Monthly Archives: February 2021

Why Proximity Marketing is the Future of Customer Engagment for Retail

Physical retail is under attack more than ever before and needs to change faster than ever. The pandemic has fundamentally altered where and when people shop. They are now visiting stores less frequently, shopping more locally, and planning their outings … Continue reading

Ingka Centres enters the Indian market with its first IKEA anchored destination in Noida, India

The 47,833 sq m plot in Noida, Uttar Pradesh will be developed into an IKEA anchored retail destination, adding to Ingka Centres 45 existing Meeting Places around the globe.  The acquisition reinforces the Ingka Group’s long-term expansion plans in India This … Continue reading

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DEICHMANN to open a new store in Colosseum Mall in Bucharest

“The tenant’s mix designed for Colosseum Mall is based on a thorough understanding of the needs of the community, and is shaped by a growing demand of retail in various categories that were missing in this area. Time is now … Continue reading

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Vacant retail spaces as Instagrammable experiences

It looks like humanity has turned a corner. As the number of people being vaccinated increases, cautious optimism is taking hold. There is no denying, however, that the shopping center industry has been hit hard by the lockdowns and the … Continue reading

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People in move

Developing our marketplace offering

By Peter Tonstad At the time of writing this, we are still in the midst of closed and restricted shopping centers. Currently approximately 20 percent of our more than 1.000 shopping center clients globally are restricted to essential shopping only. … Continue reading

NEINVER reaches agreements with 98% of tenants across its European portfolio

NEINVER has announced it has reached agreements with 98% of the tenants across Spain, Italy, France, Germany and Poland for the first lockdown and is now under new negotiations for the closures produced during Q4. Occupancy rate was similar to … Continue reading

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Cushman & Wakefield makes UK customer experience appointment

Gloder has held various strategy, design and implementation roles during her 25 years in the retail, services and telecoms sectors, including leading several projects delivering a step change in customer experience. She joins Cushman & Wakefield from Dixons Carphone where, … Continue reading

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Denis Cupic becomes Managing Director of redserve Zagreb

For around six months, he has been a managing partner with responsibility for key account management in the CEE and SEE Regions; and as a senior consultant he is also responsible for commercial real estate projects. Denis Cupic is a … Continue reading

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Mister Spex new at Quarree

Mister Spex is Europe’s leading omnichannel optician and offers a diverse range of eyewear, sunglasses and contact lenses from the most popular luxury and independent brands. Through a consistently interlocked business model of online and offline, Mister Spex offers its … Continue reading

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Some like it hot: MK Illumination’s brand new summer concepts promise a sparkling summer

Summer 2021 is all set to be an unforgettable few months, especially with the gradual rollout of Coronavirus vaccines and the much-anticipated return to normality. With that in mind, MK Illumination has launched a range of decorative summer motifs designed … Continue reading

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First charging e-station opened in a Czech STOP SHOP retail park

This milestone represents both a significant expansion of the STOP SHOP retail park services and a turning point in the expansion of electromobility to smaller towns. By the end of 2021, at least eight other charging points in STOP SHOP … Continue reading

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A closer look at Belgian retail parks

In a market analysis by CBRE of retail parks across Belgium, the research found that for key metrics such as vacancy rates, rents, yields, capital values, and footfall, retail parks have proven to be a resilient value proposition and have … Continue reading

A brave new world – the shape of things to come

By Ian Hanlon There is, of course, no clear roadmap to the new “normal” and there will still be numerous more low points before we get there. One thing that is certain, however, is that the attitudes, values and beliefs … Continue reading

25 new brands came to the Czech market in 2020

Although the retail segment is among those affected the most by the coronavirus crisis, this does not show in the number of brands newly incoming to the Czech market. Whereas 24 new brands came to the country in 2019, according … Continue reading

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Successful ESG Is a Team Effort

By Jörg Wege Sustainability is and will remain a game changer in the retail real estate industry. In the whirlwind of the coronavirus crisis, sustainability, or ESG (Environment Social Governance), has seemingly fallen off the radar in many places, even … Continue reading

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Mattel to open its first “Mission: Play!”™ European Family Entertainment Center at Potsdamer Platz, Germany, in 2022

The center will combine physical and digital play experiences as well as offering educational programs, events and experiential retail. The site will be developed by iP2Development B.V. and operated by Planet Leisure Germany GmbH. The Mattel-branded family entertainment center reflects … Continue reading

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European retail markets pull out of downward trend in fourth quarter of 2020

Global Retail Attractiveness Index bounces back after sharp drop in second quarter of 2020 Germany tops GRAI ahead of Czech Republic and Ireland despite losses Denmark the only market to grow thanks to high consumer confidence Austria and Portugal suffered … Continue reading

Spagnolo and Mayoral, the latest openings at La Torre Outlet Zaragoza in Spain

“We are very happy about the arrival of both stores at La Torre Outlet Zaragoza. It is a very important moment for us and we are sure that customers are going to love their collections and prices”, highlighted Claudio Poltera, Director of … Continue reading

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About the Green Roof of Nivy Station

Bratislava’s New Nivy district, which borders the Old Town, has always been an important transportation hub. Thanks to the numerous new developments over the last few years, including offices and housing, the brand new Nivy Station, and the freshly, completely … Continue reading