23 articles in this section
New industry study "Quo vadis, glass, porcelain and ceramics trade?"
What do glass, porcelain and ceramic specialist shops have to do to become the relevant purchasing channel again? This question is answered by IFH Cologne in a new study in cooperation with the German Culinary and Tableware Trade Association (Handelsverband Koch- und Tischkultur GPK).
A starting point for sustainable product ranges
Mimi Sewalski says sustainability should bring us pleasure. She’s an expert in this area and has written a book about how we can live more sustainably day-to-day.
City centres and the retail trade – developments and perspectives
Our city centres have changed. Vacant commercial premises coupled with a shortage of parking spaces, high noise levels and traffic pollution have resulted in a deterioriation in the quality of the urban environment.
Corona and no end – managing the new normal
+++ Article from Consumer Goods Digital Day +++ An overview of the technologies and services you can use to enable your customers to remain your customers in the current time when traditional shopping is not possible.
Retail concepts in times of structural change
Boris Hedde, CEO of IFH Cologne, discusses the challenges posed by a changing retail world and details approaches to meet them head-on.
Rethinking the holidays: How COVID-19 affects the way we decorate
Meaning, creativity and simplicity: Festive décor and retail marketing targeting this angle are a disruptive factor in pandemic-era success stories.
Staycation – holidaying at home
Many people are still spending a lot of time at home because of Coronavirus. How can retailers take advantage of the “staycation” trend?
Guided tour through the Retail BLVD
IFH Köln gives exciting insights into the latest technologies for a better shopping experience at the Christmasworld Retail BLVD.
Future Shopper Report 2019
Omnichannel retail – everyone’s talking about it, but where to start? The Future Shopper Report takes a closer look at communication and sales channels.
Deloitte: Living the digital transformation – securing the future.
Deloitte Digital sheds light on the future of the retail trade in a time of digital transformation and presents predictions and solutions.
Flexibility & Visual Thinking in the Future Office
How does the Future Office look? And which agile project management tools will be key? We see presentation and think tank accessories that are already showing the way forward.
Envelope 2.0: Envelopes as packaging for e-commerce
Udo Karpowitz: Profound changes in the envelope business do not only affect the stationery retail sector, but the world of e-commerce as a whole.
Trendbüro: Trends to Watch in 2019
From niche theme to mainstream: High-quality brands from China, the move away from plastic, smart assistants, retailtainment and e-sports – keep in touch with the spirit of the age.
Structural change in the German retail sector
Digitisation has made our world volatile, insecure, complex and ambiguous. More about the current situation, forecasts to 2025 and chances for retailers
Consumer expenditure in Europe
Which country spends most on which consumer goods? Find out more now in this study comparing European markets and benefit from expert knowledge
Oh come all ye faithful …
How important is the Christmas trade? Does it actually take place during the Christmas season? Compare your experiences with those of the industry.
Download new ideas for creating your product mix now for free: Why you should think specifically about products that are “Made in Italy.
Our everyday companions
What people like to adorn themselves with – this interesting study of the German jewellery, watch and accessories market provides important ideas for the retail trade.
Contract Business – a growth market
HoReCa and Contract Business under the spotlight: This Management Report looks more closely at the market and potentials – download now for free!
Attractive extras – success through supplementary product assortments
Overvalued or generally underestimated? Check your knowledge about supplementary product assortments in the retail trade and boost your business success.
Germany lays the table
Eating behaviour and tableware – find out in our free report how new influences are changing consumer behaviour and which learned patterns will continue.
It’s individuality that counts
Throughout Germany the desire to express individuality reflects the spirit of the age. Offer customers a piece of self-realisation.