FlixBus looks to capture US bus market

Germany’s FlixBus Plans to Set Sail for U.S. Market

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

It’s hard to miss the bright green FlixBus sightings on the busy roads of Europe as the German bus chain has done a solid job of capturing a dominating piece of the long-distance bus service across the region. With a 90-percent share in its home country, Germany’s FlixBus announced they …

Sources: FlixBus, Reuters

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Could High-Speed Internet be the Glue that Holds German Coalition Talks Together?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

After a rocky election in September, re-elected German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party find themselves looking for a coalition to continue running the government, seeing as no single party received a majority share of the public vote, and while previous partner, the Social Democratic Party (SPD), removed itself …

Sources: Bloomberg

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Smaller Grocery Stores Team Up with Amazon to Take on German Giants

Smaller Grocery Stores Team Up with Amazon to Take on German Giants

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

As Germany’s key players in the grocery scene continue to expand and dominate every corner of the country, many of the remaining small guys aren’t yet ready to give up the fight, and while competing directly is becoming an almost impossible task, some have found that utilizing their biggest competitor yet, …

Sources: Handelsblatt

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Germany's bug problem

Germany Has a Serious Bug Problem

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

An odd phenomenon is going on in Germany as the country’s bug population is declining at a rapid pace, and while most of us would see that as news to celebrate, the lack of insects are beginning to affect the natural ecosystem and the first victims appear to be the birds. A …

Sources: PLOSE ONE, NABUDW

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Domino's Pizza

Domino’s Eats Up Germany’s Hallo Pizza to Completely Dominate Market

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

America’s popular pizza chain Domino’s is stepping up their game in Germany, a country which it already had a leading presence in, by announcing that it would be eating up its strongest competition in the country with the buyout of Germany’s own local favorite Hallo Pizza and its 170 stores. …

Sources: Domino’s Pizza Enterprises

Photo: Domino’s

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Tesla Model 3

Tesla Agrees to 30 Percent Wage Increase for German Workers

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Tesla may be one of the hottest names in the car industry right now, and with hundreds of thousands of potential customers waiting for their reserved Model 3, the company is pushing to keep production moving. To get this done, the company recently took over a German engineering group that specializes in automation …

Sources: NY Times

Photo: Tesla Motors

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Do Lidl stores need a reset in the US?

Has the Lidl Honeymoon Period with US Consumers Come to an End?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

When Lidl opened the doors to its first U.S. stores in June, Germany’s prized discount grocer was met with eager customers waiting to check out what all the hype was about. The market looked prime for Lidl, and with the move being years in the making, the company appeared to …

Sources: Wall Street Journal

Photo: Lidl

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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airberlin ending all flights

Airberlin Says Auf Wiedersehen, Cancels All Flights By Oct. 28

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

When Germany’s third largest airline Airberlin filed for bankruptcy in August, the German government stepped in to keep things financially afloat for a period of time to ensure passengers would not be left stranded, but as the weeks have gone on and no deal to save the airline has been reached, …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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ALDI now accepts mobile payments

Shopping is Now Faster at ALDI Thanks to Mobile Payments

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

It wasn’t long ago that ALDI required cash or debit at its U.S. stores, leaving competitors with a huge advantage of taking credit. When the company announced they would start accepting credit cards in the spring of 2016, shoppers rejoiced, but ALDI knew it wasn’t enough. Now shoppers at all of …

Photo: ALDI

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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airberlin ending all flights

Airberlin Forced to Cancel 100+ Flights as Pilots Sabotage Takeover Bids

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

As Friday’s deadline for interested bidders to takeover the now bankrupt Airberlin approaches, the struggling airline took a blow on Tuesday when 200 of its 1,500 pilots called in sick, forcing the cancellation of more than 100 domestic and international flights. The move is being seen as an act of protest …

Sources: ABC News, BBC

Photo: Airberlin

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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