Monthly Archives: April 2017

H&M group’s newest brand ARKET to launch first store on Regent Street

Its range will include ARKET’s own products as well as a selection of the best examples from other brands. ARKET will be the fifth store from the H&M group to open on the Street, alongside Weekday’s recently announced UK flagship, … Continue reading

Echo summarises the year of positive changes

The company successfully implemented the strategy of profitable growth and it is ready to establish long-term dividend policy. One of the major pillars of the profitable growth strategy is to accelerate the capital turnover. The results are proven by numbers. … Continue reading


On April 25, 2017, the biggest names in commercial property sector gathered at the Hilton Warsaw Hotel and Convention Center in Warsaw, Poland for The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) 42nd European Shopping Centre Awards. The awards, held immediately … Continue reading

Designer Outlets Wolfsburg start with third stage of expansion

“Since the opening of the first construction phase in December 2007, we have seen steady growth in visitor numbers and increasing sales every year and are also fully let. This means that we have the ideal prerequisites to start with … Continue reading


Telepizza’s take on iconic and original pizza recipes has earned a loyal fan base around the world, with the UK becoming its 20th market presence. The new store is located in the Food Court of Treaty Shopping Centre, Hounslow, and … Continue reading


  AXA Investment Managers Isabella Scemama Isabelle Scemama has been appointed CEO of AXA Investment Managers—Real Assets, and will also join the management board of AXA Investment Managers, replacing Pierre Vaquier, who is leaving the firm to pursue other interests. … Continue reading

Food Offering in the Mall of Switzerland

Trendy names in food and drink such as Joe & The Juice, WonderWaffel and SUC+ are just as much in evidence as the popular chains McDonald’s, Nooch and Desperados or small, classy gourmet offerings from the region. The Mall of … Continue reading

Halle Leipzig The Style Outlets celebrates its first anniversary and starts expansion works

Since its opening in April 2016, the first outlet centre in central Germany has welcomed more than one million visitors and has recently added important brands to its portfolio, such as Adidas, which recently opened a 727 sq m store, … Continue reading

Holymesh as Winner of the “First Store by Alexa” Competition

The clear winner: An online store with stylish clothing and accessory collections by Germany’s successful social influencers that wanted to expand its business offline. In the competition’s final jury meeting, “First Store by Alexa” in Berlin on March 17, the … Continue reading

Swiss Uniqueness

ACROSS: Please tell us about the Mall of Switzerland’s leisure offer. NIKOLAS LÖHR: The mall’s leisure area will encompass about 15,000 sq m. It will house a Pathé cinema with 2,200 seats and 12 screens, including the country’s largest Imax … Continue reading


International beauty and fragrance retailer L’Occitane en Provence and British jeweller and watchmaker Ernest Jones are to join the appealing line-up of fashion and lifestyle brands. Additionally, continental delicatessen Patisserie Valerie and British eatery Bill’s Restaurant will further boost The … Continue reading

Paradigm Shift in City Centers

Europe’s retail landscapes are facing a radical change. “Online retail” is the new old bugbear of city fathers and stationary retailers. International experts agree that metropolitan inner-city areas could be particularly hard hit in the future. How is the e-commerce … Continue reading

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The company presented its Smart Tracking analysis solution at EuroShop 2017 and received Gold in the Top Product Award for it. ACROSS asked Division Manager Bernd Albl and smart tracking expert Ludwig Rockinger some questions on the topic. ACROSS: In … Continue reading

Griffin Premium RE.. successfully debuts on Warsaw Stock Exchange

The share price at the opening of the trading session was PLN 5.70, translating into a market capitalization of Griffin Premium RE.. of PLN 890 million (about EUR 206 million). Dorota Wysokińska-Kuzdra, CEO of Griffin Premium RE.., commented: “We are … Continue reading

Restyling of the shopping center La Rotonda in Modena

The surgery required was aimed at implementing two policy points expressed by the client. The first, the desire to establish a new image through a facade facelift that celebrated the 25th anniversary of THE ROUND Commercial Centre, on the territory. … Continue reading

Driving an Urban Renaissance

By Bill Kistler This is an extraordinary time to be in the retail real estate industry. The “how and where” of the shopping experience is changing at a dizzying pace. The challenge of e-commerce to place-based retail has meant that … Continue reading

Iso Omena extension complete – the vivid retail and entertainment hub of Espoo

Iso Omena has over 100,000 sq m of gross leasable area, of which retail premises cover 88,000 sq m. With more than 200 different shops and services, Iso Omena is among Finland’s largest shopping centres. The end station of the … Continue reading

It Could Be Rosier…

The consulting firm stoffelzurich surveyed 248 experts from the shopping center and retail industries about what they expected over the next two to three years for the “4th Shopping Center Market Report Switzerland 2017.” The study’s forecasts show a bleak … Continue reading

“The Outlet Market Quickly Identifies Weak Projects”

Such changes are natural, especially since costumers go to outlet centers less frequently but spend much more time there and do more comprehensive shopping. ACROSS: What were the reasons for Neinver to begin business operations in Poland in 2000? Bożena … Continue reading

The Art of Keeping Ahead of Changing Consumer Habits

By Thomas Mark At a recent GCSC Center Management Forum, Manuel Jahn, the Head of Financial Services/Fashion and Lifestyle at GfK revealed some astonishing figures. Some 73% of consumers now consider an experience more important than owning something. 72% also … Continue reading