STRATEGIES AND EXPANSION PLANS OF RETAILERS

Retail

Revcap sells six Metro stores to MiDEAL Real Estate Funds

Revcap has sold six Metro stores with a total leasable area of ca. 130,000 sq m to Israeli fund manager MiDEAL Real Estate Funds.

Stern Center Sindelfingen wins tegut... as new tenant

One of the first anchor tenants signs a lease for the Stern Center in Sindelfingen (Baden-Württemberg) which will be transformed to a hybrid center. tegut... is represented with around 290 supermarkets in six German states.

FOM leases 7,600 sq m to Edeka at shopping center in Hannover

FOM Invest has leased around 7,600 sq m of retail space in the Linden district in Hannover to the retail chain Edeka.

DI Group scores ten leases for Forum Köpenick in Berlin

Deutsche ImmobilienGruppe (DI Group) concluded ten new and follow-up leases for 7,200 sq m in its Berlin shopping center Forum Köpenick.

DI Group wins EDEKA for retail park in Dülmen

Deutsche Immobilien Group (DI Group) welcomes EDEKA as new tenant at its property in Dülmen (NRW). The food retailer, which has signed a long-term lease, will take over the 9,346 sq m space on November 30.

Fashion label Bershka picks Liverpool One for regional debut

Grosvenor Britain & Ireland (GBI) announces the selection of Liverpool ONE by Bershka for its regional debut. The 743 sq m flagship is set to open early next year.

Supermarket Income REIT buys two more supermarkets for £73m

Supermarket Income REIT has acquired a Sainsbury’s supermarket in Swansea, South Wales, and a Tesco supermarket in Maidstone, Kent, from Argo Real Estate Limited for a total purchase price of £73m.

Size doesn´t matter @ Reformhaus Wallner Wien

At Wiedner Hauptstraße 66 in Vienna, a corner store offers a wonderful variety of products and experiences that are a joy to behold. The family business, which is now run in the 2nd generation by Martina Wallner-Morin and her husband David Morin, exemplifies what we lack in many places: Authenticity, a commitment to tradition, a focus on regionality paired with modern standards.

Trafford Center in Manchester is the new home for Kenji flagship store

Japanese-inspired lifestyle brand Kenji has chosen Manchester’s Trafford Center for its new 4,000 sq ft flagship store, open now. The store is the first to feature an on-site sushi-to-go bar, offering freshly made sushi every day.

Palace Grounds Retail Park in Hamilton announces two new tenants

German-owned discount supermarket Aldi will open a new branch at the retail park later this year with discount store Home Bargains set to arrive in early 2022.

Newly umdasch shopfitted Julius Meinl on Vienna’s Graben reopened

After several months of renovation work, the traditional Viennese gourmet food store Julius Meinl on the prestigious Graben in Vienna presents itself in new light in the middle of the exclusive pedestrian zone.

Shopping with All Five Senses

What does that really mean? Retail professionals have been engaged in this discussion for decades. The idea of creating physical, emotional shopping experiences has become an integral part of the retail discussion since physical, brick-and-mortar retail began to decline in popularity.

Pepco opens at six SES shopping locations all over Austria

Following the rapid market exit of shoe retailer CCC from Austria, space in SES shopping centers was quickly allocated to new partners. The Polish discount retailer acquires attractive retail space and will open six new Pepco stores this year.

A brave new retail world?

“Looking at the digital transition, ECSP members are certain that the future is omni-channel.”

Waste Your Time @H&M Mitte Garten

For some time now, Berlin Mitte has featured a center with a wow effect: the H&M “Mitte Garten” at Neue Schönhauser Straße 13.

ACROSS Retail Talks on „New Concepts from around the globe”

The recurring online event on all things retail welcomed four topnotch panelists who discussed current and future developments in the retail landscape and the necessary futuristic and innovative thinking to stay ahead.

Outlet Retailing’s Strong Emerge

“Outlets benefit due to their out-of-town locations. As a consumer, you are able to park outside and quickly walk to your store of choice in a relaxed, open environment.”

Recently Opened

The Outlet City in Metzingen in the German state of Baden-Württemberg has added another attraction: the L’Osteria restaurant at the Enzian Höfe. In its role as the general contractor, umdasch The Store Makers led the project through the turbulent period of the pandemic, thereby allowing the restaurateurs to focus on their favorite task – providing hospitality.

Decentralization and the future of retail in German city centers

As if retailers in German city centers have not had enough to contend with in recent years–primarily driven by growing competition from online retailers–now they are also confronted with even bigger economic problems due to the Corona pandemic and the associated restrictions and closures. A continuous analysis of visitor development by GfK shows what has actually happened since the start of the pandemic, who the losers and even bigger losers of the pandemic are, and what the future holds.

Going Forward! Europe’s food retail sector in the corona-year 2020: the storm of the century

Europe's food retailers are being put to the test by the eco- nomic consequences of the natural disaster Covid-19. This is a very special kind of weather situation. While non-food retailers and the food service industry are in sheer despair in the face of the calm caused by government-imposed lockdowns, the "system-relevant" food retail sector has been confronted with a veritable storm tide since the sec- ond quarter of 2020.