Structural change in the German retail sector

Who are currently the winners and losers in the German retail sector? What are the forecasts for the period up to 2025 and what are the prospects for high-street retail? Find out more in the latest Messe Frankfurt Management Report in cooperation with the IFH Institute.


  • Structural change in the retail sector: positive growth in sales – number of retailers declining
  • Compensating for the decline in sales in high-street retail through the integration of online shops
  • Opportunity for the high-street retail trade: younger target groups have significantly higher expectations of companies and services
  • Create unique digital experiences on site through multi-channel concepts