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CREATING GREAT PLACES IN THE “TIME ECONOMY”

Jonathan Doughty, Head of Foodservice at ECE, has recently become responsible for the company’s leisure and placemaking activities. “I have always said large parts of the foodservice industry are actually leisure, now we are proving it every day.”

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EXCITING DESTINATIONS

ECE is already on the way to establish its shopping centers as places for shopping, dining, sports, and leisure. E.g.: CLIMB AND JUMP, ROOF SPA, “FOODTOPIA” FOR CINEMA ENTHUSIASTS.

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THE LEISURE HUNTER

In the face of considerable changes in the retail market and changing consumer purchasing patterns, ECE had to think beyond traditional retail practices. Katrin von Soosten is chasing and fi nding innovative ideas and non-traditional concepts.

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ROOM FOR INNOVATION

“We love leisure” is the motto of ECE’s new placemaking strategy which is being implemented consequently at Potsdamer Platz Arkaden Berlin. Further centers will follow soon.

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TRECK: the new high-speed food brand at Dutch stations

The Broodzaak locations at the Amersfoort, Haarlem and Leiden train stations will be the first to be converted to the new brand at the end of May. In about one and a half years, all Broodzaak stores will have been replaced by TRECK. Alongside an expanded variety in the F&B assortment, guests of TRECK can continue on t heir journey faster thanks to the addition of self-scan checkouts. Current employees of Broodzaak will continue to work for the new brand, with intensive training during the transition.

LONDON ON THE MENU FOR INTERNATIONAL FOOD AND BEVERAGE OPERATORS

Last year marked a record year for international food and beverage operators entering the London market, with 21 international concepts opening a debut site in the capital in 2018, according to research from international real estate advisor Savills. Furthermore, the firm notes that this momentum has continued into this year, with eight concepts already open and an additional 11 debut sites already in the committed pipeline.

ECE Modernizes Nova Eventis

The redesigning and upgrading of the shopping and experience center in Leipzig/Halle will be carried out at a cost of 40 million euros.

Basingstoke’s food and beverage appeal expands with arrival of new dining choices to Festival Place

A taste of Asia is coming to Basingstoke’s Festival Place with the arrival of not one, but two new f&b operators expanding the wide menu of dining choices at the region’s leading retail and leisure destination. Independent Japanese restaurant The Sushi Maki and Kokoro, offering a palatable menu of East Asian dishes, have both signed up to open at the 1.1 million sq ft shopping centre.

Cineplexx Opens First IMAX Cinema in Greece

It is located inside ONE Salonica, an outlet mall in Thessaloniki, which stands to benefit from the new entertainment offering.

Taking the Plunge: From Shopping Mall to Entertainment Center

For years, malls in the United Arab Emirates have been surpassing each other with endlessly new, breathtaking attractions: With features such as ice rinks in the middle of the desert, aquariums, and roller coasters or an entire VR world, shopping has long since become an experience in this region.