VIA Outlets has recruited Johan Caspar Bergenthal as Chief Operating Officer. Starting mid-October, he will work alongside CEO Otto Ambagtsheer to accelerate VIA Outlets’ growth strategy across its 11 premium fashion outlets.
The retail park: a cornerstone of modern consumer culture that has long been a popular destination for shoppers seeking convenience, variety, and an all-in-one shopping experience. As technology and consumer preferences continue to evolve, the future of retail parks faces both challenges and exciting opportunities. Joseph Jarvis, Content Marketer at Chainels, explores how retail parks are likely to adapt and innovate to remain relevant in the rapidly changing retail landscape.
In 2023, you can’t miss the 150th anniversary of Kastner & Öhler in Graz, especially if you were born in this beautiful city and have spent much of your life there. The “Kastner,” as it is often called, has been where people go for fashion inspiration and spend time with family and friends for generations. But K&Ö is also a guarantor of carefully selected goods from the fashion capitals in high quality.
According to Regio Data’s most recent report, while brick-and-mortar retailing throughout Europe has been in decline for years, factory outlet centers are developing magnificently. In total, the sales area of the 180 outlet centers is already around 4.6 million sq m, compared with 3.3 million sq m a decade ago. This results in an increased rate of almost 40% – and another 18 projects are in the planning stage.
For companies, being visible is one of the most important prerequisites for success. Making this possible was the reason for SES Spar European Shopping Center, as the operator of numerous shopping malls in Austria, to launch the advertising-free online platform “yip.at” in 2020. The aim was and is to make the retail, gastronomy, service and craft businesses from the neighborhood visible to customers throughout Austria.
The project to extend Designer Outlet Gdańsk with more than 10 new stores and 7 new restaurants on an additional gross lettable area of 2,000 sq m starts and will be completed in the last quarter of 2024.
Multi-use is one of the major success principles of QUARREE Wandsbek in Hamburg. Now this multi-use competence of the center in the healthcare sector is being upgraded even further: Today, Friday, September 1 the new pharmacy opened in QUARREE.
Exemplifying Fiba CP’s role as both investor and manager, İnegöl Shopping Mall has once again united its patrons with a notable brand. On Thursday, August 24, MediaMarkt, one of Turkey’s leading electronics retail chains, unveiled its new 1,675 sq m store within İnegöl Shopping Mall.
Signa subsidiary SportScheck currently operates 34 stores in Germany. These will be expanded by three top locations, each with 2000 to 3000 sq m of space: Frankfurt’s Zeil, Berlin’s Tauentzienstrasse and Leipzig’s Hainstrasse.
For the 14th time, the Polish Council of Shopping Centers (PRCH) invited shopping centers, outlets, retail parks, new concepts and service companies to participate in the most prestigious competition of the shopping center industry in Poland – PRCH Retail Awards.
The number of photovoltaic surfaces installed in SES shopping malls is constantly increasing. This year, SES has invested in the construction of photovoltaic systems in the five Slovenian shopping centers, namely ALEJA, CITYPARK and CENTER VIČ in Ljubljana, CITYCENTER Celje and EUROPARK Maribor.
Despite the current unfavorable economic situation in Poland, retail parks are still growing rapidly. Nevertheless, Trei Real Estate Poland has built and opened 35 retail parks under the Vendo Park brand, and has another three scheduled to open later this year. The company may even say that in the face of many market challenges business is going very well.
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