15. March 2017. DEICHMANN Group continues its offensive in store and online after a successful year / Test run with omni-channel branches

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Growth once again in 2016, bucking the industry trend / Plan to enter the French and Belgian market in 2017 / 262 new stores to open worldwide / Start of the Ellie Goulding Collection in London

ESSEN, 15 March 2017. The DEICHMANN Group recorded gross sales of €5.6 billion (€4.8 billion net) in the past financial year in 23 European countries and the USA, reaching the highest level of sales in the company’s history of over 100 years. The increase in sales revenues after adjustment for exchange rate effects is thus 5.6 percent. In 2016, the corporate group sold around 173 million pairs of shoes in its stores and online shops, which is about a million more pairs than in the previous year. At the end of 2016, Europe’s largest shoe retailer operated a total of 3,857 branches worldwide and employed a workforce of around 38,252 people. This means that the company created almost 1,000 new jobs in 2016. In the current year, DEICHMANN will invest some €232 million in the international infrastructure. In Germany, the corporate group grew clearly, bucking the industry trend, and will be investing around €92 million in 2017.

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1. March 2017. Ellie Goulding and DEICHMANN present their first joint shoe collection in London

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ESSEN/LONDON, 1 March 2017. Europe’s biggest shoe retailer, DEICHMANN, and British singer Ellie Goulding invited guests to London last night for the exclusive presentation of their first joint shoe collection. In the trendy MC Motors venue, a selected group of international journalists, bloggers and VIPs were shown the new “Ellie Goulding for DEICHMANN” collection in a fashion show, and were also able to take part in a live acoustic performance by the star singer-songwriter.

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23. February 2017. Rock your Look!

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Ellie Goulding presents her Star Collection exclusively at DEICHMANN

ESSEN. The British singer Ellie Goulding is one of the few stars to compose their own songs and also perform perfectly on instruments such as guitar, drums and keyboard. She raced to the top of the charts with her contribution to the soundtrack of the blockbuster “50 Shades of Grey” and has been one of the most successful British solo artists in the past decade. With the Star Collection, her first shoe collection, in association with Europe’s largest shoe retailer DEICHMANN, she will also be rocking the shoe world from 1 March 2017.

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30. September 2016. DEICHMANN-Group acquires Buffalo Boots

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Essen/Hochheim 30 September 2016. On 29 September 2016, the founder of Buffalo Boots GmbH, Mick Conradi, and the DEICHMANN group signed a purchase agreement for the acquisition of Buffalo. It is still subject to approval by the antitrust authorities. The purchase price was not disclosed.

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Essen, 18. January 2016. Shoe Trends S/S 2016

Schuhmodetrends Frühjahr/Sommer 2016 Vorschau

More volume, easy chic and boho style

The fashion of spring and summer 2016 will be predominantly light and bright, and sporty styles will continue to play an important role. Flowing fabrics with more volume are representing easy chic while floral and tropical prints reference the ethno and festival look of autumn. Jumpsuits and maxi dresses in seventies style are taking the fashion world by storm. As well as delicate pastel tones, nude and beige, brilliant white is setting the tone and vibrant orange, mustard yellow, pink and cognac are just as popular. The star of the season is vivid royal blue.

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Essen, 17. February 2015. DEICHMANN sales revenue grows by 6 percent in 2014

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DEICHMANN sales revenue grows by 6 percent in 2014

172 million pairs of shoes sold worldwide / Sales revenues in Germany reach two billion euros for the first time / Omni-channel strategy to be developed further

ESSEN, 17 February 2015. The DEICHMANN Group sold around 172 million pairs of shoes in 2014 – five million more than in the previous year. In 23 European countries and the USA, the Group recorded gross sales in the past financial year of €4.9 billion (€4.2 billion net) – the highest ever in the over 100 years of the company’s history. The increase in sales revenues after adjustment for exchange rate effects is thus six percent. At the end of 2014, Europe’s largest shoe retailer operated a total of 3,600 branches worldwide and employed a workforce of around 36,150 people. This means that the company created 1,100 new jobs in 2014. In the current year, DEICHMANN will invest some €208 million in the international infrastructure, around €79 million of which will be invested in Germany. In Germany alone, around 350 new jobs will also be created in 2015.

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Essen, 6. October 2014. In Memory of Dr. Heinz-Horst Deichmann

The German Entrepreneur died on October 2, 2014

Essen, October 2014. Dr. Heinz-Horst Deichmann, founder of the shoe retailer chain carrying his name and deputy chairman of the board of DEICHMANN SE, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, at the age of 88. After the Second World War the studied physician and theologian turned his parental shoemaker shop in Essen into an international shoe chain, which today is the market leader in Europe. His son Heinrich Deichmann (52) (bearing the same name as his grandfather) has been chairman of the board since 1999. The company has been in the family’s ownership for three generations

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Essen, 19. August 2010. Growing with the internet – from Shop to Facebook

Growing with the internet – from Shop to Facebook

19. August 2010. When DEICHMANN started its online shop in 2000, it was regarded as a pioneering venture by the industry. Shoes on the internet? This was definitely new territory. But Europe’s largest shoe retailer was not afraid to tread new paths; it knew the ropes of experiments. As early as the 80ies, DEICHMANN were the first to introduce a self-service system in shoe retailing, which was initially the subject of some ridicule by the competition, but was very quickly accepted by their customers.

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