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Singapore’s VivoCity mall opens basement extension

Singapore’s VivoCity mall has opened a new 3000sqm basement extension housing 10 fashion, athleisure and lifestyle brands. Mapletree Commercial Property Management VP for marketing communications Gwen Au said the new […]

2017 a strong year for Canadian shopping centres

Canadian shopping centre owners have spent billions on expansions and improvements to their top properties in recent years, and they continue to outperform their American counterparts despite ongoing challenges. “There’s […]

Projects & Openings Europe

FRANCE: The new Prado opened in Marseille – UNITED KINGDOM: Axiom shopping and entertainment development in West Yorkshire – BELGIUM: Les Bastions in Tournai opened its doors to the public. […]

Westfield London becomes the largest mall in Europe

Commerz Real and Westfield Corporation are investing around £600 million into the expansion. When completed, the shopping center will comprise approximately 241,500 sq m. On March 20, 2018, Westfield London […]

House of Fraser Closses 31 Stores

The department store chain, which was founded in 1849 in Scotland’s Glasgow, is in serious financial trouble. House of Fraser recently confirmed it filed in the court, on June 6, […]

Is there still a place for fashion retail in malls?

Malls appear to be refocusing their tenant mix around hospitality, entertainment, and services, says John Lenihan. This change is partly because traditional fashion tenants have expressed concerns about unsustainable rents […]

Developments to watch: Part three

In the final instalment of our ‘Developments to watch’ series, we head down south to examine the most exciting retail developments and expansions across Christchurch and Queenstown. Christchurch Northlands Shopping […]

Green retail centre to rise in Whitehorse

The vacant Burwood Brickworks site in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs will be transformed into one of the country’s most sustainable communities complete with a green retail centre with a unique rooftop urban farm. […]

Vicinity to give QueensPlaza $36m luxurious overhaul

Retail landlord Vicinity Centres has received development approval from Brisbane City Council for a $36 million redevelopment for the luxury precinct at QueensPlaza in Brisbane. Vicinity will introduce new international […]

What landlords assume about retailers

June 26, 2018, Dennis Price The future of the mall is an oft-debated topic with much bloviation from a variety of sources. Jon Bird, long time friend of this publication, […]

Starbucks China to double store network

Starbucks China plans to open a new store every 15 hours for the next five years, doubling its store count to 6000. During its first-ever China Investor Conference in Shanghai […]

Robinsons Malaysia plans new KL store

Singapore-based retailer Robinsons is marking its 10th anniversary in Malaysia by opening a new flagship store. Located at Four Seasons Place in Kuala Lumpur, the Robinsons Malaysia store is scheduled […]