Monthly Archives: November 2017


The shopping center industry has discovered a new trend. “Food and beverage” is the magic phrase developers and operators are currently parading around like some sacred monstrance. The global food and beverage (F&B) market has seen continuous growth rates in … Continue reading

How an Appetite for Food Courts Can Drive Shopping Center Spending

By Jorge Morgadinho Innovation in shopping centers is no longer optional—it is compulsory for operators and developers. As consumers demand fresh experiences and leisure options from their shopping center outings, the transformation of food and beverage (F&B) areas into key … Continue reading

Increased appetite in Sweden

The need to increase the food and beverage offer within the commercial sector has become the hot topic among a series of seminars and panel discussions throughout the year, as landlords look towards creating leisure spaces to increase dwell time … Continue reading


By Jonathan Doughty Service has never been more important, especially in this decade of “experience” seekers. Without going into too much detail, the “full service” circle works because it constantly improves on the service guests receive and the products they … Continue reading

HMSHost International Enters the Outlet Center Segment

This move to outlet centers is HMSHost’s next strategic step beyond its operations at airports and railway stations. At 46,700 sq m, Designer Outlet Roermond is the biggest outlet in Northern Europe and the most successful designer outlet center in … Continue reading

“Eating is the new shopping”

ACROSS: HMSHost International has clear ambitions for growth, right? WALTER SEIB: Yes, we pursued this at airports before moving into railway stations. Now designer outlet shopping centers are the focus of our next strategic move and we are thrilled to … Continue reading

MAPIC SPECIAL: Notable Distinction

Au fil de l’Eau Verviers, Belgien Stand R7.M11 Located near the German and Dutch borders, “Au fil de l’Eau” in Verviers, Belgium has a cross-border catchment area. It will animate the heart of one of the most important cities in … Continue reading

Parndorf Fashion Outlet — More Frequency with Style

If you stroll through Fashion Outlet Parndorf in eastern Austria today, you’ll already have a lasting impression of its ambitious expansion plans. The outlet is characterized by stunning Art Nouveau elements on the mall’s façade, replicas of the golden Vienna … Continue reading

Retail Parks and Digitalization: Evolution or Revolution?

By Moritz Felix Lück Digitalization is by no means a new topic. Strictly speaking, it began when computers entered into economic life. You should always keep this in mind if you feel like a person running from modernity. The economy’s … Continue reading

Ready for Cannes

ACROSS: Congratulations on your appointment. What is your first impression of your new position at Neinver? BARBARA SOMOGYIOVA: The first weeks have been marvellous and challenging at the same time. Marvellous because I started working with our four regional leasing … Continue reading

Embracing the Winds of Change

By Bill Kistler Recent hurricanes may challenge the conviction of even ardent climate change deniers. Looking at the retail real estate sector, some analysts have concluded that the forces disrupting our industry represent a proverbial “perfect storm.” Thankfully, the storm … Continue reading

Prague The Style Outlets prepares its grand opening for April 26, 2018

The scheme’s refurbishment is underway to create the ultimate shopping destination for this affluent, cosmopolitan city. It will offer the best of Prague’s shopping districts in one place: the architecture of the old city shopping streets mixed with the atmosphere … Continue reading

Poland – Time for Advanced Outlet Ideas

By Brendon O’Reilly The next several years will be challenging for all market players, however, as new key trends shaping the outlet experience in Western Europe aggressively affect the country. Whether the market is already saturated—with 14 outlet centers delivered … Continue reading

Place changers

My father used to shop. He liked it and I liked to be with him, so I shopped too. Boring shopping, usually: down to the Saturday market in the square, fruit and veg stalls in clusters, and even more boring … Continue reading

Austrian top model Larissa Marolt continues testimonial role for the Freeport Fashion Outlet

The fashion-conscious actress has already taken part in a photo shoot for the new campaign with a stylish ambience created last Saturday by top photographer Stephan Huger. Inspired by redevelopment of the Freeport Fashion Outlet in Vienna Art Nouveau, the … Continue reading


A long-term investor, Immochan has now acquired Altarea Commerce’s stake in Promenade de Flandre. This Retail Park is located in the petit Menin urban development area whose developer is Immochan France. In 2005, Immochan and Altarea formed the SCI du … Continue reading

First Store winner HOLYMESH Opening

The partners of HOLYMESH are the most famous YouTube-Stars in Germany. The entire store becomes an influencer space and is also a stage, for example during autograph sessions or live streams. For the opening of the shop, iBlali is announced, … Continue reading

Rituals Cosmetics makes a grand entrance with the first Premium Boutique outside London

Located close to Hobbs, Jo Malone and MAC, the 1620 sq ft boutique will launch late November, adding to Grand Central’s established premium offer. The new Rituals Cosmetics premium boutique will feature the brand’s extensive collection of bath, body and … Continue reading