Monthly Archives: April 2019

HB Reavis announces new CFO

Miklas, so far, has mostly been responsible for the non-real estate businesses of HB Reavis shareholder. He has a broad background in chief finance positions, for example, in one of Europe’s largest utility companies, RWE, in several countries including the UK, … Continue reading

Edinburgh St James welcomes Zara

The pre-let deal will see Zara take 3,400 sq m over three floors at Edinburgh St James; while Bershka, Stradivarius and Pull&Bear will take stores of 860 sq m, 560 sq m and 740 sq m respectively, all located within … Continue reading


By Ian Sanderson Described as “having gone mainstream”, outlet shopping in the UK and Europe is going from strength-to-strength. Despite strong competition from online shopping, 85% of UK retail sales, for example, still touch a physical store, according to Ed … Continue reading

McArthurGlen starts work on Europe’s largest living wall installation at Ashford Designer Outlet

Chichester-based company, Biotecture, will be designing, growing and installing the £1.5 million living wall, which will make McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Ashford one of the world’s greenest shopping centres. The thousands of plants required for the project – equating to the … Continue reading

Sonae Sierra avoids operating costs of 25 million euros in 2018 thanks to its sustainability measures

​Sonae Sierra’s financial and operational results in 2018 reveal its solid performance and the successful implementation of its strategy. Likewise, the company has demonstrated its capacity to creating shared value by addressing sustainability issues while getting good financial results. Sonae … Continue reading


Andrew Foulds, Portfolio Director at Redevco comments, “This has been one of the most challenging but rewarding projects many of the construction team have ever worked on. Years in the making, the people of Brighton and visitors to the city … Continue reading

FAR opens Saint Laurent Paris boutique and Boss boutique at Frankfurt Airport

The new shop, which spans 70 square metres, presents the French design house’s entire line of accessories. The focus is on the women’s handbags category. In addition, passengers from around the world can now find jewellery and textile accessories, such … Continue reading

Polish Council of Shopping Centres is strengthening its management

PCSC’s Board of management has introduced its newest members. Top experts in retail and specialized services are now a part of Council comprised of industry’s top professionals. The addition of new affiliates will not only alter work quality of the … Continue reading

VIA Outlets aiming to double its F&B offering

ACROSS: Which projects are in VIA Outlet’s pipeline right now? OTTO AMBAGTSHEER: Having acquired eleven centers since 2014, we are now focusing on remodeling, with five projects currently underway: We are doing remodeling works in four of our outlet centers, … Continue reading

Getting closer to the customers

In Barcelona, Ingka Centres has announced the appointment of Vasco Santos as Global Sales and Leasing Manager. Vasco will be responsible for implementing sales and leasing strategies for Ingka Centres new €5.8bn global investment. This will see it embarking on … Continue reading

And the 2019 European Shopping Centre Awards go to…

The atmosphere was full hope and suspense on April 10 at 5pm in the main room of the conference center at the Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I hotel. After all, the winners of the 2019 European Shopping Centre Awards were … Continue reading

“An arena to communicate with potential customers”

A big moment for Annelie Gullström, Head of Business Development at AMF Fastigheter, on April 11 at 11.40am in the main room of the conference center at the Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I in Barcelona. In this session, called “Mixing … Continue reading

Why buy when you can borrow?

A drill or a wireless lawnmower for £8.00 per day or maybe a badminton set for affordable £2.00 daily. Borrowing instead of buying is the motto of the “Library of Things”, the innovative store concept in Crystal Palace, South London, … Continue reading

Solid presentation

Every event needs a mesmerizing and professional presenter. At the ICSC European Conference & Exhibition on April 10 and 11, 2019, this responsible task was handled by leading consumer & shopper behavioralist Ken Hughes. And he mastered it with flying … Continue reading


The new store showcases both womenswear and menswear collections of the brand’s classic yet spirited American style. Designed by an in-house team, the space combines elements of collegiate sports with the great outdoors. Clad with planked wood wall paneling, it … Continue reading

SIGNA Sports United forges a strategic alliance with digital innovation leaders

The use of digital technologies in popular sports remains associated with large investments that clubs often find difficult to make. SIGNA Sports United is now undertaking a part of this investment in technology for athletic clubs. Starting immediately, OUTFITTER, a … Continue reading

Luca Faloni chooses Marylebone Village for its Flagship store in London

The brand opened a pop-up store last year at 107-108 Marylebone High Street and has now signed a 10-year lease on the 1,700 sq ft unit with the area’s landlord, The Howard de Walden Estate. Jenny Casebourne, Retail and Restaurant … Continue reading


The record letting is the largest new store to open at the shopping centre in the last 25 years. The opening also follows successful footfall growth above national benchmark for shopping centres throughout the country, with centre:mk reporting close to … Continue reading

The largest outlet currently under construction in Germany opened its first section in Selb

In the former kiln hall of the traditional Heinrich porcelain factory, a shopping world of around 5,000 sq m has now been created after 14 months of substantial renovation. However, the operators deliberately refrained from having a big opening ceremony, … Continue reading

Flagship store of in Galeria Młociny, Poland

„Our decision to lease a much larger space in Galeria Młociny is primarily due to the fact that we are constantly improving not only our offer but also forms of selling. In the latest location, we want to show our … Continue reading