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“In the current retail environment, it is the customers’ expectation for personalisation, speed, and lower costs that is driving industry innovation,” states Gregory Fonseca, Director of Architecture at BDP and member of the ACROSS Advisory Board in the latest “Industry Outlook 2024”.

Inflation and consumer restraint following the pandemic made the company’s own bricks-and-mortar stores in prime locations such as Munich’s Luitpoldblock and Hamburg’s Hohe Bleichen increasingly unprofitable.

Despite a challenging market environment across the board, the Tyrolean lighting artists from MK Illumination were able to achieve some real highlights this year. With revenue estimated at 165 million euros, the globally active company will have had the most successful year in its history once again.

Kaufland’s companies in Germany are presenting their holistic commitment to sustainability in detail as part of the Green Week with the publication of their first sustainability report for the 2022 financial year (March 1, 2022 to February 28, 2023). The report provides information on the goals, measures and structures Kaufland has created in Germany. The focus is on shopping more consciously, conserving resources, protecting the climate and strengthening society.

NEINVER has put the finishing touches on the revamped F&B Plaza at Viladecans The Style Outlets, the only outlet center in the Barcelona Metropolitan Area. Aimed at rejuvenating the center’s main social and leisure zone, the refurbishment has resulted in enhanced terraced dining areas, seating and events spaces, contributing to a more all-round shopping experience.

Shopping center operator ECE Marketplaces achieved a strong leasing performance in 2023 and once again increased the leased space in its centers. In total, ECE Marketplaces achieved a leasing performance of around 800,000 sq m in the centers it manages and leases in 2023, an increase of almost 50 percent compared to the previous year. ECE concluded a total of around 2,600 lease contracts in 2023.