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

COMPANIES eBay Retail Report reveals the most popular toy brands 2018

For the second time, the ebay Retail Report provides insights into the online shopping behaviour of ebay customers and shows, among other things, which product groups were particularly popular in Germ…

January 10, 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 Digitalisation in retail – What can we expect in 2019?

Even in 2019, trade will not be able to avoid the current issue of digitalisation. The necessary measures will be confronted above all with time problems. The toy industry remains positive.

January 8, 2019

COMPANIES New Trade Law – This will change in trade 2019

In the new year there will be some legislative changes affecting trade. Luna Journal lists the most important ones and points out what needs to be taken into account.

January 3, 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 Sustainability is becoming increasingly important for customers

A study by Facit and Serviceplan showed that consumers are paying more attention to whether a company assumes social responsibility. In this study, 69 percent of consumers stated that the aspect of su…

December 20, 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 Consumer climate – GfK forecasts losses at year-end

GfK is forecasting a declining consumer climate at the end of the year. Unresolved economic conflicts and an increasing propensity to save as well as weak economic and income expectations are offset b…

December 7, 2018

MARKETS Tchibo joins ZDHC

Tchibo GmbH is intensifying its efforts to minimise hazardous substances in the textile industry. With the ZDHC Roadmap Programme, these substances are to disappear completely from the manufacturing p…

December 6, 2018

MARKETS Inventory differences – damage running into billions

Despite all security measures, products disappear – with an average value of 28 euros per German citizen. The reasons for inventory differences range from stolen to losen to broken products.

December 6, 2018

Trends German Design Award 2019 – The winners in the category Baby and Child Care

Once again this year, the expert jury of the German Design Awards, awarded several winners in the field of baby and children’s products. They impressed the jury with their innovative product design. T…

December 6, 2018