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As of April 01, 2024, Martin Hemetsberger took over the management of the “Real Estate Development” division at real estate developer and operator SES Spar European Shopping Centers at the company’s headquarters in Salzburg. He is responsible for the development and further development of large-scale shopping destinations in six countries. Hemetsberger will report to SES CDO Alexander Eck, who has been in charge of development in addition to his role as a member of the SES Management Board.

The opening of Hamburg’s Überseequartier, planned for April 25th, has been postponed due to water damage. The center is now scheduled to open to visitors at the end of August, the operator Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW) announced on Thursday.

The acquisition signals the return of Multi Corporation to the United Kingdom where it had a significant presence between 2001 and 2021 having developed or managed major retail destinations across the country including the Southgate Centre in Bath, Victoria Square in Belfast, and Glasgow’s St Enoch center. In addition, Multi will also enter Denmark through this investment.

As reported by “Handelsblatt”, a buyer has been found for the insolvent department store chain. A consortium consisting of the US investment company NRDC Equity Partners and the entrepreneur Bernd Beetz wants to take over the insolvent department store chain Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof.

NEINVER has announced a strong operating performance in 2023, with total brand sales reaching 1.48 billion euros across its entire portfolio, an 11% y-o-y increase and record-breaking monthly growth. The centers operated by the company across six European countries welcomed a total of nearly 68 million visitors over the course of the year, up 8.5% compared to 2022.

Contrary to what was announced in October 2023, the French luxury department store Galeries Lafayette will now close its only location in Germany earlier, at the end of July 2024.

In dynamic times for digital retail, Kaufland continues to drive forward its growth strategy for marketplaces. Following the successful launch in Slovakia and the Czech Republic last year, Kaufland is now bringing its marketplaces to two more countries: Poland and Austria. The launch is planned for late summer.

Over the last few years, retail parks in Poland were mostly developed in smaller formats, around 5,000 s m, either adding to the existing retail landscape or introducing modern retail amenities to smaller towns as their first such facilities. Now, there’s a noticeable shift towards larger developments, with 32 bigger retail parks (GLA > 5,000 sq m.) either being built or expanded, including six that exceed 20,000 sq m.

Giles Membrey, Managing Director of Rioja Estates, takes us on a journey through 20 years of the outlet industry – from site identification, planning, construction, leading to exit funding and marketing. Much has changed, but the basic principles have remained the same.

The revival of Swiss shopping centers – shopping centers that combine shopping convenience and experience offer the highest added value.

In December 2023, London’s luxury department store, Harrods, unveiled two new womenswear rooms dedicated to occasionwear and swimwear, as part of its redevelopment project at its Knightsbridge home. umdasch The Store Makers was entrusted with bringing Harrods’ vision to life – implementing the shopfitting based on a concept by David Collins Studio. The result sets the stage for an ideal shopping experience tailored to special occasions.

“In reading up for this commentary on outlet malls, I was surprised to learn that the concept has been around for a surprisingly long time, especially in the US”, states Susan Hagerty Bonsak, CEO of Placewise.