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October 24, 2012 in Uncategorized
Krispy Kreme opens in The Bridges, Sunderland
Krispy Kreme opened a second outlet in the North East of England yesterday. Fresh doughnuts will be delivered to the new coffee bar in The Bridges Shopping Centre, Sunderland every day from the local Hotlight store in Gateshead. The new store also offers Krispy Kreme coffee to accompany the 16 delicious varieties of doughnut available.
The store is located on Walworth Way near to Tesco Metro.
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October 18, 2012 in Uncategorized
Julia Langkraehr, founder of Retail Profile, has been featured in the latest edition of Speciality Retail Report, which focused on specialty retail in London as well as third party leasing in Europe.
Speciality Retail Report
October 15, 2012 in Uncategorized
Retail Profile will be attending the annual MIMPIC event held in Cannes 14-16 November.
MAPIC provides a unique exhibition area and conference series dedicated to retail real estate. It brings together retail and real estate leaders to explore the most innovative projects, discover new retail properties, forge partnerships, close deals, and stay on top of trends and innovation in the retail real estate industry. In 2011, there were more than 8,000 participants from 63 countries.
MAPIC is the most on-trend and specialised real estate show in the world, fully dedicated to the retail industry internet sales booming and bricks-and-mortar retail under pressure to evolve, it’s the perfect place to learn how to develop a multichannel approach to sales. Drawing on the most innovative brands and companies from around the world, MAPIC has helped countless retailers expand and fulfill their global requirements for trading space – finding the right stores in the right place at the right time.
For more information or to arrange a meeting with Retail Profile, please contact us prior to the event.
October 8, 2012 in Uncategorized
Capital Shopping Centres has increased the number of high end retailers at its Bromley shopping centre The Glades. Phase Eight, celebrating its 15th year in the centre next month, has upgraded to a new unit, trebling in size to a 1,677-sq ft store next to TM Lewin, Coast, Karen Millen and Kurt Geiger. The Apple Store also opened at the end of September 2012.
Leading footwear brand Sole Trader has also taken a 2,017-sq ft store opposite Hennes and Mango, in keeping with fashion led retailers that are already established in The Glades.
Jonathan Ainsley, asset management director for CSC, said: “These new lettings really demonstrate how well The Glades is performing; representing the attraction of the centre for new retailers and the successful trading of existing retailers. These lettings form part of our vision to make The Glades a one stop shopping destination which perfectly meets the needs of the affluent catchment it serves with an offer that comprises quality and choice. The Glades has a particularly strong demographic which will be well served by these high-end brands.”
Shopping Centre Magazine: The Glades Aims High
September 18, 2012 in Uncategorized
Apple opens new store in The Harlequin Watford
Apple opened a new store on the upper tier of The Harlequin Centre this weekend (Saturday 15th September 2012). The opening was well attended with hundreds of customers visiting the store throughout the day. The opening of the Apple’s 34th retail store in the UK has also created several new jobs in The Harlequin Centre.
Queues outside the new Apple store in The Harlequin
September 11, 2012 in Uncategorized
Land Securities has released plans to expand White Rose shopping centre in Leeds by 680,000 sq ft.
Extensions to the existing Primark and Debenhams stores along with a cinema, four additional restaurants and more shops have been included in the plans. White Rose currently employs 3,500 and attracts up to 13 million shoppers per year. This extension will create hundreds of additional employment opportunities.
Planning applications for the proposed expansion will be submitted to the City Council later in the year.
“If our planning application is approved, it will enable the expansion of both stores; see the introduction of new catering outlets and the opening of the only cinema in south Leeds, which will be a valuable amenity for the local community.”
Gerald Jennings, Land Securities Portfolio Director
BBC News: White Rose Shopping Centre extension and cinema planned
August 16, 2012 in Uncategorized
Retail Profile founder Julia Langkraehr will be presenting at the ICSC European Executive Learning Series in October of this year.
How to Resolve Your Leasing Challenges and Chronic Issues will teach some of the key factors in successful leasing of retail real estate. The 20% tactical, 80% interactive programme will investigate the influences upon a customer’s perception of retail and ways in which a centre’s leasing tactics can be optimised using case studies, open discussions and interactive sessions.
How to Resolve Your Leasing Challenges and Chronic Issues
ICSC European Office, 29 Queen Anne’s Gate, London SW1H 9BU
Friday 5th October, 12-5pm
€200+VAT for ICSC Members, €300+VAT for Non-Members.
For more information: ICSC website
June 29, 2012 in Uncategorized
Julia Langkraehr, Retail Profile’s founder, will be speaking in 2 sessions at the ICSC European Retail Property School in Brussels next week.
The programme of sessions covers a range of topics in Shopping Centre Management, Shopping Centre Marketing and Shopping Centre Leasing. These sessions are taught by experts from a number of countries including Czech Republic, Poland, Italy, Denmark and the UK.
For more information: ICSC website
June 21, 2012 in Uncategorized
The SCEPTRE Awards are held to recognise the best practice and the best people in the shopping centre industry. The awards, hosted by comedian Miles Jupp, were held in The Dorchester on the 19th of June.
The awards were presented across 15 categories including; Large Centre Manager of the Year, which was won by Andrew Bradley of The Bridges in Sunderland. The other categories recognised the achievements of retailers, centre management, customer service, marketing, security and the young achiever of the year award.
Retail Profile and SpaceandPeople sponsored the prestigious SCEPTRE Grand Prix award, which was won by the property owner/managing agent with the most nominations throughout all the categories.
Retail Profile would like to congratulate all of the winners from this year’s SCEPTRE awards.
For the full list of categories and winners: Shopping Centre Magazine
May 1, 2012 in Uncategorized
Retail Profile and SpaceandPeople sponsor the 2012 Shopping Centre Conference
For the second year running, Shopping Centre Magazine is holding an industry conference, which will take place on 2nd May. The event will feature keynote speakers on hot industry topics such as Twitter and Commercialisation.
Retail Profile and SpaceandPeople have a joint stand and will be pleased to answer any questions and discuss potential opportunities – please come and say hello!
For more information:
Shopping Centre Website