Galeria Kaufhof

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Galeria Kaufhof GmbH
GenreDepartment store
PredecessorKaufhof Warenhaus AG
FounderLeonhard Tietz
Areas served
  • Germany
  • Belgium
Key people
Dr. Wolfgang Link (Chairman of the Board)
Number of employees
21 500 (2014)
ParentSigna Holding
Logo of Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof since March 25th 2019

Galeria Kaufhof GmbH is a German department store chain whose headquarters are in Cologne. Until 30 September 2015, the company was a subsidiary of Metro AG, when the company announced that it had been acquired by Hudson's Bay Company.[1] In September 2018 they announced plans to merge with their largest competitor Karstadt.[2] In June 2019 all the shares of Galeria Kaufhof were bought by the Austrian company Signa Holding, who been the partner in the former merger.[3]

On March 25, 2019 Karstadt & Galeria Kaufhof presented the new logo of their merged company Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof. They launched their new website on that day, too.

Business portfolio[edit]

  • Galeria Kaufhof - 97 branches
  • DINEA Gastronomie GmbH - 58 restaurants
  • Galeria Inno - 16 stores in Belgium[4]


  1. ^ "Mehr Wachstum, besseres Kundenerlebnis – GALERIA Kaufhof-Gruppe wird Teil von HBC" [More growth, better buying experience - GALERIA Kaufhof-Gruppe will be part of HBC] (Press release) (in German). Galeria Kaufhof GmbH. 2015-09-30. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2016-12-09.
  2. ^ "Germany's Karstadt and Galeria Kaufhof Department Stores Merge". 11 September 2018. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  3. ^ Hudson's Bay Stock Soars 43% on Buyout Interest and Exit From Europe Yahoo Finance on 10th of June 2019
  4. ^ Galeria Inno - History Archived 2017-07-31 at the Wayback Machine (in French)

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