AVE represents almost all the major German retailers who have imported goods in their range. Our membership also includes important business and professional associations that operate within the retail trade sector. Taken together, AVE members account for annual revenue of around €230 billion.


Adidas AG
Bonprix Handelsgesellschaft mbH
C&A Mode GmbH & Co. KG
E. Breuninger GmbH & Co.
Deichmann SE
Esprit Europe GmbH
Heinrich Heine GmbH
HR Group GmbH & Co. KG
Josef Witt GmbH
Karstadt Warenhaus GmbH
Lidl Stiftung & Co. KG
Metro AG
OBI GmbH & Co. Deutschland KG
Otto GmbH & Co. KG
Puma SE
real,- SB Warenhaus GmbH
Schwab Versand GmbH
SportScheck GmbH
Tchibo GmbH
TVM Europe GmbH

Professional associates

BDSE Bundesverband des Deutschen Schuheinzelhandels e.V., Köln (German Federal Shoe Retailers' Association)
BTE Handelsverband Textil e.V., Köln (German Federal Textile Retailers’ Association)
bevh Bundesverband E-Commerce und Versandhandel Deutschland e.V. (German E-Commerce and Distance Selling Trade Association)
Handelsverband Deutschland - HDE e.V., Berlin (German Retail Federation)
DER MITTELSTANDSVERBUND ZGV e.V., Berlin/Köln (German Association of SMEs)
BSI Bundesverband der Deutschen Sportartikel-Industrie e.V., Bonn (Federal Association of the German Sport Goods Industry)




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