September 2015

Festive Christmas decorations and shopping centers are now inseparable. The creation of highly emotionally charged habitats adapted to the respective mall is central to the philosophy of First Christmas. A matter of views.

In an interview with ACROSS, John Coyne, the new Chief Executive of the British Council of Shopping Centers (BCSC), argues decisively for the relaxation of Sunday trading laws in the United Kingdom. His aim in general is for the industry to be even better heard by the government.

Many retailers do not have retail parks on their radar. The concentration principle Immofinanz is following with its Stop.Shop. chain will change all that. Nicolas Fernandez de Retana, the new Director Asset Management Retail Europe, explains how it works.

By opening architecturally outward, the Weberzeile fuses with downtown Ried. Total integration is the new shopping center’s motto. Patios, windows, and balconies provide communication between the users and the environment.

theleisureway is dedicated to the creation of leisure experiences in shopping centers. A case study carried out by the Spanish company shows how it optimizes malls’ leisure offers for children and raises visitor numbers.

There are many shopping centers named Riviera. Another not-too-small one – with approximately 100,000 sq m of GLA – will open next spring in Moscow.

The groundbreaking for the new Mölndal Galleria and the transformation of Mölndal’s city center took place on 27 August in a ceremony held on the construction site. The event was jointly organized by Citycon, NCC, Riksbyggen, and MölndalsBostäder, the four companies investing in the scheme.

When historians one day do a detached and objective analysis of the events that are taking place in Europe during this summer, they will certainly highlight the negative connotation of a multitude of occurrences already called the “perfect storm.”

Honestly, I don’t want to scare you. I enjoy writing this contribution for ACROSS magazine very much and I hope that some of the information and background that I provide on the foodservice market is useful, helps to guide you in your decisions, and provides some new direction on your projects.