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Retail Plans Held up by Politics

Posted by Property Week on 17th Apr 2014

Retail Plans Held up by Politics

Could Cornwall Council, a unitary authority for the entire county, move its St Austell staff into an empty shop with offices above in White River Place?

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Is Two Years a Lifetime in Retail Property?

Posted by Mark Robinson on 16th Apr 2014

Is Two Years a Lifetime in Retail Property?

Harold Wilson reportedly said that “A week is a long time in politics” and certainly two years is a long time in the dynamic, fast moving world of retail; which is why I love my...

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Smart Rewards InfoGraphic

Posted by Ellandi on 11th Apr 2014

Smart Rewards InfoGraphic

The data geeks at TagPoints, the company that developed our Smart Rewards App threw together an infographic. I think you'd agree the figures speak for themselves!

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Smart Rewards App shortlisted in Loyalty Awards

Posted by Ellandi on 10th Apr 2014

Smart Rewards App shortlisted in Loyalty Awards

Just two months after its launch, the Smart Rewards app, pioneered by the Ellandi owned Swan Centre in Eastleigh, has been shortlisted for The Loyalty Awards.

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Bringing home the beacons

Posted by Internet Retailing on 24th Mar 2014

The Swan Centre in Eastleigh has gained yet more recognition for "beating Apple to the punchin the UK" and becoming the first shopping centre to deploy bluetooth beacons.

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Window shopping for Technology

Posted by Marketing Week on 20th Mar 2014

Window shopping for Technology

Will the resurgence in location-based marketing technology such as beacons and wearable gadgets make the tactic more effective? Morag Cuddeford-Jones finds out.

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"The Retail Lease Time Bomb"

Posted by Jaya on 18th Mar 2014

This year’s retail roundtable was hosted by Incentive FM Group. The topic discussed was the concern that many traditional long leases signed by retailers in the 80s and 90s are due to come to an end within the next 2 years. Figures from the IPD and Data suggest this could push retailer vacancy rates above 50% by 2017 and the panel was asked to consider the credibility of this claim and look at ways of mitigating the issues.

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Ellandi Owned Shopping Centre First To Use Beacon Technology

Posted by Ellandi on 14th Mar 2014

Ellandi Owned Shopping Centre First To Use Beacon Technology

The Swan Centre in Eastleigh has become the first in the UK to use beacon technology.

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Eastleigh shopping centre rolls out beacon technology

Posted by Retail Week on 14th Mar 2014

A south coast shopping centre has become first in the UK to use beacon technology, which enables retailers to contact shoppers via their mobile phones.

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UK retailers adopt Beacons technology in shopping centre first

Posted by Marketing Week on 14th Mar 2014

UK retailers adopt Beacons technology in shopping centre first

A shopping centre on the south coast has become the first in the UK to adopt the proximity-based marketing tool Beacons, offering retailers the opportunity to target customers with messages in-store by sending push notifications to their mobile phones.<br/>

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Ecommerce: Beacon app signals greater interaction

Posted by Drapers on 14th Mar 2014

Eastleigh mall uses Bluetooth tech to send offers to shoppers.

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Geofencing tipped as hot trend for 2014

Posted by Retail Week on 7th Mar 2014

Geofencing tipped as hot trend for 2014

Geofencing is poised to be a major mobile trend of 2014 as retailers use location-based technology to deliver highly targeted advertising and promotions.

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Westrock shops for £300m of regional assets

Posted by Property Week on 28th Feb 2014

Westrock shops for £300m of regional assets

Westrock has launched an ambitious new drive to build a portfolio of regional value-add assets, with a target portfolio size of up to £300m.

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See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil...

Posted by Ellandi on 12th Feb 2014

See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil...

Just because we now manage 11 shopping centres and have a portfolio worth £300 million, doesn't mean we take life seriously all the time. 



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IPOs float investors’ boat as confidence in property returns

Posted by Property Week on 7th Feb 2014

More property companies could follow Kennedy Wilson’s decision to float, as real estate sector is back in vogue. David Hatcher reports

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Ellandi Launches Innovative Geo-Location Mobile App at Swan Centre, Eastleigh

Posted by Ellandi on 27th Jan 2014

Ellandi Launches Innovative Geo-Location Mobile App at Swan Centre, Eastleigh

The Swan Shopping Centre, Eastleigh is pioneering new technology with a customer reward programme that pushes incentive points to their smartphones every time a shopper visits the Centre.

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St Austell Prezzo deal signed

Posted by Business Cornwall on 20th Jan 2014

St Austell Prezzo deal signed

A deal which will see national Italian restaurant chain Prezzo opening a new branch in St Austell has now been formally signed.

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A "post-Coytal" Thought

Posted by Mark on 19th Jan 2014

Last Thursday was a massive day for St Austell, Cornwall and a key day for how the NPPF is interpreted by councils up and down the country.

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‘Post–internet High Street’ Under Threat from Retail Park Plan

Posted by The Daily Telegraph on 7th Jan 2014

‘Post–internet High Street’ Under Threat from Retail Park Plan

A vision of a modern high street – one that can co–exist with online shopping – is under threat from a planned out–of town retail park, just a mile up the road.

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New Centre Manager appointed at White River Place

9th Dec 2013

New Centre Manager appointed at White River Place

A new Centre Manager has been appointed at White River Place shopping centre, St Austell. Richard Hurst will be taking up the post from the start of January 2014, bringing over 20 years of experience in retail and customer services.

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