Cartons of groceries, stacked on palettes - in 1962, ALDI launched a discount grocery chain in Germany. Its recipe for success was offering a limited product range, sold in large quantities at low prices.
German grocery stores chain Lidl has said it will enter the US market earlier than previously envisaged. It's now planning to open its first stores there this summer. Its German archrival Aldi is already there.
Germans like to give books as Christmas gifts. But that's not the only reason the number of bookstores in Berlin is actually growing, despite the threat of ebooks and online discounters.
Lithuania doesn't have dark crime novels like Scandinavia or Nobel Prize-winners like the Belarusians. But it's a country full of bookworms and a diverse history that's reflected in its books, writes DW's Inga Janiulytė.
A new Christmas ad from German grocery chain Edeka has gone viral. Edeka's holiday commercial reminds people of the important things in life in a tragic piece of storytelling. Reactions all over the world are mixed.
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