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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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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Luxury, innovation and collaboration: the keys to the success of the London Luxury Quarter

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This week we launched our new report, ‘Hospitality and Service: Driving business investments through a thriving luxury destination’, which focuses on the importance of the ‘beyond retail’ offering in The London Luxury Quarter. The launch took place in the grand surroundings of the Ritz, the symbol of British grandeur. Walking into the foyer I was […]

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The Unstoppable Rise of the West End

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It is very easy to be glib about the healthy state of the West End retail market; ‘it’s booming’, ‘just walk down Oxford Street on a Saturday afternoon’. But where is the evidence? It can be found in JLL UK Retail’s report ‘London’s West End: Review and Outlook’. The report explores in detail the current […]

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London is now arguably the burger and steak restaurant capital of the world

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As Jones Lang LaSalle noted in our recent report ‘London’s West End: Review and Outlook’, London is now arguably the restaurant capital of the world, with Core West End at its epicentre. London’s dining industry is in good health; in a recent Zagat survey, 40% of diners claimed that London’s dining scene is better today […]

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