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Ricosta to use electronic invoice portal by ANWR and Sabu from 2018 onwards

In the future, Ricosta will rely entirely on the electronic invoicing portal of the ANWR and Sabu group. The children’s shoe manufacturer from Donaueschingen believes that it is well prepared for the…

December 14, 2017

Blend Re:wind: Swedish researchers succeed in recycling polyester-cotton-fiber blends

In Germany alone, more than one million tons of textiles are disposed of every year. Soon there could be a chemical recycling: Swedish researchers have succeeded in producing three high-quality starti…

December 14, 2017

The future is now: robots as retail assistants

Robots are already widely used in industrial production as part of “Industry 4.0”. By 2018, around 1.3 million industrial robots will be in operation worldwide, according to the International Federati…

December 14, 2017

These are the Top 10 Toys 2017

Just in time for the Christmas business, the German Toy Trade Association (BVS) has chosen the hottest toys of the year. The Top 10 toys 2017 clearly show what is currently popular and has bestseller…

December 14, 2017

25 years of SMS: Only a few people want to go without it

While 59.8 billion short messages were still sent in the record year 2012, the figure fell to 12.7 billion messages last year. This is reported by the digital association BITKOM on the occasion of the…

December 14, 2017

Bubble London: Newcomers and established names choose the exhibitor portfolio

With the upcoming fall/winter 2018 issue, the Bubble London wants to score points with a mixture of newcomers and established names from 28 to 29 January. In the tenth year of the children’s fashion f…

December 12, 2017

Briah: Latvian label for stroller bags enters the market

The Latvian designer Zīle Dāvidsone launched her brand, Briah, this year. The young label kind of is a continuation of the Dāvidsone Black Bag brand launched in 2014. With Briah, the designer now want…

December 12, 2017

Germans are the most active online shoppers in Europe but not the most active online retailers

Germans are the most active online buyers in Europe. 80 percent of online shoppers shop online every month or more often via the Internet. What applies to German buyers does not apply to German online…

December 12, 2017

Shop-in-shop concepts as a visitor magnet: brands like Philips Avent are excited

Experience, relaxation, and a varied shopping outing – that’s what customers expect when they stroll through bricks-and-mortar stores. Many manufacturers have reacted to this and, with the right shop-…

December 12, 2017

Ursula von der Leyen: “We need to rethink data protection”

On 26 October 2017, the European Parliament called for a tightening of data protection, and rejected the ePrivacy Regulation. For users, this will mean a right to encryption and protection from tracke…

December 12, 2017

Spielwarenmesse 2018: New bookstore concept and trend themes

With trend themes of nature, team spirit, and the fun factor, the Nuremberg Spielwarenmesse will host its next edition from 31 January to 4 February. For the first time, the organisers are also integr…

December 7, 2017

Digitalisation: The Germans are not doing enough further training

Seven out of ten Germans have no time at work for further training in digitalisation, according to a new survey by the Berlin digital association BITKOM. Particularly explosive: six out of ten say tha…

December 7, 2017

New study on sexual harassment in the workplace

Sexual harassment in the workplace is a massive problem for businesses. Company agreements between management and employee representatives can help prevent it. The details of how this works are reveal…

December 7, 2017

RobotShop launches its own e-commerce offer for Germany

RobotShop has expanded its e-commerce offer for household robots, wearables, and so on to include the German market. The Canadian company is now operating its third independent online shop within the…

December 7, 2017

Shopping on Sunday: A strategy against the online shopping competition?

The initiative „self -paced Sunday”, which has been initiated by the Ka-De-We Group and a shopping center operator, is being pushed ahead with the demand to make Sunday sales generally possible in ord…

December 7, 2017