COMPANIES Otto records decline in profits and expresses criticism of Amazon

At 13.4 billion euros, the Otto Group’s total turnover was nominally below that of the previous year. The e-commerce company was unable to achieve the growth targets it had set itself for the past fin…

May 23, 2019

HARDWARE Avova – New German company for child seats

It was not until the spring of 2019 that the Avova GmbH plant in Blaubeurer Straße in Ulm started production of its new child seats. They supply the specialist shops in Germany with fresh and innovati…

May 16, 2019

FASHION H&M expands transparency offensive and provides online information

Digitalisation makes it possible. The Swedish fashion giant H&M now provides online information about its products and production details.

May 15, 2019

COMPANIES Increased delivery costs for Zalando

After H&M, which now limits itself to free delivery to its “Plus” members, and Asos, which wants to increasingly avoid “serial returns”, Zalando is now discontinuing free delivery in Italy, Ireland, S…

May 9, 2019

COMPANIES Sanetta and s.Oliver launch new underwear line for children

Two well-known brands work together: In Spring/Summer 2020 s. Oliver and Sanetta will launch their joint underwear collection for children.

May 9, 2019

COMPANIES Görtz launcht new service – child shoe consultation on three wheels

Stress-free shopping – Görtz has been offering this service to its customers in Hamburg since mid-April. The new children’s shoe consultation takes place within the customer’s own four walls. There, c…

May 8, 2019

FASHION H&M no longer publishes catalogues in the future

H&M announced on 2 May that it was discontinuing its catalogue business. According to the company, purchasing from a catalogue is no longer relevant for today’s consumers.

May 7, 2019

COMPANIES Sales increase: Zalando records positive numbers

Not only the order volume but also the number of clients – online giant Zalando can look forward to a significant increase in turnover in the first quarter of the year. A first chance to stop the cons…

May 7, 2019

Trade HDE – Trade continues to expand jobs

The trade association HDE points out that retailers in Germany are creating more jobs. This is confirmed by the current figures of the Federal Employment Agency. The cut-off date was 30 September 2018…

May 6, 2019

COMPANIES Hasbro back in the profit zone – thanks to e-sports and classic games

After losses in the previous year, Hasbro posted a profit of over 26 million dollars in the first quarter. The main contributors to sales were Monopoly, Play-Doh and Transformers.

May 3, 2019

Trade Claudia Lässig is now a member of the german senate of the economy

Claudia Lässig, CEO and Managing Director of Lässig GmbH, has been appointed to the Senate of the German Economy.

May 2, 2019

COMPANIES Trading platform as a solution for the future: Otto and limango set an example

Otto’s turnover is expected to increase by eight percent to 3.2 billion euros in this financial year. One success factor is the transformation to a trading platform.

May 1, 2019

Trade Major change in Alvi management

Alvi owner and managing director Stephanie Viehhofer and her husband, sales manager Klaus Blümel, retire from the company prematurely.

April 25, 2019

Trade Amazon now offers customers monthly billing

Germans prefer to pay online by invoice. Amazon goes one step further and enables payment in a single monthly statement.

April 25, 2019

COMPANIES Customer satisfaction – How to score with smart personnel deployment

The German retail sector faces challenges such as declining sales, rising costs and fierce competition from online retailers. According to a recent study by the market research company Viga, the key t…

April 22, 2019