Articles in Market Reports

Plastic bags in retreat

They may be practical, but they are also demonstrably harmful to the environment and no longer wanted by politicians or consumers. The plastic bag has definitely had its best days. What campaigns are…

March 21, 2018

Quality is often more important to parents than price

The Germans spend more than 7.2 billion euros a year on equipping their children and babies. This is a market with a great deal of potential, because the purchasing behavior often changes with the nex…

March 20, 2018

Retail banks on new cash registers

With around one million units, the number of insurance companies in Germany has remained constant for years. However, many of them have had their best times behind them: according to the EHI Retail In…

March 14, 2018

EU data protection regulation is catching many German companies unawares

With less than 100 days to go before the EU General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) enters into force, just under half of Germany’s ICT companies (Information and Communication Technology Service P…

February 20, 2018

Study: Record figures for German retail for the most recent Christmas season

Christmas is over, but preparations for next Christmas have are begun. That’s because some sectors achieve a big proportion of their annual turnover during this season. Statista recently published som…

February 15, 2018

German buyers prefer to pay cash

Cash is very important to consumers in Germany, according to a representative survey by the market research institute forsa. This survey was conducted on behalf of the market watchdog team of the Cons…

February 13, 2018

Incorrect payment processes in almost all German online shops

When it comes to checkout, most of the 100 largest German e-commerce websites still seem to have some catching up to do. In a recent analysis, the payment platform Stripe has found errors in payment o…

February 12, 2018

How German online shoppers like their delivery

Quickly, inexpensively and always having the possibility of being able to intervene in the delivery process: These are the wishes of German online shoppers when it comes to delivery. And their demands…

February 1, 2018

Record employment creates bottlenecks in the labor market

44.3 million people were employed in 2017 – the highest number since reunification. According to preliminary calculations by the Federal Statistical Office, the number of employed persons was 638,000…

January 23, 2018

Trends in online retail: people are buying more and buying more often

In 2017, 49.5 million Germans made at least one online purchase. On average, they spent 1.112 euros each online. That’s 11.3% more than the previous year. The growth is mainly because customers are sh…

January 23, 2018