While Italy’s political situation may be in standstill after the recent elections, its citizens remain keen shoppers. A strong domestic appetite for brands, plus growing retail tourism, is enticing investors, developers and retailers alike to choose Italy.
According to Redevco, shoppers have become increasingly demanding in their expectations of retail venues, as they shift from need-to-buy towards need-to-enjoy. Bart Vink, Redevco’s Head of Research & Strategy, explains how to assemble the magic ingredients.
In the matrix world between online and offline, local and brand-savvy collaborations are driving the customer care revolution by harnessing digital tools in a whole new way.
Italy has returned to a ‘golden age’ for development, as investor appetite for high-quality retail real estate assets and impressive consumption dynamics collide, according to Massimo Moretti, president of the Italian Council of Shopping Centres (CNCC).
London and New York could provide key opportunities for luxury watch brands seeking to expand in 2018 and beyond.
Klépierre has opened Prado – winner of the 2017 Mapic Award for ‘Best Futura’ Shopping Centre – in the French port city of Marseille.
Unibail-Rodamco is continuing its drive to focus on dominant shopping centres by putting seven more malls up for sale for a total of more than €800 mln.
Ambient walkways for pedestrians with cafes and restaurants, serving a hotel, offices, and apartments are essential elements of the New Center of Lódz, Ghelamco Poland’s latest mixed-use project showcased at MIPIM in Cannes.
An improved food service provision in hotels may be the next big F&B trend, according to JLL, even if hotel guests might not be the main clients.