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Leading Mall in the Netherlands

Jun 15, 2018 Leading Mall in the Netherlands

A win for transit-orientated development

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Co-working Firms Offer Landlords a way to Boost Tenancy and Footfall

Jun 08, 2018 Co-working Firms Offer Landlords a way to Boost Tenancy and Footfall

When WeWork, a provider of co-working office spaces, paid $850 million last October to buy Lord & Taylor’s New York City flagship building for use as a corporate headquarters, word spread swiftly through the retail and office markets alike.

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SACSC Awards Season is Open

Jun 04, 2018 SACSC Awards Season is Open

The South African political and economic landscape has experienced undeniable strain over the past few years.

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Annual SACSC Research Conference Delivers

May 16, 2018 Annual SACSC Research Conference Delivers

The South African Council of Shopping Centre’s (SACSC) Annual Research Conference celebrated its eighth anniversary recently with more than 270 delegates representing the country’s most respected companies and brands, in attendance.

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SACSC joins ICSC and National Associations of Retail Real Estate

May 16, 2018 SACSC joins ICSC and National Associations of Retail Real Estate

The South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) is pleased to announce the signing of formal agreements with The International Council of Shopping Centres (ICSC).

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What is the Customer Journey Map and how does it Affect Retail Real Estate?

Apr 23, 2018 What is the Customer Journey Map and how does it Affect Retail Real Estate?

Having an idea of your customer journey allows you to understand the experience your customers are having in your stores and shopping centres.

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Better Returns? Understand your Customers

Apr 18, 2018 Better Returns? Understand your Customers

In today’s retail and shopping centre landscape, it is becoming increasingly difficult to compete for consumers’ attention.

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To refurb or not to refurb, that is the question

Apr 11, 2018 To refurb or not to refurb, that is the question

Keeping up with current shopping centre trends, retail formats that erode traffic or simply, a strategic need to expand or improve certain aspects of a shopping centre are some of reasons why refurbishments are done.

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Eighth Annual SACSC Research Conference set for May

Apr 05, 2018 Eighth Annual SACSC Research Conference set for May

Irish playwright, critic and political activist George Bernard Shaw once said: “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything”.

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A shopping star gets even more sparkle

Mar 22, 2018 A shopping star gets even more sparkle

Few shopping centres can claim a history as rich and as colourful as Westfield Century City, which can be found on Santa Monica Boulevard in Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

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Malls initiate a paradigm shift in water management

Mar 16, 2018 Malls initiate a paradigm shift in water management

The serious scale of the drought being faced by the major city of Cape Town – and numerous other parts of South Africa - has galvanised many around the country to relook the way they think about water.

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SACSC students celebrate success at graduation function

Mar 14, 2018 SACSC students celebrate success at graduation function

It was an evening of glitz, glamour and achievement as the 2017 Certificate of Shopping Centre Management (CSCM) and Advanced Certificate of Shopping Centre Leadership (ACSCL) students gathered to celebrate their success.

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How tough is your mind?

Mar 06, 2018 How tough is your mind?

Acclaimed speaker, author, Doctor, playwright and entrepreneur Dr. Steve Harris will explore the mind and his research to members at the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) Western Cape Chapter Networking Breakfast next week.

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Ian Rheeder explores the neuroscience of retail

Feb 26, 2018 Ian Rheeder explores the neuroscience of retail

We live in a time where the customer is bombarded with a plethora of choices-where to shop, how to shop, how to pay and which brand to support - to name just a few.

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Explore the neuroscience behind customer experience with Ian Rheeder and the SACSC

Feb 16, 2018 Explore the neuroscience behind customer experience with Ian Rheeder and the SACSC

Imagine connecting with your customer, knowing what they like, items they most probably are looking for or even their current state of mind? Science-fiction? No, it is a possibility with Customer Experience Management (CEM).

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Retail to adapt in order to cope with water crisis

Feb 12, 2018 Retail to adapt in order to cope with water crisis

Consumers are not the only ones who have to tighten taps in Cape Town.

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Do your homework before investing in offshore jurisdictions

Feb 09, 2018 Do your homework before investing in offshore jurisdictions

In an attempt to explore new markets and expand local brands, many investors and respected role players in the property sectors of the country have extended their reach to offshore jurisdictions.

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Retailers and shopping centres remain steadfast

Feb 01, 2018 Retailers and shopping centres remain steadfast

Retailers and shopping centres throughout the country are reeling in from the challenging 2017 year. Despite this, retailers and shopping centres garnered support from consumers over the Festive Season.

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Parc Central, Guangzhou: a stadium for retail

Jan 15, 2018 Parc Central, Guangzhou: a stadium for retail

Set in the heart of the Guangzhou’s new Central Business District, Parc Central – which opened in late 2016 – has introduced a new typology to the burgeoning Pearl River Delta city; a stadium for retail.

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Reimagining SA's payment landscape

Jan 10, 2018 Reimagining SA's payment landscape

Pick n Pay recently took a big step in possibly transforming the future of South Africa’s payment landscape with their pilot project to test the digital currency Bitcoin as a means of payment.

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2018 - a glimpse into the year ahead

Jan 02, 2018 2018 - a glimpse into the year ahead

With consumer and business confidence low and uncertainty dominating sentiment, looking ahead to 2018 and considering what the year may bring for retailers and shopping centres is no easy task.

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Old Town Italy: it's a winner

Dec 27, 2017 Old Town Italy: it's a winner

Old Town Italy in Menlyn Maine recently picked up the award for Best Restaurant Design in the SACSC Retail Design and Development Awards.

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Christmas shopping predictions 2017

Dec 15, 2017 Christmas shopping predictions 2017

It is no secret, consumers are feeling the pinch. This year, has been an economic challenge of note.

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Average shopping centre size on the rise

Dec 12, 2017 Average shopping centre size on the rise

According to a recent study conducted by Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) Real Estate South Africa on behalf of the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC), malls are getting bigger.

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Shopping centres' response post 2017 Black Friday

Dec 07, 2017 Shopping centres' response post 2017 Black Friday

South African consumers took to the shopping centres around the country to maximise on the Black Friday deals on offer hosted by retailers representing all categories from toys to electronics.

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Black Friday making a growing impression on SA retail calendar

Nov 21, 2017 Black Friday making a growing impression on SA retail calendar

Black Friday is the new precursor imprinting a trend into Festive Season Shopping.

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Forever profitable businesses with John Sanei and the SACSC

Nov 08, 2017 Forever profitable businesses with John Sanei and the SACSC

Each and every business strives to be profitable - not just profitable but forever profitable. In this day and age, where tough economies have affected profitability, businesses across the globe have taken strain.

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Cabot Circus leads inner city regeneration in Bristol

Nov 04, 2017 Cabot Circus leads inner city regeneration in Bristol

There comes a time in the life of most cities when inner city precincts need a radical re-imagining if they are not to lose their relevance. It is not unusual for the redevelopment of an inner city area to be led by a retail project.

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Are you the weakest link in your supply chain?

Nov 01, 2017 Are you the weakest link in your supply chain?

Greg Solomon, CEO of McDonald's South Africa, drove this important message home at the recent Franchise Convention, hosted by the Franchise Association South Africa (FASA) and sponsored by Absa.

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SACSC Gauteng Networking Event

Oct 27, 2017 SACSC Gauteng Networking Event

Networking is an essential aspect of building relationships. Networking along with research and education are the pillars that make up the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC).

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Aspirations report 2016 and exponential technology and disruption

Oct 09, 2017 Aspirations report 2016 and exponential technology and disruption

As we enter the fourth quarter of 2017 The South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) will be hosting two very dynamic but equally important Chapter Breakfasts in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.

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Retailers may reach a tipping point...

Oct 05, 2017 Retailers may reach a tipping point...

In the world of the technological revolution that is not restricted by many physical hurdles, the introduction of new technology invokes dramatic changes.

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The future is not so scary

Oct 04, 2017 The future is not so scary

Customers now have the pleasure of choosing between an array of conveniently positioned shopping centres with a vast variety of brands which cater for their every need.

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2017 Footprint Marketing winners announced

Sep 19, 2017 2017 Footprint Marketing winners announced

The 2017 Footprint Marketing Award winners were announced on the second day of the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) Annual Congress, held at Cape Town’s International Convention Centre.

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2017 RDDA winners announced

Sep 14, 2017 2017 RDDA winners announced

The 2017 Retail, Design and Development Awards (RDDA) winners were announced on the opening day of the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) Annual Congress, held in Cape Town’s International Convention Centre.

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Be the CEO of your brand with Kate Moodley and the SACSC

Aug 08, 2017 Be the CEO of your brand with Kate Moodley and the SACSC

In today’s competitive age, standing out from the crowd could mean either profits or losses for any brand, company or public figure.

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SACSC Annual Congress is coming

Aug 04, 2017 SACSC Annual Congress is coming

One of the most highly anticipated events on the South African shopping centre and retail calendar is fast approaching – the SACSC Annual Congress.

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Is Westfield transforming retail?

Jul 11, 2017 Is Westfield transforming retail?

In 1957 in Blacktown, which was then little more than a dusty suburb on the outskirts of Sydney, a new shoe shop opened. Find out how this Shopping Centre is transforming retail.

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The SACSC has a new man at the helm

Jun 21, 2017 The SACSC has a new man at the helm

Group CEO of Broll Property Group, Malcolm Horne has been appointed President of the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) at a recent Annual General Meeting.

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Gautrain: minding the gap Africa-style

Jun 19, 2017 Gautrain: minding the gap Africa-style

It seems incredible that the Gautrain opened seven years ago in June. The engineering marvel not only eased crushing traffic, but it also helped Johannesburg to partially fulfil its brand mandate to be a “world-class African city”.

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RDDA - recognising excellence

Jun 19, 2017 RDDA - recognising excellence

Exceptional Shopping Centre and retail design deserves recognition and should be celebrated. This is the main aim of the highly-anticipated Retail, Design and Development Awards (RDDA) hosted by the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC).

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Technology in retail

Jun 13, 2017 Technology in retail

Technology is revolutionising the way we do things. From eating, to paying for items and transportation, your smart mobile device for starters, has become more valuable than your wallet.

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The future is near

Jun 08, 2017 The future is near

Bill Gates once said: “We are changing the world with technology”. In the past 10 years, we have experienced some of the most defining life-changing evolutions the human race has ever experienced. Imagine the next ten years? What can we expect?

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Mall of Africa: a first birthday

Jun 07, 2017 Mall of Africa: a first birthday

Super-mall, Mall of Africa, celebrated its first birthday on 28 April, and kicked off the celebrations with a press tour that engaged the five senses.

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SACSC Research Conference delivers insights

May 24, 2017 SACSC Research Conference delivers insights

Consumer, technology, trends and the future of South African retail were the pillars that made up the 2017 South African Council of Shopping Centre’s (SACSC) Research Conference.

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Consumer aspirations affect retail

May 09, 2017 Consumer aspirations affect retail

The concept of ‘aspirations’ is not easily defined as each person has their own definition and understanding of the term.

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Attacq the Future exposes learners to property development

May 03, 2017 Attacq the Future exposes learners to property development

Attacq the Future is an initiative Attacq presents in collaboration with its regional malls located in Stellenbosch, Potchefstroom and George.

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Botswana - still a market with great potential for SA retailers

May 03, 2017 Botswana - still a market with great potential for SA retailers

Botswana might be a relatively small retail market but it is a robust one, as those retailers who have operations there can attest.

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Euro Shop 2017 - setting the bar for the retail industry

May 03, 2017 Euro Shop 2017 - setting the bar for the retail industry

The world’s largest trade fair for retail took place from 5 to 9 March in Düsseldorf, Germany. Held every three years, EuroShop started back in 1966, and the 2017 event was the biggest ever, with over 2,000 exhibitors...

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Jun 15, 2018 Leading Mall in the Netherlands

Leading Mall in the Netherlands

A win for transit-orientated development

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Jun 08, 2018 Co-working Firms Offer Landlords a way to Boost Tenancy and Footfall

Co-working Firms Offer Landlords a way to Boost Tenancy and Footfall

When WeWork, a provider of co-working office spaces, paid $850 million last October to buy Lord & Taylor’s New York City flagship building for use as a corporate headquarters, word spread swiftly through the retail and office markets alike.

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Jun 04, 2018 SACSC Awards Season is Open

SACSC Awards Season is Open

The South African political and economic landscape has experienced undeniable strain over the past few years.

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