MARKETS HDE forecasts growth in this year’s Christmas business

For this year’s Christmas business, the German Retail Association (Handelsverband Deutschland) expects an increase in turnover of two percent to 100 billion euros for the first time.

December 13, 2018

MARKETS Online trade continues to grow: IFH Cologne forecasts 63 billion Euro turnover for 2018

The new “Branchenreport Onlinehandel 2018” of IFH Cologne provides detailed figures on the German online market. Just like last year, the experts are forecasting sales growth of around 10 percent. Ama…

November 17, 2018

MARKETS Unmanned retail shops as the future of stationary trade?

In other countries, there are already businesses that do almost without personnel. A model that can also be implemented here?

November 16, 2018

COMPANIES Tchibo is the world’s third largest purchaser of organic cotton

Tchibo was honoured by the non-profit organisation Textile Exchange as part of the annual “Preferred Fiber and Material Benchmark”. In addition, the company was ranked third largest user of organic co…

November 8, 2018

MARKETS Strong sales increase in the third quarter of online trading

The current figures for the 3rd quarter of 2018 of the major consumer survey conducted by the German E-Commerce and Distance Selling Trade Association (Bundesverband E-Commerce und Versandhandel Deuts…

October 11, 2018

MARKETS HDE consumption barometer shows negative trend in consumer sentiment

According to the current HDE consumption barometer, Germans expect falling incomes and rising prices and are increasingly insecure. The German Retail Association is calling for political intervention.

September 25, 2018

MARKETS Kaufhof and Karstadt merge to become a joint omnichannel provider

The aim of the merger is to make the retail business fit for the future. In addition, one of the leading Omnichannel providers is to be created.

September 25, 2018

MARKETS Good economic conditions for Kind + Jugend

In the first three years of their offspring’s life, Germans spend around 1,097 euros on baby and children’s equipment. Overall, industry sales rose by two percent to over 2.5 billion euros. This means…

September 20, 2018

COMPANIES New Packaging Act replaces Packaging Ordinance

The new Packaging Act will come into force on 1 January 2019, replacing the previous Packaging Ordinance. Every retailer who places packaging filled with goods on the market will then be responsible f…

September 13, 2018

MARKETS German expansion at online retailer JD.com

New plans for company founder Richard Liu: The second largest Chinese online retailer JD.com wants to gain a foothold in the European – especially German – market in the future. By the end of the year…

July 26, 2018

MARKETS HDE online monitor shows: Webshops must be smartphone-optimized

Shopping via smartphone is becoming more and more popular. Nearly 30 percent of online sales are currently generated by cell phone purchases. According to the HDE online monitor, this figure has risen…

July 23, 2018

MARKETS Where do the Germans shop? The top 10 of the largest fashion retailers on the net

The statistics portal Statista has published an information graphic with data from E-Commerce DB, which provides information about the ten most successful fashion retailers on the net.

July 12, 2018

MARKETS Kids License Monitor shows: Hardly any girls’ topics under top 10 licenses

If you want to succeed in the licensing market, it’s best to use Unisex themes or the boys’ favorites. In the current Kids License Monitor, Frozen is only one of the top ten licenses primarily aimed a…

June 14, 2018

MARKETS HDE: EU plastic strategy not effective

The HDE is critical of the EU Commission’s draft directive. According to the trade association, the ban on plastic silverware, straws or balloon sticks was not effective. Instead, the HDE called for a…

June 4, 2018

MARKETS Destatis: Retail sales of textiles and clothing increased

The preliminary results of the Federal Statistical Office Destatis showed that retail companies in Germany made real sales of 1.2 percent and a nominal 2.8 percent more in April 2018 than in April 201…

June 1, 2018