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November 29, 2022

Ingka Centres, part of the Ingka Group (which includes IKEA Retail and Ingka Investments), has unveiled its new global food and beverage concept, Saluhall. Named after the Scandinavian-style ‘Market Hall’, Saluhall will reinvent the traditional shopping center food offer with a Scandinavian twist, bringing predominantly plant-based cuisine to a global audience whilst being kind to the planet. It will be Ingka Centres’ first food offer to be entirely beef-free, appealing to a global audience and reducing climate footprint.

Finnish retail real estate tech company HyperIn’s latest mall retailer data shows that sustainability-related tenant offers have risen significantly in 2022, with the word green appearing in up to four times as many offers over the last year. The trend is an indicator for retailers on ad targeting, pointing towards an increasing share of ads for green products and experiences.

The role of shopping center events has changed: So-called “community events” have become increasingly common. They often replace traditional event formats that have dominated the center event scene for many years. André Stromeyer, Managing Director at HBB, and Anita Stampfl, Special Projects Manager at HBB discuss why the situation is the way it is, where the advantages and challenges lie, and why this fact does not make center marketing any easier.

Mitiska REIM has announced the opening of a new retail center development in the Polish city of Kolobrzeg. Developed in joint venture with local partner Karuzela Holding and designed to achieve a “Very Good” score on the BREEAM in-use scale, this is the third retail development project opened by Mitiska REIM and Karuzela Holding in Poland this year.

Chainels, the tenant experience platform, has launched in two travel hubs across Europe, leveraging its retail expertise to expand into a new sector. Utrecht train station, run by NS Stations Retailbedrijf a subsidiary of the Dutch national rail company Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS), and Vienna International Airport will both use Chainels’ digital platform to improve communication with retailers and service providers.

The McArthurGlen Group, has announced the planned opening of the first outlet destination for Eataly’s concept. Opening its doors at Serravalle Designer Outlet near Milan in Summer 2023, the store will enhance McArthurGlen’s growing portfolio of food and beverage brands, offering guests a place to Eat, Shop and Learn, all under one roof.