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COMPANIES Top-Toy has filed for bankruptcy and already closed stores

Top-Toy, the company in Scandinavia behind the BR and ToysRUs chains, is bankrupt. Some of the 300 shops are already clo…

January 17, 2019

COMPANIES Haba starts the year with new marketing and sales management

Since 1 January 2019, Haba, a global family business, has had a new marketing and sales management with Wolfgang Pöhlau.

January 17, 2019

COMPANIES Prams of the future – pushing your child with motor drive

Emmaljunga and Cybex are launching their first motorised prams this year. Luna Journal reports on the prams of the futur…

January 17, 2019

COMPANIES Joyhair – Founder Pesaran on the importance of stationary retail and online sales

The founder of Joyhair, Afshin Pesaran, and his team lovingly handcrafted high-quality hair accessories for girls. Funny…

January 17, 2019

COMPANIES Packaging law – the industry handles the changes calmly

The new Packaging Act has been in force since the beginning of the year. The aim is to reduce waste and increase recycli…

January 16, 2019

FAIRS & EVENTS Hong Kong Baby Products Fair records growing visitor numbers

The 10th Hong Kong Baby Products Fair (HKBPF) ended on 10 January 2019. Almost 21,800 buyers visited the fair. More than…

January 15, 2019

COMPANIES PlanToys Interview – Toys as a statement against waste

PlanToys stands for sustainability and the communication of values. Alain De Rauw, International Sales Director of PlanT…

January 15, 2019

COMPANIES Playmobil becomes new license partner for the Toniebox

Playmobil is the new license partner of Boxine GmbH. Playmos audio plays can soon be heard on the Toniebox.

January 14, 2019

FAIRS & EVENTS Blob – Nordic fair for children to be relaunched in 2019

The Swedish trade fair for children’s equipment Blob is being relaunched and will take place this year from 8 to 9 Octob…

January 11, 2019

COMPANIES eBay Retail Report reveals the most popular toy brands 2018

For the second time, the ebay Retail Report provides insights into the online shopping behaviour of ebay customers and s…

January 10, 2019

MARKETS Alibaba – Rumours of Zalando acquisition and expansion plans

Rumours about the takeover of Zalando by the Chinese trading group Alibaba promote the growth of the Zalando share. Alib…

January 9, 2019

MARKETS Consumer barometer – consumer sentiment pessimistic

According to the HDE consumer barometer, consumer sentiment is at its lowest point. The focus is on financial reserves a…

January 9, 2019

FAIRS & EVENTS CBME focuses on trade goods around the baby topic

This year’s CBME will take place from 9-12 January in Istanbul. The fair for products for mothers, children and babies f…

January 8, 2019

MARKETS Digitalisation in retail – What can we expect in 2019?

Even in 2019, trade will not be able to avoid the current issue of digitalisation. The necessary measures will be confro…

January 8, 2019

COMPANIES Awards for Playmobil: Successful in license business

The entry into the licensing business was the right step. This is also shown by the industry’s recognition. Playmobil re…

January 8, 2019