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Uterqüe opens its first ‘for&from’ store for the integration of disabled people

Uterqüe is now part of Inditex's ‘for&from’ programme devoted to the integration of people with disabilities into the work place having opened its first store under this community scheme in The Style Outlets shopping centre in San Sebastián de los Reyes (Madrid).

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3rd International Restaurant Real Estate Congress 2018, MAY 29 – 30, BERLIN, GERMANY

The 3rd International Restaurant Real Estate Congress will be held on May 29 and 30, 2018 in Colonia Nova, Berlin.

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“Easy Dining” pilot project: ECE tests digital ordering service for food retailers at Skyline Plaza Frankfurt

ECE has launched the test of another innovative pilot project at Skyline Plaza in Frankfurt: By introducing “Easy Dining”, ECE for the first time provides a digital platform at one of its operated centers where customers can order and pay their food and drinks at the food court online.

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NEINVER opens Halle Leipzig The Style Outlets Phase II

NEINVER has officially opened the Phase II expansion of Halle Leipzig The Style Outlets.

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VAPIANO and HMSHost International sign for the development of joint opening VAPIANO restaurants at airports and railway stations

VAPIANO SE and HMSHost International BV are exploring the opening of VAPIANO restaurants through its subsidiary, VAPIANO Franchising International GmbH. Locations include airports, railway stations and outlet centers in the United Kingdom, Scandinavia, Germany and the Netherlands. The restaurants will be specifically designed and engineered towards the needs and demands in travel locations, with eat in and takeaway options.

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SUCCESSFUL RELAUNCH FOR THE BOULEVARD

Northern Ireland’s premier outlet shopping destination, The Boulevard, is delighted to report a successful relaunch this spring attracting new retailers in the process.

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American Christmas: 6 months as part of the MK Illumination family and 50 years in business in 2018

American Christmas became part of the MK Illumination family in October 2017.

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IMMOFINANZ ANNOUNCES THE PURCHASE OF APPROX. 19.5 MILLION BEARER SHARES OF S IMMO AG

With the signing of share purchase agreements today, 18 April 2018, IMMOFINANZ AG has purchased 19,499,437 bearer shares (representing an investment of 29.14%) of S IMMO AG from member companies of the RPR Group (approx. 14.6 million shares) and the SIGNA Group (approx. 4.9 million shares).

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pbb finances acquisition of three shopping malls in Poland for Newbridge

pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank provided an investment facility of €74 million to companies owned by Newbridge for the acquisition of three shopping malls in Poland, namely Bielawy in Toruń, Guliwer in Łódź and Czyżyny in Kraków.

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QRF CITY RETAIL SELLS NON-STRATEGIC PROPERTY IN SINT-NIKLAAS

Qrf City Retail, the Belgian specialist in inner-city retail premises, has closed the sale of a non-strategic retail property located at 39 Stationstraat, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium.

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SWOON CHOOSES MERCER WALK TO LAUNCH RE-BRANDED STORE

The Mercers’ Company has announced that designer interior brand Swoon has launched a 3,800 sq ft pop-up showroom at 7 Mercer Walk to coincide with their brand refresh and will open until April 29.

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Hammerson PLC - Withdrawal of recommendation in respect of Intu

On 6 December 2017, the Board of Hammerson announced an all-share offer for Intu. The Hammerson Board firmly believed in the strategic rationale of combining Intu's portfolio with Hammerson's, under the leadership of the Hammerson management team, and the opportunity it provided for value creation in the medium to long term. Notwithstanding this, for the reasons explained below, the Board has now concluded that the proposed Intu Acquisition is no longer in the best interests of shareholders. The Board therefore today announces it is withdrawing its recommendation to Hammerson shareholders to vote in favour of the Intu Acquisition.

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STEPHAN ZOLL NAMED AS CEO OF THE SIGNA SPORTS GROUP

Europe’s largest online sports retailer, SIGNA Sports Group, wants to continue growing and has therefore named a new CEO: Dr. Stephan Zoll, who has been the CEO and a member of the top management of eBay Germany and eBay Europe, will take over the helm at SIGNA Sports Group, headquartered in Berlin, as at 1 July 2018.

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COS TO LAUNCH REGIONAL FLAGSHIP AT LIVERPOOL ONE

Grosvenor Europe has announced that leading fashion brand, COS, is to open a North West regional flagship store in Liverpool ONE.

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Meadowhall is music to Ted Baker’s ears

Following the £60 million refurbishment of British Land’s Meadowhall, Ted Baker unveils their redesigned 3,500 sq ft store.

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MIPIM PROPTECH EUROPE: SUMMIT MEETING FOR PROPERTY AND TECHNOLOGY

MIPIM PropTech Europe, the premier international business and networking event for the property and tech sectors, announces its main theme and the first startup companies to sign up.

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Neinver appoints Centre Manager for Viladecans The Style Outlets

Neinver, a European company specialised in investment, development and management of property assets, has appointed Bernat Claret as new Centre Manager of Viladecans The Style Outlets in Barcelona, Spain.

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River Island kicks off five new UK flagships with 26,000 sq ft. store opening at Landsec’s White Rose

UK fashion favourite River Island has announced a plan to open a series of new flagship stores in 2018, starting with a major upsize at Landsec’s White Rose Shopping Centre in Leeds.

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MCARTHURGLEN APPOINTS SHAEREN MCKENZIE AS CHIEF BRAND OFFICER

The McArthurGlen Group, Europe’s leading designer outlet company, has announced the appointment of Shaeren McKenzie, currently Group Marketing Director, as its first Chief Brand Officer.

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ULI Germany Urban Leader Summit 2018, May 16 - 17, Frankfurt, Germany

The Urban Leader Summit is the ultimate public-private platform on sustainable real estate and urban development.