COMPANIES P&C wants to attract its customers with more events and closes branches in Germany

Sales at Peek and Cloppenburg are stagnating – especially in the large stores. Smaller stores and experience shopping are expected to attract more customers again.

June 6, 2019

COMPANIES Brands in transition – These products used to be German

For many customers and dealers it is clear: Penaten, Uhu and Knorr are German brands. Are they? Many of these products have been taken over by foreign companies over the years.

June 5, 2019

COMPANIES Successful license business – Lego celebrates 20 years of Star Wars

Products for popular series and films have become an indispensable part of the toy business. With Star Wars, Lego is setting an example for lasting success in the licensing business.

May 14, 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 Sigikid tailors new products precisely to different target groups

sigikid has come up with some ideas for his new collection. The range extends from the new premium segment to play ideas especially for fathers.

April 8, 2019

COMPANIES Simba Dickie Group to invest 25 million euros in Germany

The Simba Dickie Group has announced its plans for 2019. The company led by CFO Manfred Duschl plans to build a fully automated high-bay warehouse with 13,200 pallet spaces in Thuringia, among other p…

March 18, 2019

Industry Mesh industry – Declining demand and rising production costs

Despite good sales, the German knitwear industry is entering the 1st quarter of 2019 with uncertainty. Companies are reporting a weakening of their business.

February 18, 2019

COMPANIES Sales growth for the toy trade 2018

BVS Handelsverband Spielwaren is forecasting a slight increase in sales for 2018. According to expert estimates, Germans spent between 3.1 and 3.2 billion euros on toys.

February 12, 2019

COMPANIES Erwin Wieffering is new Managing Director and President of Britax Römer

Since January 2019, Erwin Wieffering has been President and CEO of Britax Römer with responsibility for the European, Middle East and African (EMEA) markets. Britax Römer is known as the world’s leadi…

February 11, 2019

Industry BDI presents new policy paper on competition with China

The BDI has published a new policy paper. It contains 54 of the industry’s demands to Berlin and Brussels to strengthen the European Union in competition with China.

January 24, 2019

COMPANIES Amazon robots already more than 100,000 times in use

It weighs 145 kilograms and can transport 340 kilograms. Kiva is the name of the Amazon robot that has fundamentally changed the relationship between technology and employees.

November 23, 2018

COMPANIES Ordering for garbage: Greenpeace survey on buying and returning garbage in online shops

Germans are ordering more and more on the Internet: On average 16 items of clothing and four electronic items per year. Young people in particular often order with the intention of returning the goods…

November 22, 2018

COMPANIES Frédéric Lehmann moves to the REEMEA division at Lego

After a good three years, Frédéric Lehmann is about to take his next career step at Lego. The General Manager and Vice President of Lego GmbH will become Senior Vice President for the REEMEA division…

November 14, 2018

COMPANIES Mattel wants to drive European business forward with new managing director

The American toy giant has brought great expertise from the industry on board. The former Lego and Top Toy manager Soren T. Laursen has been Executive Director of Mattel Inc. since the beginning of Oc…

November 13, 2018

TOYS Playmobil further expands business around Dragons license

Only recently Playmobil has entered the licensing market. Obviously with success. Since now the group has launched further game sets around the Dragons license into the market.

October 12, 2018