MARKETS PSD2 – Payment Directive makes online retailers fear loss of revenue

The new Payment Directive PSD2 is due to enter into force in mid-September. Many merchants and customers do not feel well informed and poorly prepared.

September 4, 2019

MARKETS Brand loyalty – Parents and friends have the greatest influence

The “Marken-Kinder 2019” study examined brand loyalty among children and parents. Influencers are becoming increasingly important.

June 27, 2019

MARKETS Zeeman publishes product locations

Zeeman published its production sites on 24 June. The list was published at the same time as the sustainability report for 2018. With this publication, Zeeman aims to provide information on the progre…

June 26, 2019

MARKETS Retail Report 2020 – the author gives an insight into the retail world

Trade is constantly on the move. This is how the trends lead from fast fashion to fair fashion. But which orientation has future potential? And how can stationary retailers hold their own against onli…

June 18, 2019

MARKETS Return rate in online trading – every sixth parcel goes down

Researchers at the University of Bamberg have investigated the return rate in online retailing. Companies incur five billion euros in costs as a result of the returns.

June 12, 2019

MARKETS Bundeskartellamt takes a close look at online user ratings

The Bundeskartellamt has initiated a sector inquiry into user ratings on the Internet. The aim is to find out how easy it is to falsify the evaluations that are so important for buyers.

June 11, 2019

Trade Epoch Traumwiesen with new sales management

At Epoch Traumwiesen GmbH there are internal changes. Since 1 June, Roger Gondel has been appointed new Sales Director for Germany/Austria.

June 6, 2019

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

MARKETS Steiff releases a limited edition for the release of “The Lion King” at the cinema

In 1994 the animated film “The Lion King” was released by Walt Disney Animation Studios. Since its release, the film has raised more than 968 million US dollars worldwide. After 25 years, the Disney r…

June 4, 2019

MARKETS WGSN – Sustainability offers huge potential in the resale market

WGSN, the World’s Global Style Network, has taken a close look at sustainability in the fashion industry. Associate Editor Olivia Barnes cites numerous positive examples in an exclusive interview with…

May 23, 2019

MARKETS Sales of Fairtrade products rise to 1.6 billion euros

Consumers are increasingly interested in how products are made. In 2018, sales of Fairtrade products in Germany rose by 22 percent to a good 1.6 billion euros.

May 21, 2019

MARKETS Zara and H&M decline in the ranking of the most valuable retail brands

The Kantar Institute has published the second edition of the 75 most valuable retail brands (BrandZ Retail Top 75). It shows that Amazon held its top position (USD 315.5 billion) ahead of Alibaba. In…

May 21, 2019

MARKETS Electronic payments overtake cash turnover for the first time

So far, Germans have preferred to pay in cash. But in 2018, electronic payments have outstripped coinage.

May 20, 2019

MARKETS Online revenues grow significantly in the first quarter in Germany

According to the industry association bevh, sales in the German online trade rose by 11.2 percent in the first quarter of the year. This means that the growth was even higher than the strong previous…

April 24, 2019

COMPANIES Artificial intelligence is the most important future trend for traders

Dynamic pricing, hyper-individual online offers or programs with which customers can try out clothes or make-up: artificial intelligence makes it possible. That’s why this technology is one of the mos…

April 11, 2019