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About us

WE ARE ERNSTING’S FAMILY

Ernsting’s family is one of the largest cross-channel providers in the German textile retail sector, with 1,915 stores in Germany and Austria, a multi-award winning online presence and around 12,260 employees. In the 2022/23 financial year, Ernsting’s family recorded sales of around € 1.385 billion. The company, based in Coesfeld (Westphalia), offers fashion and accessories for the whole family with a focus on underwear, women’s and children’s clothing. Quality at surprisingly favourable prices is the company’s premise and they are continuing to open up new distribution channels and sales locations with a sense of social, societal and environmental responsibility.

Kurt Ernsting laid the foundation for this success in 1967 when he opened his first “minipreis” shop in the laundry room of his parents’ house. The Ernsting’s family group includes EHG GmbH & Co. KG with its subsidiaries Ernsting’s family GmbH & Co. KG, Ernsting’s media GmbH and Ernsting’s family Austria GmbH.

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FACTS AND FIGURES

1.915
stores
FY 22/23 rounded off on 30.06.2023
12.260
employees
FY 22/23 rounded off on 30.06.2023
1,385
billion turnover
FY 22/23 rounded off on 30.06.2023
55
years
of company history
Company history

THE FIRST TEST STORE

Kurt Ernsting turns his new business idea of selling simple, practical and inexpensive clothes into a reality. The first “minipreis” test store still attracts customers to the laundry room in his parents’ textile shop in Coesfeld.

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OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM

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