June 2017

Il Centro in Milan, Bonarka City Center in Krakow, and Westfield in London stand out from the mass of European malls, says Árpád Török, CEO of TriGranit. The latter in particular because of its focus on virtual reality.

Many criteria must be fulfilled for a shopping center to function nowadays. The experts on ACROSS’s Advisory Board responded to a survey about criteria for success and named their favorite malls.

Eperia, Slovakia | Meadowhall, United Kingdom | Shopping Center on Kashirskoye Highway, Russia | Hoog Catharijne, Netherlands | Überseequartier, Germany | Tunsgate Quarter, United Kingdom | Kaufpark Eiche, Germany | Agora Budapest, Hungary

The history of counting customer frequency appears to lead to blanket Wi-Fi coverage. This makes it all the more surprising that coherent Wi-Fi strategies are still the exception rather than the rule among German retailers.

Xuzhou Suning Plaza recently opened its doors. The new shopping center reflects the growth of international retail in second- and third-tier Chinese cities.

Fashion brands lead the pureplay-to-omnichannel transition as the role of physical stores in the UK evolves.

While digitalization is a central topic in all economic sectors, its impact can best be observed in the retail sector.

The company reports that the continuous increase in purchasing power in the region underpins the investment case in general and that for its acquisitions of Galleria Burgas and Galleria Stara Zagora in particular.

For Marcel Kokkeel, CEO of Citycon, the future lies in the “perfect match” between commerce and communities.

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