June 2016

It is important for retailers in shopping centers to offer state-of-the art payments. Payment methods and behaviors are changing. Prepaid cards are one of the shopping trends that meet the needs of modern consumers and they are becoming increasingly popular. The concept of gift cards is especially highly rated. For malls, they are a way to ensure customer loyalty by offering their own individualized gift cards. SIX Payment Services has issued its 1 millionth prepaid card and will continue to focus on them.

T1 Shopping Centre is one of the most dynamic developments in the Baltics as well as of the largest mall project in Tallinn, Estonia.

The Merdeka PNB 118 development was recently launched by Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, paving the way for a new icon on Kuala Lumpur’s skyline.

At Cushman & Wakefield, we are fortunate to have a client base broadly equally split between landlords and tenants; this position provides us with insight into both market trends and what both parties want in the real estate conversation.

Spar is entering a new era of price labeling with Umdasch Shopfitting. ESL.inclusive was initiated by Umdasch Shopfitting’s newest corporate division, viBIZ—Digital Shopfitting—developed together with Spar and Imagotag. Its first installation was launched in Spar’s store on the campus of the Vienna University of Economics and Business.

With an unrivalled digital offering, an annual footfall of 400 million and two thirds of the UK’s shopping population living within 45 minutes of one of our centers, intu’s scale means we don’t just see the big picture, we are the big picture.

IKEA Centres is IKEA Group’s global shopping center company. Together with IKEA stores and other tenants, IKEA Centres creates inspiring and family-friendly meeting places for many people. This autumn, the company will open two shopping centers in Europe, the first in Brescia, Italy, and the second in Bayonne, France.

Meeting point, family experience, lifestyle center, wow, more than shopping, dynamism, part of the community. Words, words, words… Believe it or not, all of them talk about leisure, but need to be organized and planned accordingly. How? Let’s discover together.

“FAN Mallorca Shopping,” Carrefour Property’s largest real estate project currently underway in Europe, opens in September.

The topic of “advertising associations in shopping centers” has gained considerable attention in recent weeks. According to the press, German shopping center operator ECE is about to renegotiate 10,000 leases in Germany. For legal reasons, it is replacing the existing “advertising associations” with “advertising councils.”

The EHI Retail Institute recently presented the German “Shopping Center Report 2016.” It reports that only four new projects will be completed this year. Revitalizations and neighborhoods centers currently prevail.

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