October 28, 2020

Since the beginning of the year, Frank Pöstges-Pragal has been the Managing Director of the Hamburg-based First Christmas company, which is specialized in Christmas and holiday decorations. ACROSS talked with him about the challenges of the year 2020 and why Christmas can always provide a certain level of comfort, even in times of crisis.

Since VIA Outlets acquired Landquart Fashion Outlet five years ago, the occupancy rate has risen to a strong 96 percent. Center Director Mathias Bommer explains the measures that have led to this development.

Tokmanni, Finland’s largest general discount retailer, will open its comprehensively renewed store in Hamina on Thursday 29 October 2020 at 8 am. The opening of the modern and more attractive store will feature many special offers and Tokmanni’s popular free buckets filled with product gifts. Tokmanni will, naturally, ensure a safe shopping experience also at its store opening events.

This year’s Mapic will take place in the digital realm. Entitled “Embracing collaborative retail: ready to change the rules?” its conference program has been adapted to fit our new reality, says Director Nathalie Depetro.

The Swiss have a relatively large number of designer outlets at their disposal. A project that has recently been abandoned for good does nothing to alter the situation.

Recently La Torre Outlet Zaragoza was opened. This venture a joint project of Pikolin Group and GPA, managed by ROS Retail Outlet Shopping. The scheme’s concept of an open-air shopping destination complies with all the current safety measures.

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