D – The last issue of eppi magazine in the year 2018 is out on December 5. The 82-page issue presents product novelties and trends of the coming season and concentrates on a detailed review of the promotional products year 2018. Furthermore, in the Industry Monitor promotional products experts express their impressions of the past business year and address the present market trends. Thanks to the in most cases stable turnover development, the majority of the interview partners were satisfied with the current economic situation. In addition to the growing e-commerce market, the most frequently discussed topics include the GDPR that came into effect in May as well as the widespread lack of skilled workers and the new trade fair alliance comprising of the PSI Show, PromoTex and viscom. Furthermore, the promotional products market was characterised by the growing demand for sustainable products.