MARKETS Returns - German online retailers dispose of 7.5 million items

In 2018, almost eight million returns ended up in the garbage in Germany and this happened even though German online merchants could have donated or recycled them. Dr. Björn Asdecker, head of the retu…

October 10, 2019

Market Research These are the busiest sales days in Germany for the year 2019

Sensormatic Solutions found out that the busiest sales days for 2019 fall on the Advent season.

October 9, 2019

MARKETS Consumers want even faster and easier shopping in the future

German consumers demand from the retail trade: Purchasing should be quick, delivery prompt and sustainable. These trends are shown in the analysis “Global Consumer Insights Survey 2019” by the consult…

October 8, 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

FAIRS & EVENTS Start-up area celebrates premiere at Kind + Jugend

For the first time this year, there will be a trade fair area for new ideas and concepts. A great success, as the start-up area is already fully booked at its premiere.

September 19, 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 Smart children’s equipment is a future trend and a billion-dollar market

Whether in electric toys, baby monitors or, more recently, even diapers: smart technology is conquering the children’s room. Experts see a market worth billions.

September 12, 2019

MARKETS Cybercrime poses major problems for businesses

Five out of six victims do not know who is behind digital attacks. German industry suffers billions of dollars in damage from cybercrime.

September 9, 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 Online trading grows by more than eleven percent in the second quarter

Between April and June 2019, Germans spent more than 17.3 billion euros on online trading. This is an increase of 11.3 percent compared to the second quarter of the previous year.

August 7, 2019

MARKETS Zalando implements Payment Services Directive PSD2

In the future, payment transactions are to be made more secure using this payment method. Strong customer authentication will come into force on September 14 as part of the EU Payment Services Directi…

August 1, 2019

MARKETS Card payment generates more turnover for small and medium-sized enterprises

Higher shopping baskets and lower costs: Companies benefit from the trend towards more and more card payments by increasing turnover and efficiency.

July 25, 2019

MARKETS Licenses bring retail sales over 280 billion dollars

Global retail sales of licensed goods and services rose by 3.2 percent in 2018. Licenses are more than ever a rewarding business for brand owners.

July 23, 2019