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Established in 2023 in Spain, EALYX is a B2B SaaS that allows consumers to trade in their used items and instantly receive a discount on a new purchase. This innovative approach is the first of its kind in the e-commerce industry. 

Polish retail startup ZeroQs implements smart-scan on customers´ shopping carts to make the payment process much faster.

EuroShop 2023 has closed its doors for 2023. 1830 exhibitors from 55 nations presented their product innovations to approximately 81,000 trade visitors from 141 countries. Heidemarie Kriz reflects on the five days of the trade fair and concludes that while the fair had international appeal, the exhibitors could have been more emotionally engaging.

At its conclusion, the 21st edition of the trade fair shows just how much the retail landscape has changed: omnichannel and e-commerce have been significantly expanded. Heidemarie Kriz went in search of the most promising innovations for ACROSS. Read the third part of her fair report.

How would one summarize the last 15 years in retail real estate? Gregory Fonseca, Director of Architecture BDP, expresses it in one word: disruptive. He takes us on an instructive journey through 15 years of retail and retail architecture.

“We create spaces” a strong mission of the Umdasch Group that does not stop at the virtual world. In addition to sound expertise in designing and creating new spaces, the company thinks big and ventures beyond the boundaries of the physical world with its competencies. Specifically, this involves the entry into the metaverse.

ACROSS presents: Exclusive Study Tour to Lisbon. The world metropolis has always been a center for commerce and marketplaces. Together with Rüdiger Pleus Consulting and the Portuguese Shopping Center Association APCC – Associação Portuguesa de Centros Comerciais – we will examine on May 18th and 19th 2023 how Lisbon promotes innovations and shapes the future of retail.

Why should customers visit stores in which they know exactly what to expect? In order to captivate their guests, stationary stores need a network of creative ideas, event plans, a talent for creating narratives, and a considerable amount of boldness. Therefore, some old dogmas have to be thrown overboard.

The UK’s first choice indoor family activity brand, Oxygen, has announced the acquisition of regional trampoline operator, RedKangaroo. Oxygen will continue to operate RedKangaroo’s sites in Reading, Nottingham and Coventry, UK under the RK brand with the view to integrating them into the Oxygen brand in the months ahead.

Galeria Dominikanska, owned by ATRIUM European Real Estate, is a 32,600 sq m urban shopping center located in the heart of Wroclaw City, one of Poland’s fastest-growing markets. Partnering with Placewise, the center launched #maszokazje, a new, more comprehensive loyalty program that offered their customers more than just lunchtime food discounts.

The renovation of Angel Central Shopping Center in London is a great example of why the community should not only be involved in the selection of the offer but also in architectural decisions. This article was created as part of reporting on the ACROSS readers’ trip to London in cooperation with the ACSP.