STRATEGIES AND EXPANSION PLANS OF RETAILERS

Retail

Security monitoring included

Hardware, software, analysis—the holistic “smart tracking” solutions developed by the Digital Retail experts at Umdasch Shopfitting provide extensive information about customer behavior in shopping malls and stores.

Interactive, Individual, Impressive

An international jury of experts commissioned by EHI and Messe Dusseldorf bestowed the most convincing store concepts with the EuroShop Retail Design Award again this year.

Retail Technology: From ESL to viPOS

Umdasch Shopfitting had a booth at EuroShop, the leading retail trade show in Dusseldorf, once again this year. The topic of digital retail was omnipresent.

NEW SHOPPING HABITS REQUIRE NEW RETAIL CONCEPTS

More than half of consumers in some European countries shop both online and offline. For example, German and Dutch omni-channel shoppers are responsible for more than two-thirds of total retail turnover (source: GfK non-food consumer panel).

Balfin Group Brings Spar International to Albania

The €50 million investment was made public at the end of last year.

Digital Retail

How retail technology and increasing digitalization are changing retail and the shopping center industry.

Virtual Reality as an Absolute Reality with a New Christmas Experience

intu is taking leisure experiences in shopping centres to the next level with a multi-player family virtual reality game.

Alexa Berlin: The ‘First Store’ contest finalists have been announced

The professional jury selected the top six of 21 submitted store ideas. The public vote follows in March. The response to the retail competition ‘First Store by Alexa’ exceeded the initiators’ expectations.

“Digitalization is in full swing”

In an interview with ACROSS, Sebastian Baumann, Head of Department ECE Future Labs, speaks about the “Digital Mall” project and how shopping center operators can gain from new technologies.

People Tracking, Checkout Queue, Activity Visualizer, and Gender Recognition

How many customers visit a store each day? Why do customers pass by shops on a shopping street? Why does one area within a department do better than another? How old are your customers really? Umdasch Digital Retail offers four new products to answer these questions and more.

Slight Fall in the Pace of Expansion

According to the recent study “Expansion Trends 2016” by EHI and the Hahn Group, diminishing turnover and declining footfall is putting retailers under pressure.

Wanted: The Best Startup Ideas

Union Investment and GTEC award the best start-up ideas for the real estate world of tomorrow.

Putting retailers, agents, and landlords together

According to Simon Millar, Sales Director at Completely Retail Marketplace, bringing the right mix of people together inevitably leads to effective dealmaking.

“Working with accurate information”

In an interview with ACROSS, Rob Clarke, Center Manager for The new Strand in Merseyside, spoke about how his team has embraced traffic- and location-based technologies to boost performance.

From data to wisdom: How connecting the dots creates an important opportunity

Movvo has just come to market with a new generation of data collection and diagnosis technology enabling transformational change in the retail industry.

When Online Goes Offline

More and more online retailers are entering the world of bricks-and-mortar retail. According to Kai Hudetz, Managing Director of the IFH Köln, Institute for Retail Research in Cologne, they dream of locations in high-traffic malls.

Fashion and lifestyle venues offer clues to the future of retailing

Almost no industry is as affected by globalization and digitalization as the fashion and lifestyle market. Consumer trends and innovations within this segment are growth drivers for other areas of retail.

“Berlin is bubbling with creativity and Europe’s new capital for Start Ups”

Markus Heckhausen founded the Berlin iconic brand Ampelmann and is a member of the city’s next retail platform: “First Store by Alexa”. In an interview with ACROSS, he explains why the German capital is fertile ground for start-ups in bricks-and-mortar retail.

Gift Cards for Shopping Centers: Individual and Innovative

RETAIL TECHNOLOGY | Gift cards are becoming more and more popular. With a shopping center gift card, consumers are always sure to give the right present. That is why it is also important for malls continuously to adopt to this trend and offer their own individualized gift cards.

Applications for Participation in “First Store by Alexa” Now Open

The Alexa shopping center in Berlin is celebrating its 10th anniversary in September 2017. That’s reason enough for Sonae Sierra, Union Investment and Alexa to launch an innovative retail casting competition.