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At EuroCIS, The Leading Trade Fair for Retail Technology, numerous companies will once again be presenting solutions and products with which retailers can shape and secure their future, true to the motto “Go beyond today”. Detailed solutions for merchandise & supply chain management, POS software and hardware, HR, robotics, security & loss prevention, cash management and pricing will be on offer.

Milan has been chosen as the location for the expansion in Italy. The opening of the first flagship store in the fashion metropolis is planned for spring 2024.

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW) Germany announces twelve more partners for the retail sector of the mixed-use quarter in Hamburg’s HafenCity. Through the new partnerships in accessories, jewelry, beauty, technology, fashion, and more, the company ensures further differentiation within the brand and concept mix and once again brings a number of global brands and trend labels on board.

Most European countries have regulations on store opening hours, but they vary widely. Most countries that regulate store hours are concerned with the interests of workers, consumers and businesses. However, countries that lift restrictions could boost the economy and eliminate unfair competitive distortions between stores and e-commerce. See our overview of opening hours in Europe.

The binding agreement between the British Frasers Group plc and Signa Retail Department Store Holding GmbH to acquire SportScheck was announced a few days ago.

ACROSS´s recent visit to H&M´s headquarters in Stockholm provided a glimpse into the chain´s current plans in the area of market expansion, and its diverse brand image. “Leading destination for style” is the main idea behind H&M, and, by diversifying their offer in homeware, and with their brands aimed at different customer groups, including a business idea of subscription-based shopping experience, they are certainly on the right track.

Unleash Your Nature (UYN), part of the Italian sports and cycling goods manufacturer Trerè, is active in Germany with its subsidiary Tre Vertrieb GmbH for the stores and sales.

Zara is relocating within the shopping and leisure destination and significantly expanding its presence: Through extensive construction measures, a flagship store with 6,000 sq m of rental area is being created on a central axis on the ground floor of Westfield Centro. The opening is planned for the first half of 2025. Until then, Zara will continue to operate its current store in the center. Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW) and Inditex are once again strengthening their strategic partnership in Germany with this new cooperation.

NEINVER and Nuveen Real Estate have received the highest 5-star rating in the 2023 Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark for the fourth consecutive year for Neptune – a joint venture between NEINVER and Nuveen’s parent company, TIAA -, placing it in the top three in the “Southern Europe, Retail Centres” category in terms of overall ESG performance.