Bamboo sprouts from China, capers from Turkey, olives from Spain - the "Feinkost Dittmann" specializes in international foodstuffs and has a turnover of 155 million euros a year. The family business is profiting from German culinary trends.
These days, most textiles manufacturers are saving money by shifting production to Asia. "Made in Germany" finds out whether clothing manufacturers actually monitor conditions in their factories in countries such as India and Bangladesh.
Bucking the trend, the underwear company Bruno Banani only manufactures in Germany - paying standard German wages and ensuring acceptable working conditions. Report by Dan Hirschfeld.
Feinkost Dittman produces international delicacies and sees an annual turnover of 155 million euros. Based in Taunusstein, Hessen, the family firm is benefiting from culinary trends in Germany, where the public is increasingly keen on healthy eating.
For now, Germans spend just 11 percent of their earnings on food - not much compared to the French and the Italians. But the deli sector is nonetheless growing at an above average rate. Made in Germany finds out why. Report by Joachim Eggers.
German consumers are increasingly keen on buying locally - they want to support regional business and reduce the distances that produce needs to be transported.
Germany's leading supermarket chains, such as Edeka, are reacting to consumer habits and boosting the share of regional produce on their shelves. Report by Miltiades Arsenopoulos.
Banks these days are more cautious than ever about approving loans, and medium-sized business are especially hard-hit. Alternative modes of securing funds are growing in popularity - such as convertible bond markets.
The Karlsberg Brewery, for example, secured 30 million euros in just 2 hours in September. Report by Mabel Gundlach.