Friday, March 5, 2021

Market Trends

00:01:46

Fast Food will Go Through a Major Change

Redefine Meat, a company that produces 3D-printed alt meat is planning a massive European expansion mid this year. The alt meat products will first enter Israel, Germany, and Switzerland, before moving into Asian and US markets.

BUSINESS

Hi I am IGIGI, your New Sales Assistant

The use of artificial intelligence in retail stores is already here in Serbia! A start-up Serbian company pygmyTITAN developed the first local digital sales assistant for retail stores. One of the first retailers to welcome Igigi is the famous Serbian supermarket chain AROMA.
00:01:04

Paper Bottles to Replace Plastic in 2021

Coca-Cola Company has announced that it will start selling drinks in paper bottles this summer!

Beo Shopping Center Receives Two International Property Awards

BEO Shopping Center has won two prestigious International Property Awards in the "Best Retail Architecture" and "Best Retail Interior" categories.

Beo Shopping Center Introduces the First Retail Robot in Serbia

Beo Shopping Center in Belgrade started 2021 off with a new team member. Robot assistance in shopping centers is now a reality in Serbia and in the Balkan region.

Retail Parks Continue to Expand in Serbia

The popularity of retail parks in Serbia continues to grow. Last year we have seen the opening of four new retail parks across the country, acquisitions of six existing retail parks, and the announcement of new retail park developments for 2021.

Ananas – the new Amazon or AliExpress in Eastern Europe

Delta Holding is developing the first regional online retail platform called Ananas due to launch in the first half of 2021. The platform will cater to people in the countries of former Yugoslavia, including Albania.

Retailer Expansion

Stadion Shopping Center Welcomes Sani Optik

The largest optical chain in Serbia, SANI OPTIK, has celebrated the opening of its newest store in Stadion Shopping Center in Belgrade.

Real Estate Development

A New Food Court Area in Stadion Shopping Center

Stadion Shopping Center in Belgrade finalized its food court renovations, presenting a completely new and improved 400 sqm space.

Construction of a New Business Tower called “SKYLINE OMNIA” in Belgrade Begins

This November, the construction of another exceptional business project will begin in Belgrade called "Skyline Omnia". The business tower will be part of a business complex  “Skyline Belgrade” located on Kneza Miloša Street.

Capitol Park Ivanić-Grad Welcomed its First Visitors

Capitol Park Ivanic Grad welcomes new tenant Pepco, to join its tenants Konzum, café Allegri and Kik Textilien. Next store opening will introduce newcomer brand Tedi.

The Largest Shopping Center in SEE Region Opens – Belgrade Galerija

Belgrade Galerija, the largest shopping, gastronomic and entertainment destination in the region, opened on the 30th October in the presence of Eagle Hills President Mohamed Alabar, Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić, and Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić.

Galerija Belgrade Opening 30th of October

Galerija Belgrade, the biggest shopping, dining, and entertainment destination and the only European shopping mall on the riverbank, is opening on Friday, October 30th at 10 am.

Prishtina Mall Opening in Autumn 2022

Autumn of 2022 will begin with the opening of Prishtina Mall in Kosovo, the largest destination mall in southeast Europe.

INTERVIEWS

Triple Jump – A Retailer’s Success Story

Retail SEE Group speaks to Triple Jump Group, franchise partner of The Body Shop for Serbia, about the company’s recent successes and future plans. 

Interview with Stadion Shopping Center

Retail SEE Group spoke with Aleksandar Bojić, Portfolio and Marketing Director at Stadion Shopping Center, about their last year’s successes and plans for 2020.

Customer Loyalty in a Digital World

Retail SEE Group spoke with Aleksandra Kožul, Communications Director at Novaston Marketing Consultancy, about the most effective tools and strategies for customer loyalty and retention. 
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EDITORS PICK

00:01:46

Fast Food will Go Through a Major Change

Redefine Meat, a company that produces 3D-printed alt meat is planning a massive European expansion mid this year. The alt meat products will first enter Israel, Germany, and Switzerland, before moving into Asian and US markets.

The Future of Retail is in Live Streaming!

Whether you are a retailer or shopping center, it is now a smart idea to start live streaming from your retail premises in order to attract customers and increase sales.
00:01:34

Talking Mannequins Presented by Paul Jean Gaultier

Paul Jean Gaultier fashion exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in Belgrade presented talking mannequins, that responded to the movement of visitors. With the development of facial recognition and AI technology, one must wonder will dolls replace human sales staff in the future?

Mistakes of Retailers which went Bankrupt in 2020!

According to Forbes over 160 retail companies filed for bankruptcy in 2020. It is easy to assume that the pandemic destroyed these companies, but maybe their failure to adapt to changing trends has been the main cause of their troubles. Let us analyze some popular bankrupt retailers to learn from their mistakes. 

EVENTS

Ada Mall and Cinestar Celebrating Women’s Day

In honor of international women's day, ADA MALL in Belgrade has prepared this month many free activities, interesting promotions, and a 20% discount on new women's collections within its stores.

The Future of Fashion Retail Panel at Promenada Novi Sad

"Serbia Fashion Week", the most prestigious fashion event in the country, hosted this year a panel discussion on the topic of coronavirus and fashion, at Promenada Novi Sad shopping center.

Webinar: The Impact of COVID-19 on the Real Estate Sector in Serbia

TGI International is organizing a Real Estate Webinar titled "The Impact of COVID-19 on the Real Estate Sector in Serbia" which will be held on Friday, June 26, 2020 at 12 noon.

Most Popular

Retail Comeback after COVID 19

Nevena Kostic, Director of Retail SEE Group, shares her opinion on how Covid 19 Pendemic will shift the retail market once governemnt restrictions on shopping centers and retailers are lifted. 

NEPI Rockcastle Donates 150,000 EUR to Fight COVID-19

NEPI Rockcastle, a leading Central and Eastern European real estate investment group, has donated this month 150,000 EUR to the Red Cross international organization to support efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 epidemic.

IMMOFINANZ Tackles COVID-19 Impact on Retail Activities

The government authorities in all countries where IMMOFINANZ owns and operates retail properties have recently imposed restrictions and implemented various measures to contain Covid-19. IMMOFINANZ gives us a break down on how these measures will affect their retail business and how they have implemented a cost savings programme. 

Spiller Farmer Grabs Headlines in Croatia

The leading real estate consultancy company Spiller Farmer has advised on two real estate deals in Croatia, including the sale of a retail center in Rijeka.