July 2015

Carlos Romero is responsible for international expansion for the Spanish fashion chain El Ganso. In an interview with ACROSS, he explains that the first store in a city is usually opened in a high-street location. Only after that do they move into the mall, and by that they mean the local market leader.

Austria’s SCS was recently declared a 4-star shopping center. 20 of Unibail-Rodamco’s 73 malls now boast this certification related to quality of stay and service.

Gaining loyalty from shoppers continues to be a challenge, particularly when retailers within the mall are the primary contact point for your shoppers. That’s where customer engagement programs come in.

The economic recovery in Europe and the consistent expansion of its services business provides the Portuguese shopping center specialist Sonae Sierra with good figures.

GfK has carried out a comprehensive analysis of the European retail scene in 32 European countries. The study examines purchasing power, the retail share of the population’s total expenditures, inflation, sales area productivity as well as changes in retail due to eCommerce, as well as a turnover prognoses for 2015. The study will appear in the forthcoming edition of ACROSS Magazine, which will be published in June.

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