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TOYS Ravensburger launches new toi+ game console on the market in autumn

Will this be the successor to the box-office hit tiptoi? Ravensburger presented toi+ at the International Toy Fair. This…

February 14, 2019

COMPANIES Lego launched streetwear collection and relies on Augmented Reality

In cooperation with the Danish subsidiary Kabooki, Lego launches the first streetwear collection for adults on the marke…

February 14, 2019

COMPANIES Lupaco becomes climate neutral – Interview with founder Eva Corsten

The German company Lupaco is now taking off as a climate-neutral company under the management of its founder Eva Corsten…

February 14, 2019

Children's Fashion Sustainability is becoming increasingly important in children’s clothing

A new study by Washington University reveals the negative environmental and social consequences of fast fashion. We’ve b…

February 13, 2019

COMPANIES Sales growth for the toy trade 2018

BVS Handelsverband Spielwaren is forecasting a slight increase in sales for 2018. According to expert estimates, Germans…

February 12, 2019

FAIRS & EVENTS Playtime Paris – satisfaction and increase of Chinese buyers

With around 558 brands, 128 of which exhibited for the first time at the fair (a new record for newcomers), the 25th edi…

February 11, 2019

COMPANIES Erwin Wieffering is new Managing Director and President of Britax Römer

Since January 2019, Erwin Wieffering has been President and CEO of Britax Römer with responsibility for the European, Mi…

February 11, 2019

COMPANIES Karen Pascha-Gladyshev becomes new Managing Director of Lego GmbH

Since February 2019, Karen Pascha-Gladyshev has been the new Managing Director of Lego GmbH and is responsible for busin…

February 11, 2019

FAIRS & EVENTS Dot to Dot disappointed by declining number of visitors

The eleventh edition of Dot to Dot London for the AW19 collection took place on 1 and 2 February 2019 at Crypt on the Gr…

February 8, 2019

COMPANIES Amazon participates in Hatch Baby and brings Alexa to the nursery

Hatch Baby is a start-up company that offers a smartphone controllable baby monitor and a smart baby scale. With the par…

February 7, 2019

COMPANIES Öko-Test gives clear verdict on biscuits for babies and toddlers

Öko-Test tested six children’s biscuits and above all found sugar, fat pollutants and mineral oil. Only one cookie recei…

February 7, 2019

MARKETS Instalment payment is a plus for merchants with high shopping baskets

New customers, more sales and higher customer satisfaction. Retailers report this when they offer the payment method ins…

February 7, 2019

FAIRS & EVENTS Munich Fabric Start closes with first-time visit minus

From 29 to 31 January 2019, 19,800 international trade visitors came to Munich Fabric Start under the motto “What is lov…

February 6, 2019

MARKETS Smartshopping is becoming more and more popular

More and more Germans are making online purchases via mobile devices. This is the result of a study by the payment servi…

February 6, 2019

FAIRS & EVENTS Spielwarenmesse consolidates its position as the leading trade fair on the occasion of its 70th anniversary

From 30 January to 2 February, 2,886 exhibitors from 68 nations presented their new innovations to around 68,500 trade v…

February 5, 2019