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Retail Parks: Convenience remains at the top of the shopping list

As Europe emerges from the COVID 19 pandemic, one thing is clear–the trends in retail prior to COVID have become more pronounced and are now accelerating the divergence between winners and losers in the retail sector.

Premier Outlet Budapest Appoints Coniq to increase customer engagement

Coniq to design and launch a new omnichannel loyalty programme for Hungary’s leading outlet village.

Three new retail parks become Acteeum hot topics at Shopping Center Forum 2021

Three retail park projects currently being developed by Acteeum turned out to be true hot topics during this year’s edition of the Shopping Center Forum. Reail-parks in Koszalin, Ostróda and Siemianowice Śląskie were well received by the participants on the first day of the fair, perfectly matching the current specificity of the shopping centers’ market.

HBB hosts the topping-out crown at Viktoria-Karree

HBB (Hanseatische Betreuungs- und Beteiligungsgesellschaft) from Hamburg, is celebrating the topping-out ceremony for the Viktoria-Karree business district at Husemannplatz in Bochum, Germany.

Coniq’s guide to an omnichannel retail strategy

By collecting valuable data on customers throughout all touchpoints, Coniq offers insight into how to strategically combine the physical and digital world.

PingProperties has sold the Eudokiaplein shopping and health centre in Rotterdam

The Eudokiaplein shopping and health centre situated in Rotterdam-Noord, consisting of an office complex and a shopping centre, has been sold by PingProperties, on behalf of one of the companies under management, to the Pension Fund for the Metals and Electrical Engineering Sector (PME).

Icon Outlet celebrates a record-setting August

Icon Outlet has revealed it experienced a record-setting August across three key metrics compared to the same month in 2019. Sales increased by 24%, average transaction value grew by 11%, and footfall rose by 10% versus the same benchmarks in August 2019.

Citycon resolved on the long-term incentive plan for the new CFO

The Board of Directors of Citycon Oyj has approved a new Restricted Share Plan 2021—2024 for the Citycon´s incoming CFO, Bret McLeod who will commence his appointment as CFO on 1 January 2022.

Tommy Hilfiger to triple footprint in London Designer Outlet

London Designer Outlet has welcomed a number of new brands since the start of the pandemic

Westfield Centro continues strengthening its leisure and entertainment offering

In November 2021, the Dutch arcade game operator Gamestate will open its first branch in Germany in Westfield Centro on an area of over 700 square meters. Over 45 arcade stations will then enable visitors to prove their skills at the latest virtual arcade products or popular gaming classics. Gamestate is another highlight in the center's leisure and entertainment segment and once again demonstrates the international appeal of the location.

Edutainment Concept and Strategies at FİBA Commercial Properties

FİBA Commercial Properties continues to follow up the trends in all their global investments in China, Romania, Moldova and Turkey in terms of sustainable future projects.

Invesco Real Estate acquires The Fort Shopping Park in partnership with George Capital

On September 21, Invesco Ltd. announced that Invesco Real Estate, the company’s global real estate investment business, has completed the acquisition of The Fort Shopping Park in partnership with George Capital, from a consortium of institutional investors including Nuveen Real Estate, CBRE Global Investors, Aberdeen Standard Investments and M&G Real Estate.

La Torre Outlet Zaragoza was the venue of Aragon Fashion Week 2021

From September 10 until 18, La Torre Outlet Zaragoza hosted the Aragon Fashion Week (AFW 21) and the 16th Young Aragonese Designers Competition as a show of support for the local textile and commercial sector.

Francisco Rocha Antunes Appointed as Chair of ULI Portugal

Francisco Rocha Antunes will prioritise membership growth, support the expansion of the ULI Portugal NEXT group, and initiate a local Young Leaders programme.

The Comeback

How the placemaking industry emerges stronger from the pandemic. Our 10 strategies for future-proof vibrant places.

Scallier: Pre-Opening of retail park in Rosorii De Vede

Jysk and Pepco are the first tenants to start their operations in the Rosiorii de Vede retail park. The official opening of the project is scheduled for late September.

VIA Outlets unveils new branding to continue redefining the outlet shopping experience

VIA Outlets has unveiled a new corporate branding following an extensive rebranding undertaking. The new branding clarifies VIA Outlets’ brand purpose as redefining the outlet shopping experience and refocusses its mission and brand experience towards digital transformation and sustainability, which will sit alongside the company’s 3 R’s strategy of remodelling, remerchandising and remarketing.

Forum Lviv in Ukraine wins again at RAU Awards 2021

Multi Corporation announced Forum Lviv has won ‘Best medium-sized shopping and entertainment centre’ in Ukraine in the category ‘Cities with over 1 million inhabitants’ at the Retail Association of Ukraine (RAU) Awards 2021.

Europe’s first Peppa Pig World of Play will soon open in The Netherlands

Set to open in Westfield Mall of the Netherlands in Leidschendam, on the outskirts of The Hague, Peppa Pig World of Play, Indoor Play Centre will offer children a unique opportunity to jump into the world of Peppa Pig for an unforgettable adventure. Families are invited to join Peppa and her friends in jumping, laughing and playing in instantly recognizable locations from the hugely popular animated series ‘Peppa Pig’.

GRR Group acquires two retail parks in Germany

In the beginning of September, 2021, GRR Group bought two retail parks in Marne/Schleswig-Holstein and Krostitz/Sachsen for the German Retail Fund No. 3 and 4, respectively. Both transactions were asset deals with full disclosure on the total purchasing sum.