A long and meticulous selection process resulted in a grand ceremony: Christian Recalcati, Head of the organization Team of the ECSP- Design and Development Awards, on how the Awards finally came back and set an example of excellence for the entire industry – now and in the future.
On May 10, 2023, the Austrian retail and retail real estate industry came together at the 25th RegioPlan Retail Symposium. The event highlighted current and expected market conditions, trends and investments and offered a valuable platform for industry experts to connect.
In 25 branches of the XXXLutz furniture stores in Germany, but also in the online store, the latest Home & Living collection by Tommy Hilfiger will be offered in the typical Tommy Hilfiger colors: red-blue-white.
After four years of renovation, the largest jewelry store in the world, the 10-story, 10220 sq m historic flagship store of Tiffany&Co – renamed “The Landmark” after 186 years – opened on April 28 2023 at 5th Ave in New York City.
An analysis by RegioData of major European cities in terms of shopping center density yields significantly different results than the evaluations at the country level. While the highest density levels are achieved in the Scandinavian countries, the capitals in Eastern and Southeastern Europe (CEE/SEE) are ahead in the evaluation by city.
A commercial district that combines several uses is being built in the middle of the German city of Bochum. HBB explains the challenges and restructuring of department stores, using this mixed-use development as an example.
Around 900 guests from the retail, gastronomy, leisure and real estate sectors followed the invitation of URW to the two-day Retail Open House in Hamburg. The focus of this year’s Retail Open House was on the presentation of URW’s corporate strategy, the portfolio in Austria and Germany as well as an update on the mixed-use project Westfield Hamburg-Überseequartier.
The first shop in the reshuffling of stores in the center of Vienna has now opened its doors: Louis Vuitton has moved into the former headquarters of Julius Meinl (since 1999; next door, at Am Graben 19, the delicatessen has been open since 1950).
After the shopping center landscape generally had to endure a lot in the past years, a pretty clear résumé is according to RegioData Research finally on the table: Shopping centers are by no means a phased-out model and will continue to dominate the stationary retail sector in the medium term.
For the past 15 years, we have lived in a V.U.C.A. world, one of vulnerability, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. In order to be successful in the future, we need to look at places not through the lens of real estate, but through the lens of content, argues Ibrahim Ibrahim, Managing Director of Portland Design.
How would one summarize the last 15 years in retail real estate? Gregory Fonseca, Director of Architecture BDP, expresses it in one word: disruptive. He takes us on an instructive journey through 15 years of retail and retail architecture.
The retail trade of tomorrow will be on show at Euroshop 2023. For ACROSS, Heidemarie Kriz went in search of the most promising innovations. Read the second part of her trade fair report. The focus is on applications from the fields of AI, AR and VR.
For more than 50 years the EuroShop has been a global innovation and information platform and is one of the most important industry events for the world of international retail. Over 1,750 exhibitors coming from 55 countries will be present at the 21st edition of the trade show. Especially throughout these difficult times, the industry is on the lookout for contacts, opportunities and perspectives. Heidemarie Kriz took a look around Düsseldorf for ACROSS.
Over the past few decades, the fashion industry has been characterized by its rapid pace and constant repetition. It was clear to everyone that such a situation would prove unsustainable in the long term. Now, fortunately, awareness has changed in the sense that we are more questions and are more conscious of the things that we buy. Our goal is to live as sustainably as possible in order to achieve balance.
ACROSS presents: Exclusive Study Tour to Lisbon. The world metropolis has always been a center for commerce and marketplaces. Together with Rüdiger Pleus Consulting and the Portuguese Shopping Center Association APCC – Associação Portuguesa de Centros Comerciais – we will examine on May 18th and 19th 2023 how Lisbon promotes innovations and shapes the future of retail.
A crisis forces us to think in new and different ways. It is a challenge – but finally, almost always, it leads up to new ideas and helps to speed up the much-needed change, states Caroline von Westerholt, Head of Strategy & Repositioning of Retail Properties at Twenty One Media GmbH. She explains her biggest learnings from the current crisis.
In the future, cities will have more green spaces than parking spaces for cars. New models of use such as subscription models or special leasing options are already being offered by some providers, the call for more efficient use of vehicles is becoming louder and louder.
The role of shopping center events has changed: So-called “community events” have become increasingly common. They often replace traditional event formats that have dominated the center event scene for many years. André Stromeyer, Managing Director at HBB, and Anita Stampfl, Special Projects Manager at HBB discuss why the situation is the way it is, where the advantages and challenges lie, and why this fact does not make center marketing any easier.
Global fashion brand DeFacto records rapid growth in 2022, now operating 500 stores in 5 continents and e-commerce channels in 93 countries—including 12 European countries.
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