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  • November 27th, 2020 | Company

    Changes on the Hermes Fulfilment Executive Board

    Kevin Kufs and Eva Witte will strengthen the Executive Board of Hermes Fulfilment GmbH, Hamburg at the beginning of 2021, alongside CEO Dr Georg Rau. Former COO Andreas Stumpf is to leave the company on 31 December 2020 at his own request to take up a new professional challenge at another retail company.

  • November 10th, 2020 | Company

    Otto Group well prepared for Christmas business

    Undeterred by the corona pandemic and the recent lockdown, Otto Group companies are well positioned to cope with the very high number of online orders expected in the run up to Christmas. Given the current situation, Group companies are not anticipating any major bottlenecks in product availability nor do they envisage any delivery problems. Nevertheless, early orders are advisable as is the case every year.

  • Oktober 1st, 2020 | Company

    Half-time summary for the Otto Group: online retail boom

    During the pandemic, a fundamental change in consumer behaviour is triggering clear shifts in assortments and shopping channels. In the first half of the Otto Group’s 2020/21 financial year, online retail saw a strong rise in revenues – especially in the Living and Consumer Electronics segments.

  • September 3rd, 2020 | Company

    Otto Group strengthens its digital expertise with Sebastian Walter

    As of 01 October 2020 Sebastian Walter will hold responsibility for the newly created Digital and Consulting Division as Vice President. In this position he will report directly to Sebastian Klauke, Otto Group Executive Board Member E-Commerce, Technology, Business Intelligence and Corporate Ventures.

  • September 3rd, 2020 | Company

    Otto Group plans closure of Hamburg returns-processing facility

    After analysing all possible alternatives, planning for the closure in the mid-term of the last returns-processing facility in Germany operated by the Group company Hermes Fulfilment in Hamburg has begun. This inner-city facility is to be closed down in the second half of 2021, to give the 840 mainly part-time employees sufficient time for occupational reorientation.

  • August 12th, 2020 | Company

    Otto Group sells Otto Japan

    With effect from 31 July 2020, the Otto Group has sold the Group company Otto Japan in a so-called management buy-out to the company Legego Inc. of the current CEO Seiki Maenosono. The Otto Group will remain active in Japan through the joint venture with the US outdoor specialist Eddie Bauer, Eddie Bauer Japan, which has existed for almost thirty years.

  • August 10th, 2020 | Company

    Otto Group and Advent announce partnership for Hermes

    One of the largest and most experienced private equity investors Advent International (“Advent”) is taking a 25 percent shareholding in Hermes Germany and 75 percent in Hermes UK. This step opens up new opportunities for the Otto Group's parcel logistics companies to expand their current leading position in the two most important delivery markets in Europe.

  • Juli 7th, 2020 | Company

    Janet Hayes named new CEO of Crate & Barrel Holdings, Inc.

    Janet Hayes named new CEO of Crate & Barrel Holdings, Inc.

    Janet Hayes will be joining Crate & Barrel Holdings, Inc. on August 1st as its new CEO. A seasoned executive with over 25 years of retail experience, Hayes brings an outstanding track record of developing and repositioning brands with deep expertise in the home category. Between 2013 and 2019 she was President of the Williams-Sonoma brand where she led the successful turnaround of the San Francisco-based business.

  • Juli 1st, 2020 | Company

    Neela Montgomery leaves Crate and Barrel

    Neela Montgomery leaves Crate and Barrel

    After six successful years at the Otto Group - first as member of the Executive Board of the Otto Group responsible for Retail and later as CEO of Crate and Barrel - Neela has decided to leave the company on August 1st to pursue new opportunities. Neela informed the board of her decision late last year and the name of her successor will be announced shortly.

  • Juni 10th, 2020 | Company

    Leadership change at Mytoys Group

    Effective from 15 June 2020, the Mytoys Group, an Otto Group company, will be led by Martin Schierer as CEO and Tobias Nieber as CFO. The long-serving Managing Directors of the successful Berlin-based e-commerce provider, Dr Oliver Lederle, Florian Forstmann (both also founders) and Alexander Lederle, will leave the company at their own wish.

  • Juni 10th, 2020 | Company

    ABOUT YOU extends its online presence to four new markets

    ABOUT YOU continues its European expansion and extends its online presence to four new markets

    As fastest growing fashion online shop,ABOUT YOU continues its successful international expansion and is now present in 14 European countries. In May and June, ABOUT YOU went online in four new markets: Slovenia, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania as an extension to Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania.

  • Mai 27th, 2020 | Company

    Otto Group looks back on a successful financial year

    In the past 2019/20 financial year the Otto Group exceeded its own revenue and earnings targets and thus secured a good basis from which to tackle the current challenging business environment. The internationally active retail and services group sees further growth opportunities in the current financial year but has lowered its earnings targets.

  • Mai 13th, 2020 | Company

    Hermes Group continues on the road to success

    Hermes Group continues on the road to success: Turnover up 9.0 % to €3.5 billion

    The Hermes Group continues to write its success story. In the financial year 2019/20, which ended on 29 February, the Group once again recorded profitable growth.

  • Februar 18th, 2020 | Company

    Tobias Wollermann to head Corporate Responsibility at the Otto Group

    As of 01 March 2020 Dr Tobias Wollermann will lead the Vice Presidential Division Corporate Responsibility Otto Group. The long-serving Group Vice President Dr Johannes Merck is to take up an advisory role within the retail and services company at his own wish.

  • Februar 18th, 2020 | Company

    Otto Group commits to be carbon-neutral by 2030

    Through specific measures to avoid and reduce CO2 emissions in its core business processes, the retail and services company Otto Group wants to become carbon-neutral by 2030. The Executive Board has set this target for the Group’s own sites, transportation and employee mobility as well as its external computing centres and cloud services. The Otto Group considers carbon offsetting as a necessary but last-choice measure in achieving the goal.

  • Februar 10th, 2020 | Company

    Otto Group focus companies report very satisfactory e-commerce growth

    According to preliminary forecasts the Otto Group will close the 2019/2020 financial year ending 29 February 2020 with global online revenues of around 8.1 billion euros, compared to 7.7 billion euros for the 2018/2019 financial year. In the German e-commerce market, the retail and services group generated revenues of approximately 5.6 billion euros, versus 5.3 billion euros in the previous year.

  • Dezember 23rd, 2019 | Company

    Otto Group gains Sergio Bucher as Executive Board Member, Brands and Retail

    The internationally renowned top manager Sergio Bucher is to be appointed as a new Member of the Executive Board of the retail and services company Otto Group with effect from 01 February 2020, with responsibility for Brands and Retail.

  • Dezember 11th, 2019 | Company

    Otto Group to sell Sportscheck to Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof

    The Otto Group has decided to sell its Sportscheck GmbH group company, headquartered in Unterhaching near Munich, to Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof. With this step the Otto Group is giving the multichannel retailer the best possible chance of long-term business viability, having considered all the options very carefully. Both parties have already signed a corresponding contractual agreement. The sale remains subject to approval by the respective committees and the German Federal Cartel Office.

  • Dezember 10th, 2019 | Company

    Bodo Kipper becomes member of the OTTO Management Board

    With effect from 1 January 2020, Bodo Kipper will take over responsibility for the "Retail and Marketplace" area, which will emerge from the Categories area. Dr. Michael Heller, the former Categories area executive, is leaving the Otto Group by mutual agreement to take on new challenges outside the Otto Group after many successful years.

  • November 29th, 2019 | Company

    Otto Group appoints Dr Hanna Huber Group Vice President Technology Strategy & Governance

    With effect from 01 December 2019 the Hamburg-based international retail and services company Otto Group is to strengthen its management staff with Dr Hanna Huber. In the newly created post of Group Vice President Technology Strategy & Governance she will report to Sebastian Klauke, Executive Board Member, E-Commerce, Technology, Business Intelligence and Corporate Ventures. The proven digital expert joins the Otto Group from the Berlin-based online fashion platform Zalando.

  • November 27th, 2020 | Company

    Changes on the Hermes Fulfilment Executive Board

    Kevin Kufs and Eva Witte will strengthen the Executive Board of Hermes Fulfilment GmbH, Hamburg at the beginning of 2021, alongside CEO Dr Georg Rau. Former COO Andreas Stumpf is to leave the company on 31 December 2020 at his own request to take up a new professional challenge at another retail company.

  • November 10th, 2020 | Company

    Otto Group well prepared for Christmas business

    Undeterred by the corona pandemic and the recent lockdown, Otto Group companies are well positioned to cope with the very high number of online orders expected in the run up to Christmas. Given the current situation, Group companies are not anticipating any major bottlenecks in product availability nor do they envisage any delivery problems. Nevertheless, early orders are advisable as is the case every year.

  • Oktober 1st, 2020 | Company

    Half-time summary for the Otto Group: online retail boom

    During the pandemic, a fundamental change in consumer behaviour is triggering clear shifts in assortments and shopping channels. In the first half of the Otto Group’s 2020/21 financial year, online retail saw a strong rise in revenues – especially in the Living and Consumer Electronics segments.

  • September 3rd, 2020 | Company

    Otto Group strengthens its digital expertise with Sebastian Walter

    As of 01 October 2020 Sebastian Walter will hold responsibility for the newly created Digital and Consulting Division as Vice President. In this position he will report directly to Sebastian Klauke, Otto Group Executive Board Member E-Commerce, Technology, Business Intelligence and Corporate Ventures.

  • September 3rd, 2020 | Company

    Otto Group plans closure of Hamburg returns-processing facility

    After analysing all possible alternatives, planning for the closure in the mid-term of the last returns-processing facility in Germany operated by the Group company Hermes Fulfilment in Hamburg has begun. This inner-city facility is to be closed down in the second half of 2021, to give the 840 mainly part-time employees sufficient time for occupational reorientation.

  • August 12th, 2020 | Company

    Otto Group sells Otto Japan

    With effect from 31 July 2020, the Otto Group has sold the Group company Otto Japan in a so-called management buy-out to the company Legego Inc. of the current CEO Seiki Maenosono. The Otto Group will remain active in Japan through the joint venture with the US outdoor specialist Eddie Bauer, Eddie Bauer Japan, which has existed for almost thirty years.

  • August 10th, 2020 | Company

    Otto Group and Advent announce partnership for Hermes

    One of the largest and most experienced private equity investors Advent International (“Advent”) is taking a 25 percent shareholding in Hermes Germany and 75 percent in Hermes UK. This step opens up new opportunities for the Otto Group's parcel logistics companies to expand their current leading position in the two most important delivery markets in Europe.

  • Juni 10th, 2020 | Company

    Leadership change at Mytoys Group

    Effective from 15 June 2020, the Mytoys Group, an Otto Group company, will be led by Martin Schierer as CEO and Tobias Nieber as CFO. The long-serving Managing Directors of the successful Berlin-based e-commerce provider, Dr Oliver Lederle, Florian Forstmann (both also founders) and Alexander Lederle, will leave the company at their own wish.

  • Mai 27th, 2020 | Company

    Otto Group looks back on a successful financial year

    In the past 2019/20 financial year the Otto Group exceeded its own revenue and earnings targets and thus secured a good basis from which to tackle the current challenging business environment. The internationally active retail and services group sees further growth opportunities in the current financial year but has lowered its earnings targets.

  • Februar 18th, 2020 | Company

    Tobias Wollermann to head Corporate Responsibility at the Otto Group

    As of 01 March 2020 Dr Tobias Wollermann will lead the Vice Presidential Division Corporate Responsibility Otto Group. The long-serving Group Vice President Dr Johannes Merck is to take up an advisory role within the retail and services company at his own wish.

  • Februar 18th, 2020 | Company

    Otto Group commits to be carbon-neutral by 2030

    Through specific measures to avoid and reduce CO2 emissions in its core business processes, the retail and services company Otto Group wants to become carbon-neutral by 2030. The Executive Board has set this target for the Group’s own sites, transportation and employee mobility as well as its external computing centres and cloud services. The Otto Group considers carbon offsetting as a necessary but last-choice measure in achieving the goal.

  • Februar 10th, 2020 | Company

    Otto Group focus companies report very satisfactory e-commerce growth

    According to preliminary forecasts the Otto Group will close the 2019/2020 financial year ending 29 February 2020 with global online revenues of around 8.1 billion euros, compared to 7.7 billion euros for the 2018/2019 financial year. In the German e-commerce market, the retail and services group generated revenues of approximately 5.6 billion euros, versus 5.3 billion euros in the previous year.

  • Dezember 23rd, 2019 | Company

    Otto Group gains Sergio Bucher as Executive Board Member, Brands and Retail

    The internationally renowned top manager Sergio Bucher is to be appointed as a new Member of the Executive Board of the retail and services company Otto Group with effect from 01 February 2020, with responsibility for Brands and Retail.

  • Dezember 11th, 2019 | Company

    Otto Group to sell Sportscheck to Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof

    The Otto Group has decided to sell its Sportscheck GmbH group company, headquartered in Unterhaching near Munich, to Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof. With this step the Otto Group is giving the multichannel retailer the best possible chance of long-term business viability, having considered all the options very carefully. Both parties have already signed a corresponding contractual agreement. The sale remains subject to approval by the respective committees and the German Federal Cartel Office.

  • Dezember 10th, 2019 | Company

    Bodo Kipper becomes member of the OTTO Management Board

    With effect from 1 January 2020, Bodo Kipper will take over responsibility for the "Retail and Marketplace" area, which will emerge from the Categories area. Dr. Michael Heller, the former Categories area executive, is leaving the Otto Group by mutual agreement to take on new challenges outside the Otto Group after many successful years.

  • November 29th, 2019 | Company

    Otto Group appoints Dr Hanna Huber Group Vice President Technology Strategy & Governance

    With effect from 01 December 2019 the Hamburg-based international retail and services company Otto Group is to strengthen its management staff with Dr Hanna Huber. In the newly created post of Group Vice President Technology Strategy & Governance she will report to Sebastian Klauke, Executive Board Member, E-Commerce, Technology, Business Intelligence and Corporate Ventures. The proven digital expert joins the Otto Group from the Berlin-based online fashion platform Zalando.

  • September 10th, 2019 | Company

    Sven Seidel to leave Otto Group for family reasons

    Sven Seidel, Member of the Otto Group Executive Board, Multichannel Retail, has requested the early termination of his contract for family reasons. From 01 November 2019 he will take up fresh challenges as CEO of a group of companies headquartered in southern Germany.

  • Juli 22nd, 2019 | Company

    Life Hamburg - Reinventing learning

    With ‘Life Hamburg’, Benjamin Otto and his wife Janina Lin are planning the construction of a new type of building for cross-generational learning, working and wellbeing close to the Otto Group Campus in Hamburg. While both Benjamin and Janina were inspired by the international initiative ‘Learnlife’, their concept goes much further, as both explain in the interview.

  • Juni 25th, 2019 | Company

    Yes to digitalisation – but preferably without data release

    Digital technologies in the retail environment are a hot topic. The added value is evident to the retail companies – Artificial Intelligence, algorithms and their binary cousins all contribute to a better understanding of the customer and to making them precisely tailored offers. But what’s the plus for the customer? For them, these technologies above all need to add convenience and match the specific circumstances of their lives. All this is revealed in the new study entitled ‘Future Retail’ carried out by ECC Cologne and the Otto Group.

  • Mai 24th, 2019 | Company

    Thomas von Hake to strengthen collectAI management team

    As of 01 July 2019 Thomas von Hake will join the executive management of collectAI, a company in the portfolio of Otto Group Digital Solutions (OGDS), the Otto Group’s own company builder. In the management team together with Sebastian Hoop he will hold responsibility for the Sales, Marketing and Customer Development Divisions.

  • Juli 16th, 2019 | Company

    EOS Group once again increases revenue and profit

    > New highs in revenue and EBITDA > Strong investment in debt purchases: another step towards becoming a global financial investor > “We will greatly expand our real estate-secured business, besides unsecured debt purchasing.”

  • September 24th, 2018 | Company

    Payment practices 2018: Experts confirm positive trend for Europe

    Europe in the mood to spend. In June, the GfK Consumer Climate for the 28 EU member states reached 23.2 points, its highest level since the beginning of the financial crisis in 2007. Europeans are getting tired of saving and are spending more on consumption. Greater liquidity also means that companies are likely to benefit from improved payment practices.

  • Oktober 26th, 2017 | Company

    Project A invests in 3i portfolio company Lampenwelt

    Berlin-based operational VC Project A today announces its agreement with London-based private equity group 3i to invest in Lampenwelt, Europe's leading online retailer for lighting fixtures.

  • August 15th, 2016 | Company

    EOS Consolidated impresses with outstanding result

    EOS Consolidated, which is headquartered in Hamburg, recorded a successful performance in fiscal 2015/16. Its EBT of EUR 181.4 million was well above the previous year’s result. The international debt collection company was also able to increase its sales to EUR 596.1 million.

  • Juli 5th, 2016 | Company

    EOS acquires French/Belgian debt collection service provider Contentia

    On 1 July 2016, the international EOS Group acquired 100% of the shares in debt collection service provider Contentia in France and Belgium. The EOS Group already has a successful debt collection company in each of the two countries.

  • Juni 30th, 2016 | Company

    3SI Group sells multichannel stock-clearance business Cogemag-Excédence

    Following a private sale process, the 3SI Group today signed an agreement to sell its multichannel stock-clearance business, Cogemag-Excédence, to Artmadis, BtoB distributors and France’s leading tableware and cookware company.

  • Juni 22nd, 2016 | Company

    Generational change at the helm of EOS Group: Klaus Engberding to become CEO

    Klaus Engberding, responsible for the region Germany on the EOS Group Board of Directors, will take over the CEO position of the international leading provider of receivables management effective 1 March 2017. Hans-Werner Scherer, the current long-time and extremely successful CEO, is leaving the Group of his own volition in order to retire.

  • Juni 15th, 2016 | Company

    Series A: Homeday Wins Project A and Paua Ventures as Investors

    Cologne-based start-up Homeday announced the successful closing of their Series A financing round today. In May this year, the renowned venture capital companies Project A and Paua Ventures committed among others to investing a seven-figure amount in the rapidly growing company, which is active in the field of property technology (called “PropTech”) and has chosen to specialize in particular in the data-driven pairing of real estate agents with appropriate customers.

  • Juni 14th, 2016 | Company

    New executive management team at Bonprix

    With Bonprix CEO Dr Marcus Ackermann’s move to the Otto Group Executive Board as of 01 January 2017, the international fashion company will have a reshaped executive management team. Bonprix’s own Markus Fuchshofen and OTTO’s Dr Richard Gottwald will join the current Executive Directors Rien Jansen and Dr Kai Heck on the Bonprix Executive Board.

  • Juni 1st, 2016 | Company

    Lost My Name: Project A Invests €4 Million alongside other partners

    Early stage investor and operational VC Project A has announced an investment of 4 million euros in Lost My Name, one of the leading creators of personalized children’s content. With this extension of the Series A round, Project A joins the circle of renowned international investors, including lead investor Google Ventures, Greycroft and Allen & Co. Project A’s founding partner Florian Heinemann will also join the company’s board. Lost My Name’s first personalized children’s book “The Little Boy/Girl Who Lost His/Her Name” was one of the bestselling children’s book globally in 2015. With their second book, “The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home”, they are well on their way to repeat this success.

  • Mai 31st, 2016 | Company

    3SI Group confirms the acquisition of Girard-Agediss and the sale of Becquet

    Further to the approval of the French Competition Authority, 3SI Group has signed, on 30 May, the acquisition of Girard-Agediss, the French leader in the delivery of bulky items and furniture to professional customers, private individuals and internet users. Further to an open transfer process, 3SI Group has signed, on 31 May, the sale of Becquet to Domoti, a well-known distance seller headquartered in Marquette-lez-Lille.

  • Mai 19th, 2016 | Company

    E.ventures brings new capital to support full investment lifecycle

    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

    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

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

  • März 25th, 2016 | Company

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

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