TOYS Playmobil further expands business around Dragons license

Only recently Playmobil has entered the licensing market. Obviously with success. Since now the group has launched further game sets around the Dragons license into the market.

October 12, 2018

COMPANIES Sales increase at Lego and growth in Chinese market

Following the drop in profits in 2017, the Group is now reporting more positive results again. Above all, the Chinese market and the digital business are growing.

October 3, 2018

FASHION Big Anniversary – Interview with Molo CEO Mogens Jepsen

This year the Danish children’s fashion brand Molo celebrates its 15th anniversary. The Scandinavians are constantly selling successfully worldwide with a presence in over 40 countries. We talked to C…

September 25, 2018

HARDWARE Scandinavian and sustainable: these are the trends around children’s furniture

Parents annually spend over 400 euros on children’s furniture. Luna Journal asked around in the industry to find out which shapes, colors and materials have the highest sales potential.

September 21, 2018

COMPANIES Swandoo launches into the UK market: An interview with business develop manager Nicole MCGlone

This month Swandoo annouced Bébélephant as their first UK distributor. They are excited to be on the threshold of launching their first i-Size infant car seat “Albert” in the UK. We talked with busine…

September 4, 2018

TOYS Hans im Glück and Schmidt Spiele end their cooperation

From next year on, the game publisher Schmidt Spiele from Berlin and the company Hans im Glück from Munich will go their separate ways. Asmodee will exclusively distribute Hans im Glück’s games in Ger…

July 17, 2018

COMPANIES Kiddy looks positively into the future after insolvency

The traditional company Kiddy got the nod for its reorientation: The creditors have accepted the restructuring plan and the district court Hof has legally confirmed it.

June 21, 2018

COMPANIES Britax Römer supplier Rompa moves into new plant in Leipheim

Rainer Stäbler, Managing Director EMEA at Britax Römer and Patrick Gerard, CEO of Rompa are looking forward to ten years of cooperation. At the end of 2018 Britax Römer’s Dutch plastics processor Romp…

June 12, 2018

COMPANIES EU Commission plans a ban on disposable plastic products

The EU Commission wants to ban disposable plastic products and today confirmed its already unofficially known plans. Straws, plastic dishes, balloon holders and cotton swabs are to be banned. The aim…

May 29, 2018

COMPANIES Austrian fashion trade records poor first quarter

Despite favourable economic conditions, austrian fashion retailing recorded its worst first quarter in more than ten years. This is proven by the figures collected by SMEs research on behalf of the Au…

May 14, 2018

COMPANIES hessnatur: Digital world map provides insight into the production chain

The textile company wants to go one step further and offer its customers even more transparency. In the future, everything about materials, ecology and fairness will be bundled and disclosed. In order…

May 2, 2018

COMPANIES Schmidt Spiele banks on wooden toys

The long-established company Schmidt Spiele continues its success from last year’s positive business year. In particular, the division is to be expanded with the recently acquired wooden toy brand Sel…

April 24, 2018

COMPANIES Vaude: New summer collection 100 percent PFC-free

Vaude has set itself the goal of completely removing harmful chemicals from its entire supply chain. With the new Spring/Summer 2018 collection, the German manufacturer of outdoor clothing has come on…

April 12, 2018

Industry International Cotton Conference in Bremen: Cotton USA presents new initiative

At the 34th International Cotton Conference in Bremen (21 – 23 March), the non-profit marketing organization Cotton USA presented its new initiative “What’s new in Cotton”. The innovation program, whi…

April 10, 2018

Industry Mobile Couponing: The next step towards customer loyalty in the stationary retail trade

Coupons – end consumers value them as a bargain guarantee, for the retailer they are an important instrument for customer loyalty. More than 18 billion of these shopping vouchers were last distributed…

March 8, 2018