food anchor

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.

Lakeside, owned by property company SGS, announces M&S has signed to open a new store at the center, due to launch in Spring 2023.

Altera Vastgoed has acquired off-market local shopping center Het Stroink in Enschede (NL) from WP Retail Invest CV (“WPRI”). The center has recently been renovated by WPRI to create a retail complex with a pharmacy, a medical center, three primary schools, a nursery and a petrol station.

This time, our recurring online event, ACROSS Retail Talks, this time, took a close look at what food anchors mean for the profitability of a location’s success, how the collaboration between the involved stakeholders works, and why flexibility is not only the key learning from the pandemic, but also the key strategy for the future.

The Hahn Group has signed a new lease with Kaufland for the Sterkrader Tor Retail Park in Oberhausen, North Rhine-Westphalia. Kaufland will take over the space of the previously located EDEKA store, whose lease will expire at the end of 2022.

Union Investment has acquired the Fountains of Boynton shopping center in Florida. The complex, which consists of five buildings, is located in Boynton Beach, a centrally located suburban community in northern Palm Beach County, about 30 kilometers south of West Palm Beach International Airport.

Over the past ten years, the food retail sector has recorded sales growth of well over 35 percent, and last year’s figures for 2020 confirm the steady growth with annual sales of around €190 billion.

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.

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