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DHL, Bayern Set To Expand Into New Markets After Creating 'Better Mousetrap' In China

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 29 / 16

DHL intends to expand its global partnership with Bayern Munich into new markets after successfully launching the club’s official online store in China last year. DHL eCommerce, a division of the global logistics company, developed a turn-key solution for the Bundesliga club on Chinese e-comme...

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Europe, China, North America

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