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Technology Trends Should Be Retail Trends

The extent to which a retailer can satisfy the needs of its customers significantly depends on the technology it utilizes and masters. Consumers have become accustomed to the often highly individualized approach provided by e-commerce, and they expect the same in the brick-and-mortar environment. Technology stands ready to meet the challenge.

New Faces at Edmonton Green

Ashdown Philips has appointed two new members of staff to join the management team Edmonton Green Shopping Center, North London.

HMSHost International brings Copenhagen Coffee Lab and SMAG to the Copenhagen Airport

HMSHost International, global market leader in the hospitality industry for people on the move, has strengthened their position in the Nordics and reinforced their reputation as finding the right brands for the specific needs of the travellers.

TWO UK DEBUT CONCEPTS HEADED FOR CHINATOWN LONDON

Shaftesbury has announced that two UK debut concepts will be joining Chinatown London’s Shaftesbury Avenue. Hong Kong-style tea restaurant, The Eight, and serve yourself Sichuan eatery, Zhang Liang Malatang, are both set to launch at the destination later this summer.

Renewed retail offering for Liverpool ONE

Grosvenor announces new retail activity at Liverpool ONE, where luxury footwear brand Kick Game has signed for a more than 325 sq m unit on South John Street. Kick Game will join Kenji, the Japanese-inspired homeware and stationary retailer, which is upsizing its store by 40%.

Hammerson appoints new Director of Marketing and Placemaking

Hammerson has appointed Sarah Tinsley as Director of Marketing and Placemaking, to support its commitment to shaping and creating vibrant urban spaces.

Evolve Estates acquires Three Spires shopping center in Lichfield

Evolve Estates has acquired a prime open-air shopping center in the heart of Lichfield in England, its biggest retail acquisition of 2022.

Reify. designs the restyling of Porte di Mestre shopping center

Reify.’s architecture studio has been chosen to provide concept design and architecture services for the urban redevelopment of Porte di Mestre Shopping Center. The project will be concluded in the first half of 2023 and focus on the revamping of the main facade and a redesign of the interior.

Global Mutual signs new Sports Direct store at Affinity Devon Outlet

Frasers Group has committed to open a new 790 sq m Sports Direct store at Affinity Devon, the 9,290 sq m outlet scheme in Bideford (EN). Over the next few months, more than 9,000 sq m of additional new lettings are set to be announced.

The Vintage Store signs for 1,115 sq m at Liverpool One

Grosvenor announces the signing of The Vintage Store at Liverpool ONE. Set to open at the end of May, the Liverpool ONE site will be clothing retailer's largest to date, occupying a 1,115 sq m space.

Castle Mall (UK) welcomes new anchor tenant

Northern Ireland-based Lynas Food Outlet will open its doors in late Autumn, with works due to start middle of May 2022 to restructure part of the mall to facilitate the large 790 sq m store.

Banksy exhibition at Citypark Graz attracts 40.000 visitors

After a total of 87 opening days, the "The Mystery of Banksy - A Genius Mind" exhibition about the world-famous graffiti artist and painter Banksy has attracted 40,000 visitors to Citypark Graz.

UŠĆE shopping center introduces its smart city parking station

UŠĆE Shopping Center is the first shopping center in the Balkans with a "Bikeep" parking station for electric bicycles and scooters, directly benefitting the preservation of the environment.

Hines secures new Nike store in Denmark

Hines has secured Nike at ‘The Trinity Quarter’ in Copenhagen, marking the brand’s first new store opening in Denmark since the global pandemic.

H&M opens new store at Braehead center near Glasgow

Braehead, a retail and leisure destination owned by property company SGS and asset managed by Global Mutual Properties, announces that H&M opened the doors to its new store.

Out now: New issue "What the Consumer really wants!”

OUT NOW - LATEST ISSUE! +++ WHAT THE CONSUMER REALLY WANTS! - Whenever consumers face uncertainty, their behavior changes. While retailers have learned to be more innovative, guardrails are needed.

BIG Shopping Centers is Now the Official Owner of Delta City in Podgorica

BIG Shopping centers has fulfilled all the conditions for officially purchasing 100% of ownership of Delta City Podgorica on Thursday 19th of May.

MAPIC 2022: It is All about Connecting Players

According to MAPIC Director Francesco Pupillo: During times of transformation, we have to guide people in a better and more intensive way. Therefore, he wants to increase the value enjoyed by the attendees of this year’s MAPIC by, among other things, connecting them via special events and focusing more attention on new and innovative retail models.

How Are Shopping Center Managers Working toward Enhancing the User Experience?

To future-proof shopping centers, managers need to balance the impact of longer term (secular) trends with an uncertain macroeconomic environment. Focusing on continuously enhancing the user experience is a prerequisite for success. According to Multi, three strategies can be adopted.

“Fear is Understandable”

First the coronavirus, then the war in Ukraine: Rising inflation and supply chain issues are causing panic, leading to consumers to buy again. Professor Stephan Rüschen speaks with ACROSS about justified fears, current supply shortages, and why transparency is the order of the day for all retailers.