COMPANIES idee+spiel strengthens its commitment in the secondary book market

idee+spiel offers its dealers new market opportunities. From now on, they will be advised and supplied by the subsidiary of Mayersche Buchhandlung, Best of Books GmbH.

August 2, 2018

COMPANIES Just bought, now already back in stock: What does the trade do with returns?

Returns are expensive. A new study by the EHI consulting institute examines retailers’ way of handling returns.

August 1, 2018

FASHION Cooperation between s.Oliver and publishing house Carlsen

s.Oliver has entered into a rather unusual collaboration for the fashion industry with he publishing house Carlsen for the children’s book series Pixi. The s.Oliver Pixi book will be published from Au…

July 30, 2018

MARKETS German expansion at online retailer JD.com

New plans for company founder Richard Liu: The second largest Chinese online retailer JD.com wants to gain a foothold in the European – especially German – market in the future. By the end of the year…

July 26, 2018

TOYS Race track manufacturer Carrera with strong sales losses

In a statement, the owner of the Austrian company of the same name, Andreas Stadlbauer, referred to the tense market situation. Thus, in addition to some toy retailers, Stadlbauer Marketing + Vertrieb…

July 19, 2018

Trade Lima industry association selects the world’s best licenses

The industry association Lima has awarded the International Licensing Awards. The awards are a trend barometer for the trade.

July 12, 2018

COMPANIES The Sustainability Strategy 2020 of the Otto Group

Sustainable management has been a fundamental principle of the Otto Group for three decades. With its Sustainability Strategy 2020, the Group is anchoring the principles of sustainable management and,…

July 12, 2018

FAIRS & EVENTS Luna Talk at Playtime Berlin about the shopping experience 4.0.

On 4 July the Luna-Talk on the topic of Shopping Experience 4.0 took place for the first time at Playtime Berlin. Florian Henneka, CEO of Korbmayer, Nici Zinell, CEO of Noé & Zoë, Adèle Catelain, Sale…

July 12, 2018

COMPANIES This is how trade wants to benefit from the 2018 World Cup

The 2018 Soccer World Cup is in full swing. Despite the early elimination of the German national team, the sporting event is a billion-dollar business – not only for FIFA. The trade and the toy indust…

July 11, 2018

COMPANIES When is a high chair safe? Evomove provides insights into the safety standards

Stiftung Warentest has tested highchairs for children (June 2018). Test winners were the Tripp Trapp by Stokke and Nomi by Evomove. Michael Steinbach, Managing Director of 2E Vertriebs-GmbH, which sel…

July 11, 2018

COMPANIES More employees and new services: Amazon keeps on growing

The online giant is looking for over 2,000 new employees this year. Amazon intends to expand areas such as Web Services, AmazonFresh, Alexa or Prime Video.

July 10, 2018

COMPANIES 29.5 percent decline in sales at windeln.de

The online retailer windeln.de is still going through difficult times. In the first quarter of 2018, sales fell to 32.8 million euros. In the course of the change of CEO to Matthias Peuckert, windeln….

June 26, 2018

COMPANIES il gufo opens first store in London

The Italian brand il gufo extends its retail network and expands to London in the South Kensington district. In the boutique of Brompton Road 313, the collections for baby, boys and girls with accesso…

June 11, 2018

COMPANIES Zalando expands shipping area to Ireland and the Czech Republic

From summer 2018, Europe’s largest online fashion retailer Zalando will also be offering its products in Ireland and the Czech Republic. By opening up new markets, the fashion retailer wants to win mi…

June 11, 2018

COMPANIES Amazon’s cloud-based voice service Alexa receives Big Brother Award

According to the jury, the Big Brother Award honors data offenders in business and politics. Among this year’s award winners is Amazon’s cloud-based voice service Alexa.

June 7, 2018