EuroShop 2023 has closed its doors for 2023. 1830 exhibitors from 55 nations presented their product innovations to approximately 81,000 trade visitors from 141 countries. Heidemarie Kriz reflects on the five days of the trade fair and concludes that while the fair had international appeal, the exhibitors could have been more emotionally engaging.

Exciting news for Hanau’s city center: Sports retailer INTERSPORT Voswinkel will be opening a new store in the Forum Hanau shopping center. It will occupy an area of approximately 1,200 sq m on the first floor, with the opening planned for this fall.

From now on, Kaufland customers in all countries where the company is represented will benefit from their own loyalty program. After Romania, Czech Republic, Moldova, Croatia, Slovakia, Bulgaria, and Germany, the Kaufland Card is now also available in all stores in Poland, making it available throughout Europe.

At its conclusion, the 21st edition of the trade fair shows just how much the retail landscape has changed: omnichannel and e-commerce have been significantly expanded. Heidemarie Kriz went in search of the most promising innovations for ACROSS. Read the third part of her fair report.

After the considerable efforts that the shopping center has made in recent years, Docks Bruxsel has received the CO2 neutrality certificate. The shopping center is continuing this journey with the ambition to further reduce its emissions.

In 2022, Atrium European Real Estate became part of G City. As part of the rebranding process the company will be present in the market under the new name G City Europe. Subsequently, a number of corporate rebranding steps will be taken in various areas.

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.

Grosvenor announces the signing of global activewear and lifestyle brand, Sweaty Betty, at Liverpool ONE, marking the brand’s standalone city store debut. Joining the extensive range of premium lifestyle brands on Peter’s Lane, the new 242 sq m Sweaty Betty site will be the brand’s largest retail store in the North of England.

The O2’s Entertainment District and shopping outlet, Icon Outlet have experienced a good trading period throughout the January and February half term, which follows a successful 2022 performance.

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield currently operates 23 centers in the Germany and Austria region: 21 in Germany, eight of them in the Group’s own portfolio, and two in Austria. A total of 732 leases were concluded for these 23 centers last year. In addition, the mixed-use project Westfield Hamburg-Überseequartier, which is being developed by URW in Hamburg’s HafenCity until spring 2024, also experienced a lot of activity in 2022. The pre-letting rate for the retail, dining, and leisure sectors is now 73 percent.