STRATEGIES AND EXPANSION PLANS OF RETAILERS
When considering the future of retail, it often seems that there will only be one relevant market place: the Internet. Will online retailers really replace stationary retailers? Let’s take a look at current developments, with physical retailers who have focused on growing their businesses online now shifting back to growing their stationary presence. One might ask why. The reason is very simple: retailers, particularly those in the fashion industry, need to satisfy their customers’ demand for experience as well as convenience and choice, and that can best be delivered in a physical space. By Katharina von Schacky
The Sharing Economy is the internet generation’s latest trend. Bustling online portals like Airbnb and Uber show us every day that there is money to be made by “sharing instead of buying”. At the ICSC European Conference in Barcelona, the concept “Library of Things” shows that the sharing economy can also be an interesting approach for stationary retail.
Deloitte’s latest “Global Powers of Retailing 2019” study has listed the 250 top-selling retail companies for the 22nd time.
The Muji retail chain, which is worth billions, is opening its first branch in Zurich next autumn.
According to a recent study by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), more and more Germans are returning to shops – where they often find a range of services with room for improvement.
“The complete focus on the customer, with his ideas and wishes regarding shopping, has progressively become the benchmark for tailormade developments.” By Christine Hager.
In order to survive, shopping centers are beginning to adapt retail, housing cultural, educational, and leisure facilities all under one roof. Since 80% of those visiting malls are Millennials or Gen Z, leisure is a hot topic within retail development.
The three mega-topics of the European society, “globalization”, “digitization” and “demographic development,” are now known to all. Only the resulting changes for the respective business models are still unclear in many places.
For the first time in five years, Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay has replaced New York’s Upper 5th Avenue as the world’s most expensive retail street by rental value, according to data from Cushman & Wakefield.
A study conducted by EHI and Statista examines the e-commerce markets in Austria and Switzerland.
Gastronomy areas are increasingly becoming the focal points of shopping centers. Virtual reality software makes planning much easier.
Extraordinary worlds of experience in the areas of lifestyle retail, food retail, and premium retail, including digital retail solutions, are designed for discerning customers by the Austrian company. It will be represented in Cannes from November 14 to 16, 2018.
The basic concept of shopping will not significantly change, forecasts Silvio Kirchmair, CEO of umdasch The Store Makers. However, he does anticipate legal intervention. Google, Facebook, and Amazon will all be required to pay their financial obligations to the State.
In the face of considerable changes in the retail market and changing consumer purchasing patterns, ECE had to think beyond traditional retail practices. Katrin von Soosten is chasing and finding innovative ideas and non-traditional concepts.
The department store chain, which was founded in 1849 in Scotland’s Glasgow, is in serious financial trouble.
According to Bernd Albl, Managing Director Digital Retail at Umdasch, at the end of the day, consumers no longer distinguish between online and in-store shopping. Seamless Shopping is the keyword.
The Swedish furniture giant may still be in the planning stage for this project, but worldwide first Ikea city-location at Vienna’s Western Train Station is already beginning to take shape.
Umdasch was responsible for concept, planning, general contracting, shopfitting and digital retail.
The meaning and impact of digitization on retail parks in five core theses.
The winners of this year’s “Real Estate Marketing Award 2017” were again honored at the international real estate fair Expo Real in Munich. The winners in the “retail” category are Union Investment Real Estate/Sonae Sierra/21Media for their “First Store by Alexa,” a new competition concept for innovative store ideas.