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Are Black Friday and Cyber Monday a festive must or just a millennial fad?

With another Black Friday and Cyber Monday behind us, and Christmas just around the corner, we wanted to reflect on how traditional the European festive season remains. The news on record-breaking sales during Black Friday weekend could make your head spin. Visa reported a 13% y-o-y increase in spending in the UK, as shoppers spent […]

Dress to impress at Oktoberfest

For anyone visiting Germany, particularly Munich in Bavaria, during the months of September and October, there’s no escaping the world’s biggest beer festival, Oktoberfest. A tradition since 1810, Oktoberfest is a very important part of Bavarian culture, attracting more than six million people from around the world each year through food, beer and fashion. Shortly […]

The real cost of ‘setting up shop’

In the Colliers International Retail team, we always endeavour to see the market through a retailer’s eyes This is particularly important when comparing competing shopping locations. The real estate business tends to focus primarily on rental levels because – to be blunt – they predicate the income received by developers and investors. However, retailers across […]

Oxford Street is full!

As I write this, there are no empty shops available to rent on Oxford Street . The mile-long London shopping street is quite literally full up. It’s another powerful indicator of the retailer demand for the capital’s prime shopping pitches. Pockets of new development on Oxford Street are bringing new opportunities for brands to get […]

Buying British

It’s official: Jermyn Street is London’s ‘most British’ shopping street. We thought it would be interesting to look at the ‘brand nationality’ of the capital’s prime shopping pitches and the resultant research made fascinating reading. Fewer than half of the shops in central London’s prime shopping streets are now occupied by British brands, but Jermyn Street […]