New Retail Developments are Thin on the Ground

Colliers International today released its Q3 retail market report for the Czech Republic, which confirms that only two shopping centres will be completed in 2016 due to the slow-down of construction activity in response to a perceived market saturation in current economic environment. The report also states that there are signs of new entrant demand which do not match suitable space availability. Celý článek

MAKRO presents „Own Business Day“

MAKRO is starting a tradition—a tradition of celebrating the people who run their own businesses day in and day out—the individuals who style our hair just right, brew our favourite morning coffee, and make us feel at home in our communities. Celý článek

Retail Investment Dominates H1 2016

Colliers International today released its Q2 2016 Market Overview for the Czech Republic. The report, which covers the investment, office, and industrial markets in Prague and throughout the Czech Republic, provides both summaries and analyses of developments in the last quarter, and also looks ahead to the future. Celý článek

IFA 2016

The  trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances, IFA – it takes place from 2 to 7 September 2016 at the Berlin Exhibition Grounds (ExpoCenter City) – is again fully booked, and in 2016 again sees encouraging growth in both visitor numbers and the exhibition area. With the greatest variety of products to date – from TV, audio and smart home, to smartphones, wearables, 3D printing, automotive, robotics, telecommunications and IT, from electrical wholesale to small appliances – the various trends covered by IFA offer an exciting range of innovations, services and applications.
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Another first for Amazon

In its ongoing quest to speed up delivery, the mother of all online retailers has unveiled its first „Prime Air“ branded delivery plane, a Boeing 767-300 that has been converted into a freighter, named Amazon One. Celý článek

The program of Brand Management 2016 published

Balanced representation of industries and companies in different stages of development promises a very interesting discussion about managing of brands. Prague 21st July, 2016:  Brand Management 2016 will take place on September21 and will target on how to create and further develop an irresistible brand. In addition to the international star- the keynote speaker Ken Segall, who closely collaborated with Steve Jobs, there will be a number of local managers and experts in the program. Celý článek

Accolade Enlarges its Industrial Zone in Lublin

The Czech real estate group Accolade is investing in expanding the industrial zone in Lublin, Poland, where as much as 73,500 square metres of industrial area will gradually become available. The first phase of building the industrial zone is almost completed. Tenants operating in the manufacturing and logistics industries have leased almost 20,000 square metres of newly built prime industrial area. The Polish mBank has committed to provide a credit facility of up to EUR 28 million. Celý článek

IFA 2016: IFA expands into Station Berlin

For the first time ever, OEMs and manufacturers will be able to present their portfolios of components, products, and latest technologies outside the ExpoCenter City main exhibition grounds – at IFA Global Markets at Station Berlin. Celý článek

Tesco to open major distribution hub in Poland

Tesco is to open a major new distribution hub in Poland, ending speculation the grocer was gearing up to abandon the Eastern European market, British newspaper the Telegraph said.

The new center will be located in Poznań and will be Tesco’s main warehouse for the region, servicing 140 of its stores from September. Celý článek

Interpoma 2016

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South Tyrol: the abundant blossoming is an excellent sign for Interpoma 2016

The mild climate favoured abundant blossoming down in the valley and also in the apple orchards higher up. “All the right conditions are there for an optimum setting” says agronomist Wolfgang Drahorad. Celý článek

Wal-Mart To Build Eight New Stores In Dongguan

Wal-Mart recently signed a strategic cooperation memorandum with the southern Chinese municipal government of Dongguan to build eight new stores and a logistics distribution center that will cover the entire South China region in the city. Celý článek

Wearable technology is coming

Wearable technology will significantly impact the supermarket supply-chain industry in 2016, as products such as smart watches and head-mounted displays become more advanced and widespread. Celý článek

German dairy giant Theo Muller Group leaves US

PepsiCo Inc. and German dairy giant Theo Muller Group ended production Thursday at a western New York yogurt plant that opened with much fanfare and state money in 2013, saying it didn’t meet expectations in a competitive and dynamic marketplace. Celý článek

IFA 2016

The countdown has started for the first Consumer Electronics China (CE China). The show will open its doors from 20 to 22 April 2016 at the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center and will be a premier opportunity for both Chinese and international brands to showcase their latest products – not just to consumers and retailers in China, but across Asia. Celý článek

How to Create the Right Retail Value Proposition?

Interview with Retail Summit 2016 key note Prof. Kyle B. Murray.

In your new book, you focus on how the leading retailers create value for their customers. We are delighted that you’ll share details on that within Retail Summit 2016. Still, can you mention the core findings already at this point?

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Lidl grows in Croatia

The German discount chain has introduced a new store concept in Croatia and is continuing to expand its retail network in the country.  Celý článek

Macfrut Forum, a preview focused on technology and retail

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On 22 September, a preview of the international exhibition of the fruit and vegetable sector will be held at Cesena Fiera: retailers and operators will share their experiences in the 3 sessions of the meeting. The 2015 edition of Macfrut (Rimini Fiera, 23-25 September), scheduled to begin in less than a month, is getting ready to offer visitors from all over the world a series of programmed events dedicated to the fruit and vegetable supply chain, Celý článek

Trade fair visits thanks to target group-specific themed days and hall areas devoted to key topics

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When NUFAM takes place between 24 and 27 September 2015, Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre will be the meeting point for the commercial vehicle sector. On over 60,000 square metres, more than 300 exhibitors will be presenting the entire spectrum of products and services in the sector. Having thematic areas of focus in the trade fair halls helps visitors to find their way around and to get the most out of their visit to the trade fair. Celý článek

Lidl trials Scottish loyalty cards

The German discount powerhouse started testing a loyalty scheme in Scotland and has sent out 4m “smarter shopping” cards by direct mail, through newspapers and via its 90 Scottish stores. Celý článek

Shoprite to open store in Tete, Mozambique

Africa’s largest food retailer, Shoprite, is opening a new store in the Town of Tete, Mozambique later this year. Property development company, Terrace Africa, confirmed Shoprite as their anchor tenant and indicated that the new shopping centre will also feature many other well-known retailers. Celý článek

Discounter supermarkets prosper in Italy

The number of discount supermarkets in Italy has grown by over 60 % in the past decade, rising from 1,746 outlets to 4,581, which corresponds to a 11.4 % of total grocery sales. Market leaders are Eurospin, MD-LD Discount and Lidl.

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BIOFACH 2016

Every year in February the international organic products movement gathers at BIOFACH, next time it will be from 10 to 13 February 2016.

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Interpoma 2016

From 24 to 26 November 2016 Bolzano’s exhibition centre will host the next Interpoma event, the biennial trade fair for the cultivation, storage and marketing of apples. Celý článek

Rise in online retail challenges the turnover rent model

The rise of the share of online retail sales in Europe from its current 5.7% to an estimated 20%+ creates challenges for landlords and developers in the retail sector,  as their ability to calculate and collect turnover rents may become increasingly problematic, according to Colliers in its report on retail in central and eastern Europe (CEE) – Tenuous Turnover: Implications of E-commerce Growth. Celý článek

EPAL and UIC: Initial concerted action

An initial concerted action by the EPAL and UIC inspection companies, Bureau Veritas and SGS, took place on 27th May 2015 on the premises of a licensee of both organisations. The joint operation is the result of Celý článek

EMEA Retail Investment Volume up 94% yoy in Q1 2015

Colliers International research reveals EMEA retail investment volumes were up 94% to €19.1Bn (£13.9bn) during the first quarter of 2015 compared with Q1 2014, with expectations that total 2015 transactions will surpass the previous year’s total of €51.8bn (£37.7bn). Celý článek

Q1 2015 Busiest Since the Financial Crisis

Colliers International today released its newest Research & Forecast Report pertaining to Q1 2015 in the Czech Republic. The report, which covers the investment, office, and industrial markets in Prague and throughout the Czech Republic, provides both summaries and analyses of developments in the last quarter, and also looks ahead to the future. Celý článek