Children's Fashion Sustainability is becoming increasingly important in children’s clothing

A new study by Washington University reveals the negative environmental and social consequences of fast fashion. We’ve been asking around children’s clothing companies how important sustainability is…

February 13, 2019

MARKETS Instalment payment is a plus for merchants with high shopping baskets

New customers, more sales and higher customer satisfaction. Retailers report this when they offer the payment method instalment purchase. Companies for children’s equipment are also involved.

February 7, 2019

MARKETS Gross domestic product increased in Germany in 2018

In a recent press conference, the Federal Statistical Office presented the German gross domestic product and the fiscal balance of the state in 2018.

January 21, 2019

COMPANIES Packaging law – the industry handles the changes calmly

The new Packaging Act has been in force since the beginning of the year. The aim is to reduce waste and increase recycling. We have asked companies in the industry how they deal with the new regulatio…

January 16, 2019

MARKETS Alibaba – Rumours of Zalando acquisition and expansion plans

Rumours about the takeover of Zalando by the Chinese trading group Alibaba promote the growth of the Zalando share. Alibaba plans to expand its operations in Europe.

January 9, 2019

MARKETS Consumer barometer – consumer sentiment pessimistic

According to the HDE consumer barometer, consumer sentiment is at its lowest point. The focus is on financial reserves and tax relief.

January 9, 2019

MARKETS BVR – German economy on growth track in 2019

At the end of 2018, the German economy is still on the upswing. Compared with the summer, however, the overall economic picture has deteriorated. Due to global uncertainties and domestic factors, the…

December 21, 2018

MARKETS BVS ends year with Kahnt as new Managing Director

The BVS has a new managing director: Steffen Kahnt. After a good Christmas business, he is now facing the challenges of the toy industry in the coming year.

December 20, 2018

MARKETS Zalando shares recover after profit warning of competitor Asos

After the Zalando shares slipped at the beginning of the week due to profit warnings from Asos, the all-clear can now be given.

December 20, 2018

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