Pret a Manger – Veggie Pop Up

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Last Summer, after noticing that their vegetarian salad was the top seller amongst the “SuperBowl” salad range (which included both chicken and fish options), Pret asked on their website whether customers would like them to open a pure Vegetarian store. An impressive 44% of respondents said yes while a further 52% opted for a Vegetarian […]

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Why multi-sensory shopping could save the high street

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Fresh from two days of innovation and insight at ICSC European Conference in London, Shelley Matthews, European Retail Capital Markets, JLL, explains why the future of retail is all about ‘place making’. In the UK, there are more farmers’ markets opening than branches of Tesco, it’s indicative of the multi-sensory shopping phenomenon that is currently […]

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Why international retailers are flocking to The Nordics

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Affluent Nordic cities are attracting international retailers as they broaden EU expansion plans, Jonathan Bayfield explains why. Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors, Boggi and Superdry: these are just a few of the international brands that have expanded across the Nordics in recent years with JLL’s guidance.  As economic conditions improve across the Eurozone, retailers are entering these […]

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Emergence of Europe’s mega cities

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Extract from JLL’s Redefining Retail Places In our blog, ‘Urbanisation: 6.3 billion living in cities by 2050 – implications for Retail’, we discuss the impact of the powerful demographic forces that are at work on a global level, and how urbanisation and population growth are reshaping the Global Retail landscape, and leading to exponential growth […]

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Ecommerce Growth: Implications for Real Estate

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Extract from JLL’s Redefining Retail Places In James Brown’s recent article, ‘From zero to 3 billion – global ecommerce goes mainstream’, he discusses how Internet retailing has advanced at a global level over the last 20 years, and how the growth of ecommerce is reshaping the Global Retail landscape. As at a global level, across […]

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