While the food and beverage sector was one of the earliest and hardest hit by the pandemic, key trends coalescing around its social importance underline that F&B is still very much on the menu.
Today’s rapidly changing consumer behaviour offers amazing opportunities, yet at the same time places tremendous pressure on retailers, the real estate industry, and logistics specialists. But though nailing the last mile or even the final hundred metres in logistics is potentially lucrative, is the last-push ecosystem sufficiently innovative?
Edinburgh St James is bang on trend with its mixed-use development that is designed to be value-additive to the Scottish capital city and ahead of the curve in getting brands to work together for collective positive outcomes. But as construction of the 850,000 square feet scheme gears up for completion, time will tell if there is sufficient demand in Edinburgh to support the entire city centre.
Thirty years ago, veganism was little more than a fringe movement in most parts of the western world. Fast forward to 2018 and it has become one of the top consumer trends in Europe.
Atrium Europe Real Estate has managed the feat of both downsizing and growing at the same time, divesting itself of its smaller schemes and focusing its resources on prime assets in Warsaw and Prague. The company is reasserting its position as a leader in the CEE region’s retail market.
Lush is pure retail theatre – and it’s tantalisingly close to becoming a billion euro brand, reports Nicky Godding.
The arrival of the EU’s new data protection regime, the GDPR, will have far-reaching effects on the retail and retail real estate industry.
Westfield London’s £600 mln expansion featuring a new state-of-the-art John Lewis department store opens the way for more than 90 new shops, restaurants and leisure outlets, connected to the broader regeneration of White City.
This year’s RECon Europe brought together a world of retail professionals at the ICSC’s one-to-one dealmaking event for tenants and landlords, as well as unveiling exciting plans for evolution next year…