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Major marketing campaign #berlinfit: Intersport rolls out its new store concept in Berlin

The curtain is up on the new world of Intersport: three “Future Stores” operated by Intersport Germany have opened in Berlin and Potsdam. The full-scale application of digital technology enables Intersport to deliver a multi-channel shopping experience. The state-of-the-art shop fit-out is setting new benchmarks in sports equipment retailing.
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New study “The Tenant in Focus 2017/2018”: the biggest ever shake-up in the fashion sector

The transformation process in German retail is the focus of a new report “Der Mieter im Fokus 2017/2018 – Handelsimmobilien neu denken“ (The Tenant in Focus 2017/2018 – rethinking retail real estate). This is the third study produced by ILG in collaboration with BBE Handelsberatung and Berlin Hyp, and focusses on the requirements and future expectations of tenants of retail properties.
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When routine becomes an experience: the development of convenience retail

The development in German convenience retail is twofold. First the good news: the food retailers are doing well. Consumer sentiment in Germany is at its most positive for a number of years: whilst nominal turnovers across the whole retail market rose by 12.8% between 2000 and 2016 (according to the HDE Handelsverband Deutschland), turnovers in the food and luxury foods segment rose at a significantly higher rate of 36.4%.
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Retail projects in Bavaria: Major uncertainty after court judgements

Everything used to be simpler – at least for retail developers and municipal authorities. Businesses with small premises could generally even be set up in residential areas. Retail space larger than 800 m2 was located exclusively in the city centre or special areas. Now however, two judgements by the Bavarian Administrative Court (BayVGH) have sown the seeds of uncertainty.
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Increased value added per client: Success despite declining footfall

Businesses face major challenges today. Falling footfall and changes in customer behaviour are forcing companies to review their business models and adjust them where appropriate. An important initial situation for this is assessing one’s own capabilities as objectively as possible.
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BBE Handelsberatung: Now also in Münster

The nationwide network of BBE Handelsberatung GmbH continues to grow: The takeover of the Location and Community Consulting division of the formerly independent BBE Handelsberatung Westfalen GmbH took place on 1 July 2017. The company, based in Münster, was taken over and thereby affiliated with the high-performance group of companies BBE, IPH Handelsimmobilien and elaboratum New Commerce Consulting.
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The BBE, Elaboratum and IPH Group: turnover has risen by more than ten percent

The BBE Handelsberatung, Elaboratum New-Commerce Consulting and IPH Handelsimmobilien Group continue their growth trend. They have succeeded in increasing consolidated turnover figures by more than ten percent over the past year – to 16.3 million euros.
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Best German consulting firms: BBE Handelsberatung and elaboratum distinguished yet again

BBE Handelsberatung and Elaboratum are once more among the best consulting firms in Germany. This is the result of a study conducted by the renowned business journal Brand eins.
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Counting footfall 4.0: Reliable figures at little extra cost

The weekend is coming and it’s that time again: millions of Germans will be streaming through high streets and malls throughout the country. Just how many of them have, up till now, only been counted at irregular intervals? Not only retailers, but also municipalities and event organizers require customer footfall figures that are as accurate as possible (e.g. in order to determine the effectiveness of marketing and discount campaigns).
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Same day delivery: Opportunities and challenges for retailers

According to a McKinsey study, the market for same-day delivery is set to grow to three billion euros by 2020. Competition between online retailers has been heated for quite some time. Who can supply the customer with their orders the fastest? New distribution centers are emerging in the best inner city locations in order to be as close as possible to the customer.
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