"Technological, demographic and society shifts are all shaping retail and in turn the nature of retail destinations"
"The way we want to spend our time and money is having a fundamental impact on the nature of ‘retail’ destinations"
"The store will play an ever more important role to retailers but the opportunity will be beyond retail"
"Greater investment into assets by landlords in order to mitigate potential challenges, in order to maintain values, will be key"
"Looking to more mature e-commerce markets, does it tell us anything about how Germany’s retail market may evolve?"
"Retail sales are holding up, but it’s the rising costs of servicing online platforms that’s really shaping occupational demand"
"The retrenchment to core destination cities seen last year will continue in 2019. Smaller, emerging and underserved destination cities will prove attractive as and when specific opportunities arise"
"While new openings declined last year this was largely at the expense of smaller independent brands as the top three luxury houses, LVMH, Kering, Richemont all increased new store openings globally in 2018"
"Luxury spending globally increased 6% in 2018 according to Bain & Company, with Europe accounting for a third of sales, with forecasts pointing to further growth of between 3–5% per annum to 2025"
"Of the 26 global luxury locations tracked by Savills over a third reported year-on-year growth in 2018 with 50% maintaining headline rents."