MARKETS Trend development: capsule collections and product drops in the children’s segment

Uniqlo and Sesame Street, Adidas and Dragon Ball Z, Wood Wood and the Mumins – more and more brands are relying on profitable cooperations and the media hype of current film and series classics. About…

November 13, 2018

MARKETS Click & Collect holds great potential for retailers

The latest consumer survey conducted by Creditreform Boniversum GmbH and the German E-Commerce and Distance Selling Association (bevh) showed that consumers like to use Click & Collect’s services. The…

November 12, 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 Shoe specialist Kamik promotes outdoor activities for children

Today, German children spend 25 percent less time outside than their parents. In an independent survey, Kamik, the outdoor shoe specialist, found that it is above all regular schedules that prevent ch…

November 6, 2018

MARKETS Purchase on account on place 1 of the most popular payment methods

German customers prefer to pay for their online purchases on account, because this offers them many advantages. For retailers, however, this method of payment remains risky, as they ultimately pay in…

October 31, 2018

TOYS Model industry benefits from licensed products for children

Last year, Germans spent around 100 million euros on remote-controlled toys. Vehicles around the successful Cars licence are particularly popular in the model industry.

October 25, 2018

COMPANIES Joie GmbH celebrates anniversary with new name

Joie GmbH celebrated its fifth anniversary in August 2018. The company recently moved to Frankenthal and now operates under the name Allison GmbH. In an interview with Luna Journal, Oliver Mecky, Mana…

October 23, 2018

MARKETS Voice Commerce: great potential for purchasing via voice control

Every second consumer uses voice control. There is still a reluctance to make purchases with voice commerce because of technical barriers and data protection. Experts forecast a multi-billion market.

October 17, 2018

MARKETS Market for children’s clothing shows saturation tendencies

Only slight growth rates and this despite rising birth rates. A new study by IFH Köln and BBE Handelsberatung focuses on the highly competitive market for children’s clothing.

October 15, 2018

HARDWARE Öko-Test checks baby sleeping bags and criticizes insufficient warnings

For safe sleep in young children, experts recommend the use of baby sleeping bags. By using a sleeping bag, the risk of sudden child death can be reduced by about more than twenty percent. Öko-Test te…

October 11, 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 Rental services: Respond flexibly and cost-effectively to changing children’s needs

In Germany there are more and more rental services for baby and childen’s toys, clothing or outfitting. In addition to established providers such as MeineSpielzeugkiste.de and Kilenda.de, more and mor…

October 11, 2018

FASHION Öko-Test calls for children’s rubber boots free of harmful substances

Öko-Test has tested 16 children’s rubber boots for harmful substances. In the past, the rubber boots tested repeatedly attracted attention due to their extremely high pollutant load. Accordingly, the…

October 9, 2018

MARKETS Shopping without borders: Payment methods are crucial for cross-border e-commerce

Buying products and services online has long been part of everyday life. 80 percent of Germans shop on online at least once a month, primarily with German providers. A study by the financial services…

October 8, 2018

MARKETS Germany’s best online shops 2018 selected

On 20 September 2018, the best online shops in Germany 2018 were honored in Berlin. In the child & baby category, Mytoys.de, Babymarkt.de and Baby-Walz.de are among the consumer favorites.

October 8, 2018