NEINVER reopens 100% of its outlet portfolio in Europe

NEINVER recently reopened its four Greater Madrid and Barcelona outlet centres in Spain, thus resuming operations across all its retail portfolio in Europe.

"Happy" loyalty program receives "Golden Award” in Athens

On Solutions, part of Balfin Group, in collaboration with Qivos, received the Gold Award in the category of "Best Partnership Initiative" in Loyalty Awards 2020, for providing customer experience and achieving customer engagement, in four different companies, under one loyalty scheme, the Happy Program.

Sustainability is the new business model: Jesper Brodin, CEO, Ingka Group

For Ingka Group, sustainability is at the heart of everything it does. Its ambition is to inspire and enable 1 billion people to live a better everyday life at home within the limits of the planet by 2030.

McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Málaga: Back to the "new" normality

Although the closure of the international borders and the limitation of regional movement within Italy are having an impact on the footfall in the centre compared to the same period last year, in this first week of re-opening visitors were not lacking and some categories of goods have seen an even greater interest than usual, for example: children's fashion, bedlinen, kitchenware and sportswear.

Konrad Grüss is the new Managing Director of Inter IKEA Systems B.V.

Inter IKEA Systems B.V. announced Konrad Grüss will become its new Managing Director. He succeeds Jon Abrahamson Ring, who will become CEO of Inter IKEA Group as per 1 September.

Capital & Regional announces re-opening of all retail across its seven community shopping centres

Following the easing of government restrictions, Capital & Regional will be allowing all retailers who had previously been prevented from trading to reopen from 15th June across its portfolio of seven UK community shopping centres, with the exception of leisure and dining facilities which, unless solely operating a takeaway or delivery service, will remain closed until the restrictions are eased further.

Trei Opens its 17th Vendo Park in Poland

Trei Real Estate GmbH (Trei), a developer and asset holder for residential and retail real estate with activities across Europe, just opened the 17th retail park of its Vendo Park brand in Poland. The retail park is located in the city of Płock in the Masovian voivodeship.

Mapic Italy 2020 cancelled due to Covid-19

The same also applies to the food & beverage fair “The Happetite”, which was supposed to take place at the same time on July 1 and 2, 2020 in Milan. Both events will return in 2021.

Hammerson flagship destinations in England to re-open from 15 June

Over 85% of Hammerson portfolio to be open by the middle of this month.

PATRIZIA sells German DIY portfolio for EUR 96 million

PATRIZIA AG, the global partner for pan-European real estate investment, announces the sale of a portfolio of seven retail properties in Germany to Captiva, a German real estate investment company, for EUR 96 million.

A campus dedicated to the shoe craft legero shoemakers outlet opened

In Feldkirchen near Graz, everything revolves around shoes with the highest wearing comfort for young and old on 1,200 square metres since mid-April. legero united opens the "shoemakers outlet" and unites its four brands legero, superfit, VIOS and Think! under one new roof.

Launch of Paris real estate week in september

Paris Real Estate Week (14 to 17 September) unveils its initial programme comprising debates, conferences, Awards and an exhibition area that will address key topics in property, city agendas, and innovation.

COVID-19: Ingka Group supports over 140,000 homeless people in 17 countries

Over the last two months, IKEA Retail (Ingka Group) has supported over 140,000 homeless people in 17 countries by donating nearly 130,000 products such as complete bedroom and living rooms solutions, food, plastic bags, bins and spray bottles, to help them cope with the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic.

Deniz mall opens to the public in Baku

Deniz Mall, the much-anticipated new retail, leisure and entertainment redevelopment concept for the former Baku Entertainment Centre, has soft opened to the public in central Baku, Azerbaijan.

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield reports strong progress on re-opening of its shopping centres

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW) announced that 65 of its 90 shopping centres have re-opened after the easing of restrictions imposed because of the COVID-19 crisis. This follows announcements by authorities in Los Angeles and France on May 26 and 29, respectively.

Successful premiere of the ACROSS Retail Talks Online

Five points emerged at this event that focused on the problems of lease payments in connection with Covid-19. A large and very prominent expert audience followed this online discussion closely.

Icon Outlet to re-open at The O2

Icon Outlet at The O2 has announced it will reopen its doors at The O2 on Monday 15 June. The re-opening of Icon Outlet is part of a phased re-opening approach for the world’s most popular music, entertainment and leisure venue.

Liverpool ONE prepares to re-open

Grosvenor Europe is preparing to reopen Liverpool ONE, following the Government’s announcement allowing all non-essential stores to re-open from 15 June. The Liverpool ONE team has been working around the clock to ensure visitors will remain safe and assured at all times upon their return.

Ingka Centres re-opens its Meeting Places in Italy

Ingka Centres announced that a further three of its Meeting Places have successfully re-opened, with malls in Italy and Spain joining those across Europe and China which had already opened their doors to visitors.


Around two and a half months after the shutdown, the Covid-19 crisis still keeps the retail real estate and placemaking industry well and truly on its toes. Even though stores and marketplaces in many European countries have mostly reopened, dramatic declines in frequencies and revenues remain more of a rule instead of an exception.