The MediaMarktSaturn Retail Group (Media-Saturn-Holding GmbH) is a German holding company and the leading consumer electronics retailer in Europe with headquarters in Ingolstadt, Germany. The Group operates more than 1000 stores and offers online shopping in 15 countries in Europe. In the business year 2015/16, MediaMarktSaturn generated revenues of 22 billion euros. The Group currently provides employment for approximately 65,000 people.

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  • The MediaMarktSaturn Retail Group (Media-Saturn-Holding GmbH) is a German holding company and the leading consumer electronics retailer in Europe with headquarters in Ingolstadt, Germany. The Group operates more than 1000 stores and offers online shopping in 15 countries in Europe. In the business year 2015/16, MediaMarktSaturn generated revenues of 22 billion euros. The Group currently provides employment for approximately 65,000 people. It operates sales brands such as Media Markt, Saturn, redcoon and iBood. (en)
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  • Saturn captures the prevailing zeitgeist with its “Geiz ist geil!” advertising campaign. This year also marks entry into a new market with Media Markt opening its first store in Belgium. (en)
  • Media Markt holding, the future Media-Saturn-Holding GmbH, acquires Saturn-Hansa Handels GmbH and lays the foundation for the two-retail-brand strategy. Media Markt expands to Austria. (en)
  • On Germany’s Reunification Day holiday, Saturn and its partners make Udo Lindenberg’s hit “Sonderzug nach Pankow” reality. (en)
  • Media Markt launches its online shop in Germany. The Media-Saturn Group takes over the Russian online retailer 003.ru and acquires a shareholding in re-commerce provider FLIP4NEW. (en)
  • The first stores outside of Cologne are opened in Frankfurt and Hanover under the name "Saturn Electro". (en)
  • Saturn opens its 100th store in Germany and launches operations in Poland and Hungary. Media Markt enters the market in Portugal. The Corporate Group opens its 500th consumer electronics store. (en)
  • Media Markt opens its 100th store in Germany. The retail brand also expands into Poland. (en)
  • The Saturn store in Hamburg’s Mönckebergstraße is extended to cover a sales area of 18,000 sqm, making it the world largest consumer electronics store. The first Saturn store is opened in Italy. (en)
  • redcoon celebrates its 10th anniversary, and Media-Saturn increases its share of the company to 100 percent. (en)
  • Media Markt celebrates its 30th anniversary. With a sales floor of 10,000 sqm, the world largest Media Markt store opens in Munich. Saturn opens its first stores in Switzerland and Turkey. (en)
  • Media Markt opens its first store in Hungary (en)
  • Media World is founded in Italy. (en)
  • Saturn offers the largest selection of records in the world. Up to 60,000 vinyl disks exchange hands on a daily basis. (en)
  • A number of German retailing companies join together to form METRO AG. The Düsseldorf-based group holds a majority stake in Media-Saturn-Holding GmbH. (en)
  • The first Saturn stores are opened in Greece and Luxembourg. Together the two retail brands Media Markt and Saturn are operating stores in more than 700 different locations. (en)
  • The first Media Markt store is opened in Amsterdam, making it the Group’s 300th consumer electronics store. Together the two retail brands are present in nine countries by the end of the year. (en)
  • Saturn opens the largest hi-fi stereo system studio in the world. In the same year, the Saturn store opens its doors to the general public. (en)
  • Expansion in Europe moves forward with Media Markt expanding into Spain and the Netherlands and Saturn debuting in France. The Group takes over the Italian Media World stores. (en)
  • In May, Saturn opens Germany’s largest video specialist store, featuring 25 video cameras and over 100 video recorders ready for demonstration. (en)
  • Saturn debuts in Russia and Media Markt expands into China. Media Markt launches its first online shops in the Netherlands and Austria. (en)
  • The opening of the first Saturn store in Austria marks the start of international expansion of the Saturn brand. Media Markt launches operations in Switzerland. (en)
  • Kaufhof acquires a majority share of the Media Markt holding company. (en)
  • Media Markt expands into Turkey and Saturn into Belgium. (en)
  • Europe’s most advanced Media Markt and Saturn stores open almost simultaneously in Ingolstadt, seat of the corporate HQ. (en)
  • Media Markt opens its 200th store in Germany and its first store in Greece. Saturn expands into Spain. (en)
  • Walter Gunz, Helga and Erich Kellerhals and Leopold Stiefel open the very first Media Markt store in Munich, Germany. (en)
  • Media Markt creates one of the best-known advertising slogans in history: “Ich bin doch nicht blöd.” . (en)
  • In Stockholm, Media Markt opens the first store in Sweden. The retail brand also celebrates a double opening in the Russian capital, Moscow. Saturn expands into the Netherlands. (en)
  • By the end of the year, there are ten Media Markt stores in Germany with a total net revenue equivalent to 91 million euros. (en)
  • The company launches its operations abroad – the first Media Markt store is opened in France. (en)
  • Friedrich Wilhelm and Anni Waffenschmidt opens the first Saturn store on Cologne’s Hansaring. The store, featuring a sales area of 120 sqm, initially caters exclusively to diplomats. (en)
  • Saturn’s record department opens and covers of sales floor. It features what was then a sensation: a self service format that Friedrich Wilhelm Waffenschmidt imported from the USA. (en)
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