Issue 2015 December 15th

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    28 January Logistics: Omni-channel retail and real estate

    Amazon will headline this year’s retail logistics conference on 28 January, discussing the company’s migration towards super-fast delivery options. Sponsored by TH Real Estate, our fantastic line-up in London includes: Amazon Europe – Yodel – Jack Wills – Collect+ – LCP Consulting – TH Real Estate – arvato and many more. This one-day conference is [...]
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    French/Dutch giant snaps up rare Norwegian opportunity

    Klepierre has announced that Steen & Strøm, its 56.1% controlled Scandinavian subsidiary, has signed a sale and purchase agreement, jointly with Entra, to acquire Oslo City. The retail and office complex located in the heart of Norway’s capital city, has been acquired from DNB. The Oslo City shopping centre generates among the highest retailer sales [...]
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    John Lewis expects to see online overtake offline sales

    John Lewis managing director Andy Street has predicted that online sales will overtake store sales in just four years, and the British retailer is preparing with a £500m investment. Street expects internet sales to overtake store sales for the UK department store in 2019 – a year ahead of his original forecast. Internet sales at John Lewis rose [...]
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    European retail development driven by north and south

    European development and retail expansion has been boosted by retail sales in the European Union up 3.3% in the third quarter of 2015 compared with the same period in 2014, according to Eurostat. The highest annual increase in Eurozone retail sales since 2008 was in 2014, when the increase was only 1.3%. Increasing retail demand [...]
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    Polish mall acquired as shopping centres dominate market

    Rockcastle Global Real Estate has purchased the Platan shopping centre in the city of Zabrze (Katowice urban area) from TRIUVA for €51.8m – offering an initial yield of 6.9%. Platan has a diverse collection of 75 retailers including a hypermarket, a strong fashion & footwear offer as well as a services and food and beverage [...]