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Beacons and augmented reality: Retail's future

Posted by CNBC on 15th Jul 2014

Contactless payments, click and collect and 3D printing are just some examples of how the retail industry is embracing the latest technology in the hope of stopping the decline of traditional bricks-and-mortar stores.

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Chenavari debt fund targets European market

Posted by Property Week on 4th Jul 2014

Chenavari debt fund targets European market

Private credit fund manager Chenavari Investment Managers is to launch its second debt fund to target the UK and European market.

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High street help - Property Week Reports on #Retail Rocks

Posted by Property Week on 27th Jun 2014

High street help - Property Week Reports on #Retail Rocks

Retail Rocks discussed how to adapt community shopping centres. Felicity Francis attended the debates.

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Retail Rocks Roundup

Posted by Jaya on 23rd Jun 2014

Retail Rocks Roundup

On Thursday 19th June, Ellandi hosted its third annual retail conference. Almost 130 of the UK’s most influential retail professionals rocked up at The Geological Society, Piccadilly for an afternoon of facts, figures and debate with a side order of electro rock.

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Bespoke Scent Specialists Equivalenza opens store in Ellandi owned Newlands Shopping Centre

Posted by Jaya on 17th Jun 2014

Bespoke Scent Specialists Equivalenza opens store in Ellandi owned Newlands Shopping Centre

The company which already has 500 stores in mainland Europe and four outlets in the UK opened the unit in the Newlands Centre on Saturday.

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Ellandi #Winashop Winner makes awards shortlist

Posted by Jaya on 10th Jun 2014

Ellandi #Winashop Winner makes awards shortlist

The Ewe Knit 20 shop at the Crown Glass Shopping Centre has been shortlist for two prestigious Awards – The 2014 Bristol Post Business Awards, sponsored by the University of the West of England, and Shopping Centres Magazine’s SCEPTRE Awards.

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Retail Leases - Defusing A Time Bomb?

Posted by FM Event on 14th May 2014

Many long leases signed by retailers in the 80's and 90's will come to an end over the next two years. Could changing retail habits lead to a dramatic increase in vacancy rates. A round-table organised by Incentive FM met to discuss th eissue.

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Ellandi eggs on tenants

Posted by Shopping Centre Magazine on 25th Apr 2014

Ellandi eggs on tenants

Shopping Centre owner Ellandi invited 350 stores in nine of its centres to create an "Egg Shop" design for its Egg Cup Facebook Challenge to boost social media interaction with retailers.

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In vs Out

Posted by Property Week Retail & Leisure Supplement on 25th Apr 2014

With little development taking place over recent years, the in-town verses out-of-town retail debate has been in abeyance. Now, economic recovery has prompted developers to begin removing their schemes from mothballs, and the issue once again looks set to become a hot potato for developers, councils and the government.

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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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