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  • 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 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.

  • 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 2nd, 2015 | Company

    Everett Hutt takes over as CEO of the French 3SI Holding

    Everett Hutt takes over as CEO of the French 3SI Holding

    The former Chief Financial Officer Everett Hutt (46) will take over as CEO of the 3SI Holding in December 2015. Denis Terrien (50), who has managed the transformation of 3SI Group since 2009, is leaving the company at his own wish and in best consent.

  • 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.

  • Oktober 7th, 2015 | Company

    Study confirms we can shop online with a clear conscience

    Study  confirms we can shop online with a clear conscience

    As of today another broad-based misconception is laid to rest, that ‘online retail is more climate-damaging than over-the-counter (OTC) retail. Transporting goods from the online retailer to the end-customer is more efficient and causes less climate-destabilising emissions – even if we include returns, which are a major factor in the retail sector’s parcel distribution. This is the result of the latest study carried out by the Deutsches CleanTech Institut (DCTI) under the heading: ‘Climate friendly shopping – a comparative perspective of online retail and over-the-counter retail’, commissioned by the Otto Group and Hermes.

  • 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.

  • August 25th, 2015 | Company

    Sportscheck Under New Management

    Sportscheck Under New Management

    Sportscheck, Germany's leading multichannel sports retailer, reorganises its Executive Board.

  • 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.

  • Juni 2nd, 2015 | Company

    Otto Group calls for an international textile alliance

    The Executive Board of the Otto Group has decided to join the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles initiated by the German Federal Government. As a result, Germany’s largest textile retailer will transform its active role in co-shaping the negotiations into a formal membership. At the same time, prior to the G7 summit in Germany, the Otto Group calls for a textile alliance at international level.

  • Mai 20th, 2015 | Company

    Otto Group launches data-driven advertising start-up – Torsten Ahlers appointed as CEO

    The Otto Group is entering the data-driven advertising business in the current financial year. Otto Group Media, the newly-founded 100 per cent Group company, is to focus on user-based marketing and advertising-space selection. To do this it has appointed renowned industry expert Torsten Ahlers as Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

  • Mai 20th, 2015 | Company

    Solid growth at core businesses

    The Otto Group, Hamburg, ended the 2014/15 financial year (as at 28 February) with a slight increase in revenue and a clear drop in earnings. Although the retail and services group increased revenue by 0.5 per cent to 12.057 billion euros (Germany: +1.1 per cent to 7.139 billion euros), EBIT fell from 401 to 79 million euros.

  • Mai 20th, 2015 | Company

    Rainer Hillebrand’s Executive Board contract extended

    The Otto Group Supervisory Board has decided to extend Deputy Executive Board Chairman Dr Rainer Hillebrand’s contract, due to expire at the end of April 2016, for another three years. Petra-Scharner Wolff is due to become the international retail and services Group's Executive Board Member for Finance on 1 June 2015.

  • April 20th, 2015 | Company

    Benjamin Otto to become Managing Partner at Otto Group

    Entrepreneur Benjamin Otto has decided to take on an active role for the Otto Group as Managing Partner. With effect from 1 June 2015, the 39-year-old will hand over his tasks as CEO of Collins, the successful Otto Group startup, to joint Managing Director Tarek Müller, and help manage the ongoing transformation process for the international retail and services group from within various supervisory bodies and group companies.

  • 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 2nd, 2015 | Company

    Everett Hutt takes over as CEO of the French 3SI Holding

    Everett Hutt takes over as CEO of the French 3SI Holding

    The former Chief Financial Officer Everett Hutt (46) will take over as CEO of the 3SI Holding in December 2015. Denis Terrien (50), who has managed the transformation of 3SI Group since 2009, is leaving the company at his own wish and in best consent.

  • Oktober 7th, 2015 | Company

    Study confirms we can shop online with a clear conscience

    Study  confirms we can shop online with a clear conscience

    As of today another broad-based misconception is laid to rest, that ‘online retail is more climate-damaging than over-the-counter (OTC) retail. Transporting goods from the online retailer to the end-customer is more efficient and causes less climate-destabilising emissions – even if we include returns, which are a major factor in the retail sector’s parcel distribution. This is the result of the latest study carried out by the Deutsches CleanTech Institut (DCTI) under the heading: ‘Climate friendly shopping – a comparative perspective of online retail and over-the-counter retail’, commissioned by the Otto Group and Hermes.

  • August 25th, 2015 | Company

    Sportscheck Under New Management

    Sportscheck Under New Management

    Sportscheck, Germany's leading multichannel sports retailer, reorganises its Executive Board.

  • August 17th, 2015 | Company

    Crate and Barrel names Steve Woodward as President and Chief Merchant

    Crate and Barrel names Steve Woodward as President and Chief Merchant

    Global home furnishings retailer Crate and Barrel is pleased to announce that Steve Woodward will be joining the company as President and Chief Merchant effective August 24, 2015.

  • Juli 30th, 2015 | Company

    Dr Müller-Wünsch appointed new Member of the OTTO Management

    Dr Müller-Wünsch appointed new Member of the OTTO Management Board Technology

    Dr Michael Müller-Wünsch (53) will assume the position of Member of the OTTO Management Board Technology (CIO) as of 1 August 2015. With this newly created position and the associated expansion of its independent IT organisation, the online retailer is taking another decisive step forward in the digitalisation of its business model.

  • Juli 9th, 2015 | Company

    Blue Yonder launches Forward Pricing, giving e-commerce retailers artificial intelligence for price optimization

    Blue Yonder launches Forward Pricing, giving e-commerce retailers artificial intelligence for price optimization

    Blue Yonder, Europe's leading provider of predictive applications in the cloud, has launched Forward Pricing to ensure e-commerce retailers set the optimum price for individual items and understand the effects price changes have on sales.

  • Juni 18th, 2015 | Company

    3SI Group will transfer ownership of Cité Numérique to two industrial groups specialising in the production of digital communication solutions: ComClever and Imalliance

    3SI Group will transfer ownership of Cité Numérique to two industrial groups specialising in the production of digital communication solutions: ComClever and Imalliance

    Following an open divestiture process, ownership of Cité Numérique and its two brands – Quais de l’image and Naos Publishing – has been transferred to two industrial groups operating in the same sector of activity: ComClever, a group with three companies specialising in the production of digital communication solutions (ViewOn, Krealid and SVD) and Imalliance, a group specialising in image production – photos, videos, 3D images – with 3 studios under its name Studio Collet, Donkeyshot and Paul et Berthe.

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