Monthly Archives: May 2022

New Faces at Edmonton Green

Joe Katona joins the team as Centre Manager and Adrian Racaru as Marketing and Commercial Assistant.  Katona pledges to continue the work in positioning the venue as a community lead center. Edmonton Green Shopping Centre has a year packed full … Continue reading

HMSHost International brings Copenhagen Coffee Lab and SMAG to the Copenhagen Airport

Securing contracts for three stores at Denmark’s Copenhagen Airport, with total contracts valued at more than € 35 million over 6.5 years, HMSHost International is seizing the opportunity to bring in two new and exciting brands for travellers. As of … Continue reading

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Inspired by the traditional Hong Kong tearooms that originated in the 1950s, The Eight will bring its debut concept to Chinatown London’s 68/70 Shaftesbury Avenue. The 80 cover, 142 sq m restaurant and café, next door to Japanese patisserie Sakurado, … Continue reading

Renewed retail offering for Liverpool ONE

Kick Game is set to open in July and will mark the brand’s city debut, joining stores in London, Manchester, Birmingham, and Leeds. The retailer will offer exclusive sneaker and streetwear collections from sportwear brands, such as Nike, adidas, Supreme, … Continue reading

Hammerson appoints new Director of Marketing and Placemaking

In line with Hammerson’s value creation and repurposing strategy, this new role will spearhead placemaking by utilizing Sarah’s rich history of marketing and customer centric engagement, to engage the hundreds of millions of consumers who visit the destinations in Hammerson’s … Continue reading

Evolve Estates acquires Three Spires shopping center in Lichfield

Three Spires Shopping Center is Lichfield’s dominant retail attraction in the city and provides more than 6,503 sq m of retail floor space. The scheme is the main hub for shopping, food, and leisure. It is anchored by Sports Direct … Continue reading

Reify. designs the restyling of Porte di Mestre shopping center

Seeking to improve the visitor experience, Reify. will work on an ambitious design while integrating inspiration from the local heritage of the space. The project will also feature carefully selected material and several green areas, to further improve its positive … Continue reading

Global Mutual signs new Sports Direct store at Affinity Devon Outlet

Nicky Lovell, Head of Outlets and Retail Business Development at Global Mutual comments: “Retailers are increasingly molding portfolios to enhance overall brand visibility and grow customer engagement; outlet settings are an important part of that strategy and offer improved lease flexibility with rental … Continue reading

The Vintage Store signs for 1,115 sq m at Liverpool One

The store will feature the brand’s signature collection of affordable vintage clothing, including popular sportswear retailers Adidas, Nike, and Champion. With sustainability at its core, The Vintage Store was borne out of a drive to reuse, recycle, and rework preloved … Continue reading

Castle Mall (UK) welcomes new anchor tenant

A new anchor tenant has been announced for Antrim Town’s Castle Mall, following its acquisition by local owners, Keneagles Ltd in August 2021. The Lynas Food store will be accessible from the central carpark, enhancing the exterior wall of the scheme, … Continue reading

Banksy exhibition at Citypark Graz attracts 40.000 visitors

“We are very proud that Citypark was the venue for this exhibition, that it inspired 40,000 visitors and that we were able to offer our customers an additional added value in the shopping experience,” says Citypark Center Manager Waldemar Zelinka. … Continue reading

UŠĆE shopping center introduces its smart city parking station

Thanks to this technological innovation, all visitors who use the aforementioned ecological means of transport now have safe, free, and easily accessible parking. Using this eco-station within the shopping center is very simple – it is unlocked via an application, … Continue reading

Hines secures new Nike store in Denmark

Nike plans to occupy 725 sq m of space at “The Trinity Quarter” located on Købmagergade 44A, one of Copenhagen’s busiest pedestrian shopping streets and is set to welcome customers from September 2022. “The Trinity Quarter” is a landmark hotel … Continue reading

H&M opens new store at Braehead center near Glasgow

H&M has relocated from its former unit to a new ground floor space, spanning 1,579 sq m on a 10-year lease. Store visitors will enjoy a new, bespoke interior, with an emphasis on creating a warmer and more relaxed environment. … Continue reading

Out now: New issue “What the Consumer really wants!”


BIG Shopping Centers is Now the Official Owner of Delta City in Podgorica

Israeli company BIG Shopping Centers is the new official owner of Delta City in Podgorica. “The purchase of Delta City Podgorica is our entry ticket to Montenegro, and only the beginning of our support and investment in the country”, stated Lev … Continue reading

MAPIC 2022: It is All about Connecting Players

ACROSS: MIPIM, the first major international trade fair of 2022 has taken place. Like MAPIC, MIPIM takes place in Cannes. What did you think of this year’s event? FRANCESCO PUPILLO: A year ago, it seemed as though the world was … Continue reading

“Fear is Understandable”

ACROSS: Consumers’ initial reaction to the coronavirus outbreak was to hoard products. However, a supply bottleneck never materialized. Why, despite such positive evidence, did consumers once again panic at the beginning of the Ukraine war and hoard sunflower oil, for … Continue reading

How Are Shopping Center Managers Working toward Enhancing the User Experience?

By Joost Groeneveld The three strategies include: 1) organizing multi-disciplinary teams around the shopping center manager as the “owner” of the property; 2) implementing technology applications; and 3) adopting a standard framework to position the shopping center in the market. … Continue reading

Belgrade Fashion Week Teams up with Belgrade’s Top Shopping Centers

Belgrade Fashion Week is a cult annual fashion event in Serbia that brings together all passionate fashion lovers. With a mission to present high fashion to the public, this year in addition to its traditional program, Belgrade Fashion Week hosted … Continue reading