COMPANIES Amazon increases sales by 20 percent to over 63 billion US dollars

The sales figures of the online giant Amazon continue to show a steep upward trend. In Germany, the company plans to hire more than 2,800 additional employees by the end of the year.

August 12, 2019

COMPANIES Kettler files for bankruptcy again

A shock for the employees: Kettler was already taken over by an investor at the end of December 2018. Now the Kettcar manufacturer has again filed for insolvency.

August 2, 2019

COMPANIES Just One has been named Spiel des Jahres 2019

The coveted award “Spiel des Jahres 2019” goes to a cooperative party game from Repos. Just One convinced the jury. The author of Just One, Bruno Sautter, proudly accepted the award.

July 31, 2019

COMPANIES License agreement – Bikkembergs decides for Elisabet

Bikkembergs has recently signed a new license agreement with Elisabet for the production and distribution of children’s shoes.

July 26, 2019

COMPANIES US American small businesses allowed to sell on Alibaba

The Chinese online platform Alibaba.com makes it possible from now on also small enterprises from the USA to sell with them. This was announced by the company on Tuesday. With this attempt they want t…

July 25, 2019

COMPANIES Sustainability is becoming increasingly important for customers

Consumers are attaching ever greater importance to the aspect of sustainability in companies. Accordingly, this also influences consumers’ purchasing decisions.

July 25, 2019

MARKETS In 2018, Germans spent an average of 20.50 euros on Fairtrade products

According to surveys, consumers should be among the biggest fans of Fairtrade products. 91 percent of German citizens stated in a survey by the Federal Environment Agency that fair trade between rich…

July 17, 2019

COMPANIES P&C wants to attract its customers with more events and closes branches in Germany

Sales at Peek and Cloppenburg are stagnating – especially in the large stores. Smaller stores and experience shopping are expected to attract more customers again.

June 6, 2019

COMPANIES Brands in transition – These products used to be German

For many customers and dealers it is clear: Penaten, Uhu and Knorr are German brands. Are they? Many of these products have been taken over by foreign companies over the years.

June 5, 2019

COMPANIES Successful license business – Lego celebrates 20 years of Star Wars

Products for popular series and films have become an indispensable part of the toy business. With Star Wars, Lego is setting an example for lasting success in the licensing business.

May 14, 2019

Industry Oeko-Tex provides information on seals of quality

Georg Dieners explains to the Luna Journal what has changed in consumer purchasing behaviour in recent years and what requirements textile companies should fulfil for an Oeko-Tex seal of quality.

April 30, 2019

COMPANIES Sigikid tailors new products precisely to different target groups

sigikid has come up with some ideas for his new collection. The range extends from the new premium segment to play ideas especially for fathers.

April 8, 2019

COMPANIES Simba Dickie Group to invest 25 million euros in Germany

The Simba Dickie Group has announced its plans for 2019. The company led by CFO Manfred Duschl plans to build a fully automated high-bay warehouse with 13,200 pallet spaces in Thuringia, among other p…

March 18, 2019

Industry Mesh industry – Declining demand and rising production costs

Despite good sales, the German knitwear industry is entering the 1st quarter of 2019 with uncertainty. Companies are reporting a weakening of their business.

February 18, 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 spent between 3.1 and 3.2 billion euros on toys.

February 12, 2019