Facts and figures


Gruner + Jahr is the leading premium magazine publishing company. Its products include established brands such as STERN, GEO, BRIGITTE, ESSEN & TRINKEN, and SCHÖNER WOHNEN – as well as younger brands like CHEFKOCH, BARBARA, BEEF, and 11FREUNDE. It also markets products and licenses such as the SCHÖNER WOHNEN Collection. Gruner + Jahr achieved revenues of EUR 1.1 billion in 2020. Operating EBITDA was EUR 127 million. Digital sales in Germany and France increased, accounting for 37% of total sales. Indeed, the company's digital products lead the rankings in all publishing segments, from news through to people and living. In digital marketing, G+J operates the internationally active AppLike Group and holds shares in the native world market leader Outbrain. French subsidiary Prisma Media, boasting among the widest audiences of any publishing company, and Territory, Germany's largest communications agency for brand content, are members of the G+J family. G+J also holds a stake in DDV Mediengruppe in Dresden (SÄCHSISCHE ZEITUNG) and Spiegel-Gruppe (SPIEGEL, MANAGER MAGAZIN). Gruner + Jahr is a Bertelsmann company.