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The Future of Retail Destinations: Lessons for new retail

Rawls were in front row attendance for this conference in the City organised by our go-to source for retail insights; Retail Property Analyst.

The day was hosted by long term client Nuveen Real Estate who chaired discussions around Edinburgh St. James with a focus on integrating mixed use developments and making shopping great again!

The mood of the talks was upbeat, looking at ways to redefine retail for 2020 and beyond. There were also thought provoking perspectives on the underserved but high spending mature shopper, and questioning alternatives to the CVA.

Our highlight was the talk by Jessica Parish, Commercial Director of Time Out Markets, who gave an insight into the fascinating virtuous circle of food listings attracting the best chefs in international food Markets and how food halls have captured the moment.