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

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

COMPANIES Open Sundays in Berlin: Verdi fails with lawsuit

The Higher Administrative Court (OVG) of Berlin-Brandenburg decided on Tuesday, 23 January 2018 that the shops may be opened on the three Sundays of Green Week, the Berlinale and the ITB in Berlin. Th…

January 25, 2018

COMPANIES Napapijris parent company VF Corporation commits to fur-free production

VF Corporation, an international branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories company, has joined the Fur Free Retailer program with over 20 brands. The Group and its brands, including Napapijr…

December 21, 2017

COMPANIES Ricosta to use electronic invoice portal by ANWR and Sabu from 2018 onwards

In the future, Ricosta will rely entirely on the electronic invoicing portal of the ANWR and Sabu group. The children’s shoe manufacturer from Donaueschingen believes that it is well prepared for the…

December 14, 2017

Industry Blend Re:wind: Swedish researchers succeed in recycling polyester-cotton-fiber blends

In Germany alone, more than one million tons of textiles are disposed of every year. Soon there could be a chemical recycling: Swedish researchers have succeeded in producing three high-quality starti…

December 14, 2017

Trade RobotShop launches its own e-commerce offer for Germany

RobotShop has expanded its e-commerce offer for household robots, wearables, and so on to include the German market. The Canadian company is now operating its third independent online shop within the…

December 7, 2017