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

COMPANIES Sales increase at Lego and growth in Chinese market

Following the drop in profits in 2017, the Group is now reporting more positive results again. Above all, the Chinese market and the digital business are growing.

October 3, 2018

FASHION Big Anniversary – Interview with Molo CEO Mogens Jepsen

This year the Danish children’s fashion brand Molo celebrates its 15th anniversary. The Scandinavians are constantly selling successfully worldwide with a presence in over 40 countries. We talked to C…

September 25, 2018

HARDWARE Scandinavian and sustainable: these are the trends around children’s furniture

Parents annually spend over 400 euros on children’s furniture. Luna Journal asked around in the industry to find out which shapes, colors and materials have the highest sales potential.

September 21, 2018

COMPANIES Swandoo launches into the UK market: An interview with business develop manager Nicole MCGlone

This month Swandoo annouced Bébélephant as their first UK distributor. They are excited to be on the threshold of launching their first i-Size infant car seat “Albert” in the UK. We talked with busine…

September 4, 2018

TOYS Hans im Glück and Schmidt Spiele end their cooperation

From next year on, the game publisher Schmidt Spiele from Berlin and the company Hans im Glück from Munich will go their separate ways. Asmodee will exclusively distribute Hans im Glück’s games in Ger…

July 17, 2018

COMPANIES Kiddy looks positively into the future after insolvency

The traditional company Kiddy got the nod for its reorientation: The creditors have accepted the restructuring plan and the district court Hof has legally confirmed it.

June 21, 2018