The development of urban districts and neighbourhoods is an activity that SES has been intensively engaged in for a long time. SES operates approximately 30 shopping centres across six European countries and the first managed shopping street in Austria in a joint venture with Wien 3420 aspern Development AG in Vienna.
Breaking into the retail big leagues can often be very daunting and challenging for young and growing businesses with amazing ideas. But John Lewis Partnership’s JLAB is among the growing number of programmes that encourage and develop ideas from super-smart innovators that want to breathe fresh ideas into retail.
SES is showing the way forward for shopping centres by creating destinations that offer a variety of activities even after closing time.
Two case studies illustrate Redevco’s approach to retail in today’s modern cities.
ECE’s ‘We Love Food’ concept is all about meeting growing appetites for food service in shopping centres, as well as serving customers with great F&B spaces, right across the portfolio.
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.
French supermarket operator Monoprix has signed a deal with Amazon to sell its products through the Amazon Prime Now service in Paris.
Cosmetics retailer Sephora has signed up with digital platform specialist Salesforce to improve online shopping experiences in Europe.
Bars and cafes which focus on a single product can generate a loyal clientele, when executed correctly. RetailWatch talks to Renato Damiano about a key clean-eating trend based around a humble berry.