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

COMPANIES GoDaddy, the cloud platform for small businesses, is coming to Germany

A significant proportion of Germany’s small businesses still have no online presence. GoDaddy wants to change this. By specialising in small companies, GoDaddy will support this target group in buildi…

March 1, 2018

Industry The top purchasing killers in retail

No salespeople in sight and long queues at the checkouts. According to a recent study from the Cologne-based EHI Retail Institute, these are the biggest annoyances for customers in bricks-and-mortar r…

February 22, 2018

COMPANIES mamalila goes carbon-neutral

mamalila has set itself a demanding goal: the sustainable babywearing clothing company wants to become completely carbon-neutral. The company has already taken various measures to achieve this, with m…

February 20, 2018

Industry Online trading: Invoice is the most popular payment method

The German Retail Association predicts a record turnover of 48.7 billion euros for online trade this year – an increase of ten percent compared to the previous year. As modern as German customers are…

January 30, 2018

COMPANIES Customers have high expectations from sales season

It’s sales season again. Retailers are happy because they can clear out old stock. Customers are happy because they can find bargains. But it is important to take care here that the customer’s bargain…

January 30, 2018