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

COMPANIES Combating product piracy

It was a sensation: At the beginning of December Birkenstock announced that it would cease supplying Amazon EU at the beginning of the year. The family-owned company therefore drew attention to a majo…

January 4, 2018

COMPANIES Jochen Gutzy, Head of Communications at Birkenstock: “Product piracy is part of organized crime.”

Birkenstock already stopped supplying Amazon in December. Luna Journal in conversation with Jochen Gutzy of Birkenstock, about the exact reasons for the delivery stop.

January 4, 2018

COMPANIES Smart Locks enables “open house”

Shopping comfortably from home - Amazon and many other trading platforms make it possible. According to a survey conducted by Statista in 2017, 91 percent of Germans have ordered something from the on…

December 21, 2017

Trade Ursula von der Leyen: “We need to rethink data protection”

On 26 October 2017, the European Parliament called for a tightening of data protection, and rejected the ePrivacy Regulation. For users, this will mean a right to encryption and protection from tracke…

December 12, 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

Industry Drone delivery: All the good things come from above

A delivery within a few hours: Drones could enable dealers to deliver the goods to their customers even faster. Fast delivery is becoming increasingly important for many companies when it comes to the…

December 5, 2017

COMPANIES Final deadline for the 12th Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service

THE FINAL CALL for all companies and organisations to submit their application: 15 November 2017 is the final registration deadline for the prestigious business award for sales and customer service. T…

November 9, 2017

COMPANIES Tips for successful sales talks

Ten tips for successful cold calling – here’s how to start a conversation on the phone. Sales trainer Tim Taxis reveals which questions the seller should answer proactively and as quickly as possible….

November 9, 2017