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  • September 16th, 2014 | Company
    showroomprive.com chooses Dispeo to handle its European order picking in a partnership projected to create around 400 jobs.

    A year after launching France's largest order picking centre for online retailers, Dispeo has announced that it has signed a major contract with a front-runner in Europe's e-commerce industry: showroomprive.com. This long-term collaboration constitutes a ringing endorsement of the 3SI Group strategy that is based on two key pillars: e-commerce and e-commerce services. This partnership will ultimately lead to the creation of around 400 jobs in Nord.

  • September 5th, 2014 | Company
    Neela Montgomery to become Group Executive Board Member for Multichannel Retail

    As of 1 November 2014 the internationally experienced manager Neela Montgomery will join the Executive Board of the retail and services company Otto Group, with responsibility for Multichannel Retail.

  • September 1st, 2014 | Company
    Otto Group expands Haldensleben logistics centre further

    One of Europe’s biggest warehousing logistics sites is about to get even bigger. The Otto Group is set to make an investment in the mid-double-digit millions in the Haldensleben facility, thus creating more than 350 new jobs. Today the Hermes Fulfilment-operated logistics centre already picks and dispatches up to 300,000 parcels daily.

  • August 6th, 2014 | Company
    Crate and Barrel Announces Leadership Change

    Today, leading home furnishings retailer Crate and Barrel announces a change in its top leadership. Following the recent resignation of CEO Sascha Bopp, the company’s COO and CFO Adrian Mitchell has assumed interim leadership of the company.

  • May 21st, 2014 | Company
    Otto Group raises profitability

    In the 2013/14 financial year now closed (as at 28 February) the Otto Group increased its turnover in line with planning to EUR 12 billion and achieved a clear improvement in earnings. EBIT improved by 1.5 per cent to reach EUR 392 million, with profit for the year rising by a strong 23 per cent to EUR 179 million. Thanks to numerous strategic initiatives and technology investments the internationally active group of companies continues to expand its position as the world’s second-largest online retailer.

  • March 26th, 2014 | Company
    Otto Group increases turnover to 12 billion euros

    Preliminary figures of the Otto Group for the 2013/14 financial year

  • March 18th, 2014 | Corporate Responsibility
    Otto Group and Aid by Trade Foundation enable 2,900 children in Zambia to attend school

    2,900 children will get a chance at education with the ceremonial opening of six schools in Zambia. The schools are the result of a social project to promote educational infrastructure in Zambia the Otto Group launched in cooperation with the Aid by Trade Foundation in July 2011.

  • March 6th, 2014 | Company
    E-commerce turnover: Otto Group clears 6 bn€ hurdle

    In the past financial year the Otto Group generated online turnover of over 6 billion euros worldwide according to initial forecasts, some 400 million more than in the previous year. Through its ‘Mobil First’ initiative the retail and services group intends to benefit from the growing trend towards smartphones and tablets and to generate half of its online traffic via these mobile terminals by 2016.

  • February 19th, 2014 | Company
    Dr. Timm Homann to leave the Otto Group

    Dr Timm Homann, Member of the Executive Board, Multichannel Retail Otto Group, is to leave the globally active retail and services group at his own wish to take up a new professional challenge.

  • December 12th, 2013 | Corporate Responsibility
    5,800 tonnes less CO2: Otto Group parcel distribution climate-friendlier than ever

    Christmastime is parceltime. Customers buying presents from Otto Group companies can order with a good environmental conscience: in the current financial year the Group’s logistics-services provider Hermes has once again reduced CO2 emissions per Otto Group delivery by some 1.6 per cent compared to the previous year − a total reduction of around 5,800 tonnes. The Group thus continues to make successful progress in CO2 emissions reduction, as this represents a notable reduction of 21.1 per cent compared to the 2011/12 financial year.

 
 

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