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 Tchibo and Otto are testing reusable shipping packages

Tchibo and Otto are part of the PraxPack pilot project and are testing the sustainable shipping system. PraxPack wants to introduce reusable shipping packages by the beginning of 2020. The aim is to s…

June 19, 2019

TOYS Carrera with new owner

The Munich-based investment company Quantum Capital Partners (QCP) announced the purchase of Stadlbauer Marketing & Vertrieb GmbH. The acquisition strengthens Quantum’s position in the toy market. As…

June 3, 2019

COMPANIES United Wardrobe sells stocks of G-Star Raw

A new service from United Wardrobe enables fashion brands such as G-Star Raw to offer their unsold remainders.

December 12, 2018

COMPANIES Amazon banks on new delivery services and offers support with corporate foundation

It is a real side blow against the classic parcel deliverers. Amazon has announced that it will initially help small companies in the USA to set up delivery services. The group wants to become more in…

July 30, 2018

COMPANIES Hermes plans delivery time window of 30 to 60 minutes

Hermes is currently investing several million euros in a new, fully digital route planning system. The goal: Shorter delivery time windows for customers and optimized route planning for carriers.

July 26, 2018

COMPANIES PayPal offers merchants a starter package for online business

Business in a Box is intended to facilitate the entry into e-commerce. In this offer PayPal has compiled tools around shop software, payment, accounting and marketing according to the kit principle.

July 26, 2018

COMPANIES Oeko-Tex label for non-toxic leather goods

When it comes to leather products, consumers are very sensitive. Especially baby products such as baby’s slippers or lambskins should be free of harmful substances. The Leather Standard label from Oek…

May 15, 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

COMPANIES This year’s German Design Award goes to Complojer

The South Tyrolean joinery Complojer was awarded the German Design Award 2018 in the category “Excellent Product Design” for the growing bed “Ticia”. Luna Journal spoke to managing director Davide Com…

March 20, 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 The tax office may now check the cash register without warning

If the tax inspector calls unannounced, then business owners should let them in and show them the cash register. A new law on the checking the cash register came into force in Germany at the start of…

January 23, 2018

COMPANIES Record employment creates bottlenecks in the labor market

44.3 million people were employed in 2017 – the highest number since reunification. According to preliminary calculations by the Federal Statistical Office, the number of employed persons was 638,000…

January 23, 2018

Trade Curated shopping is becoming more popular with customers

Consultancy-based shopping promises higher-than-average spends and stronger customer loyalty. More and more companies are offering curated shopping. Kindhochdrei was one of the first shopping services…

January 16, 2018

COMPANIES Parcel industry in transition: New solutions and concepts are in demand

At the latest the Christmas business has shown that the parcel industry is reaching its limits. The parting manager of Hermes, Hanjo Schneider, has his own ideas about what to do. Though companies lik…

January 4, 2018