The Magnificent 7 – the new disrupted world of Shopping Places

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I have spent a large amount of time on planes recently, supporting the wider JLL business and ICSC on the launch of the research on Food and Beverage and its impact in shopping centres. You can download the report here. First of all I found myself in Austin Texas, participating in the “Food for Thought” […]

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Four emerging trends that have got the retail industry talking

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What does the future of retail look like? That’s always one of the big talking points when thousands of retail professionals get together. At the retail industry’s annual trade show MAPIC, held in Cannes, France, multiple conversations centred round the impact of rapidly evolving technology, the challenges of brand building in the digital age and […]

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Choice exhaustion: why less is more for Tesco

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Time constrained shoppers have voted with their feet where Tesco is concerned, many are choosing grocers with fewer items on the shelves. Tesco’s recently posted a record breaking £6.4bn loss and, of all the analysis, comment and opinion, one snippet has stuck in my mind. Tesco offers a bewildering array of tomato ketchup: 28 varieties. […]

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Asset Management Trends: The Future of Data

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This post was published first on ICSC’s The Centre of Shopping blog. ICSC’s European Retail Asset Management Group recently carried out a collaborative effort to determine their top asset management trends. ICSC will share the top 8 trends on their blog up until Christmas. The Group’s Chair Robert Bonwell opens the series with a focus on the […]

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The future of the German fashion industry

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JLL asked 400 national and international retail representatives a series of questions to find out where the future of the German fashion industry lies, including; what are your expansion goals? Which criteria are relevant to you when choosing your location? What effects does online retail have on your business? Some of the results were surprising. […]

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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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