Kaufland intends to significantly reduce CO2 emissions in the future in the construction of new stores and for modernization measures. Currently, the retailer is testing various alternatives to materials such as concrete and steel at pilot locations. In Bratislava, the company is opening the largest timber store in Slovakia, while in Tuttlingen, Baden-Württemberg, a store is being built using recycled building materials including items such as walls, the facade and the parking lot.

The German transaction market for retail space recorded a low transaction volume of around EUR 2.8 billion in the first half of 2023 – compared with around EUR 7.8 billion in 2022 as a whole. Overall, it can be seen that online retail is having a negative impact on the development of sales in stationary retail even after the Corona pandemic. However, stationary retail for everyday needs in particular, such as retail parks in residential areas with a high population density, is proving robust and benefiting from the new situation. These trends extend much further than just Germany, as similar patterns can be recognized on other European markets as well.

Many of the headwinds that have buffeted the global economy over the past 12 months remain very much at the forefront of investors’ minds. However, in tandem with this, investors like Mitiska REIM are also seeing a number of structural tailwinds in support of retail parks and wider convenience real estate.

The jury of the Prime Property Prize competition selected projects with the greatest impact on the commercial property market last year. Promenada, the cutting-edge centre on the right bank of the Vistula River, is proud to be one of them. The mall, owned by G City Europe, took first place in the category of Investment of the Year: Commercial Space Market.

The Düsseldorf-based streaming platform Cliq Digital is active in over 40 countries and distributes subscription-based streaming services that bundle series, music, audio books, sports and games.

Used clothing can be dropped off at the Regent Street store, and members will be credited with a £5 voucher and 20 points upon return. Furthermore, a rental service is also offered, as already in the store in Berlin Mitte Garten.

SES Spar European Shopping Centers is consolidating its position in the Northern Italian market. With the purchase of the IL GRIFONE shopping center in Bassano del Grappa, located in the highly affluent region of Vicenza/Veneto, the real estate developer and operator takes over a well-established location with immediate effect.

Shell Deutschland GmbH and the redos Group are jointly promoting the development of charging infrastructure for electric cars at retail parks and other retail locations in Germany. To this end, up to 8 DC charging points will be installed at each of 57 locations across Germany in the coming years. The fast and ultra-fast charging points at the parking lots, which are supplied with 100 percent green electricity, offer a charging capacity of 150 to 400 kW.

All of Wilko’s 400-plus stores are to close with the loss of more than 12,000 jobs after talks with potential buyers failed to deliver a rescue deal for the retailer.

The retail park: a cornerstone of modern consumer culture that has long been a popular destination for shoppers seeking convenience, variety, and an all-in-one shopping experience. As technology and consumer preferences continue to evolve, the future of retail parks faces both challenges and exciting opportunities. Joseph Jarvis, Content Marketer at Chainels, explores how retail parks are likely to adapt and innovate to remain relevant in the rapidly changing retail landscape.