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Vedes hopes to increase sales with strong online business

Vedes hopes to increase sales with strong online business

Business performance to date is encouraging, reported CEO thomas martz in nurnberg on friday.

By the end of may – well before the important christmas season – sales of toys in the 1150 vedes member stores had reached the previous year’s level. Handlers have since been ordering heavily after weak demand at the end of 2012.

With its entry into online retailing, the vedes group is responding to the growing importance of internet business in the toy trade, according to sales director achim wenger. 20 to 25 percent of the industry’s sales are now made online.

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Tcb teams satisfied with season

Tcb teams satisfied with season

The men’s team of TC bamberg ended its season in the bayernliga nord with a 9:0 victory over the second team of TC amberg at schanzl. Six victories from seven matches, great matches at a high level and many beautiful moments were experienced by the spectators in the past season.

Only the profit group of the 1. FC nurnberg proved to be a bit too savvy and prevented the championship title from being won. The FCN is a bundesliga team in terms of its budget and general conditions, and has been allowed to return there directly. However, the second place in the table still leaves a small hope for a return of the TC bamberg to the regional league. After two years in the midfield and two years in the regional league before that, the team’s development is clearly pointing upward.

This is mainly due to the clever selection of personnel. With antonin stepanek and jara vondrasek we were able to sign up two outstanding team players. In addition to their playful class, they contributed by their character strong mabgeblich to success.

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Vegan christmas markets – also a trend in bavaria

Vegan christmas markets - also a trend in bavaria

"What are puff-puff mushrooms??", asks a customer. "The beans there, what is that?", asks the next. Sometimes there is still a need for clarification with "african cuisine", a stand with vegan specialties at the winter-tollwood in munich. Jacquelin reizammer patiently explains the dishes: "beans with mousse." "Sharp?" "'N bit." Reizammer's stand is part of the vegetarian-vegan "dining room. The alternative christmas market winter-tollwood offers vegans, vegetarians and curious meat eaters gastronomic alternatives to bratwurst and christmas goose for the third time. In the meantime, there are also several purely vegan christmas markets in germany, for example in aschaffenburg and wurzburg in bavaria.

"This is in any case a trend and every year more and more", says wiebke unger, spokeswoman for proveg, the former vegetarian association of germany. There will be 15 purely vegan markets this year, compared to ten the year before. The demand is high, and the offer at the markets is a way to draw attention to animal-free food "and to try out new things in a convivial atmosphere". "Showmen always react very early to trends", also says albert ritter, president of the german association of exhibitors. This is also the case with the vegan and organic sectors. At least one vegan or vegetarian stand is now represented at every christmas market. According to ritter, food will be offered first and foremost, but clothing will also be on the increase.

Like in lower franconia: the "alternative christmas market in wurzburg, vegan, fair and sustainable products attract visitors for the second time already. To the organizers of the "vegan wurzburg" association it concerns thereby however least around the vegane meal. Because: "being vegan is a way of life. It has something to do with respect, tolerance and compassion. The most important thing is that everyone is doing well. And we also try to convey this at our christmas market", said association chairman oliver volkmuth.