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SN-Verlag Hamburg: Norman Virks completes the management team
SN-Verlag Hamburg: Norman Virks completes the management team
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10.04.2024

SN-Verlag Hamburg: Norman Virks completes the management team

SN-Verlag Hamburg: Norman Virks completes the management team
The management of SN-Verlag Hamburg, the publishing house behind Carpet Home, is setting the course for the tasks of the future and is getting younger: in addition to publisher Michael Steinert and his son Tim Steinert, a third managing director, Norman Virks, has joined the company on 1 April. He is known in the flooring industry as the long-standing head of the marketing cooperation of Joka Fachberater with wholesaler Jordan - a position Virks has held since 2013. The 42-year-old was born in Kassel and has a degree in economics. In his new position as co-managing director of SN-Verlag, Virks intends to focus on issues such as digitalisation and the company's trade fair activities - SN-Verlag will be organising the Hometex trade fair in Bad Salzuflen (formerly ABK Open).
02.04.2024

Westwing: Market share gained, 2023 sales almost at previous year's level

Westwing closed 2023 with a positive fourth quarter and generated sales of EUR 429 million, only slightly below the previous year's level (EUR 431 million). Despite the challenging macroeconomic environment, the e-commerce company was able to gain market share. Adjusted EBITDA was EUR 18 million. For 2024, Westwing forecasts revenues of between EUR 415 million and EUR 445 million.
22.03.2024

Medipa / Merinos: Warehouse capacity in Germany to be expanded

Machine woven carpet supplier Medipa / Merinos continues to grow and announces the planned expansion of warehouse capacity at its German site in Troisdorf. The expansion is in response to increasing demand and will ensure that the company can continue to meet the needs of its customers.
22.03.2024

Steinhoff: Jooste fined millions and deceased

According to reports from NDR and Handelsblatt, former Steinhoff CEO Markus Jooste has been fined 475 million rands (the equivalent of around €23 million) for falsifying accounts and misleading others in connection with the 2017 accounting scandal. Almost simultaneously, it was reported that Jooste had been pronounced dead by the South African police after being admitted to hospital on 21 March.
19.03.2024

Pad: New flagship store on the Côte d'Azur

Pad: New flagship store on the Côte d
The German home textiles label Pad wants to conquer the French market in 2024 and therefore opened an exclusive showroom & flagship store on the Côte d'Azur at the beginning of the year. "The French coast and the positive attitude to life here are simply perfect for our optimistic, colourful, feel-good home textiles," says Managing Director Michael Rossmann, delighted with the new store.
14.03.2024

New Object Carpet showroom in Hamburg

New Object Carpet showroom in Hamburg
On March 13, carpet manufacturer Object Carpet hosted a showroom opening in central Hamburg at Kaiser-Wilhelm-Str. 14. After 15 years in Neue ABC-Straße (also in central Hamburg), the showroom moved just around the corner. It is now located in the so-called Springer Quartier, named after the Springer publishing house in this area. The new showroom is around 200 square metres, more than double the size of the old one.
13.03.2024

Deutsche Messe: Annika Klar to head the "New & Global Business Development"division

Deutsche Messe: Annika Klar to head the "New & Global Business Development"division
Annika Klar (42) will become Senior Vice President of the freshly established "New & Global Business Development" division at Deutsche Messe on 1 April 2024. Annika Klar has been with Deutsche Messe since 2013, for the past three years as Managing Director of Hannover Fairs Turkey Fuarcılık A.Ş., a wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche Messe in Istanbul. Annika Klar will continue to manage Hannover Fairs Turkey Fuarcılık A.Ş. until further notice in addition to her role as Senior Vice President at Deutsche Messe. The activities of the freshly established "New & Global Business Development" division are focused on the conceptualization and implementation of new trade fairs and events in Germany, as well as on strategic growth abroad.
08.03.2024

Eberhard Beeth passed away

Eberhard Beeth passed away
The home textiles industry has lost a great personality. Eberhard Beeth, entrepreneur and third-generation owner of the Gebrüder Schlau group of companies, which includes the Schlau wholesale company and the Hammer specialist stores, died on 6 March 2024 at the age of 88. After joining the family business in 1950, Eberhard Beeth took over from his mother, Maria Beeth, in 1971, representing the third generation. He retired from the operational side of the business in 2003, but remained involved as Honorary Chairman of the Advisory Board until the end. In 2016, Beeth was awarded the Heimtex Star by BTH Heimtex for his life's work. "His life was this company. We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to everyone who accompanied him on his journey," said Carolin Neffe, managing director of the group and granddaughter of Eberhard Beeth.
06.03.2024

Belysse Group: James Neuling appointed new CEO

Belysse Group: James Neuling appointed new CEO
James Neuling has been appointed CEO of the Belysse Group as of 1 March 2024. He has been European Managing Director of the Belgian manufacturer of textile floor coverings since October 2022 and will continue in this role. Belysse was formed following the sale of Balta to the UK's Victoria Group and includes brands such as ITC and Modulyss.
05.03.2024

Bolia: New store in Wiesbaden

Bolia: New store in Wiesbaden
Danish design furniture company Bolia's latest store will open in Wiesbaden, Germany, in mid-March 2024. “Germany holds a special place in our hearts, as it is our most important market. Wiesbaden’s dedication to well-being aligns perfectly with our design philosophy inspired by the serenity of Scandinavian nature. We look forward to meeting the people of Wiesbaden and sharing our passion for design with them”, says Thomas Bendiks Lauridsen, International Retail Director.

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