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STRATEGIES AND EXPANSION PLANS OF RETAILERS

“The bottom line is that we use a systematic and comprehensive approach to develop sustainable real estate.” This is how Jovana Cvetković, Development, TO, and Innovations Director at MPC Properties, describes the company’s principle of commitment to innovative and integrated business. In this interview, she explains the steps MPC Properties has taken and will take on the company’s ESG journey.

Supported by a strong performance across its 12 premium outlet destinations, ROS Retail Outlet Shopping is focused on upgrading its brand mix. The European operator, together with partners, is set to further grow its portfolio with center extensions in Designer Outlet Gdańsk, Designer Outlet Algarve, and Designer Outlet Croatia, and the new development Designer Outlet Kraków.

The financial restructuring measures will now be implemented promptly, as the restructuring plan of Gerry Weber International AG is legally binding. /// The new owner of The Body Shop is the private equity company Aurelius Group. The acquisition is expected to be completed in December, subject to approval by the relevant competition and regulatory authorities.

The Thai co-owner wants to take over René Benko’s entire British luxury department store, Selfridges, as further Signa shares are being sold.

Across the outlet market, we’ve started to see a growing number of brands, including Hugo Boss, Adidas, and Tommy Hilfiger, actively seeking larger retail spaces with a clear objective: to elevate and enrich the ‘flagship’ outlet in-store experience, explains Dan Mason is Managing Director Realm. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the UK’s first outlet center, and as we look ahead to the next decade for this resilient retail sector, what will be the defining trends of Outlet 3.0?

Luxury is more resistant than any other retail segment – especially in times of crisis. However, consumers are changing. For the new consumer generation, luxury has a new definition. Both brands as well as retailers have to adapt to this development.

The end of an era in Spain, Pimkie’s presence has already been reduced in recent years through staff cuts and store closures. However, the fashion chain will continue to be represented in some countries, above all in France with over 300 locations.

“Making luxury accessible to a broader audience is a successful business strategy today,” says Orsolya Hegedüs, partner at Deloitte Austria. In an interview with ACROSS, she explains why luxury is so crisis-resistant, why the segment is growing, and why brands must adapt to a new generation of consumers.

Fiba Commercial Properties, who undertook the leasing and asset management of the shopping mall DownTown Bursa Life and Entertainment Center, has welcomed its visitors with exclusive brands for the first time in the famous city of Bursa. Fiba CP further enriches the region with its grand opening, showcasing nearly 200 brands that span both local and global markets, adding significant value to the area.

With their baumhouse projects, Dietmar Reindl and Alexander Rössler want to combine retail locations and housing sustainably and affordably. They define affordable with rents 20% below the market level. They are planning high-quality, sustainably designed residential complexes above retail buildings. Furthermore, they explain to ACROSS what their motivation is, what social change they would like to help shape, and, above all, where the added value for investors lies.

Created in 1996, the MAPIC Awards reward excellence, innovation and creativity in the retail real estate industry, celebrating the industry’s most useful, sustainable and visionary projects.