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February 2017

Mipim, which takes place in Cannes from March 14 to 19, will once again feature exciting retail real estate developments. Here is a selection of shopping centers and projects with retail components.

In order to provide the retail and leisure industry with guidance and insight to navigate the opportunity posed by F&B, the ICSC commissioned JLL to carry out a global study. It should provide a holistic, 360-degree view of the current landscape, challenges, risks, opportunities, and future outlook for foodservice within the shopping center space.

“Wining, Dining, Shopping” is Wein & Co’s unique concept. The Austrian Wine Merchant recently opened its unusual flagship store in the heart of downtown Vienna.

Hines has secured leading international fashion retailer Primark as the anchor tenant for its mixed-use development in Berlin.

Poland has been a free market economy for nearly 30 years and in that time, the retail landscape has been completely transformed. This is perhaps most apparent when it comes to the way we shop.

More than half of consumers in some European countries shop both online and offline. For example, German and Dutch omni-channel shoppers are responsible for more than two-thirds of total retail turnover (source: GfK non-food consumer panel).

So, we have arrived in 2017, the world is changing again and this year promises to be one of the most “interesting” for a long, long time.

BNP Parisbas Real Estate recently published “At a glance: UK shopping center & out of town retail market, December 2016.” One of the headlines is that investment volumes fell by around a third compared to 2015 for both the retail warehousing and shopping center markets.

Designed by Chapman Taylor’s Madrid studio, Mall of Qatar has officially opened its doors to the public after its soft opening on December 10, 2016.

How retail technology and increasing digitalization are changing retail and the shopping center industry.