Monthly Archives: May 2016

A Samsung Store as a Reference

The Austrian firm Umdasch Shopfitting Group GmbH worked on the Samsung project together with the retail design agency Cheil in France. To ensure a perfect result, two teams sprang into action, continually visiting the ongoing construction site, taking exact measurements, … Continue reading

From Places to Experiences—Integrated Design by Storytelling

By Toni T. Jörgens Our modern society is deeply influenced by an explosion of media content such as original TV shows, food and friends on Instagram, and, more recently, in the form of (disappearing) snapshots, too. Entering a shopping center … Continue reading

Investments in Department Stores – Potential Tops Returns

By Christoph Meyer Today, most German citizens are department store experts. The vast majority of them say the stores are the dinosaurs of the retail trade and are in danger of extinction. It all used to be so different. For … Continue reading

Brands are continuing to expand

In 2016, CBRE expects to see the global economic recovery continue at a steady pace, with modestly improving growth in many mature markets. However, there are potential headwinds on the horizon: rising interest rates in the U.S., a depreciation of … Continue reading

“People experience the greatest dopamine release in the world there”

ACROSS: What can the participants expect from the Umdasch Shop Expedition from November 14 to 18, 2016, in Tokyo? CHRISTIAN MIKUNDA: This is already Umdasch Shopfitting’s fifth shop dramaturgy learning expedition in the Japanese capital. Let me explain briefly how … Continue reading

Poland’s outlet centers are facing a transformation

The total area of the 13 outlet centers currently operating in the Polish market is now more than 213,000 sq m. Over the next few years, the market will grow with the addition of new ones in the capital and … Continue reading

Shopping centers in Moscow will decrease

According to JLL preliminary estimates, the volume of new Moscow retail supply for 2015 is 7% lower YoY – it comes to 560,000 sq m (GLA). Even despite a record first quarter volume of completions in Moscow – about 250,000 … Continue reading

The secret to a successful loyalty program

By Ben Chesser However, recent technological advances have now made it possible to launch and run successful center-wide loyalty programs that include all tenants and that can be managed by a relatively small team. When run successfully, center-wide programs can … Continue reading

Egomania versus project success

By Walter Wiese Empathy is the basis for every low-conflict communication and case of successful cooperation. To quote Alfred Adler, founder of Individual Psychology: The secret of a good partnership is to empathize. Empathize. Empathize. When two people meet, different … Continue reading


Located in central Switzerland, just north of tourist hub Lucerne and with excellent access to transport connections, the Mall of Switzerland will offer more than 150 shops and restaurants, supplemented by several fun attractions, such as indoor surfing by Jochen … Continue reading

Outlet Shopping

In early February, a press release made the rounds in the industry. “Ares Management Real Estate Fund Acquires Two Designer Outlet Centers in France in Partnership with McArthurGlen,” was the title. Specifically, Resolution Property divested itself of objects in Troyes … Continue reading

For shoppers and tourists

  Zsar Outlet Village and Hurppu Horizon Centre, a luxury holiday resort, recently announced a partnership to develop tourist facilities and activities in Virolahti, South-Eastern Finland, by the Baltic Sea. The target is to attract Finnish, Russian, and Asian tourists to … Continue reading