COMPANIES HDE sees record sales in Christmas business

For the last two months of the year, the association expects sales to increase by three percent to just over 102 billion euros.

December 2, 2019

COMPANIES Made in Germany is number 1 for customers worldwide

Products Made in Germany have developed into a real bestseller. This also applies to the children’s equipment industry, as some manufacturers reveal exclusively to the Luna Journal.

October 17, 2019

MARKETS EHI study – occupies stationary shops characterise German retail trade

A recent EHI study has shown that the top 1,000 stationary sales divisions generated almost 60 percent of total retail sales in 2018.

October 15, 2019

COMPANIES Online trade – these are the leading shops in Germany

The Top 100 online shops increased their sales in Germany by more than ten percent in 2018. Amazon is the undisputed leader in online retailing and myToys ranks 24th in the toy industry.

October 1, 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

MARKETS Zalando – Strong customer growth again in second quarter

Zalando continues to grow. In the second quarter of 2019, the number of active customers increased year-on-year by 3.7 million (15.2 percent) to 28.3 million customers in 17 European markets.

September 25, 2019

Agencies Licenses – iconkids managing director Axel Dammler sees great potential

iconkids & youth international research GmbH collects market data on licenses. The managing director reveals some insights in the Luna Journal.

September 17, 2019

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