COMPANIES Outlet center targeted for inferior fashion

Research by TV station RBB has shown that some outlet centers deliberately sell lower-quality clothing. The German textile retail trade sees this as a consumer deception.

December 11, 2019

COMPANIES Birkenstock takes distribution in Switzerland into its own hands

At the turn of the month there is a change of strategy at Birkenstock. Then the company will take over direct sales in Switzerland.

November 18, 2019

COMPANIES s.Oliver with personnel changes - Claus Dietrich Lahrs is new CEO

A new era begins with s.Oliver. Bernd Freier, founder and managing director of the s.Oliver Group, handed over the chairmanship of the management board to Claus-Dietrich Lahrs at the beginning of Nove…

November 13, 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 Dynamic pricing - how German companies calculate their figures

To what extent does competition influence pricing? According to a study by “Sales Radar”, numerous German companies manually set their prices. The majority of prices for products and services are adju…

November 7, 2019

COMPANIES Amazon asks toy manufacturer to check out in Christmas business

To be listed at’s Christmas recommendations for toys, manufacturers are said to have paid up to two million dollars. This was reported by the media company Bloomberg.

October 21, 2019

COMPANIES EU Product Safety Award - EU Commission announces winners

On 26 September, the European Commission announced the winners of the first EU Product Safety Award. The award recognises companies that place product safety at the heart of their business and go beyo…

September 30, 2019

COMPANIES Sustainability is becoming increasingly important for customers

Consumers are attaching ever greater importance to the aspect of sustainability in companies. Accordingly, this also influences consumers’ purchasing decisions.

September 20, 2019

MARKETS In 2018, Germans spent an average of 20.50 euros on Fairtrade products

According to surveys, consumers should be among the biggest fans of Fairtrade products. 91 percent of German citizens stated in a survey by the Federal Environment Agency that fair trade between rich…

July 17, 2019

Industry Oeko-Tex provides information on seals of quality

Georg Dieners explains to the Luna Journal what has changed in consumer purchasing behaviour in recent years and what requirements textile companies should fulfil for an Oeko-Tex seal of quality.

April 30, 2019

COMPANIES Britax Römer supplier Rompa moves into new plant in Leipheim

Rainer Stäbler, Managing Director EMEA at Britax Römer and Patrick Gerard, CEO of Rompa are looking forward to ten years of cooperation. At the end of 2018 Britax Römer’s Dutch plastics processor Romp…

June 12, 2018

COMPANIES EU Commission plans a ban on disposable plastic products

The EU Commission wants to ban disposable plastic products and today confirmed its already unofficially known plans. Straws, plastic dishes, balloon holders and cotton swabs are to be banned. The aim…

May 29, 2018

COMPANIES Takata: Takeover by Key Safety Systems completed

The world leader in mobility security Key Safety Systems and airbag manufacturer Takata have signed the purchase agreement. The basic agreement was signed 26 June 2017. The authorities must still give…

November 28, 2017

COMPANIES Revolution in the fashion industry: H&M offers 1 million euros

The Global Change Award is an initiative from the H&M Foundation. The goal is to produce fashion for the world’s growing population while protecting the planet’s natural resources. The Foundation will…

October 31, 2017

COMPANIES Award for Ewers Strümpfe GmbH

The traditional brand Ewers has received the 23rd “Grand Prize for Medium-Sized-Businesses 2017” in Düsseldorf.

September 26, 2017