A brave new retail world?

As the retail property sector starts to reengage following lockdown, digitalisation and decarbonisation are undoubtedly two main priorities. In his latest column for ACROSS Magazine, ECSP’s secretary general Joost Koomen looks at what challenges must be addressed to ensure a smooth digital and green transition. Access the full article here.

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ECSP helps the European Commission identify barriers to the retail sector’s green and digital transition

As part of the EU’s 2020 Industrial Strategy, the European Commission is planning the green and digital transition of 14 key industrial ecosystems for Europe. The European Council of Shopping Places was contacted to provide input on what it views as potential barriers in this transition for the retail sector, along with recommendations on how to address them. ECSP’s response is available here.

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Global tax deal is not enough

While we still need to digest and assess the full financial impact of the pandemic, Covid-19 has undeniably accelerated existing trends in the retail sphere. For years, online shopping had been on the rise, making retail business models increasingly omnichannel. But the pandemic has led to its definitive breakthrough, also reaching countries and communities where penetration had previously been more limited. In his latest column for ACROSS Magazine, ECSP’s secretary

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