COMPANIES Five questions to … Astrid Schulte

KIDX Journal: You have been managing director of bellybutton since 2001. Eighteen months ago, you became part of KFH (Kanz Financial Holding). What has this meant for you?

August 4, 2015

Industry Sweet dreams for families on the move

Parents need to know that little ones will get their precious rest when away on holiday or at grandma’s for the afternoon: travel cots for the under-threes have become an essential piece of equipment.

August 3, 2015

MARKETS Smartphone to replace cash

In 1976, the Swedish group ABBA landed a major hit with Money, Money, Money. For the band’s singer Björn Ulvaeus, money is still a hot topic.

July 10, 2015

Industry Rock-a-bye baby!

Baby rockers have long been a standard feature of US homes and are now becoming increasingly popular in European ones as well. Once denounced as a place for “parking” baby, this practical piece of fur…

July 9, 2015

MARKETS Attracting more customers!

Pop-up shops and private sales events: store owners in Berlin, London and Vienna reveal which channels they use beyond their normal business.

July 8, 2015

MARKETS A word with Harald Hepperle

Luna Journal:KFH Group uses all the available sales channels, both offline and online. How are these different channels developing and what is going to happen in the future?

July 7, 2015

E-commerce light

Retailers without a web shop have a problem. They not only limit their scope to make sales but also risk alienating customers who expect an online outlet.

July 6, 2015

MARKETS Converting “Likes” into sales

The Facebook page of Berlin children’s fashion label Petit Cochon is full of pictures of children in nostalgic-looking knickerbockers and jaunty caps. The owners, Selina Schweiker and Friederike Sirin…

June 19, 2015

Market Research Click & Collect

Recent years have seen click & collect make substantial inroads in the world of cross-channel retailing. Indeed, around half of the large German multi-channel retailers now offer such a service –…

June 19, 2015

Trade Flying the flag

A flagship store can serve multiple purposes and there are no simple one-size-fits-all rules. It’s not necessarily about making a profit, but location is key.

June 19, 2015

Industry Nursery design

Pirates, princesses and the rainforest- the fashion for individual designs and fantasy worlds for children continues apace. While the basic colours remain white and grey, we are also seeing a return o…

May 27, 2015

HARDWARE Please be seated!

A modern highchair needs to be more than just practical. In addition to meeting ergonomic and safety standards, it must also satisfy. There is a clear towards highchairs that grow with their young use…

May 27, 2015