The retail sector has been badly affected by the pandemic, with lockdowns closing down shops for months and restrictions accelerating the shift to e-commerce throughout Europe. The sector has been seen by some as a no-go area. What is the real position? Some areas of retail have proved very resilient during the past 12 months - especially food retail and convenience.
What does the new research from Union Investment and JLL tell us about the key trends and opportunities? Will we see a major post-pandemic rebound? Which of the changes we have seen in the past year are structural and which temporary? Will retail parks continue to outperform? How will omni-channel develop? How can the the retail sector re-invent itself and offer an experience worth leaving the house for? Are we going to see leisure take a larger part of the available space in retail schemes? Is mixed-use the answer to re-generate city centres? Should we expect a faster move towards re-development or re-use? Will we see more of a focus on community-led centres? Have brand strategies changed post-Covid? What are the challenges? Where are the opportunities across Europe?
Benefit from the latest research and the market insight and strategy of leading experts on the European retail markets in this time-efficient, live and interactive briefing.
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