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 […]
Jeremy Eddy, European Retail Capital Markets, JLL, talks transaction volumes, trophy deals and retail trends after a successful first half of 2015, which puts the firm on track for a record-breaking year in European retail.
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 […]
From Martini bars in Milan to buying conchiglie in Carluccios, meet the modern retailers who are reaping the benefits of combining the shopping, eating and drinking experience. Back in the 90s, or even as recent as the Noughties, if you entered a shop drinking a can of coke or eating a Mars bar you […]
First published in the Across Magazine, Issue 3. I think that everybody knows that foodservice in Shopping Centres is growing. It has become a more important part of the tenant mix as we shift from a consumption based economy to an experience based economy. The proportion of guests visiting Shopping Centres who choose to eat […]
While property marketers play a key role in securing value, they have often found it hard to capture and articulate precisely what it is that they do. All too often, marketing is perceived as a series of tactical, promotional activities rather than the core strategic function that it should be. At JLL we realised that […]
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 […]
Robert Bonwell explains why asset managers are paying more attention than ever to the power of a scientific leasing strategy. The cornerstone of any shopping centre asset is the asset manager – responsible for driving and enhancing the value of the asset. Their asset manager’s client could be an institutional fund, REIT, private equity group, […]
I love living and working in London and truly believe that it is the world’s ultimate retail destination. In fact, London’s attractiveness to the world’s top international retailers has been well documented in Destination Europe 2015. It is therefore, no surprise that the ICSC has chosen London to host it’s 40th European Conference here this […]
We’ve all used the internet to research a product before purchasing it. With the ease of reading online reviews written by other users beforehand, as well as using smartphones while shopping, it is now clearly essential to research products online or on your mobile before making a purchase. The growth of e-commerce and what effect […]
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 […]
I have recently spent a few days in North America and as I wander around the numerous retail centres, what stands out for me is that Japanese retailers are leading the way in retail service. There are clear pointers that American and European retailers could take on board to avoid slipping back in the Global […]
We all spend a great deal of time looking to the future to try and second guess how cyclical and structural change will play out in the world of retail. Retail is dynamic, change is a constant and we can be sure that the future of retail holds some ‘unknowns’. Here is a short video […]
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 […]
Extract from JLL’s Redefining Retail Places There has been a lot of talk recently about multi-speed global economic growth and the erratic nature of the economic recovery around the world. This is certainly the case in the EMEA region, where the contrast between those in the fast lane of economic growth and those crawling (or […]
Extract from JLL’s Redefining Retail Places There are powerful global demographic forces at work, which are contributing to fundamental change in the world of retail and are redefining retail and urban places. Please read more here.