• Spring inspirations & new designer looks - Breuninger launches innovative brand campaign and presents the latest fashion collections in virtual worlds

    Spring inspirations & new designer looks - Breuninger launches innovative brand campaign and presents the latest fashion collections in virtual worlds
    The fashion and lifestyle company Breuninger is once again positioning itself as the multi-channel destination for premium and luxury fashion with a contemporary, innovative and digital campaign production and story. To kick off the Spring/Summer 2022 season, an integrated campaign was developed with two different versions tailored to target groups in the countries of Germany, Austria and Switzerland at one of the top virtual production studios. Inspiration, identity and unity are reflected in t
  • A. Lange & Söhne at Watches and Wonders 2022

    A. Lange & Söhne at Watches and Wonders 2022
    Devotion to the highest standards connects people who call a watch from A. Lange & Söhne their own with those who create them. This is also evident in the four novelties that the Saxon manufactory will present to the public from 30 March to 5 April 2022 at the Geneva Watches and Wonders watch fair, on the Lange Experience Hub as its own platform, and at customer events worldwide. The RICHARD LANGE watch family...Source: RealWire
  • Breuninger becomes president of the IADS

    Breuninger becomes president of the IADS
    IADS - International Association of Department Stores Stuttgart, 8 December 2021 Holger Blecker, the CEO of the fashion and lifestyle company Breuninger, has been elected as the new president of the International Association of Department Stores, IADS. This international association promotes a strong and future-oriented retail sector and is the oldest association of department stores worldwide, founded in 1928. The 62nd General Assembly of the IADS elected Breuninger CEO Holger Blecker as its ne
  • More than 2 in 5 Brits missed a delivery to home or work within the last year

    More than 2 in 5 Brits missed a delivery to home or work within the last year
    London, 22 November 2021 Quadient (Euronext Paris: QDT), a leader in helping businesses create meaningful customer connections through digital and physical channels, has today announced the findings of a survey* into shopping behaviour and parcel delivery expectations, as consumers prepare for Black Friday and Christmas. The survey of 1,000 UK respondents conducted in October 2021, highlights the need for reliable incoming parcel management as delivery volumes continue to rise. Key findings of t
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  • Brits are more likely to shop online than in-store for Black Friday and Christmas, despite the re-opening of retail

    Brits are more likely to shop online than in-store for Black Friday and Christmas, despite the re-opening of retail
    London, 22 November 2021 Quadient (Euronext Paris: QDT), a leader in helping businesses create meaningful customer connections through digital and physical channels, today announces the results of a consumer survey* examining shopping intentions and parcel delivery challenges as we approach Black Friday and Christmas. The survey of 1,000 UK respondents conducted in October 2021, reveals that half of UK shoppers will do most of their Black Friday and Christmas shopping online for delivery or Clic
  • Drinking coffee helps to improve mood as days get shorter

    Drinking coffee helps to improve mood as days get shorter
    A pan-European consumer survey reveals increased sadness levels, heightened anxiety and reduced motivation to exercise when hours of daylight decrease [1] One in five adults in the survey say they drink coffee to improve their mood, with research suggesting that 75mg of caffeine every four hours can result in a pattern of sustained improvement of mood over the day [2] Lifestyle measures that contribute to improvements in mood and wellbeing include a good diet and...Source: RealWire
  • Breuninger expands to Poland

    Breuninger expands to Poland
    Internationalisation and online business After Austria (2017) and Switzerland (2019), Breuninger is now expanding to Poland in October 2021 and thereby delivering the beautiful things in life to a non-German speaking country for the first time. The planned launch of the new online shop www.breuninger.com/pl for Germany's neighbouring country is another fundamental step towards internationalisation and part of the ambitious growth strategy pursued by the fashion and lifestyle company. With severa
  • A change in the Breuninger company management

    A change in the Breuninger company management
    Prof. Michael Cesarz succeeds Ulrich Wölfer as new Chief Real Estate Officer Stuttgart, 8 October 2021 A change in the company management of the fashion and lifestyle company Breuninger: Starting 1 December 2021, Prof. Michael Cesarz has been appointed as the new Chief Real Estate Officer in the Breuninger company management. He will replace Ulrich Wölfer, who is leaving the company at his own request. With Prof. Michael Cesarz, who obtained his degree in architecture...Source: RealWir
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  • Breuninger: Carsten Hendrich is named Chief Brand Officer

    Breuninger: Carsten Hendrich is named Chief Brand Officer
    Strengthening the brand strategy Stuttgart, 28 September 2021 In the future, Breuninger will concentrate its brand expertise even more strongly. As Chief Brand Officer (CBO), Carsten Hendrich will be responsible for Breuninger's brand strategy starting 18 October 2021. He reports directly to Breuninger CEO Holger Blecker. In order to advance the marketing issues of brand strategy, creative content, emotional branding, cross-channel and digital brand marketing, Breuninger plans to more effectivel
  • Breuninger presents the autumn/winter highlights for 2021

    Breuninger presents the autumn/winter highlights for 2021
    Virtual season opening with "Shop the Look" Stuttgart, 9 September 2021 - Last weekend, the fashion and lifestyle company Breuninger launched the autumn/winter season 2021 in its flagship store in Düsseldorf featuring the latest fashion trends. The virtual season kick-off will follow with the second edition of the online format "Shop the Look" on Thursday, 9 September 2021. The venue for the digital shopping tour is the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart. This digital event will...Source: Re
  • Breuninger appoints managing directors for the Munich and Luxembourg houses

    Breuninger appoints managing directors for the Munich and Luxembourg houses
    Post-merger integration process moves forward Stuttgart, 1 September 2021 After a successful merger this July, the Stuttgart-based fashion and lifestyle company Breuninger launched the next steps of the integration process for KONEN Bekleidungshaus GmbH & Co. KG. Starting in autumn 2021, the two former KONEN fashion houses in Munich and Luxembourg will be led by newly appointed managing directors. The new team for the acquired houses, Konen Munich and Bram Luxembourg, is beginning to take...
  • Pedal power! Drinking coffee can help cyclists achieve peak performance

    Pedal power! Drinking coffee can help cyclists achieve peak performance
    Research shows how coffee may act as an aid to improve performance in endurance cycling Coffee and caffeine can help improve performance in timed cycling trials; results show significantly faster results than with decaffeinated alternatives With the rise in the popularity in cycling across Europe, a new summary of the latest published research by the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee highlights the impact that consuming caffeine, through just a few cups of coffee, can...Source: Real
  • 'It's time for me!' say Brits as they look to re-brand themselves post-pandemic

    'It's time for me!' say Brits as they look to re-brand themselves post-pandemic
    After months cooped up, more than half of Britons are less self-confident than before and one in five feel more pressure to look good in the post-pandemic world One quarter say they plan to make more of an effort with the way they look now that restrictions have eased 11th August 2021, London - After gruelling lockdowns and months without everyday social interactions, Britons are excited to re-invent themselves and their looks post-pandemic, a new...Source: RealWire
  • Breuninger expands its presence to Hamburg

    Breuninger expands its presence to Hamburg
    Grand opening 2023 in Westfield Hamburg-Überseequartier district Stuttgart/Hamburg, 28 July 2021 The beautiful things in life are coming to beautiful Hamburg: In 2023, Stuttgart-based fashion and lifestyle company Breuninger will open a new flagship store in the Westfield Hamburg-Überseequartier district, its first location in northern Germany. As the largest anchor tenant by far in the heart of Hamburg’s HafenCity district, Breuninger will occupy a total area of more than 14,000
  • Research highlights coffee's impact on sporting performance

    Research highlights coffee's impact on sporting performance
    Recent research reveals a range of physical and cognitive benefits that could improve athletes’ performance across sports at this summer’s events Thursday 01 July 2021 - With many major sporting events taking place this summer, across multiple disciplines, a review of the latest published research by the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee has highlighted the impact that coffee, through the bioactive compounds of caffeine, can have on participants’ performance. A lar
  • Before you reach back for the Botox – try facial Pilates

    Before you reach back for the Botox – try facial Pilates
    New FaceToned® App – live face gym, on-demand classes LONDON – Entrepreneur Carme Farré started her facial and body Pilates business Studio Carme in 2013 and recently updated the popular FaceToned® App which is growing in popularity post lockdown as a recent survey shows members prefer self-care, beauty routines from home. FaceToned® is all about embracing ageing whilst exercising your face, in the same way one exercises to maintain a healthy, functional body. Carm
  • British Fitness Levels Same or Better for 56% Despite Lockdown According to Poll

    Market research sheds light on consumer behavior in Sports and Outdoor sector 10 May, 2021: 56% of British Adults report that during year of lockdown, their fitness levels have stayed the same or improved, according to research published today by Commerce Futures, the events and media publisher. The study, which canvassed the opinions of over 4,000 adults, also reports that almost a third (32%) have found that lockdown has made them fitter, with only 19%...Source: RealWire
  • New chapter for successful ‘Back to Tape’ format

    New chapter for successful ‘Back to Tape’ format
    Porsche publishes travel and cultural guide on hip-hop in Europe Stuttgart. Together with music journalist Niko Hüls, Porsche is presenting a new book: Hip-Hop Culture – A Road Trip through Europe. Part of the ‘Back to Tape’ content series, the 212-page travel and cultural guide is published as a Christophorus edition by Delius-Klasing-Verlag and sheds light on the development of the urban hip-hop youth culture in European cities. It features 17 artists from Germany, the..
  • TERRE DES FEMMES launches the campaign “Abolish Paragraph 219a”

    TERRE DES FEMMES launches the campaign “Abolish Paragraph 219a”
    Spots point out the lunacy of this misogynic paragraph Berlin, 22 April 2021. Paragraph 219a of the German Criminal Code (StGB) prohibits “advertising for abortion”. This paragraph is not confined to advertising but includes virtually any kind of information. In concrete terms, this means that doctors may only make public that they perform pregnancy terminations. But they may not provide information to the public on how they perform them. Otherwise, they are breaking the law...Source
  • Great demand for carbon-neutral consumer products

    Great demand for carbon-neutral consumer products
    Consumers are increasingly thinking about how their personal consumption can support climate action. Labels that inform about the CO2 emissions or the carbon neutrality of a product serve as important decision-making tools. This is the result of a representative survey, carried out by market research institute Appinio on behalf of ClimatePartner. More than 1000 consumers between 16 and 65 in central Europe gave feedback. Over 90 % believe contributing to climate action is fundamentally important
  • Who’d want to date a lawyer? Everyone - within a week singles from Sydney to Lisbon to Toronto to Los Angeles signed up

    Who’d want to date a lawyer? Everyone - within a week singles from Sydney to Lisbon to Toronto to Los Angeles signed up
    Global Legal News Website Launches Own Dating app LONDON – RollOnFriday (RoF), the world’s leading legal community website, has created Lawyr, a dating app for people in the legal community and those who want to meet them. It is a world first and since launching in March 2021 has already achieved a global following from London, Sydney, Houston to Minsk.RollOnFriday was founded more than 20 years ago and achieved success after noting that despite cultural...Source: RealWire
  • Special exhibition “Fairy Tales, Sagas and Symbols” at Liechtenstein NationalMuseum, Vaduz

    Special exhibition “Fairy Tales, Sagas and Symbols” at Liechtenstein NationalMuseum, Vaduz
    Vaduz – How did the world and life come into being in all its diversity, what is the plan of the supernatural powers that determine destiny, what are the causes of evil, illness and death, and of what extraordinary deeds are there new in-sights? With its new major exhibition, Liechtenstein NationalMuseum is presenting the topics of fairy tales, myths, legends, fables, and sagas, which form a fundamentally important part of every culture and its collective...Source: RealWire
  • Breuninger and Staatsgalerie Stuttgart present digital fashion show

    Breuninger and Staatsgalerie Stuttgart present digital fashion show
    Stuttgart, 23 March 2021 Spring is upon us, bringing with it the trends for the new season. Despite all the current circumstances, fashion fans do not have to miss out on the live presentation of Breuninger's latest creations this year. The fashion and lifestyle company is staging a digital fashion show for the first time. The attractive venue for the virtual catwalk event is the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart. Balmain, Gucci, Valentino and Balenciaga are just a...Source: RealWire
  • Sure Petcare Announces Launch of New FELAQUA™ CONNECT

    Sure Petcare Announces Launch of New FELAQUA™ CONNECT
    Smart Device Accurately Monitors your Cat’s Drinking Behaviour CAMBRIDGE, UK (23 March 2021) -- Sure Petcare, the leading pet technology specialist, has announced today the launch of its latest product in its connected range, FELAQUA™ CONNECT - a unique water delivery and drinking monitoring system for cats. FELAQUA™ CONNECT, designed in collaboration with leading veterinary behaviourists, allows cat owners to keep track of their cats’ daily water intake via the SURE PETC
  • Virgin Experience Days acquires leading US experience gift provider Cloud 9 Living in expansion deal into $1.0bn US gift experience market

    Virgin Experience Days acquires leading US experience gift provider Cloud 9 Living in expansion deal into $1.0bn US gift experience market
    Bourne End, UK – March 2nd 2021: Leading UK gift experience provider Virgin Experience Days will acquire the whole of Cloud 9 Living’s US operations. The two brands are leaders in their domestic gift experience markets, with Virgin Experience Days using the acquisition as a springboard for further growth into a US gift experience market estimated at $1bn with substantial scope for future development. As part of the Virgin family, Cloud 9 Living will be...Source: RealWire
  • The 'Tell Someone You Love Them' campaign and the rise of the socially distant experience

    The 'Tell Someone You Love Them' campaign and the rise of the socially distant experience
    Launching the #TellSomeoneYouLoveThem2021 campaign Verbier, Switzerland February 12, 2021 What is the campaign about?It is simple, it’s about telling someone you love them, capturing the experience & sharing the love – There is also a creative Instagram photo competition with a fabulously exclusive prize – a night for two in a 4*hotel and a luxuriously alpine champagne and paraglide experience. The campaign is hosted on the Above & Beyond VIP website https://aboveandbey
  • Corona rapid test: Celebrate Christmas together without anyone getting infected

    Corona rapid test: Celebrate Christmas together without anyone getting infected
    In many places, uncertainty is now mixed in with the anticipation of Christmas: will Christmas be a “super spreader event” as many politicians are warning? “No”, Roland Meissner, the CEO of nal von minden in Moers, Germany is convinced: “you can protect your relatives as best as possible by getting tested for corona beforehand.” There are also tips to minimize the risk of corona during the actual festivities. Although this year less guests will come...Source:
  • Maskne - a guide to defeating the new skincare problem of 2020

    Maskne - a guide to defeating the new skincare problem of 2020
    24 November 2020 "Maskne" – now there is a new word that pretty well sums up 2020. If you haven't already heard the term, then basically, it's the annoying side effect of wearing a mask for prolonged periods – irritated skin and spots. But, thankfully, help is at hand. Jessica Smith, UK brand manager for natural and organic beauty brand, Natura Siberica, said: "One of the problems associated with wearing a mask is that our...Source: RealWire
  • New Study: Beauty Shoppers Won’t Try New Brands Or Products When Shopping Online

    New Study: Beauty Shoppers Won’t Try New Brands Or Products When Shopping Online
    56% of online beauty shoppers are more likely to stick with brands or products they’ve bought before according to a survey of 2,000 consumers NEW YORK and LONDON (November 24, 2020) - While nearly half (44%)[1] of beauty shoppers in a new survey agree that they have bought more beauty and skincare products online (rather than in store) over the last 6 months, the research reveals that 56%[1] (rising to 62% among female shoppers) tend...Source: RealWire
  • EMD: Eric Lemercier appointed Director Business Development

    EMD: Eric Lemercier appointed Director Business Development
    Experienced French retail specialist to head EMD’s Branded Products Department Thanks to its newcomer, EMD extends further its expertise in strategic cooperation with the A-Brand industry Deeper focus on partnership with the industry and retailers Pfäffikon/Switzerland. The leading European purchasing and marketing alliance EMD increases its personnel strength: Eric Lemercier (49) joined the Branded Products Department as Director Business Development at the European Marketing Distrib
  • European survey: 80 percent of vapers stopped smoking completely

    European survey: 80 percent of vapers stopped smoking completely
    Flavors are extremely important to vapers Brussels - More than 80 percent of smokers who switched to e-cigarettes have completely stopped smoking. Around 65 percent of vapers in Europe use fruit or sweet liquids. These are two important results of a survey carried out by the European Independent Vape Alliance (IEVA). More than 3,300 european e-cigarette users took part. The European survey shows: E-cigarettes are a widely used method in Europe to stop tobacco use....Source: RealWire
  • Video Calls Trigger Home & Garden Purchases, New Research Finds

    Video Calls Trigger Home & Garden Purchases, New Research Finds
    Over half (51%) of UK and US consumers say pandemic lockdown motivated them to spend money on making their living environment more comfortable and fun Over a third of consumers inspired by seeing inside other people’s homes in lockdown video calls 52% of households has made at least on online purchase for their home or garden while on lockdown Over half (51%) of UK and US consumers indicated in a new survey that being at...Source: RealWire
  • Pubs & Bars: Numbers of drinkers in the North East approaching Pre-Covid levels, while Londoners are staying away

    Pubs & Bars: Numbers of drinkers in the North East approaching Pre-Covid levels, while Londoners are staying away
    Three weeks ago lockdown restrictions were further eased, and Bars & Pubs could reopen their doors across England. In a new landscape, with social distancing measures and undoubted long-term changes in customer behaviour, Purple’s is able to provide insight into the first few weeks of recovery using data analytics. By analysing data from our extensive range of pub and bar venues across the country, along with associated demographic data, Purple can see key information on...Source: Real
  • Leicester goes into local lockdown

    Leicester goes into local lockdown
    Leicester has become the first city in the UK to be put under further lockdown restrictions amid a rise in COVID-19 cases in the region.
  • Competition watchdog ousts chairman

    Competition watchdog ousts chairman
    The chairman of the UK’s competition watchdog has reportedly been forced to step down three after a row with the organisation’s chief executive.
  • Lululemon to acquire home fitness startup

    Lululemon to acquire home fitness startup
    Canadian activewear giant Lululemon has announced plans to acquire home exercise startup Mirror for $500m (£406m).
  • Seafolly falls into administration

    Seafolly falls into administration
    Australian swimwear brand Seafolly has reportedly fallen into administration, citing the pandemic as a key reason for its collapse.
  • New Look warns landlords of pre-pack

    New Look warns landlords of pre-pack
    New Look is warning landlords that it might have to launch a pre-pack administration if they continue to block the retailer’s attempts to negotiate turnover-based rents.
  • Could M&S or Next restore Victoria's Secret to its former glory?

    Could M&S or Next restore Victoria's Secret to its former glory?
    Two high street giants, Next and M&S, are reportedly competing to buy the UK franchise of Victoria’s Secret. Drapers assesses the lingerie retailer’s chances of success. 
  • Sales slump at H&M Group

    Sales slump at H&M Group
    Net sales at Swedish giant the H&M Group dropped by 23% to SEK83.61bn (£7.07 bn) in the six months to 31 May as coronavirus had a “significant” impact on the business.
  • The Monday Briefing: Victoria's Secret, TM Lewin, The Hut Group

    The Monday Briefing: Victoria's Secret, TM Lewin, The Hut Group
    What you need to know from this weekend’s news.
  • A new approach to restructuring

    A new approach to restructuring
    A new wave of restructurings and acquisitions is hitting the fashion retail sector as the coronavirus support schemes are coming to an end and stores are reopening. Experts tell Drapers that retailers will need to take a holistic approach to survive, aided by a new government bill.
  • Intu: what happens next?

    Intu: what happens next?
    What is the outlook for Intu’s 17 UK shopping centres, after the landlord collapsed into administration earlier today? 
  • Yeezy teams up with Gap

    Yeezy teams up with Gap
    Kanye West’s Yeezy label has struck a deal with Gap to launch a collaborative apparel collection through the retailer’s stores and online in the first half of next year.
  • Intu falls into administration

    Intu falls into administration
    UK shopping centre owner Intu has collapsed into administration after negotiations with its lenders failed ahead of today’s debt covenant deadlines. 
  • Oliver Bonas secures £3.5m coronavirus funding

    Oliver Bonas secures £3.5m coronavirus funding
    Lifestyle retailer Oliver Bonas has secured £3.5m in additional funding via the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), to aid its transition from lockdown. 
  • Nike swings to quarterly loss

    Nike swings to quarterly loss
    Sports giant Nike has swung to a quarterly loss of $790m (£637m) for the three months to 31 May, hit by global coronavirus store closures. 
  • New finance boss for Sosandar

    New finance boss for Sosandar
    Womenswear etailer Sosandar has appointed Regatta Group’s Stephen Dilks as its new finance director. 
  • Boohoo launches £150m reward scheme

    Boohoo launches £150m reward scheme
    Boohoo Group is to introduce a new £150m management incentive plan for the next three years. 
  • Intu 'likely' to appoint administrator

    Intu 'likely' to appoint administrator
    UK shopping centre owner Intu Properties has said it is “likely” to appoint administrators after negotiations with its lenders stalled ahead of debt covenant deadlines. 
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