COMPANIES Peek & Cloppenburg – Sales remain at previous year’s level

At the end of the year, Peek & Cloppenburg takes stock and presents its plans for 2019, focusing on the expansion of the Omnichannel concept and customer requirements.

December 7, 2018

Children's Fashion G-Star Raw hands over its Kidswear license to the Kidiliz Group

The Kidilitz Group, specialized in high-quality children’s clothing, is expanding its kidswear brand portfolio (Esprit Kids, Absorba, Kenzo Kids) with the G-Star Raw license.

December 7, 2018

MARKETS Tchibo joins ZDHC

Tchibo GmbH is intensifying its efforts to minimise hazardous substances in the textile industry. With the ZDHC Roadmap Programme, these substances are to disappear completely from the manufacturing p…

December 6, 2018

COMPANIES Merger of Galeria Kaufhof and Karstadt completed

After almost a year of merger negotiations between Galeria Kaufhof and Karstadt, the merger of the two department store chains has now finally been completed.

December 6, 2018

COMPANIES – the head office of the market leader is moving

The expansion plans of the large online shop are successful. Due to the increasing growth and the flourishing number of employees, exchanges its headquarters in Dortmund-Oesp…

December 6, 2018

Associations HDE supports new packaging law

With the new five-point plan presented by the Federal Minister, Germany is taking another important step in the direction of plastics reduction and recycling. The German Trade Association supports the…

December 5, 2018

COMPANIES Record sales after Black Friday – Zalando builds on cooperation with Armor Lux

One of the most profitable days in German retailing: numerous online retailers benefited from last year’s Black Friday. Among them was the fashion giant Zalando. On Monday, the Berlin-based company an…

November 26, 2018

COMPANIES Amazon robots already more than 100,000 times in use

It weighs 145 kilograms and can transport 340 kilograms. Kiva is the name of the Amazon robot that has fundamentally changed the relationship between technology and employees.

November 23, 2018

COMPANIES Ordering for garbage: Greenpeace survey on buying and returning garbage in online shops

Germans are ordering more and more on the Internet: On average 16 items of clothing and four electronic items per year. Young people in particular often order with the intention of returning the goods…

November 22, 2018

COMPANIES Children’s clothing increasingly oriented towards adult trends

A study of the IFH Cologne shows: What the parents carry, their child also likes to carry. But is the children’s fashion industry really so inspired by adult trends? The Luna Journal has asked.

November 22, 2018

FAIRS & EVENTS The Anniversary Edition of the German Trade Congress 2018

The two-day German Trade Congress in Berlin ended on 16 November 2018. Around 1,500 participants attended the event organised by the Handelsverband Deutschland (HDE) together with the Management Forum…

November 21, 2018

COMPANIES Black Friday and Cyber Monday more and more popular in Germany

Black Friday with Cyber Monday is one of the days with the highest turnover in the German trade. Black Friday was originally intended for stationary trading and Cyber Monday for online trading. Meanwh…

November 20, 2018

COMPANIES Frédéric Lehmann moves to the REEMEA division at Lego

After a good three years, Frédéric Lehmann is about to take his next career step at Lego. The General Manager and Vice President of Lego GmbH will become Senior Vice President for the REEMEA division…

November 14, 2018

COMPANIES Mattel wants to drive European business forward with new managing director

The American toy giant has brought great expertise from the industry on board. The former Lego and Top Toy manager Soren T. Laursen has been Executive Director of Mattel Inc. since the beginning of Oc…

November 13, 2018

COMPANIES Zalando expects significant sales growth after tough months

At the beginning of November, Zalando announced its sales expectations for the fourth quarter. The online giant expects an increase of 20 to 25 percent. The company closed the last quarter with a marg…

November 9, 2018