Articles in Trade

Online goes offline: why online shops are opening more and more bricks-and-mortar stores

Online first – that was the motto for many years. But more and more online shops are also opening up bricks-and-mortar stores. What are their reasons, and which different concepts are they using?

January 18, 2018

The BTE Textile Trade Association offers order tips for the upcoming trade fairs

It’s time for the spring trade fairs, an opportunity for many retailers to get informed about the latest clothing for babies and children, and to place orders. Right on time, the BTE Textile Trade Ass…

January 18, 2018

Tchibo Share offers children and baby clothes for rent

More and more companies are offering products for rent. Tchibo has joined this general trend. From 23 January 2018, the Hamburg-based retailer will rent out sustainably produced baby and children’s cl…

January 18, 2018

“We want to make people smile.” A conversation with the founder Tom Joule

The lifestyle brand Tom Joule is growing steadily. The managing director and founder Tom Joule spoke to Luna Journal about the importance of an existing corporate identity and what is important when i…

January 18, 2018

Expenditure on clothing continues to decline

Consumers in Germany will spend more money in 2018, but they do not want to invest more than before in clothing and shoes. This is shown in a recent study by the Association for Consumer Research (GfK…

January 16, 2018

Curated shopping is becoming more popular with customers

Consultancy-based shopping promises higher-than-average spends and stronger customer loyalty. More and more companies are offering curated shopping. Kindhochdrei was one of the first shopping services…

January 16, 2018

Toys”R”Us Inc. announces decline in sales

Declined sales at the industry giant: In the third quarter of 2017, Toys”R”Us Inc. achieved net sales of $2,018 billion, 89 million less than in the third quarter of last year. The US business account…

January 9, 2018

Payment system WeChatPay is gaining ground in Europe

WeChatPay has revolutionised payments in China. According to the company, the payment system has more than 600 million active users per month, making it the most widely used mobile payment app in Chin…

January 9, 2018

Parcel industry in transition: New solutions and concepts are in demand

At the latest the Christmas business has shown that the parcel industry is reaching its limits. The parting manager of Hermes, Hanjo Schneider, has his own ideas about what to do. Though companies lik…

January 4, 2018

Combating product piracy

It was a sensation: At the beginning of December Birkenstock announced that it would cease supplying Amazon EU at the beginning of the year. The family-owned company therefore drew attention to a majo…

January 4, 2018