Try on the latest fashion trends and hunt for bargains on Sunday or late into the night – a number of Bavarian cities invite you to participate in shopping Sundays or special shopping nights. The Bavaria Trade Association (HDE) advises retailers and helps them to set up these extraordinary events. It represents the interests of the retail sector in the Free State to politics, the public and the media.
With 6,000 companies, 330,000 employees and more than 40,000 training positions, the retail sector is the third largest branch of the Bavarian economy. Thus, it strengthens the Free State as a successful business location.
Trade and tourism: strong partnership for domestic and foreign guestsTourism is booming, especially in the major cities of Bavaria such as Munich or Nuremberg. Guests from Germany and abroad love to go shopping in Bavaria and to get to know the local attractions. The collaboration between the trade and the tourism associations makes an important contribution in this regard, so that you, as visitors, feel happy in Bavaria.
The Bavaria Trade Association is the first contact for business people and merchants. It offers them information, services, training and personal support – for example with start-ups or specific sales campaigns. Thus, new business ideas come onto the Bavarian market and make shopping in the Free State even more attractive.
The association supports small shops just as much as large branches, stationary companies and online retailers. The HDE safeguards the varied range of products in the Bavarian retail sector and helps to ensure that you experience Bavaria's shopping world from its best side.