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Service Charge Code – Security

Shopping Centre is taking a look at the different components of the second edition of the Service Charge Code, which aims to provide the framework for better and more transparent service charge practices. This month, Sean Kelly looks at security

Rewarding achievement

There’s nothing like a shiny new award on the desk to motivate and reward staff. So what’s on offer for the shopping centre sector?

Plaudits for Portas

Portas Review of the high street wins support from across the industry

Brighter recycling

Revend Recycling has launched an innovative reverse vending recycling machine for the collection and recycling of domestic light bulbs and domestic batteries.

Christmas merger forms display giant

Fuzzwire is the new brand created through a merger of LDJ Design & Display and Centre Design, two of the market leaders in Christmas display.

Planning for obsolescence

 Many shopping centres are having to bite the bullet and replace ageing lifts and
 escalators. How can this be achieved with minimum disruption?

Building barriers

With winter in full swing, complete with the threat of wet weather and snow, making sure
barrier matting is up to scratch and maintained properly is high on the list for many

An open and shut case

Entrances have a key role to play in security, design and performance, writes Gurbachan Gill

Oliver Bonas plans UK-wide growth

Fashion-lifestyle retailer Oliver Bonas is looking to expand its UK store network with a target of ten further outlets in the coming year

Social Media – Twitter

Imagine a worldwide market of 300m customers – a market that is adding some millions of new ‘customers’ a year. And a market that is instant. Want it? Then it all starts with a simple tweet, writes Sean Kelly

Self service set to boost gift card sales

SCL and SSN have set their sights on Europe following success with US mall operators

Challenging times

The people counting business is undergoing a period of rapid corporate and technological change. So how is this affecting leading players?

Starting point

The Retail Merchandising Unit is a great way for retail start-ups to trial their format and products at relatively low-cost. Can landlords do more to encourage entrepreneurs?

Brands wake up to the power of the mall

New research reveals brand attitudes towards UK shopping centre. Big brands are looking to use shopping centre promotional activity in order to target “picky” consumers left feeling the pinch in the current economic climate, according to recent research findings published by out-of-home media owner, Brandspace.

Success by design

New BCSC president Peter Drummond is only the third architect to head the retail property trade body. He described his vision to Mia Hunt.

Tracking trouble

Mobile phone tracking is transforming people counting, but it raises serious privacy issues that could hamper its rollout if not handled with sensitivity.

What do shoppers say?

The Prime Minister has predicted further austerity and retrenchment for 2012. Yet according to research carried out by ROI Team in late 2011 younger shoppers are challenging that view. Amongst shoppers aged between 16 and 34 almost as many expect to ‘shop more and spend more’ in 2012 as expect to tighten their belts.

Flexible foodstore

The Co-op is expanding its reach in the food sector, with an emphasis on quality and convenience, and it is hungry for new sites

Keeping the code

Shopping Centre is unveiling a new series of articles on how to comply with the new Code of Practice on Service Charges

Social media strategy

For many shopping centres, particularly smaller centres that don’t have the resource to dedicate a full-time member of staff to it, social media can seem like a minefield, but with a little knowhow it can provide endless possibilities 

Bluewater finds fashion's next 'Print Genius'

In the hunt for breakthrough design talent, Bluewater and designer brand Ted Baker London launched the ‘Print Genius’ competition. 

Innovation continues

Despite the downturn retailers are continuing to experiment, and both Foot Locker and River Island have launched new formats

Telford upgrades

Parking technology specialist APT Skidata has implemented a substantial software
and hardware upgrade to the parking systems at Telford shopping centre in the West Midlands