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Katarzyna Michnikowska, Colliers

Colliers sums up the first half of 2018 on the shopping centres market in agglomerations

First half of 2018 on the Polish shopping centres market belonged to the biggest agglomerations. Over 172,000 sqm of new space was delivered, which constitutes about 75% of domestic supply. At the same time, the demand for retail space was still very high, and the level of vacant buildings remained very low. Colliers International has published a report in which it summarizes the first half of 2018 on the shopping centres market in eight biggest Polish agglomerations: Warsaw, Wrocław, Kraków, Tricity, Poznań, Szczecin, Łódź and Katowice urban area. Together, there are 206 shopping centres operating in the largest agglomerations, reaching the level of 6.5 million sqm – which represents over half of Polish resources (55%).
Galeria Chełm, Acteeum

Acteeum will open Galeria Chełm in 2019

As soon as in 2019 the new shopping center – Galeria Chełm – will be opened by Acteeum. The special potential of Chełm and its surrounding area, a great location and an attractive mix of tenants contribute to the uniqueness of this project. Galeria Chełm will offer its clients 55 stores on 17,500 sqm rental area and over 500 parking places.
Prague The Style Outlets

Neinver: opening of a 70 million euro venue in Prague

Neinver, the leading outlet centre operator in Europe, opened Prague The Style Outlets – the Group’s first outlet centre in Czechia and the sixteenth venue in its growing portfolio, encompassing 300,000 square metres of retail space. The 20,000 square metre outlet centre in Prague houses over 100 stores. In the second stage, the outlet’s retail space is to be extended to 30,000 square metres.

JLL: Warsaw wants to stimulate commerce in the city centre

Together with the authorities in Warsaw, JLL took a closer look at shopping streets in the capital city. JLL experts will look at shopping streets in Warsaw and propose solutions that will increase the attractiveness of the city’s shopping locations for consumers and tenants. The objective is to develop a strategy for the development of commerce in the city centre, including identifying places with the greatest potential for new shopping locations and increasing the attractiveness of the so-called high streets for both potential tenants and customers.
Flagowy salon marki Reserved

Polish retail giant LPP is looking for localization all over Europe

„We are constantly expanding our product range, as our customers expect a wider range of products in stores. That is why we lease more and more space in shopping malls. We used to open Reserved stores with an area of 1,200 square metres; now we need no less than 2,500 square metres. I visit our stores all over Europe. Regarding new Reserved stores, we are still thinking about Milan and Paris. We do not want to enter these markets with smaller, 200-500 square metre formats. We will be there as soon as we find the right locations” says Marek Piechocki, Founder and Owner of LPP.
Sizeer store in Domina Shopping Center in Riga

Colliers: Baltic States ready for new brands

In the next two years – 2018 and 2019 – the Baltic States will see the largest recorded increase in retail space supply in the region. This means that far-reaching adaptation is necessary in order to maintain a favourable market position. The total retail space for lease in the Baltic States amounts to approximately 2.5 million square metres, comprising shopping centres with an area over 5,000 square metres, hypermarkets, home improvement stores and department stores.

Zara opens a store in a new omnichannel concept

The latest concept of the Spanish brand was opened at Westfield Stratford Shopping Centre. Zara’s flagship store combines the best elements of an off-line shopping experience with technologies known from the world of e-commerce. This is the new strategy of the Inditex Group related to the changing trends in the commerce sector. The innovative store has a sales area of 4,500 square metres. Within this space, customers will not only be able to familiarise themselves with the broad brand offer, but also collect their on-line purchases.
Piotr Karpiński, CBRE

CBRE: shopping centres in Poland have to find themselves in a new reality

“Our analyses show that most of today’s shopping centres will suffer from the ban on commercial activities on Sunday. The change will be particularly painful for restaurants and cafés. Shopping streets are almost certainly going to benefit from this situation, since we can expect an increase in traffic, and the gastronomy sector will probably flourish, although it is worth noting that the increase in the number of gastronomy outlets, such as restaurants and cafés, on the shopping streets is a trend that started even before the introduction of the ban on commercial activities on Sunday” said Piotr Karpiński, Senior Director, Head of Asset Services Poland, CBRE.
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Deloitte: Connected stores and playground-like stores. Emerging new trends in commerce

“Connected stores are a synergy of the unique features of on-line channels and traditional stores. Today, e-commerce vendors know much more about their customers than traditional vendors, thanks to the possibilities offered by technology.  And this will change,” says Olgierd Cygan, Leader of Deloitte Digital in Poland and Central Europe. A report by Deloitte Digital shows that multi-channel consumers who shop both in traditional and on-line stores spend more than twice as much as those who prefer only traditional stores.
Richard Bergfors, CEO MAX Premium Burgers

MAX Premium Burgers is looking for best locations in reasonable prices in Poland

„From the very beginning, we have communicated our ambitious plan of at least 200 restaurants opening in 10 years. We care about attractive locations that will allow us to maintain the premium quality, but at the reasonable price. Our main goal are drive-in restaurants, which allow us to be independent, in locations with proximity of high traffic generators”, says Richard Bergfors, CEO MAX Premium Burgers.