May 2018

According to Adam Pearce, Managing Partner at Kintyre, the currently inflated investment market for retail assets is not substantiated by the underlying trading environment for traditional brick-and-mortar retailers.

The “Freeport Outlets” have become “Affinity Outlets”, “Puerto Venecia” is now called “intu Puerto Venecia”. These are just two current examples that show that retail properties are regularly rebranding themselves.

Those who want to exploit successful Food & Beverage (F&B) locations at high traffic locations would do well to immerse themselves in the needs of the guests. This statement may seem obvious, but it’s really not that simple.

FRANCE: The new Prado opened in Marseille –
UNITED KINGDOM: Axiom shopping and entertainment development in West Yorkshire –
BELGIUM: Les Bastions in Tournai opened its doors to the public. –
GERMANY: Hansa Center –
POLAND: Janki –
AUSTRIA: Murpark –
SERBIA: Stop Shop Požarevac and Vršac –
UKRAINE Rive Gauche.

The warm Cypriot sun is shining brightly on the Mediterranean island’s ambitious shopping, leisure, and dining development – Nicosia Mall – which will open its doors to visitors in November of this year.

Department stores are a key part of the retail mix in Europe. With bleak news about the sector blowing across the Atlantic, we thought it was time to take a close look at just how things were faring here in Europe. ICSC’s research has uncovered both shared challenges and fundamental differences.

With the advent of e-commerce, stores are being used by retailers to differentiate themselves from e-commerce platforms, providing shopping experiences that cannot be reproduced at home.

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