Monthly Archives: June 2020

Reopening plans for London Designer Outlet and Wembley Park Retail unveiled

The 265,000 sq ft largely outdoor outlet centre is managed by Realm, the UK’s specialist outlet operator, and is part of Wembley Park, the £3bn transformation site by Quintain surrounding the world-famous National Stadium. At London Designer Outlet, Quintain and … Continue reading

Neinver certifies all its centres against Covid-19

Neinver, a leading investor, developer and operator in the European outlet centre industry and the largest operator in Spain and Poland, is certifying the Covid-19 hygiene and safety protocols and procedures implemented in the 20 centres it manages in five … Continue reading

Group led by ex-chairman Bauer acquires restaurant business

In a joint effort with international partners and investors, Mario C. Bauer wants to return the struggling brand Vapiano to a successful course. Their bid for the listed company, which had to go into insolvency at the end of March, … Continue reading

ACROSS RETAIL TALKS Online, June 24, 5pm (CET)

A new and exciting edition of the ACROSS RETAIL TALKS Online lies ahead. This time, it’s all about the European outlet scene. How were outlets affected by the crisis? What about the reopening of the centers? Were specific locations affected … Continue reading

“Expo Real Hybrid Summit” on October 14 and 15, 2020

This year, Expo Real’s motto is “Expo Real Hybrid Summit – hybrid conference for real estate and investments” and it will provide a physical as well as a virtual venue for the real estate industry. Messe München develops this format, … Continue reading

Boostcom Group Strengthens World-Leading Shopping Centre Industry Position – Announces 4 New Global Managers

“I am very proud to present the new additions to our global management team. Covid-19 has put shopping centres and their tenants in challenging positions. As consumers are now gradually coming back to shop again in our operating markets, we … Continue reading

Hines Unveils ‘The Trinity Quarter’ Plans For Copenhagen’s Købmagergade

The historic buildings on Copenhagen’s Købmagergade, one of the city’s main shopping streets, are being transformed into a mixed-use redevelopment of new retail and a 243-room boutique hotel by innovative hotel company 25hours hotels. The project will create a new … Continue reading

Berlin: Signa presents revised concept for Karstadt am Hermannplatz

“In the past twelve months, we’ve made use of a great deal of feedback from residents, politicians and experts to further sharpen our vision and adapt it to local needs,” says Timo Herzberg, CEO SIGNA Real Estate Germany. “Our declared … Continue reading

Gary Burrows named the Managing Director of fitforcommerce malls & meeting places practice

Gary Burrows joins FitForCommece with over 30 years of experience in developing, operating, and facilitating large-scale mixed-use real estate and retail investments. Gary will lead the FitForCommerce Malls & Meeting Place consulting practice globally. An expert in Place-making Methodology, Gary … Continue reading

NEINVER reopens 100% of its outlet portfolio in Europe

NEINVER closed in March the 16 outlet centres it operates in five European countries, while the 4 retail and leisure parks located in Spain and Poland remained partly opened to allow essential businesses to operate. The German centres were the … Continue reading

“Happy” loyalty program receives “Golden Award” in Athens

Balfin’s innovative loyalty program was distinguished due to exceptional communication mechanisms between the brand and the consumer, that lead to driving brand loyalty.  In Loyalty awards 2020, organized by Boussias Communications in Athens, Greece, the best ongoing customer loyalty projects … Continue reading

Sustainability is the new business model: Jesper Brodin, CEO, Ingka Group

While the current unprecedented Coronavirus pandemic has changed the way people live and work, the climate crisis could have a much larger impact on people’s health and economy. Just like the pandemic, the climate crisis respects no borders and impacts … Continue reading

McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Málaga: Back to the “new” normality

Now that it is possible to meet again and spend time together, McArthurGlen is looking towards a “new” normality where one can shop with family and friends with the assurance that all the essential health measures to guarantee a safe … Continue reading

Konrad Grüss is the new Managing Director of Inter IKEA Systems B.V.

Inter IKEA Systems B.V. is the owner of the IKEA Concept and worldwide IKEA franchisor. Konrad Grüss is its Global IKEA Expansion Manager, and he has been acting manager for the franchise business since February 2020. “I am happy that … Continue reading

Capital & Regional announces re-opening of all retail across its seven community shopping centres

This includes its London-based centres, The Mall Wood Green, The Mall Walthamstow and Exchange Ilford, as well as The Marlowes in Hemel Hempstead, The Mall Maidstone, The Mall Luton and The Mall Blackburn.  All of Capital & Regional’s shopping centres … Continue reading

Trei Opens its 17th Vendo Park in Poland

Płock has a population of around 120,000 residents and lies roughly 100 kilometres north-west of Warsaw. The total investment costs equal 6.7 million euros. Extending over 4,200 square metres of lettable area, the retail park is home to the established retailers … Continue reading

Mapic Italy 2020 cancelled due to Covid-19

Now it’s official: Mapic Italy, scheduled to take place on July 1 and 2, 2020 in Milan, has been cancelled due to ongoing concerns related to Covid-19.  Despite the recent easing of the lockdown in Italy, there are still ongoing … Continue reading

Hammerson flagship destinations in England to re-open from 15 June

Hammerson has announced that its flagship destinations in England are to re-open from 15 June, in line with the latest guidance from the UK Government. This follows the re-opening of four destinations in France in May, (Les Terrasses du Port, … Continue reading

DIY is trendy: “Kreativmarkt Hamburg” opens at Quarree Wandsbek

“Kreativmarkt Hamburg” will open at Quarree Wandsbek on September 21, 2020. On its 500 sq m, this market will provide everything one needs for a wide range of creative and trendy hobbies. From decorations, paper goods, paints, and art supplies … Continue reading

The office-ization of the high street

By Zoe Ellis-Moore The demise of the high street has been prophesized for years as the market capitalization of ecommerce ballooned, and research shows that Britain’s high streets have lost around 50,000 shops in the last decade. The streets themselves … Continue reading