Monthly Archives: February 2017

Mipim: Pulling Back the Curtain

  Christiansholm Christiansholm is a uniquely located island in the heart of Copenhagen’s waterfront. Today, it contains old industrial warehouses. The project’s vision is to create a series of new spaces for informal, public functions such as shops, an event … Continue reading

The Successful Integration of Food & Beverage into Shopping Centers

  Bill Kistler, ICSC Executive Vice President & Managing Director – EMEA: “The future for the foodservice sector is bright, but as it grows, so does the need to apply greater rigor and science when planning and executing foodservice strategies.” … Continue reading

Dine and Drink with the Gods

Its shops are the go-to address for Austria’s wine lovers. Wine & Co offers its fans top, selected, national and international wines at around 20 shops throughout the country. The shops also offer plenty of culinary delight as well. The … Continue reading

Projects & Openings Europe

GERMANY ZOOM The Irish clothing retailer has leased 6,500 of the 11,400 sq of retail space at Zoom located in the City West quarter between the Zoo railway station and Kurfürstendamm. The scheme will be completed in 2018. Primark has … Continue reading

Still enormous potential in Poland

By Paul Kusmierz Before 1989 there wasn’t a single shopping center in Poland, whereas now, there are close to 500 offering over 13 million sq m of retail space—and these numbers continue to grow each year. In 2016, 463,000 sq … Continue reading

The shopping center business’s “new normal”: Is it security?

I see the need for a change in the retail and shopping center industries. There is no clear action on this today and on how to tackle retail security’s “new normal.” Who takes responsibility for ensuring a safe and secure … Continue reading


An expert article from GfK Geomarketing Germany. By Christian Heller and Verena Kugler Furthermore, omni-channel consumers spend on average almost twice as much annually on the fashion and lifestyle segment as purely offline consumers. Modern shoppers are online 24/7 and … Continue reading


BY JONATHAN DOUGHTY I am going to avoid completely any political comment, as I cannot even begin to imagine how things will play out given the first four weeks of the year. I enjoy writing for ACROSS, which has established … Continue reading

Clearly weakened indicators of investment

The UK economy continues to defy negative post-Brexit expectations, with strong consumer spending remaining the driving force behind growth. As expected, with the pound devaluing by around 12% against the dollar, strong export expansion was also behind 0.5% GDP growth … Continue reading

Projects & Openings International

QATAR Mall of Qatar The 500,000-sq-m building features 500 shops, including more than 100 food and beverage restaurants, a 19-screen theater complex, 7,000 underground and surface parking spaces, and a five-star, 200-bedroom hotel operated by Curio, a collection by Hilton. … Continue reading

22 Centers Identified as Prime Examples of the Growing Trend of Retail Placemaking

CBRE recently released a new report defining retail’s role in the growing trend of placemaking, as retail centers across the globe strive to create environments that attract shoppers and keep them returning amid the expanding culture of online shopping. The … Continue reading

Widespread good performance of Portugal’s retail property market

BY GUSTAVO CASTRO The period during which the country was receiving assistance from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was the hardest the country’s retail market has ever had to cope with. It brought a steep fall in consumption expenditure between … Continue reading

Balfin Group Brings Spar International to Albania

SPAR officially announced a new partnership with the Balfin Group at the opening of its first hypermarkets in Albania. The two largest food stores in the country opened on October 6, 2016 under the Interspar brand: 7,200 sq m in … Continue reading

Digital Retail

The news hit the retail scene like a bomb. Since Amazon opened its new bricks-and-mortar shop “Amazon Go” in Seattle last year, international analysts have been dreaming of the retail store of the future. The technology giant promises that you … Continue reading

Virtual Reality as an Absolute Reality with a New Christmas Experience

Christmas shoppers at intu Victoria Centre in Nottingham could step from a winter log cabin in the shopping center into a virtual reality winter wonderland, where they could decorate a Christmas tree and share their creations with friends and family … Continue reading