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Special Issue “… and yet it moves!”

This online special will be available as a free download until June 30.

Dear Reader,

I am pleased to present our latest ONLINE SPECIAL. And I am also proud to report that this new digital magazine format has established itself very well and is enjoying great popularity. It should be noted that our ONLINE SPECIALS are published in addition to the well-known print magazines.

Retail is and remains an important cornerstone of the placemaking industry. For years, and not just since “Corona”, this asset class has been undergoing a permanent and necessary process of renewal. This process is now taking place at an accelerated pace, supported by many good approaches and implemented by innovative industry professionals. Therefore I believe that the clumsy, unqualified, sweeping “Retail Bashing”, as it is currently unfortunately all too often perceptible, is certainly out of place right now!  We have compiled a wide range of very exciting new openings and developments for you here. With this compilation of projects across Europe, we want to send a clear signal that the European placemaking industry is most certainlyprogressing and developing at a consistent pace.

I am also very proud to be able to present the latest edition of the Global Retail Attractiveness Index in this issue. We created this now highly recognized international industry index together with Union Investment and GfK.

I hope you enjoy reading the latest edition of our summery and exciting ONLINE SPECIAL.

Yours sincerely

Reinhard Winiwarter

Publisher ACROSS Magazine


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MAN MUST EAT! – The (increasing) importance of food anchors for the placemaking industry

The global clash of digitalization and the pandemic is shaping the economic development of the 20s of this century. It has also led to profound structural changes of historic proportions. The consequences for retail and its accompanying services are equally dynamic and controversial. Food purchases at brick-and-mortar stores increased by 10 percent or more across Europe in 2020 as a result of the pandemic. At the same time, purchases of consumer durables, such as clothing, home electronics, home accessories, toys, sports, and leisure items increasingly shifted from offline to online retail.

Kaufland, Strong Footfall Anchor of Thriving Centers

During the pandemic, Kaufland’s more than 1,350 large supermarkets established themselves as reliable and footfall-generating food anchors in the European shopping plaza landscape. In an in-depth interview with ACROSS, Dr. Angelus Bernreuther, Head of Institutional Investor Relationship Management and Real Estate at Kaufland, describes the success strategies that lead to a win-win alliance between shopping places and their anchor tenant Kaufland:

Developer & Operator Statements

European experts comment on the synergy between shopping centers and food anchors, their developments and benefits.

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Retail Parks–an attractive asset class in times of crisis and beyond

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