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The Changing Face of Retail Security

Brendan Musgrove, managing director of G4S business Total Security Services (TSS), discusses the retail sector’s response to emerging security threats including an increase in reported incidents of abuse of frontline workers and losses caused by shoplifting – as well as his company’s recent acquisition by Allied Universal. According to the British Retail Consortium Crime Survey…

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Markzware Announces Pre-Release Launch of FlightCheck 2022 for Mac

Document data conversion and print quality control software developer Marketzware has announced the pre-release launch of FlightCheck 2022 for Mac, a stand-alone application for preflighting digital files. The company is offering graphic designers, desktop publishers, print production specialists, and prepress professionals a 35 per cent discount as part of the pre-launch promotion – with IDMarkz…

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Wiltshire Development Secures New Tenants

RO Real Estate, a subsidiary of UK family-owned business, The RO has successfully pre-let two food retail units on its development at Solstice Park in Amesbury, Wiltshire.  Work on the units is underway with completion expected over the summer and customer visits expected to commence later this year. Tenants include leading food retailer Greggs, the…

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Creating Smiles and Breathing Kindness at Cribbs Causeway

Independent UK facilities management company Incentive FM has won a new three year contract with CBRE at Cribbs Causeway, the premier shopping destination in the South West of England. Incentive FM were originally appointed as the soft services facilities management provider at Cribbs Causeway in April 2017. Following a robust tender process during 2021, Incentive…

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Cushman & Wakefield Bolsters Retail Valuation & Advisory Team

Cushman & Wakefield has hired veteran valuation professional Julie Holt-Swaun, MAI, MRICS to its Valuation & Advisory (V&A) practice in Seattle, Washington. Holt-Swaun will serve as an executive director and one of the firm’s key retail valuation experts in the Seattle and Greater Washington markets, working closely with Richard Latella, executive managing director and the…

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Why Britain’s High Streets are Anything but Dead

Steve Purvis, Bis Henderson Space managing director, explains why reports of Britain’s High Streets dying are greatly exaggerated. Amid the angst about rows of empty shops and the demise of much-loved retail brands, it is easy to forget that the High Street has been through changes as fundamental, if not quite so rapid, many times…

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Savills IM UK Value Boxes Fund Deploys £75 Million on Retail Park Assets

Savills Investment Management’s UK Value Boxes fund has deployed £75 million on four retail park assets since launching in October 2021. Savills IM’s UK retail park strategy was launched in October 2021 with the aim of capitalising on the strong income-producing characteristics of the UK retail parks sector, with a focus on parks let to…

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DRC Savills Investment Management Finances Blackbrook Spanish Supermarket Portfolio

Funds advised by European investment fund advisor, DRC Savills Investment Management LLP (DRC SIM), financed a portfolio of 21 supermarket assets owned by Blackbrook Capital (Blackbrook). Blackbrook were advised by the EMEA Cushman & Wakefield Debt and Structured Finance (C&W) team on the financing. The portfolio is subject to long-term triple net leases to Eroski,…

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Protecting a Shopping Mall from Covid-19 and Other Pathogens

Incentive FM have applied an innovative antimicrobial coating from Nordic Chem at out-of-town shopping and leisure centre, The Mall at Cribbs Causeway, near Bristol.     Independently certified to prevent the spread of harmful pathogens including the SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus for a period of up to 90 days with a single application, the coating supplements regular…

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European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2022

Incentive FM has been shortlisted for the European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2022, which will take place at the Hotel Le Plaza in Brussels on 28th April. The prestigious awards have recognised Incentive FM in the Excellence in Client Contractor Relationships category, for its work with British Land at Beaumont Leys Shopping Centre in Leicester.   Glenn…

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Savills IM Announces EUR 3.4 Billion of Transactions in 2021

Savills Investment Management (Savills IM) transacted more than EUR 3.4 billion globally in 2021, with Europe accounting for around EUR 2.6 billion and Asia EUR 670 million of the total figure. Globally, transactions included around EUR 2.1 billion of acquisitions and around EUR 1.2 billion of disposals, resulting in a net investment of approximately EUR…

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Collaboration Is Key for Rent Collection

As commercial landlords continue to grapple with rent arrears and struggling tenants breaching the terms of leases during the pandemic, Matthew Peake, partner and head of Strategic Asset Management at Cluttons, comments on the UK government’s new Code of Practice and draft Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill. Covid has brought many challenges to the fore, with…

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M7 Acquires West One Retail Park from Frogmore

M7 has acquired the West One Retail Park in Eccles, Greater Manchester from the Frogmore Real Estate Fund III for a  purchase price of £27.5 million.The retail park comprises 13 ‘big box’ retail units anchored by Lidl, The Range, McDonald’s, Subway, Home Bargains, The Food Warehouse, Jollyes Petfood Superstores, Pure Gym and Smyths Toys. Frogmore…

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Rewarding Consumers of Sustainable Beauty Products

A new partnership between UK loyalty app Embargo and eco-beauty brand Faith In Nature will incentivise purchases of refillable products.   App users buying qualifying products at participating outlets will be rewarded with loyalty points which can later be traded for free product refills.   According to the company’s literature, Faith In Nature currently saves…

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Boosting Your Startup Retail Business

08.10.2021, 08:06 Boosting Your Startup Retail Business Starting a retail business is never easy and keeping it trading successfully can be tough in the current environment. Despite reaching a point where the business is operating with some degree of stability, you may find that you’ve started to stagnate somewhat and lose interest in progressing your…

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CONAD Expands Self-Checkout Offering

Pistoia-based retail cooperative Conad Nord Ovest has further expanded a collaboration with Diebold Nixdorf and tech integrator Distribution Service to install self-checkout solutions in stores across Italy following the success deployment of 160 units in 2020. The new deployment of 90 units will allow customers of supermarkets and hypermarkets to experience what the cooperative describes…

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Family Investment Vehicle Acquires LA Retail Anchor Store

28.09.2021, 12:52 Family Investment Vehicle Acquires LA Retail Anchor Store Cushman & Wakefield has brokered the sale of a newly built single-tenant grocery property in Los Angeles, California for US $35 million. Completed in 2020, the 29,456 SF property is located prominently on the southeast corner of Centinela Avenue and La Tijera Boulevard and benefits…

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Celebrating Hispanic and Latinx Culinary Talent

16.09.2021, 07:47 Celebrating Hispanic and Latinx Culinary Talent Aramark is recognising the contribution of Hispanic and Latino American employees through two initiatives dedicated to Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States. Launched by Congressman George E. Brown in 1968 in appreciation of the cultural and economic contribution of U.S. citizens whose families originated from Mexico, Spain, the…

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Social Media Trends Influencing School Dinners

02.09.2021, 14:04 Social Media Trends Influencing School Dinners Sodexo’s education catering brand Alliance in Partnership (AiP) is drawing inspiration for its latest school menu offerings in the UK from TikTok and Instagram. The food services brand which was acquired in 2018 serves more than 75,000 freshly cooked, nutritious and locally sourced meals a day at…

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Making Lasting Retail Memories

19.08.2021, 08:56 Making Lasting Retail Memories A new brochure from Aramark explains why supporting ‘experiential’ retail is a cornerstone of its integrated services offering for the sector. The publication provides an overview of Aramark services in several areas, and explains why best-in-class store design and technology combine to leave a lasting impression on visitors to…

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Merger to Create US $7.5 Billion U.S. Retail REIT

19.07.2021, 20:28 Merger to Create US $7.5 Billion U.S. Retail REIT Kite Realty Group Trust and Retail Properties of America, Inc., have entered into a definitive merger agreement.   Under the terms of the proposed merger, Retail Properties of America (RPAI) which owns and opertes 102 retail properties in the United States representing 19.9 million SF…

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BCC Elects Chairman and Deputy Chair

The British Cleaning Council (BCC) has elected a new Chairman and Deputy Chair at its recent Annual General Meeting. Jim Melvin, Group Chief Executive of Exclusive Services Group who has served as Deputy BCC Chairman for two years takes over as Chair from Paul Thrupp. The meeting also elected a new Deputy Chair, Delia Cannings,…

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Terminix Announces Senior Appointments

06.07.2021, 13:12 Terminix Announces Senior Appointments Terminix has appointed Deidre Richardson as senior vice president and general counsel, and Joy Wald as senior vice president and chief information officer. Richardson joins Terminix from Chico’s FAS, where she was chief legal and compliance officer and corporate secretary for the publicly traded retailer and operator of the…

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Retail Veteran Joins Cushman & Wakefield Las Vegas Team

29.06.2021, 21:31 Retail Veteran Joins Cushman & Wakefield Las Vegas Team Cushman & Wakefield has appointed Scot Marker, a retail specialist with over 25 years’ experience, as a Director of its office in Las Vegas, Nevada. Marker has more than 25 years of experience as a retail broker and has successfully negotiated many transactions with…

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Sale of Mixed Use Scottsdale Commercial Development

18.06.2021, 09:56 Sale of Mixed Use Scottsdale Commercial Development Cushman & Wakefield has brokered the sale of Chauncey Lane Marketplace, a newly constructed Class A mixed-use office/retail property in north Scottsdale, Arizona The high-image asset totals 34,963 square feet in three stories and was acquired by Los Angeles-based Ronal, LLC for US $17.4 million. The…

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Managing Payment Risk in Retail Energy

14.06.2021, 08:26 Managing Payment Risk in Retail Energy A partnership between Siemens, global IT and business consulting services firm CGI, and Open Banking innovator Ordo is making a new way of settling bills available to retail energy suppliers and their customers. Launched in response to reports of bad debt risk spiralling for energy providers, and…

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Addressing Warehousing in the Food Sector

19.05.2021, 09:08 Addressing Warehousing in the Food Sector Matt Whittaker, commercial director at Bis Henderson Space, considers the strategies that are available to companies within the food sector that are experiencing reported shortages of highly specified flexible warehousing space. When it comes to warehousing, the food sector presents many unique challenges. It can seem that…

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Supporting Home Bargains in Northern Ireland

05.05.2021, 19:07 Supporting Home Bargains in Northern Ireland Belfast-based Parr Facilities Management is delivering fit out works and FM support at a newly opened 30,000SF Home Bargains store location in Newtownabbey, County Antrim. The 6-month project has represented a significant investment by Home Bargains, with the new site on the Longwood Retail Park now its…

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British Land Renews Shopping Centre Contracts

12.04.2021, 09:38 British Land Renews Shopping Centre Contracts British Land has renewed three of its shopping centre contracts with Incentive FM, and awarded an additional contract for the provision of multiple soft FM services at a shopping park near Manchester. The contract renewals build on a long-term partnership which has seen Incentive FM drive value…

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Serving Healthy Meals at Milton Keynes University Hospital

01.04.2021, 11:50 Serving Healthy Meals at Milton Keynes University Hospital Patients at Milton Keynes University Hospital will be served a new menu prepared with Compass Group’s patented micro-steaming system, Steamplicity. Steamplicity steams fresh and raw ingredients within minutes to maximise nutritional value and will allow almost 30 dishes to be offered across lunch and dinner,…

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JLL Managed Services Retail Contract Award

26.02.2021, 11:44 JLL Managed Services Retail Contract Award ABM UK has been awarded a contract by JLL’s Managed Services UK team to provide services across a number of retail sites.   The multi-year contract will see the company provide cleaning with associated services and security services at six shopping centres: Castlepoint in Bournemouth, Cascades in Portsmouth, Old George in Salisbury, Kingsway in Newport, Castle Court…

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