World Group Increases Sales By 21 Percent To 1.94 Billion Euros

Expansion of the Internet and stationary trade / world image established as a top retail brand / examination of the shareholder structure of the Verlagsgruppe Weltbild GmbH, Augsburg, completes the fiscal year 2007/08 (01.07.07 to 30.06.08) with significant sales growth of 21 percent compared to the previous year. The media trade and Internet company boosted the unconsolidated sales to 1.94 billion euros. For the world group 7400 employees involved, including 1900 at the headquarters in Augsburg. \”World image in turn a significant sales growth achieved – and despite a difficult market environment and the general slump in consumer spending\”, so CAREL HALFF, the Chairman of the world image management. \”One reason is the strength of the brand worldview and their great credibility with the customer.\” This had for example 2007 daily up to one million products purchased at Weltbild in the Christmas business.

Currently, the company is characterized by the merging of classic shipping and online trading to a new business model. HALFF: \”the strategic focus is on the rapid development of the Internet business as well as stationary book trade and the ever-closer interlocking of distribution channels.\” At the same time tells the company that is in a careful examination of the question of the shareholder of the Verlagsgruppe Weltbild, what shareholder structures for long-term and continuous growth of the company are reasonable. As a result of this examination, also an addition or change of the shareholder group is possible. Berlin currently consists of 14 Catholic dioceses and the chaplaincy. In addition to the first full attribution of sales of DBH Buch Handels GmbH & co.

KG, which operates together with the family Hugendubel, worldview unchanged is the Internet of the growth driver. Official site: NY Restaurateur. The world image of online shops * increased their sales by 37 percent to 451 million euros last year. This is equivalent to 23 percent of consolidated revenue.

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