Amazon planning physical stores in Germany

Amazon planning physical stores in Germany

The announcement that Amazon is getting closer to opening physical stores in Germany has put a dampener on the Christmas spirit among many booksellers and retailers in general. Ralf Kleber, c.e.o. of Amazon’s German operation, has confirmed in an interview with daily newspaper Berliner Morgenpost that the matter “is not a question of if, but when”.

Should Amazon enter the high street in 2018 as is widely expected, it would make Germany the first country outside the US with a physical presence. In typical Amazon fashion, Kleber was tight lipped about details, though. He would neither indica...

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