Peek & Cloppenburg
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|Founded||20 April 1900 in Düsseldorf|
|Harro Uwe Cloppenburg, Patrick Cloppenburg, John Cloppenburg, Uwe Fehr, Aribert Müller, Roland Schick, Engelbert Thulfaut, Dr. Horst Clemens, Wolfgang Sauerzapf|
Number of employees
|13,700 throughout Europe|
|Founded||8 May 1911 in Hamburg|
Peek & Cloppenburg is an international chain of retail clothing stores with headquarters in Germany. The chain is operated by two separate and independent companies, Peek & Cloppenburg KG Düsseldorf (known as P&C West) and Peek & Cloppenburg KG Hamburg (known as P&C North).
On 20 April 1900, the Dutch merchants Johann Theodor Peek (1845–1907) and Heinrich Anton Adolph Cloppenburg (1844–1922) founded "Peek et Cloppenburg GmbH" in the city of Düsseldorf, Germany. Both men had moved from the Netherlands to Germany to realize their vision of offering high-quality men’s fashion at a reasonable price. A short time after the company was formed they opened their first store in the center of Düsseldorf. The business was immediately successful. James Cloppenburg, son of founder Anton Adolph Cloppenburg, opened the company's second store in 1901 in Berlin.
- Peek & Cloppenburg Düsseldorf
- In 1926, James Cloppenburg junior (died 1986), son of James Cloppenburg senior entered the business.
- In 1998, the until then separate P&C companies in the Netherlands and Belgium were added to the Peek & Cloppenburg KG Düsseldorf.
- In 1991, John Cloppenburg started Anson’s, a men’s fashion retail company that is not part of Peek & Cloppenburg.
- Harro Uwe Cloppenburg (born 1940) is now the head of the company. His sons Hendrik, John and Patrick are active in the company.
- Peek & Cloppenburg Hamburg
In 1937, Fritz Cloppenburg (1914–2003), son of Anton Cloppenburg, entered the business. His son, James Cloppenburg, is the most recent generation now active in the company.
The two independent Peek & Cloppenburg partnerships trade in 15 countries in Europe.
Peek & Cloppenburg Düsseldorf
Peek & Cloppenburg KG Düsseldorf runs two stores in Belgium, three in the Netherlands, and two in Switzerland, in addition to its 67 stores in Germany. A subsidiary company, Peek & Cloppenburg KG Wien (Vienna), runs 43 stores in Austria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia.
Peek & Cloppenburg Hamburg
Peek & Cloppenburg KG Hamburg trades as Van Graaf in Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Switzerland.
|Country||Number of stores|
|Latvia||2 (Van Graaf 1, Peek & Cloppenburg 1)|
- Both Peek & Cloppenburg Düsseldorf and Peek & Cloppenburg Hamburg sell designer and own-brand fashion for men, women, teens, and children.
- The brands McNeal (men's fashion) and Review (young fashion for men and women) have ties to the Cloppenburg family of Peek & Cloppenburg KG Düsseldorf. The two sub-brands are also sold outside of P&C in competitors' stores and have their own shops in Austria, Croatia, and Germany.
The Peek & Cloppenburg logo consists of a shield with the white letters "P" and "C" on it. The shield is divided into two colours. The left side is dark red and the right side is dark blue.
- Peek & Cloppenburg Hamburg has a white "&"-sign between the two letters.
- Peek & Cloppenburg Düsseldorf has a white small letter "u" for the word "und" (meaning and) between the two letters.
One son of founder Cloppenburg, James Cloppenburg (1877–1926), entered the business in 1901 and opened the second store in Berlin, Germany. The other (younger) son, Anton Cloppenburg, married the daughter of founder Johann Theodor Peek, Marie Peek (1879–1937) in 1901.Ten years later Anton Cloppenburg founded a separate private partnership of Peek & Cloppenburg in Hamburg in 1911. From this date, the Cloppenburg family was divided into the companies operating under the same name.
- adding P&C KG Düsseldorf and P&C KG Wien; updated: 31.12.2010
- "History of Peek & Cloppenburg KG". fundinguniverse.com.
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