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Rituals first to open at Eindhoven redevelopment project

Redevco Netherlands delivered their first store in the redevelopment of the C&A department store building located on the 18 Septemberplein in the city of Eindhoven.

Hines secured new deals with top brands Hotel Chocolat, New Look and schuh Kids at The Centre, Livingston

Hines is the asset manager of The Centre, which is one of Scotland’s largest covered shopping centers, located in West Lothian.

JD Sports recently opened a 450-sq m store at huma Shoppingwelt

JD Sports provides clothing and shoes for a fashion and sports-oriented target group, including several multichannel services.

Multi Hungary unveils €17m refurbishment for Allee shopping centre in Budapest

Multi will upgrade and renovate the 46,700 sq m shopping centre, while enhancing the tenant mix, interior and exterior design and customer services.

About “Urban regeneration“

On January 27, 2020 the Premium Business Program of Christmasworld will be presenting future-oriented incentives for retailing and urban regeneration.

RFR Holding and SIGNA acquire Prime Portfolio from Allianz

The portfolio consists of two prime assets, the 'Opernplatz 2' at the entrance gate to Frankfurt's 'Goethestraße' shopping street and the 'Beursgallery' department store on Hoogstraat, Rotterdam's most frequented shopping mile.

McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Ashford marks the official opening of its £90 million expansion

On November 7, 2019 McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Ashford officially launched its 100,000sq. ft. expansion with a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by Peter Corr, Centre Manager, joined by Rt Hon Damian Green. The expansion strengthens the centre’s position as the South of England’s go-to destination for fashion, food and homeware, with over 130 premium brands, restaurants, cafes and guest experiences.

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Good Sign for the Spanish Retail Real Estate Market

“If we take a look at the commercial density figures, we find that Spain is below the European average – and even more so in relation to countries such as the USA, where the density is six times higher and the shopping center model is very different from the one in Spain.”

Maintaining and Increasing Portfolio Value

Retail parks continue to be sound investments.

Retail Remixed: Rethinking Spaces and Places

“Recent research carried out by Leisure Development Partners, in cooperation with Mapic, has shown that introducing a leisure concept into a retail space increases its footfall by up to 4 percent and the retail spend by up to 16 percent.”

French Shopping Centers at a Turning Point

“Even though the French population is still growing, it is clear that the country is now well covered.”

Cooperation or Confrontation

How can the various issues and problems that exist in retail and the real estate industry be solved in this day and age?

Development MORE

Russian city Perm is about to get its most modern mall

With Planeta Perm, MallTech as developer and Sonae Sierra as designer, are set to unlock a shopping center experience with 83,000 sq m GLA and 185 stores.

Highlighting the new

Innovative projects are introduced at Mapic in Cannes every year. This is no different in 2019. Here are a selected few of them.

A Look at Zagreb and Central Northern Croatia

Zagreb’s city center shopping malls need to be transformed into the pseudo living rooms of the Croatian capital. Conversely, shopping centers located on the outskirts of Zagreb have to be developed into supraregional shopping and entertainment destinations.

Encouraging the customer to return

Atrium European Real Estate’s strategy is to reposition its portfolio towards large, high quality dominant retail centers in prime urban locations and capital cities.

Why Not the Gray Belt?

Green Belt and brownfield are well-known terms. The time for proper consideration of the Gray Belt has arrived. Review of the Gray Belt would give us an opportunity to re-appraise how we use our precious land – and it would give retail park owners the financial imperative to become curators of experience.

Launch of Designer Outlet Cotswolds

The development is the first venture in the United Kingdom by outlet operating company ROS Retail Outlet Shopping.

Management MORE

The heartbeat of leisure ecosystems

Anticipating the needs and expectations of customers.

Spectacular launch of the Westfield brand

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield launches the Westfield brand across ten flagship destinations in Continental Europe with concerts by John Legend, Rita Ora, Aya Nakamura, and Kendji Girac.

The launch of „It’s All About Stories“

ECE and Pop up My Brand recently launched a new store concept at Limbecker Platz Essen, Germany. The themes of „It’s All About Stories“ rotate every two months. It is a platform for showcasing brands and presenting products.

“We Continuously Reinvent Ourselves”

What is the key to long-term success in retail real estate? Marcus Wild, CEO of SES Spar European Shopping Centers, knows the answer.

Meeting the rising expectations of consumers

According to Markus Bötsch, CSO of Jack Wolfskin, the availability of products across all channels is essential.

How shopping centers have evolved into omnichannel platforms

Digital Mall - find it online, buy it offline.

Investment MORE

Union Investment Special: Retail Parks

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

“We see ourselves as an active asset manager”

Union Investment currently counts 13 retail parks in its portfolio. Henrike Waldburg, Head of Investment Management Retail, and Roman Müller, Investment Manager Retail, explain how they manage their performance.

Retail Parks in Germany and Austria

Selected projects from the portfolio of Union Investment.

Where Are Retail Parks Heading?

At the beginning of October, Union Investment and ACROSS invited leading industry experts to Hamburg to discuss the present as well as the future of retail parks. The following is a brief review.

IMMOFINANZ turns net profit significantly positive with EUR 217.5 million in 2018

IMMOFINANZ significantly strengthened its earning power during the 2018 financial year:

Mitiska REIM Forms Joint Venture with Karuzela Holding

Mitiska REIM has recently announced a strategic partnership with Karuzela Holding. Under the terms of the agreement, the two companies will form a joint venture in Poland, and Mitiska REIM’s FRI 2 fund will acquire a 50% holding in two retail parks and two gallerias owned by Karuzela, comprising a total GLA of 35,600 sq m, and both parties will co-develop four additional projects, comprising a total GLA of approximately 60,000 sq m.

Retail MORE

Barcelona Cruise Port Terminals A & B Redesigned

After the opening of several Duty Frees at various airports worldwide, umdasch has expanded its reach to more cruise ports via Barcelona Cruise Port Terminals A & B. Work on the redesign has recently been completed.

News from Harrods Dining Hall

umdasch has unveiled the next phase of the Knightsbridge store renovation.

Online Retail or Stationary Retail: Neither One Can Live without the Other

When considering the future of retail, it often seems that there will only be one relevant market place: the Internet. Will online retailers really replace stationary retailers? Let’s take a look at current developments, with physical retailers who have focused on growing their businesses online now shifting back to growing their stationary presence. One might ask why. The reason is very simple: retailers, particularly those in the fashion industry, need to satisfy their customers’ demand for experience as well as convenience and choice, and that can best be delivered in a physical space. By Katharina von Schacky

Why buy when you can borrow?

The Sharing Economy is the internet generation’s latest trend. Bustling online portals like Airbnb and Uber show us every day that there is money to be made by “sharing instead of buying”. At the ICSC European Conference in Barcelona, the concept “Library of Things” shows that the sharing economy can also be an interesting approach for stationary retail.

Study from Deloitte | Global Powers of Retailing 2019

Deloitte’s latest “Global Powers of Retailing 2019” study has listed the 250 top-selling retail companies for the 22nd time.

Muji Expands into Switzerland – First store at Glattzentrum

The Muji retail chain, which is worth billions, is opening its first branch in Zurich next autumn.

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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.

The Future Began Yesterday

The technological challenges that brick-and-mortar retail faces – a deliberately critical scenario.

Always at your service!

Shopping centers gain their competitive edge with innovative support options that bind customers to them and motivates these customers to return.

“Every decision maker in the industry is interested in speaking with us”

The Norwegian Boostcom Group is a world-leading PropTech supplier for shopping centers. In an interview with ACROSS, CEO Peter Tonstad explains how he manages to reach up to 80% of mall visitors.

Everyone Needs to Be Aware of What is Happening, When, and Why

Dutch company Chainels' platform provides the tools that are necessary to reach and engage mall stakeholders.

Food & Beverage / Leisure MORE

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.

LONDON ON THE MENU FOR INTERNATIONAL FOOD AND BEVERAGE OPERATORS

Last year marked a record year for international food and beverage operators entering the London market, with 21 international concepts opening a debut site in the capital in 2018, according to research from international real estate advisor Savills. Furthermore, the firm notes that this momentum has continued into this year, with eight concepts already open and an additional 11 debut sites already in the committed pipeline.

ECE Modernizes Nova Eventis

The redesigning and upgrading of the shopping and experience center in Leipzig/Halle will be carried out at a cost of 40 million euros.

Basingstoke’s food and beverage appeal expands with arrival of new dining choices to Festival Place

A taste of Asia is coming to Basingstoke’s Festival Place with the arrival of not one, but two new f&b operators expanding the wide menu of dining choices at the region’s leading retail and leisure destination. Independent Japanese restaurant The Sushi Maki and Kokoro, offering a palatable menu of East Asian dishes, have both signed up to open at the 1.1 million sq ft shopping centre.

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A Look at Zagreb and Central Northern Croatia

Zagreb’s city center shopping malls need to be transformed into the pseudo living rooms of the Croatian capital. Conversely, shopping centers located on the outskirts of Zagreb have to be developed into supraregional shopping and entertainment destinations.

Global Retail Attractiveness Index Second Quarter 2019

The Union Investment index analyses the attractiveness of the top European markets. Retail property: GRAI index reveals encouraging signs for Germany, Ireland, Spain and Portugal.

European Retail in 2019

GfK study on key retail indicators: 2018 review and 2019 forecast

Study from Deloitte | Global Powers of Retailing 2019

Deloitte’s latest “Global Powers of Retailing 2019” study has listed the 250 top-selling retail companies for the 22nd time.

PWC: Customers Want Better Retail Service

According to a recent study by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), more and more Germans are returning to shops – where they often find a range of services with room for improvement.

Taking a closer look at the retail market of a relatively young capital

The ultimately 382-meters high “Abu Dhabi Plaza” in Astana is about to become the highest building in Central Asia. It also accommodates a shopping center, among many other things.