COMPANIES GOTS – These criteria must be met by distributors for certification

In the future, ecological and socially responsible textile production is to become a matter of course in the fashion industry. Accordingly, the GOTS logo and licensing system should offer consumers cr…

November 26, 2019

COMPANIES Bon obligation from 2020 – significance for retail and customers

From 1 January 2020, every buyer must be given a voucher in order to make tax evasion more difficult in the future.

November 19, 2019

COMPANIES German retailers criticize high delivery traffic in inner cities

A recent Bitkom survey showed that for almost every second wholesale and retail company, the increased delivery traffic in city centres is a considerable burden. But the high volume of waste also pose…

November 14, 2019

COMPANIES UPS plans to offer retailers cheaper shipping in the future

UPS wants to help small and midsize merchants improve shipping conditions and plans to partner with e-commerce solution providers in the future.

November 7, 2019

COMPANIES Hermes invests heavily in the fight against the flood of parcels

Whether business or private – more and more parcels are being sent. To keep pace, Hermes has opened a new logistics centre in Greven and is already planning another distribution centre for next year.

November 7, 2019

COMPANIES Dr. Kai Hudetz, managing director of the IFH Cologne gives tips for the establishment of its own online Shop

In 2018, the B2C e-commerce market in Germany generated sales of around 53.3 billion euros, according to a study by the online portal Statista. According to the HDE forecast, this turnover will amount…

September 24, 2019

COMPANIES Seal of approval around sustainability – how to stay on top of things

Sustainability is an important purchasing argument for many consumers. But which seals are recommendable here and where does the customer get the information?

September 23, 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 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