New competition for Kik and Co .: textile discounters are also taking off in Germany

Pepco has already made a name for itself as a textile discounter in Europe. The company currently operates 2,400 branches, of which around 1,000 are in Poland alone. After expanding to Italy, Spain and Austria, Pepco now wants to start with branches in Germany, the company revealed in a press release last fall.

While the first Pepco stores opened in Austria in autumn 2021, it took a little longer in Germany. But now the first branch in Berlin is in the starting blocks. Pepco wants to open there on April 28, 2022, as reported by the “Lebensmittel Zeitung”. Other locations will follow later this year.

Competition for Kik? Pepco wants to create new jobs

Kik's new competitor?  Pepco wants to start in Germany with a branch in Berlin.
Kik’s new competitor? Pepco wants to start in Germany with a branch in Berlin.


We are very pleased to open the first branch in Berlin in April and are looking forward to our first in Germany. With our promise of quality, unbeatable prices and our well known and appreciated customer service, we are convinced that the products we offer meet the expectations and needs of customers in Germany.“, says Patrick Steiger, Operations Manager of Pepco Germany.

The textile discounter initially wants to hire around 200 people, but more than 13,000 jobs will be created in the coming years. This also includes the discount subsidiaries Poundland and Dealz. Pepco wants to offer affordable textiles, cosmetics and household items in German branches.

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