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Big brother reloaded | retail technology at intu

Audience recognition cameras in intu Victoria Centre in Nottingham will ensure that customers receive personalized content.

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Tally 4.0

The history of counting customer frequency appears to lead to blanket Wi-Fi coverage. This makes it all the more surprising that coherent Wi-Fi strategies are still the exception rather than the rule among German retailers.

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DRIVING LEISURE INNOVATION

Innovation is a “buzzword”—and buzzes around theleisureway’s studio like a bee in a car.

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IT IS ALL ABOUT PLEASURE…

Foodservice Column by Jonathan Doughty, Regional Director & Head of JLL Foodservice Consulting.

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Digital Prospects for Shopping Centers

Around 50 retail real estate industry experts met in Frankfurt for the second “innovation incubator.” The theme of the workshop hosted by the German facility services expert Wisag was “Digital prospects for shopping centers and retail properties.”

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The new power couple

How to build a stronger relationship between developers and retailers.

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Circling the square

Are you sitting comfortably? Are you relaxed, open to ideas? Willing to disconnect and get some “you time”? Let theleisureway (TLW) take you away.

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IT IS ALL ABOUT PEOPLE…

Foodservice Column by Jonathan Doughty.

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Retail is leisure and leisure is retail

I’m with my theleisureway colleagues, Pablo and Carlos, in a place in the old center of Zaragoza. It’s a tapas bar, I confess, but I might justify it by saying that it would tick a lot of boxes as one of Ray Oldenburg’s “Great Good Places.”

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IT IS ALL ABOUT STOMACHS…

So, we have arrived in 2017, the world is changing again and this year promises to be one of the most “interesting” for a long, long time.

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TAKING HOME MORE THAN YOU BOUGHT

So, here we are at the pre-Mapic breakfast. There’s the chat, the stronger-than normal-coffee, and most have ordered an omelet with the inevitable comparison between French and Spanish recipes. But there’s technology on the table and the conversation turns to client appointments and strategy. Then: A last-minute panic fumbling with ID badges and we are inside Mapic.

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Bonarka City Center on the trail of Podgórze and the secrets of the City of Kings

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is becoming increasingly attractive and popular as far as marketing and PR activities in the shopping center market are concerned. CRS is usually based on using typical occasions and supporting “ready-made” external initiatives.

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EATING IN A POST BREXIT WORLD

On June 23, 2016, the people of Britain voted to leave the European Union. More than 30 million people voted, with a much higher than expected turn out, especially in the younger voters.

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Cineplexx opened in Serbia and Kosovo

The Austrian market leader has invested €3 million in the construction of the new 5-screen multiplex cinema in the Stop.Shop shopping center in Niš. It also recently celebrated a new opening in Pristina.

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Christmasworld’s “Premium” Business Program: New five-day concept, new location

Christmasworld’s “Premium” Business Program, which runs from January 27 to 31 in Frankfurt, has laid on some innovations.

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ECE tests the “Digital Mall” - Online product search for brick-and-mortar stores

ECE Future Labs’ newest development is the “Digital Mall,” an online product search which can be found on the website of the Alstertal-Einkaufszentrum (shopping center) in Hamburg. With the Digital Mall, ECE makes it possible for customers to get information on the products available in the shopping center – anytime, anywhere.

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My father: “Listen to the people—it’s music!”

theleisureway Column by Gastón Gaitán

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Service and Information Needs in Retail Parks

From May to June 2016, facility management employees in 11 German retail parks recorded what concerns visitors, store employees, and suppliers had for them. Here are the results and the conclusions facility service supplier Wisag draws from them.

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“TOGETHER, WE CAN DELIVER A DEPTH AND RICHNESS OF CUSTOMER INSIGHT NOT YET SEEN”

Tyco Retail Solutions has announced the integration of its ShopperTrak and FootFall businesses as a single customer analytics powerhouse. We spoke to Gary Whittemore, ShopperTrak’s new General Manager for EMEA and ROW, about what the merger means for the retail sector.

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“Happy New Business” at the next Christmasworld

Events and highlights with some top-selling ideas for business. That is what Frankfurt’s Christmasworld, the international trade fair for seasonal and festive decoration, provides. It runs from January 27 to 31, 2017.