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Ingka Centres’ First Acquisition in the USA

Ingka Centres has recently acquired the “6X6” building in downtown San Francisco from MSP Property LLP, a company controlled and owned by Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc. and TMG Partners. The company intends to convert and redesign the building located … Continue reading

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bonprix’s “fashion connect” Store Concept in Hamburg Has Won “World Retail Award 2020”

The company won an award in the “Best Customer Experience Initiative – Retailer” category. The international jury was impressed by the innovative character and future potential of the digitally assisted and adaptive concept, which merges the online and offline worlds … Continue reading

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Tommy Hilfiger and Pepe Jeans arrive at La Torre Outlet Zaragoza

La Torre Outlet Zaragoza is celebrating because, in addition to the aforementioned brands, others such as Millet, Lafuma, MovilDeluxe and, next Friday, Rossignol-Haglöfs (located in the Megasport store) have been added to its catalog. At this point, it is interesting … Continue reading

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Northern Irish outlet closes year on strong footing with +19% footfall and turnover

Despite a year of national lockdowns and regional circuit breakers north and south of the Irish border, The Boulevard, Banbridge owned by Lotus Property, has bucked the Covid downturn trend, with a 19 per cent increase in both overall turnover … Continue reading

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A global business commitment to racial and ethnic equality

Ingka Group will work towards three key objectives: Reflect the multicultural diversity of the communities and countries where it operates, at all levels of leadership. Advance underrepresented groups through equitable business practices. Enhance inclusion for co-workers of all ethnicities, races … Continue reading

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The ‘Next’ big retailer lands at Icon Outlet

Next has officially open its new 4,700 sq ft store on the lower level alongside Nike, adidas and Haidilao Hot Pot. The brand’s latest store stocks fashion favourites Lipsy, as well as the group’s apparel and footwear lines for women, … Continue reading

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Always a Cross-European Team Effort at Multi

Bakker and Van Riel explain why being efficiently organized and ready to adapt to new ways of doing business are key in the current environment. They see the retail market going through a restructuring phase. Bakker: “The skill is to … Continue reading

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Need for Action – Refurbishments in CEE

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought the long-term problems facing shopping centers into sharper focus than ever before – retailers are closing or entering administration in worrying numbers, the leisure and hospitality industries are struggling, and the viability of many malls … Continue reading

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“You Just Have to Play Your Cards Right”

ACROSS: How has the relevance of brick-and-mortar retail changed as a result of the COVID-19 crisis? MARKUS PORVARI: 2020 has been a major turning point for the retail real estate industry. Even the most conservative industry leaders have now realized … Continue reading

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Financing in Hand

A syndicated loan agreement in the amount of EUR 72 million has recently been signed to finance the construction of East Gate Mall, a real estate investment project belonging to Balfin Group Albania. The project is set to become one … Continue reading

C&A Flagship in Zurich Redeveloped

The recently re-opened flagship store has been completely modernized, featuring open and transparent facades that replace the previously closed exterior. The renovation also comprises improved statics, new technical installations, and a green roof. The store has a leasable area of … Continue reading

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An Award for Łódź

During a ceremony held in Paris on September 15, 2020, the CEO of Virako, Krzysztof Witkowski, accepted an award for the best mixed-use investment at the 2020 Mipim Awards ceremony for Monopolis, which is located in Łódź. Grupa 5 Architekci … Continue reading

Colosseum Mall in Bucharest will host two KFC restaurants

“Sphera Franchise Group will thus become one of our strategic partners in the process of developing Colosseum Mall, but also of the location itself. Our location allows the opening of the two KFC restaurants, the Drive-Thru unit being the first … Continue reading

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Sales up more than a fifth at London Designer Outlet as shoppers seek Christmas gifts and outfits

The capital’s leading fashion and lifestyle outlet centre, with Tier 2 restrictions, is benefitting from the Government’s decision to allow families to get together over Christmas. As guests made the most of pre-Christmas sales on top of outlet prices, London … Continue reading

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Camden Market’s Big Winter Thank You

Launching on December 14, the Big Winter Thank You encourages locals and visitors from across London alike to complete their Christmas shopping at either of LabTech’s Camden or Buck Street Markets. Inspired by the government’s Eat Out to Help Out … Continue reading

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Rossmann and Pepco – new brand names in Galeria Awangarda, Poland

In addition to Rossmann and Pepco, several other tenants have extended their leases by five years or more. Among them is the German discounter KiK (484 sq m) and one of the largest Polish supermarket chains for electronics and household … Continue reading

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Farm Fetch debut and Melt Chocolates sweet success on The King’s Road

Opening in the beginning of the new year, Farm Fetch works with top food artisans and small-scale producers globally to provide the highest quality, wholesome, healthy food that places sustainability, care for the environment and animals at its core.  Biologically … Continue reading

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Malwina Pawłowska joins GTC team

Malwina Pawłowska is marketing and communication strategist with over 17 years of experience gained in various multinational companies. Prior to joining GTC, she held the position of Head of Marketing & Communication Department at Skanska Property Poland, being responsible for … Continue reading

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Liverpool ONE elevates men’s style offering

Independent retailer Vincentius has unveiled its new flagship boutique at 20 Manesty’s Lane. Founded in 2017 by Liverpool-based brothers Thomas and Robert Hardwick, the brand quickly established a firm fan following for its premium, yet accessible, fashion offering.  The new … Continue reading

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centre:mk Loves Local

Love Local Hub has launched in a 1,377 sq ft unit at 3 Sunset Walk, with the store serving as a stepping stone for new local retailers in the area at a key time of year.  Helping businesses test their … Continue reading

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