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

MARKETS Kaufhof and Karstadt merge to become a joint omnichannel provider

The aim of the merger is to make the retail business fit for the future. In addition, one of the leading Omnichannel providers is to be created.

September 25, 2018

MARKETS Face recognition in trade: curse or blessing?

The use of face recognition technologies is undoubtedly controversial. In recent times, tests have repeatedly shown what biometric face recognition can do, but also that the technology does not yet ap…

September 20, 2018

MARKETS Good economic conditions for Kind + Jugend

In the first three years of their offspring’s life, Germans spend around 1,097 euros on baby and children’s equipment. Overall, industry sales rose by two percent to over 2.5 billion euros. This means…

September 20, 2018

MARKETS Slump: Zalando share collapses unexpectedly

The fashion company Zalando from Berlin is suffering economically from the big summer heat wave. The share of the online giant collapses by around 18 percent. For the second time within six weeks, Zal…

September 18, 2018

MARKETS Fake shops cheat millions of Germans

In the search for the cheapest price, online shopping often involves apparently smaller retailers who offer the goods at ridiculously low prices. Behind them are mostly fraudsters who cash in but don’…

September 18, 2018

COMPANIES New Packaging Act replaces Packaging Ordinance

The new Packaging Act will come into force on 1 January 2019, replacing the previous Packaging Ordinance. Every retailer who places packaging filled with goods on the market will then be responsible f…

September 13, 2018

MARKETS Online marketplaces are becoming increasingly important for stationary trade

Online marketplaces are an important business module for many retailers. According to a recent survey, 42 percent of stationary shop owners generate the bulk of their sales online.

September 10, 2018

MARKETS It is impossible to imagine the toy sector without packaging

There are more and more shops in Germany without packaging. Customers bring their own containers for their food and fill their own goods. This not only protects the environment, but also your wallet,…

August 7, 2018

MARKETS German expansion at online retailer JD.com

New plans for company founder Richard Liu: The second largest Chinese online retailer JD.com wants to gain a foothold in the European – especially German – market in the future. By the end of the year…

July 26, 2018

MARKETS The awarding of the German Brand Award 2018

On 21 June 2018, the German Brand Award was awarded for the third time at Deutsches Historisches Museum in Berlin. 500 prizewinners came from the fields of business, politics and the media. These incl…

July 24, 2018

FASHION Sales trend: Teenage fashion still ahead of baby clothing

Teenage fashion is booming. In the first quarter of 2018, the market for youth fashion increased by a whopping 29 percent compared with the first quarters of the two previous years. This is the result…

July 24, 2018

MARKETS HDE online monitor shows: Webshops must be smartphone-optimized

Shopping via smartphone is becoming more and more popular. Nearly 30 percent of online sales are currently generated by cell phone purchases. According to the HDE online monitor, this figure has risen…

July 23, 2018

MARKETS Fraud in online shopping: A problem for retailers and customers

Of all orders placed online, three percent are fraudulent. On the other hand, one in ten online shoppers has already been the victim of payment data misuse. A new study by the ECC makes the extent of…

July 19, 2018

MARKETS Where do the Germans shop? The top 10 of the largest fashion retailers on the net

The statistics portal Statista has published an information graphic with data from E-Commerce DB, which provides information about the ten most successful fashion retailers on the net.

July 12, 2018