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

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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

Stephen Fuchs
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 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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VW aims to electrify entire car lineup by 2030

VW to Turn Entire 300-Car Lineup Electric by 2030

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany’s Volkswagen (VW) hasn’t had the perfect track record when it comes to the traditional combustion engine, so perhaps those worries will soon fade as the company announced on Monday that by the year 2030, there will be no “dieselgate” repeat worries as their entire 300-car lineup across all of their …

Sources: The Verge

Photo: Volkswagen

Stephen Fuchs
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 Files for Bankruptcy as Key Shareholder Stops Funding

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

After making several attempts to turn the airline around, German budget airline airberlin announced on Tuesday that it would be filing for bankruptcy after its largest shareholder and key financier, Etihad Airways, said it would no longer help finance the company. Etihad, based in Abu Dhabi, has served as the lifeline for airberlin …

Sources: Financial Times, AP

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Stephen Fuchs
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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Moon Starry Night

German Company to Colonize Moon with First Cell Towers

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Humans colonizing the moon has long been an idea of science fiction, yet out of all space colonization dreams, it has been the one that has always seemed the most plausible. Perhaps it is due to the moon being the only natural space landmark humans have ever stepped foot on, or the …

Sources: Science Alert

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Stephen Fuchs
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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Cyber attacks hit German companies hard

Billions Lost as Cyber Attacks Hit More than Half of German Businesses

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

In today’s digital age, the treat of cyber attacks are high on the threat list for any business, and while larger corporations may have the best resources to protect against such an attack, new figures out of Germany show that there is still work to be done as more than half …

Sources: Reuters, Bitkom, BSI

Photo: Markus Spiske

Stephen Fuchs
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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German Startups begin getting the financial attention they deserve

German Startups Soaring as Investors Wake Up to their Potential

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany has long been known as the center for some industry changing startups, but despite their promising potential, much of the investor attention has been focused on the American scene and its silicon valley talent. Though one look at this year’s venture capital spending paints a new picture for the growing number …

Sources: Bloomberg, Crunch Base, Handelsblatt

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Stephen Fuchs
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 S

Why Tesla’s Cars are Called Unsafe by German Watchdog

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Even in the country known for das premium auto, the demand for obtaining the expensive and hard to buy Tesla is high, but according to a leading vehicle inspection agency, buyers are being told to steer clear of specific Model S cars that have self-driving capabilities. Tesla’s autopilot feature has been quite popular with consumers, …

Sources: Handelsblatt

Photo: Tesla

Stephen Fuchs
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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