    Alexander Birken named as Chairman of the Otto Group Executive Board

    On 1 January 2017, Alexander Birken, Member of the Executive Board Otto Group, Multichannel Distance Selling, Spokesman OTTO, will take over as Chairman of the Executive Board at the international retail and services group. Long-serving CEO Hans-Otto Schrader is to step down at his own wish, having reached the age limit of 60 for Otto Group Executive Board Members.

  • April 20th, 2016 | Company

    Outpacing the market: Hermes Group achieves double-digit growth in 2015

    Outpacing the market: Hermes Group achieves double-digit growth in the 2015 fiscal year

    The Hermes Group, continuing years of successful growth, also records impressive figures in the 2015 fiscal year. The trade and logistics services provider based in Hamburg has increased its turnover by 11% to €2,460 million (€2,230 million in 2014). A key contributor to this was the fast-growing international parcel and logistics business, driven by the booming e-commerce.

  • April 11th, 2016 | Company

    Junomedical Launches Digital Medical Treatment Hub

    Junomedical Launches Digital Medical Treatment Hub

    Digital Health startup launches platform providing global access to high quality medical treatments.

  • März 31st, 2016 | Company

    Otto Group with a flying start into the new financial year

    The retail and services company Otto Group, Hamburg, looks back on a successful 2015/16 financial year (to 29 February 2016), characterised by very satisfactory growth at the large core companies and a consistent reorganisation of the company portfolio.

  • März 25th, 2016 | Company

    The 3SI Group sells its retail activities

    The 3SI Group sells its retail activities

    As part of its new strategic course to focus on growing service activities, the 3SI Group has decided to sell all of its retail activities in France, Belgium, Spain, Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic.

  • März 7th, 2016 | Company

    Hermes Subsidiary BorderGuru becomes Logistics Partner of Alibaba and Cainiao

    Hermes Subsidiary BorderGuru becomes Logistics Partner of Alibaba and Cainiao

    BorderGuru, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Hermes Group, has become the official contractual partner of China's Alibaba Group. With a gross merchandise value (GMV) of 452 bn USD and access to over 280 million customers, the Alibaba Group is currently the world's leading online retailer. Through its TMall Global shopping platform, Alibaba offers its Chinese customers popular international brands. On behalf of Cainiao, the logistics provider of the Chinese trading giant, BorderGuru GmbH is managing the whole logistics cross-border shipping process for European clients looking to sell on the booming Chinese market.

  • März 1st, 2016 | Company

    Otto Group sells Alba Moda to Klingel Group

    As part of its divestment strategy announced in 2015, the globally active retail and services group is to sell its subsidiary Alba Moda GmbH to K-Mail Order GmbH & Co KG. The relevant anti-trust authorities have already approved the deal.

  • Februar 15th, 2016 | Company

    Camaïeu chooses Dispeo’s expertise for its multi-channel logistics

    Camaïeu chooses Dispeo’s expertise for its multi-channel logistics

    Order-picking logistics specialist Dispeo has just welcomed a new customer on board: Camaïeu. As part of a partnership due to begin in July 2016, France’s leading female clothing retailer will be availing itself of Dispeo’s services for its e-commerce activities and store flows management.

  • Mai 25th, 2016 | Company

    Otto Group: successful turnaround

    In the 2015/16 financial year (as at 29 February 2016) the globally active retail and services company Otto Group, Hamburg, achieved the targeted turnaround in its major business areas. The strategic initiatives previously announced by Hans-Otto Schrader, Chairman of the Otto Group Executive Board and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Otto Group, including the clear reinforcement of the Group’s core businesses, investments in digital transformation and new business models, the restructuring of some Group companies and the rationalisation of the company portfolio, were consistently and successfully implemented.

  • Mai 17th, 2016 | Company

    Alexander Birken named as Chairman of the Otto Group Executive Board

    On 1 January 2017, Alexander Birken, Member of the Executive Board Otto Group, Multichannel Distance Selling, Spokesman OTTO, will take over as Chairman of the Executive Board at the international retail and services group. Long-serving CEO Hans-Otto Schrader is to step down at his own wish, having reached the age limit of 60 for Otto Group Executive Board Members.

  • März 31st, 2016 | Company

    Otto Group with a flying start into the new financial year

    The retail and services company Otto Group, Hamburg, looks back on a successful 2015/16 financial year (to 29 February 2016), characterised by very satisfactory growth at the large core companies and a consistent reorganisation of the company portfolio.

  • März 1st, 2016 | Company

    Otto Group sells Alba Moda to Klingel Group

    As part of its divestment strategy announced in 2015, the globally active retail and services group is to sell its subsidiary Alba Moda GmbH to K-Mail Order GmbH & Co KG. The relevant anti-trust authorities have already approved the deal.

  • Februar 10th, 2016 | Company

    Forecast 2015/16: Otto Group e-commerce revenues rise to 6.6 billion euros

    Otto Group, the internationally active retail and services group, is set to increase its global e-commerce revenues in the current financial year 2015/16 (to 29.02.16) by 400 million to 6.6 billion euros. According to the latest forecast the Group’s German online business has performed even better, with the Group generating a total of 4.4 billion euros, 10 per cent more than in the previous financial year.

  • Januar 13th, 2016 | Partner

    The Otto Group partners with PowaTag to drive mobile engagement

    The Otto Group has announced a partnership with Powa Technologies to secure and enhance their position in the modern retail market. This partnership will provide millions of customers of the Otto Group with a quick and simple way to shop and engage with its brands online, in-store and on the go. With mCommerce sales set to reach $626bn per annum in less than two years time*, the free mobile app PowaTag enables users to complete purchases in seconds by interacting with triggers including QR codes, beacons, audio signals as well as through links found on social media.

  • November 24th, 2015 | Company

    Otto Group withdraws Yapital from B2C market

    Otto Group, the retail and services group, has taken this step as a result of the highly competitive but slow-developing digital-payment business. While Yapital will no longer service the end-consumer market as of 31 January 2016, it will remain active as an e-money institution in the business-to-business (B2B) market.

  • November 12th, 2015 | Partner

    Otto Group and JD.com in joint venture deal

    The Otto Group and leading Chinese online marketplace JD.com have embarked on a joint venture that incorporates Otto’s subsidiary, Zitra GmbH. The purpose of this venture is to increase international e-commerce between Europe and China, with Zitra™ acting as an independent full-service provider to connect international brands with the leading marketplaces.

  • September 29th, 2015 | Employees

    Otto Group launches innovative jobs platform

    A new website – with a brand-new feature: with its freshly-launched JobFinder app, from today the Otto Group provides a complete overview of job vacancies within the Group, in over 20 countries and in its 123 major companies. The app is available for download from the completely redesigned Otto Group homepage, which ensures optimal display on all end-devices thanks to Responsive Design.

  • Juli 30th, 2015 | Corporate Responsibility

    Otto Group achieves clear reduction in CO2 emissions, reaffirms 70 per cent reduction target by 2040

    In its Sustainability Report published today, the Otto Group has stated that it reduced its location-, transport- and mobility-related CO2 emissions in 2014 by 24 per cent compared to 2006. The international retail group is thus well on the way towards achieving its climate target of halving CO2 emissions by 2020 and achieving a 70 per cent reduction by 2040.

  • Mai 19th, 2016 | Company

    E.ventures brings new capital to support full investment lifecycle

    E.ventures adds a new $150 million European early stage fund to its $1bn global fund family and hires new general partner

    Today, e.ventures is announcing the closing of a new $150 million early stage fund to target Europe’s best businesses and entrepreneurs, bringing e.ventures’ total assets under management today to more than $1 billion. This new fund, focused on seed and Series A rounds, will be deployed alongside an already active $290 million global growth investment vehicle which targets subsequent financing rounds, allowing entrepreneurs to gain the full benefit of e.ventures’ expertise through the full investment lifecycle.

  • April 20th, 2016 | Company

    Outpacing the market: Hermes Group achieves double-digit growth in 2015

    Outpacing the market: Hermes Group achieves double-digit growth in the 2015 fiscal year

    The Hermes Group, continuing years of successful growth, also records impressive figures in the 2015 fiscal year. The trade and logistics services provider based in Hamburg has increased its turnover by 11% to €2,460 million (€2,230 million in 2014). A key contributor to this was the fast-growing international parcel and logistics business, driven by the booming e-commerce.

  • April 11th, 2016 | Company

    Junomedical Launches Digital Medical Treatment Hub

    Junomedical Launches Digital Medical Treatment Hub

    Digital Health startup launches platform providing global access to high quality medical treatments.

  • März 25th, 2016 | Company

    The 3SI Group sells its retail activities

    The 3SI Group sells its retail activities

    As part of its new strategic course to focus on growing service activities, the 3SI Group has decided to sell all of its retail activities in France, Belgium, Spain, Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic.

  • März 7th, 2016 | Company

    Hermes Subsidiary BorderGuru becomes Logistics Partner of Alibaba and Cainiao

    Hermes Subsidiary BorderGuru becomes Logistics Partner of Alibaba and Cainiao

    BorderGuru, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Hermes Group, has become the official contractual partner of China's Alibaba Group. With a gross merchandise value (GMV) of 452 bn USD and access to over 280 million customers, the Alibaba Group is currently the world's leading online retailer. Through its TMall Global shopping platform, Alibaba offers its Chinese customers popular international brands. On behalf of Cainiao, the logistics provider of the Chinese trading giant, BorderGuru GmbH is managing the whole logistics cross-border shipping process for European clients looking to sell on the booming Chinese market.

  • Februar 15th, 2016 | Company

    Camaïeu chooses Dispeo’s expertise for its multi-channel logistics

    Camaïeu chooses Dispeo’s expertise for its multi-channel logistics

    Order-picking logistics specialist Dispeo has just welcomed a new customer on board: Camaïeu. As part of a partnership due to begin in July 2016, France’s leading female clothing retailer will be availing itself of Dispeo’s services for its e-commerce activities and store flows management.

  • Januar 27th, 2016 | Company

    SportScheck: Chief Digital Officer joins the management board

    SportScheck: Chief Digital Officer joins the management board

    Jan Kegelberg, who has taken over the newly created position of a Chief Digital Officer at SportScheck in Munich in August, joins the management board of the company on February 1, 2016. In this role, he will be responsible for e-commerce sales, marketing and customer intelligence.

  • Januar 25th, 2016 | Employees

    MYTOYS GROUP launches TechLab in Madrid

    MYTOYS GROUP launches TechLab in Madrid

    The Mytoys Group, one of Germany's most successful E-Commerce companies, will open its first technology location outside Germany. MYTOYS plans to open a TechLab in Madrid.

  • Januar 11th, 2016 | Company

    The 3SI Group invests over €15 million in its subsidiary Mondial Relay

    The 3SI Group invests over €15 million in Mondial Relay

    To support the strong growth of its subsidiary's activities and to enable it to increase its market share in a rapidly expanding sector, the 3SI Group has introduced a plan to mechanise all of its Mondial Relay branches.

  • Dezember 21st, 2015 | Company

    Euler Hermes and EOS announce the sale of its joint venture Bürgel to CRIF

    Euler Hermes and EOS announce the sale of its joint venture Bürgel to CRIF

    Euler Hermes, the worldwide leader in trade credit insurance, and EOS, the international provider of financial services, announce today an agreement signed on Friday, 18 December 2015 with CRIF, a global company providing credit information services, credit and software solutions, headquartered in Bologna, Italy - for the share purchase of Bürgel Group (Bürgel). 100% of the shares will be transferred to CRIF.

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