MARKETS Study shows – physical-digital play concepts make children more creative

A neuroscientific study conducted by the Goldmedia Research Institute on behalf of Lego Hidden Side shows that the combi…

December 3, 2019

COMPANIES HDE sees record sales in Christmas business

For the last two months of the year, the association expects sales to increase by three percent to just over 102 billion…

December 2, 2019

TOYS Graupner Modellbau has filed for bankruptcy again

Once again the traditional model builder Graupner is on the brink of extinction. The South Korean parent company no long…

December 2, 2019

FAIRS & EVENTS Koelnmesse – Oliver Frese appointed new Managing Director

At the beginning of the year, Oliver Frese, former member of the Executive Board of Deutsche Messe AG, will take over th…

November 26, 2019

COMPANIES GOTS – These criteria must be met by distributors for certification

In the future, ecological and socially responsible textile production is to become a matter of course in the fashion ind…

November 26, 2019

HARDWARE Market for baby and children’s equipment grows only slightly

7.3 billion euros were spent on baby and children’s equipment in Germany last year. This means that this market grew onl…

November 25, 2019

COMPANIES Primark – more environmentally friendly than online shops?

For years, Primark has stood for “disposable fashion” and for its manufacturing conditions in criticism. Because of the…

November 21, 2019

FAIRS & EVENTS Spielwarenmesse to remain in Nuremberg until at least 2028

Spielwarenmesse and NürnbergMesse have prematurely extended their contract. This means that the important industry event…

November 21, 2019

COMPANIES Zalando – Trade union criticises employee monitoring

From a trade union point of view, workers at the fashion retailer Zalando are exposed to “anti-worker” surveillance and…

November 20, 2019

COMPANIES Lanasia – Fashion made from recycled plastic waste

The start-up Lanasia was founded in 2018 by the sisters Lisa-Maria and Anna-Sophia Beck. The focus is on sustainable fas…

November 19, 2019

COMPANIES Bon obligation from 2020 – significance for retail and customers

From 1 January 2020, every buyer must be given a voucher in order to make tax evasion more difficult in the future.

November 19, 2019

COMPANIES Birkenstock takes distribution in Switzerland into its own hands

At the turn of the month there is a change of strategy at Birkenstock. Then the company will take over direct sales in S…

November 18, 2019

TOYS PlayMais receives the German Brand Award – Interview with Managing Director Hubert Loick

PlayMais is one of the international leaders in organic toys. The kits carry the “Natural Safe” certificate for healthy…

November 14, 2019

COMPANIES German retailers criticize high delivery traffic in inner cities

A recent Bitkom survey showed that for almost every second wholesale and retail company, the increased delivery traffic…

November 14, 2019

COMPANIES s.Oliver with personnel changes – Claus Dietrich Lahrs is new CEO

A new era begins with s.Oliver. Bernd Freier, founder and managing director of the s.Oliver Group, handed over the chair…

November 13, 2019