October 13, 2020

Eurovea, which opened its doors on the banks of the Danube River roughly 10 years ago, is one of the most visited destinations in Bratislava. The shopping center is currently undergoing expansion.

Many on the European continent seem to think that we live in a free world, underpinned by free market economics, and that our comparative wealth is unassailable. But the market that we now operate in is anything but free. Retail is perhaps the sector in which this is most searingly obvious. It all boils down to this: Between which entities should money flow take place? The trick must surely be to ensure that the money flow stays here. But how do you compete with global e-commerce?

Ingka Group announces it will use this year’s Black Friday as an opportunity to meet customers’ needs in ways that contribute to a circular economy. For the first time in its 77-year history, IKEA Retail stores in 27 countries will offer to buy back thousands of pieces of unwanted furniture and find them new homes. Anything that can’t be resold will be recycled or donated to community projects to help those most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

On October 1, 2020 Globetrotter opened its new flagship store in Schloßstraße 20 in Berlin-Steglitz. With concept, planning, shopfitting and digital touchpoints, the Store Makers of umdasch developed the 4,000 sq m outdoor experience center as general contractor together with the Globetrotter team. The result was a “more than just a reinvention” of a successful brand as a spectacular shopping experience.

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