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adidas expands the size of its store in London Designer Outlet Global sports brand adidas is set to greatly expand its store in London Designer Outlet, adopting its new design format which will be a firs...

Multi-managed polish shopping centres awarded safety certificate and ready to reopen

Six shopping centres managed by Multi Poland have been awarded with Bureau Veritas’ hygiene and safety label, SafeGuard. The SafeGuard certification designates a property that has met stringent sanitary requirements related to minimize the onsite risk of virus spread and is complying with best-in-class hygiene and safety protocols, ensuring a safe reopening of the shopping centres after the current partial lockdown.

NEINVER and Nuveen Real Estate open Amsterdam The Style Outlets, their first outlet centre in the Netherlands

The €110 million development, which creates approximately 600 direct jobs, is the first outlet centre in Greater Amsterdam. It opens with around 75% occupancy and a curated mix of brands, some of them debuting for the first time in the Dutch outlet market.

Westfield Mall of the Netherlands announces opening date March 18, 2021 and is 85% pre-let

Westfield last year launched ten centres in France, Sweden, Poland and Czech Republic and Westfield Mall of the Netherlands will be the eleventh in Continental Europe when it opens in March 18, 2021. The Mall is already 85% pre-let as another 21 new brands sign from Fashion, Food & Beverage and Outdoor categories join the new Westfield lifestyle destination.

Holland & Barrett sign to supplement retail offer at Angel Central, Islington

CBRE Global Investors has today announced the signing of leading health and wellbeing brand, Holland & Barrett, at Angel Central, London Borough of Islington.

HMSHost International brings shoppers food & beverage brands to Amsterdam The Style Outlets

HMSHost International and NEINVER are proud to open the first food & beverage stores at Amsterdam The Style Outlets, the newest shopping destination of the Netherlands. From today, shoppers will have the opportunity to enjoy Starbucks, Burger Federation and Pommes Frites while they shop, expanding HMSHost’s footprint in Outlet shopping and giving more opportunities for the company to demonstrate their hospitality strengths.

Wereldhave receives multiple recognitions for its CSR strategy

Wereldhave announces it has received multiple recognitions for various results of its CSR and sustainability program ‘A Better Tomorrow’, as well as approval for its future commitments.

Snipes introduces a unique store concept at Berlin shopping center Die Mitte, strengthening its strategic partnership with Nike

Mid-November 2020, the sneaker and streetwear retailer Snipes expanded its existing flagship store at Die Mitte at Berlin Alexanderplatz to a total of almost 300 sq m. In the increased rental space Snipes and its strategic partner Nike have implemented an exclusive concept that is unique in Germany.

Events

Ambiente, Christmasworld and Paperworld /// April 17 – 20, 2021 /// Frankfurt/Main, Germany The Ambiente, Christmasworld and Paperworld trade fairs will be held as a joint event under the name International Consumer Goods Show – S...

Opinion MORE

Seeking Alternatives

“We remember the impact food trucks have had. Those ideas can be developed further.” | By Chris Igwe

Bringing Life Back to Our High Streets

“Kicking the addiction to yesterday’s retail to attract crowds back again.” | By Ibrahim Ibrahim

Five themes for the successful shopping mall management

At HyperIn our mission is to offer the leading retail real estate management platform for connecting digital and physical consumer journeys. We truly believe that shopping destinations will also in future be lively places for consumers to visit and get inspired. However, this requires that landlords will be able to deliver all these experiences in a convenient way, like it is expected in 2020.

The mall as a platform

The best shopping centers must be underpinned by a technology platform powered by high density, connected technology infrastructure, technology services and real-time, actionable shopper data, delivering a highly personalized experience for how shoppers want to engage with the destination. It must be an online to offline to online journey and it should be continuous not just at a few key times a year.

Sustainability and shopper behavior: second hand and vintage clothing gain popularity

“Several shopping centers have already established second-hand item exchange days for their shoppers. Malls are perfect locations for such activities, and the opportunities go beyond leasing floor space to second-hand stores.”

Moving the Retail Industry Forward

“It will be important for retailers – particularly smaller retailers that do not have their own online platforms – to be connected to a larger, joint partnership-oriented platform and to utilize their own stores as warehouses as well to make deliveries to buyers from the stores.”

Development MORE

Projects & Openings International

The shopping center and management division of Abu Dhabi-based Lulu Group International, Line Investments & Property LLC, boasts a portfolio of malls through the Gulf and India. +++ TribecaCity in Mauritius continues to rise up out of the ground, with good progress being made on the scheme’s basement levels. Benoy is delivering architecture, interior design and master planning for the 150,000 sq m project. +++ The Netherlands-based design firm MVRDV has released details about Glass Mural in Detroit, USA.

Projects & Openings Europe

The opening of the largest inner-city regeneration project in Rotterdam in recent years, Forum Rotterdam, took place on September 24, 2020, with a small gathering and in full compliance with the current Covid-19 guidelines +++ Recently, the refurbishment of TresAguas has completed in the Madrid district of Alcorcón +++ Over the last few decades, Atrium Ljungberg has redeveloped Sickla, a suburb of Stockholm, from an industrial estate into a vibrant, living city district

“The Future Will Be All About Technology-based Convenience”

Revitalization is absolutely essential when it comes to aligning retail locations with the “new normal”, emphasizes Christine Hager, Managing Director / Head of Shopping Center Asset Management at redos, in an interview with ACROSS.

Amsterdam The Style Outlets to open in time for the Christmas Shopping Season

Eduardo Ceballos, Asset Management Director Southern Europe & the Netherlands at Neinver, emphasizes the need for an outlet center in the economic heart of the Netherlands. Amsterdam The Style Outlets, which will open on November 26, 2020, will satisfy the need with an upscale proposition.

Sustainable Solutions in Shopfitting: Refilling is Booming

umdasch has developed an innovative “Liquid Dispenser” refilling system for Ecover for British supermarket chain Sainsbury’s.

“There will always be another Christmas”

Since the beginning of the year, Frank Pöstges-Pragal has been the Managing Director of the Hamburg-based First Christmas company, which is specialized in Christmas and holiday decorations. ACROSS talked with him about the challenges of the year 2020 and why Christmas can always provide a certain level of comfort, even in times of crisis.

Management MORE

Five themes for the successful shopping mall management

At HyperIn our mission is to offer the leading retail real estate management platform for connecting digital and physical consumer journeys. We truly believe that shopping destinations will also in future be lively places for consumers to visit and get inspired. However, this requires that landlords will be able to deliver all these experiences in a convenient way, like it is expected in 2020.

The mall as a platform

The best shopping centers must be underpinned by a technology platform powered by high density, connected technology infrastructure, technology services and real-time, actionable shopper data, delivering a highly personalized experience for how shoppers want to engage with the destination. It must be an online to offline to online journey and it should be continuous not just at a few key times a year.

Sustainable Solutions in Shopfitting: Refilling is Booming

umdasch has developed an innovative “Liquid Dispenser” refilling system for Ecover for British supermarket chain Sainsbury’s.

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“There will always be another Christmas”

Since the beginning of the year, Frank Pöstges-Pragal has been the Managing Director of the Hamburg-based First Christmas company, which is specialized in Christmas and holiday decorations. ACROSS talked with him about the challenges of the year 2020 and why Christmas can always provide a certain level of comfort, even in times of crisis.

The return to Cannes is planned for 2021

This year’s Mapic will take place in the digital realm. Entitled "Embracing collaborative retail: ready to change the rules?" its conference program has been adapted to fit our new reality, says Director Nathalie Depetro.

Investment MORE

Stricter financing conditions for retail properties

Business closures and rent losses in the coronavirus crisis have made banks even more cautious about retail properties and shopping centers. In the case of refinancing, portfolio holders have to calculate with higher interest rates and additional equity.

Ingka Centres Acquires Kings Mall in London

Following its transformation, the scheme will be the first mixed-use object in a downtown location, anchored by an IKEA city store, in the United Kingdom.

Upgrading the existing portfolio

Ingka Centres’ €7.3 billion investment to transform its business remains on track – with particular emphasis on sustainability and innovation.

Investment News

Allianz Real Estate Refinances a 300-million-euro Acquisition +++ Investment in Hallplatz-Galerie in Zweibrücken +++ Investika purchased Galerie Butovice

“Shopping center yields have reached levels of 6.75 to 7.25% in Bucharest”

The most active real estate investors in Romania came from Europe – up until 10 years ago. Today, investors from South Africa and Singapore play a vital role, says Liviu Tudor, Founder and President of the Romanian Association of Building Owners (Rabo).

Union Investment Special: Retail Parks

Hidden Stars: Why retail parks become increasingly popular among investors, developers, and customers.

Retail MORE

The urgency of getting «localism-on-steroids»

Many on the European continent seem to think that we live in a free world, underpinned by free market economics, and that our comparative wealth is unassailable. But the market that we now operate in is anything but free. Retail is perhaps the sector in which this is most searingly obvious. It all boils down to this: Between which entities should money flow take place? The trick must surely be to ensure that the money flow stays here. But how do you compete with global e-commerce?

Trend Accelerator Corona: The New Normality

What kind of experience are consumers looking for today? How important is the digital world? Is sustainability still relevant?

ACROSS Retail Talks focus on the outlet center industry

The online event was dedicated to the Covid-19-related question: European Outlets–back to normal? A large and prominent expert audience followed the discussion.

DIY is trendy: “Kreativmarkt Hamburg” opens at Quarree Wandsbek

Even though many things are changing in times of corona, the renovation of Quarree Wandsbek in Hamburg continues and even big stores with more than 800 sq m have reopened. Their product ranges already expanded, as “Kreativmarkt Hamburg” signed its new lease agreement in the middle of the crisis.

Successful premiere of the ACROSS Retail Talks Online

Five points emerged at this event that focused on the problems of lease payments in connection with Covid-19. A large and very prominent expert audience followed this online discussion closely.

More courage, more creativity

Corona is rapidly changing the world of retail. Shopping centers also experience these changes. Operators and tenants are facing far-reaching changes. Especially the severely affected fashion industry will accelerate these changes.

Proptech MORE

The mall as a platform

The best shopping centers must be underpinned by a technology platform powered by high density, connected technology infrastructure, technology services and real-time, actionable shopper data, delivering a highly personalized experience for how shoppers want to engage with the destination. It must be an online to offline to online journey and it should be continuous not just at a few key times a year.

Sustainability and shopper behavior: second hand and vintage clothing gain popularity

“Several shopping centers have already established second-hand item exchange days for their shoppers. Malls are perfect locations for such activities, and the opportunities go beyond leasing floor space to second-hand stores.”

Keep calm and carry on, just not as before

The Covid-19 pandemic will cause lasting change in the way that we live, work, play, and particularly in the way we shop.

“The industry has finally woken up and takes digitalization more seriously”

The importance of multichannel communication between mall management, tenants and consumers has become clearer to everyone during the isolation, says Hannu Käki VP, Business Development at HyperIn, in his interview.

Westfield London Launched the First AI-Powered Store

“The Trending Store” tracked more than 400,000 early adopters and innovators from 150 countries and 1,000 cities from across the globe in an effort to identify the next big trends. Garments and accessories were then stocked based on items that were trending in real time across social media.

Alexa Responds at Romaest

A Rome-based shopping center has become the first in Italy to install Amazon's cloud-based voice service.

Food & Beverage / Leisure MORE

Creating magnetic customer appeal and next-generation anchors

In recent years, F&B has been hailed as the retail-centric development equivalent of a knight in shining armor; an offer that cannot be replicated online, that delivers customers an experience worth seeking-out and returning to time and again. The onset and impact of Covid-19 highlights the importance of a successful F&B strategy and the development of appealing F&B destinations that respond to how the customer of the future will shop day and night, and how mixed-use places are stitched together.

Leisure as the last opportunity for malls to become lifestyle destinations

The reign of retail is over. The Covid-19 crisis is not a black swan for the shopping mall industry.

Bringing Local Flavors to the Plate

The perks of traveling: enjoying the tastes of your holiday destination, and, upon return, devouring your favorite dishes from home at the airport. HMSHost International currently operates in 19 countries around the globe. Although our company has an international scope, we have never lost sight of local culture and cuisine, which has allowed us to think globally and act locally. As a result, alongside leading international brands, local concepts and restaurants can be found at the airports, shopping centers, and train stations in which we operate.

Listen to the people, it’s music!

The game has changed for a variety of real estate developments.

Leisure: Surpassing Emotional Expectations

“There is no better marketing strategy than making people feel good.”

TRECK: the new high-speed food brand at Dutch stations

The Broodzaak locations at the Amersfoort, Haarlem and Leiden train stations will be the first to be converted to the new brand at the end of May. In about one and a half years, all Broodzaak stores will have been replaced by TRECK. Alongside an expanded variety in the F&B assortment, guests of TRECK can continue on t heir journey faster thanks to the addition of self-scan checkouts. Current employees of Broodzaak will continue to work for the new brand, with intensive training during the transition.

Studies & Reports MORE

Footfall-Anchors Post Corona – 5 Propositions for the New Future of Retail

“Covid-19 is the biggest challenge of our time and it affects the retail sector as well as the retail real estate market. With the study Footfall Anchors Post Corona–5 Propositions for the New Future of Retail, we discuss the current situation for retailers, investors, project developers, and municipalities on a broad scale. In collaboration with renowned experts we discuss the new future of retail, the real estate industry, and subsegments of the retail real estate sector. The result is a comprehensive documentation of the status quo regarding the situation of retail asset class.” - Angelus Bernreuther, Head of Investor Relationship Management at Kaufland Germany.

Yet another hurdle cleared

Modern retail stock in Romania will exceed the 4 million sq m threshold by the end of the year. Several openings were postponed due to Covid-19.

Poland: A review of historic months

Almost 90,000 sq m of new retail space was delivered to Polish market in the second quarter of 2020. Footfall amounted to approximately 80% of last year’s due to the pandemic.

Drastic sales losses in Swiss malls

Malls in Switzerland are currently losing 39 million Swiss francs in revenue per day.

Impact of COVID-19 on the Czech Republic’s retail sector

The corona virus pandemic and the related measures represent an entirely new and unexpected situation for the entire real estate market, with a global scope and a major local impact on everyone. According to Cushman & Wakefield Czech Republic, retail is one of the most affected sectors, yet it should also play a pivotal role in re-starting the economy.

29.7 million euros gross lost revenue per day in Austria

Standort + Markt recently published a first estimate regarding the anticipated daily loss of revenue of shopping places in Austria due to the corona shutdown. Its results provide solid guidelines for the European retail real estate market in general.