„The toy that almost killed the company was Lego Star Wars“
Interview with Lego expert and book author Professor David Robertson

Interview with Lego expert and book author Professor David Robertson

„The toy that almost killed the company was Lego Star Wars“

Professor David Robertson, author of Lego’s success story, which has been published in several languages, uses particular products to explain how the Danish toymaker was almost pushed to the brink of bankruptcy – and what brought the company back on track. In an interview with International Trade News, Robertson tells the real Lego story. And he does not leave out the little stories that show the human face of Lego’s roller coaster ride.

Guest editorial by Professor Spiridon Paraskewopoulos

Guest editorial by Professor Spiridon Paraskewopoulos

The non-existent German hegemony

The touchy question of whether Germany exerts a dominant hegemony over Europe is a breeding ground for prejudice. After the European elections, Scottish politician George Kerevan pronounced the winners to be not so much the British right-wing populist party UKIP but far more Angela Merkel and the “German hegemony over economic policy.” Guest author Prof. Spiridon Paraskewopoulos describes why this is not the case and how the much-vaunted German hegemony has failed on two counts.

Interview with the Hall-of-Fame inductee Prof. Dr. Dr. Theo Seiler

Interview with the Hall-of-Fame inductee Prof. Dr. Dr. Theo Seiler

The triumphs of an opthalmologist

He revolutionized eyecare and gained immortality in the Hall of Fame: Prof. Theo Seiler. He was the first to perform laser surgery on the human eye. Since then progress has marched on at full speed as the eyecare pioneer explains in an interview with International Trade News. The joy expressed by patients able to see the world with new eyes after their operations moves Prof. Seiler far more than the public acclaim his achievements have brought him.

ITN Special

ITN Special

Made in France

France is famous for its high-quality goods, which are among the best in the world. With our unique online special “Made in France,” we introduce companies from different sectors that, with their successes, have helped bring French products international renown. You, too, can become a part of this success story “Made in France” and boost your company’s name recognition throughout Europe.

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AMEOS Group

Health care is our prime concern

The issue of affordable and sustainable healthcare management that even goes the extra mile to care for its patients and its employees does not have to remain a mere vision, as the example of the AMEOS Group, headquartered in Zurich, demonstrates day after day. In the past twelve years, the company has turned into one of Europe’s leading health service providers, operating 61 healthcare facilities with a workforce of 10,200 people. Truly impressive figures, but the impact of modern healthcare services for the patient himself is significant, showing how healthcare services of the future might be operated.

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Resino Trykfarver A/S

Prints that make a difference

Printing inks play a pivotal role in our daily life as they facilitate the essential product identification and consumer information on nearly every consumer good. Attractiveness is another feature that printing inks may bring to packaging or other printing matters. As an internationally leading supplier of high quality inks for all purposes, Resino Trykfarver A/S knows how important the right ink is on the right product.

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Mechanical engineering

Magnabosco S.r.l.

Heat treatment specialists

Pasteurization is the process by which food is heated to kill off harmful bacteria. In the case of milk and when combined with the process of homogenization it extends the shelf life of fresh milk from a couple of days to a couple of weeks. Pasteurization turned milk from one of the most dangerous foodstuffs into one of the safest. Italian engineering specialist Magnabosco S.r.l. has been making pasteurization equipment for the dairy industry since 1960 and has been responsible for several patented innovations both in Europe and the US.

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Food & Drinks

BERTO’S SPA

Top catering equipment, made in Italy

Italian cuisine is loved around the globe. Some of the world’s best-known chefs come from Italy. In addition to top food products, you need good kitchen equipment to create culinary delights. Italy is also the cradle of some top manufacturers of kitchen machines. Nationwide, Berto’s SPA in Tribano is one of the top three names in producing large horizontal kitchen machines. Striving for innovation and top quality, the company aims to enhance its market position in the premium sector in the coming years.

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Interviews
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Interview with Aaron McNeilly, Sherpa of the G20YEA summit in Australia

“Transforming jobless young people worldwide into entrepreneurs”

The ambitious aims set out by the G20 Young Entrepreneur Alliance - G20YEA - sound breathtaking. Youth unemployment should be cut to below 10% by 2030. In an interview with International Trade News Aaron McNeilly, Sherpa of this year's G20YEA summit in Australia, explains how this will be achieved: By transforming young jobless people worldwide into young entrepreneurs. There are already several examples.

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INTERVIEW

Interview with Götz W. Werner, founder of the pharmacy chain dm

“Every company has the customers it deserves“

The saying “you reap what you sow” also applies in business. For Götz W. Werner – founder and Member of the Supervisory Board of the pharmacy chain dm – it is a synonym for a responsible customer focus: Responsible shoppers seek out companies with an integrated business philosophy. On a global scale, the entrepreneur sees a corporate culture that still lacks a fully developed awareness for sustainable practices.

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INTERVIEW

Interview with the fashion designer Daniel Kroh, fashion label ReCLOTHINGS

„100% handmade, 100% made in Berlin“

More and more business leaders worldwide are seeking to embed sustainable values in their corporate strategies. However, the fashion industry in particular is often viewed as a byword for unsustainable practices. What the industry needs are small revolutions like Fashion Revolution Day on 24th April to commemorate the Rana Plaza disaster. What it needs even more are courageous pioneers like the Berlin fashion designer Daniel Kroh, who has long realised a sustainable vision. In an interview he talks about “100% handmade” clothes and why we can no longer afford “cheap”.

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Karl Albrecht , the co-founder of the discount store Aldi , has died . Together with his brother Theo , who died in 2010 , the two brothers will probably be remembered as the world ’ s most famous pair of siblings – the discount kings – by their customers . ... more...


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There is an online reader comment about the latest espionage scandal concerning the German intelligence service employee and alleged double agent that cuts to the quick of the matter : “ I can tell you that average Americans want good for all other peoples of the world . ” If this ... more...


25 Jun

Guest editorial by Professor Spiridon Paraskewopoulos

The non-existent German hegemony

The touchy question of whether Germany exerts a dominant hegemony over Europe is a breeding ground for prejudice . After the European elections , Scottish politician George Kerevan pronounced the winners to be not so much the British right-wing populist party UKIP but far more Angela Merkel and the “ German ... more...


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