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  • London was the second most popular shopping destination in a CBRE study
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    Data: Ranking the world’s top 10 retail hotspots

    2017-05-26T07:00:00Z

    London has been named Europe’s most sought-after destination for international retailers looking to grow their store footprints.

  • Ao.com aims to open in Austria
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    Analysis: The opportunities for Ao.com and other retailers in Austria

    2015-07-06T13:51:00Z

    Ao.com boss John Roberts is preparing to ramp up the etailer’s European expansion after targeting a move into the Netherlands or Austria.

  • Electricals retailer AO World is poised to expand its presence on the continent as it continues its drive to become “the best electrical retailer in Europe.”
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    Electricals etailer AO World poised to expand its European operations

    2015-07-06T08:01:00Z

    AO World is poised to expand its presence on the continent as it continues its drive to become “the best electricals retailer in Europe”.

  • German discounter Lidl will spend around €100m (£75.4m) on modernising all of its Austrian stores by the end of 2016.
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    Lidl invests €100m in modernising entire Austrian store estate

    2015-02-02T13:56:00Z

    German discounter Lidl will spend around €100m (£75.4m) on modernising all of its Austrian stores by the end of 2016.

  • Sports Direct acquires stakes in Austrian and Baltic sports retailers
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    Sports Direct acquires stakes in Austrian and Baltic sports retailers

    2013-05-29T08:37:00Z

    Sports Direct has acquired majority stakes in two European sporting goods retailers based in Austria and the Baltics.

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    French sports retailer Oxylane’s Decathlon to enter Austria

    2013-03-22T07:00:00Z

    French sports retailer Oxylane’s Decathlon could buy Austrian retailer Sport Eybl to enter the country, according to reports in local trade magazine Format. The retailer has 52 Sport Eybl and Sport Experts stores in Austria, and is reportedly up for sale.

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    Rewe Group to extend Austrian division

    2013-02-20T17:54:00Z

    German grocer Rewe Group’s international division and petrol station operator BP are to extend their co-operation in Austria. The companies will roll out the Merkur Inside forecourt store model to about 80 BP petrol stations across the country, adding three to four new outlets every month by the end of ...

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    Grocery retailer Spar posts rise in total group sales

    2013-02-20T17:41:00Z

    Grocery retailer Spar posted total group sales up 3.5% to E12.58bn (£10.84bn) in its 2012 financial year, from E12.15bn (£10.47bn) in 2011. Domestic sales, excluding sport and leisure retailer Hervis, rose 3.8 % to E5.56bn (£4.79bn). Sales at Aspiag (Austria Spar International AG) in Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy ...

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    Austrian Federal Competition Authority raids Spar headquarters

    2013-02-07T07:00:00Z

    Spar Austria’s headquarters in Salzburg have been raided by the Austrian Federal Competition Authority. According to the retailer, the investigation is targeting the purchasing department. Spar Austria spokeswoman Nicole Berkmann said the grocer was co-operating with the authorities and expects a quick and smooth resolution. Last year, the authorities ...

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    Spar opens first Interspar-pronto convenience store

    2012-11-15T07:00:00Z

    Grocery retailer Spar has opened the first Interspar-pronto convenience store, as well as its first Pasta Cafe by Interspar, at Vienna’s Wien Mitte train station. The 4,300 sq ft Interspar-pronto targets travellers, while the Pasta Cafe restaurant is a new catering venture that has a ...

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    Rewe International teams up with McDonald’s

    2012-11-08T07:00:00Z

    Rewe Group’s Austrian division Rewe International has teamed up with McDonald’s to fuel its truck fleet with biodiesel made from the fast food chain’s frying oil. “To make the transport of goods as environmentally friendly as possible is an important pillar of our sustainability strategy,” said Rewe International chief executive ...

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    Metro Cash & Carry to expand network

    2012-11-08T07:00:00Z

    Metro Cash Carry is to expand its network with openings in Vienna and western Austria. The retailer is also considering opening Junior cash and carrys with a smaller sales area, a higher proportion of food items and a greater focus on servicing hotels, restaurants and catering companies.

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    Supermarket operator Zielpunkt to introduce ‘innovation shelf’

    2012-08-22T07:00:00Z

    Supermarket operator Zielpunkt is to introduce an ‘innovation shelf’ in stores to try new products and reduce the risk of a product launch failure. The retailer will test the idea at 40 supermarkets in and around Vienna. The shelf will be used to test sales of product innovations from the ...

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    Aldi Süd’s Hofer cuts Coca-Cola prices

    2012-08-08T09:47:00Z

    Discount retailer Aldi Süd’s Hofer has cut retail prices for Coca-Cola products by a third, just weeks after introducing the brand. The change is believed to be a reaction to market leader Rewe Group’s Billa supermarket division. Billa recently launched its latest ‘best price guarantee’, promising loyalty card holders ...

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    Media Markt to test zones dedicated to women

    2012-06-21T07:00:00Z

    Metro’s Media Markt consumer electronics chain is testing zones dedicated to women in its 31 superstores in Austria. The retailer has introduced Woman’s World departments offering household and electronic items, such as hair styling appliances and a range of gadgets available in feminine colours. The departments feature a modern look ...

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    Billa plans store expansion and modernisation

    2012-06-14T07:00:00Z

    Rewe Group’s supermarket division Billa has earmarked e300m (£255m) for store expansion and modernisation over the next two years. The current rate of 35 refurbishments per annum in Billa’s home market will be increased. Since 2006, when the modernisation programme began, about half of its 1,000 stores have been revamped, ...

  • Former eBay general manager Miriam Lahage is to join Austrian retailer Peek & Cloppenburg.
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    Former eBay boss Miriam Lahage to join Austrian retailer

    2012-04-30T10:28:00Z

    Former eBay general manager Miriam Lahage is to join Austrian retailer Peek Cloppenburg.

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    Spar Austria launches vegetarian private-label

    2012-02-10T07:00:00Z

    Grocery retailer Spar Austria has launched a vegetarian private-label called Veggie in its home market. The product range comprises 43 vegetarian or vegan items such as spreads, tofu varieties and vegetarian cutlets. All Veggie products bear the V-label from the European Vegetarian Union. Tofu products can be traced back ...

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    Primark to open its first store in Austria

    2012-01-05T07:00:00Z

    Value fashion retailer Primark is to open its first store in Austria at the Sillpark Shopping Centre in the city of Innsbruck. The store is due to open in the later part of summer this year and is expected to have a sales area of about 43,055 sq ft. ...

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    Grocery retailer Spar launches pilot convenience store

    2011-08-04T07:00:00Z

    Grocery retailer Spar has launched a convenience store pilot intended for busy inner city locations in Vienna. The 2,690 sq ft store is located right in Babenbergerstraße 9, and employs a staff of 22. The new concept is called Food in the City and offers takeaway food as well as ...