This new digest of the Ustor team has gathered the most interesting news about what happened and changed on the retail front!
In early July 2019, Ukraine allowed the construction of parking places for cars on the roofs of shopping and entertainment centers. The Ministry of Regional Development has made appropriate changes to the construction norms of the state, and from July 1 they came into force. According to the press service of the deputy minister for regional development, now parking lots can be designed and placed on the roofs of public buildings.
The exceptions are kindergartens, schools, and hospitals. Shopping malls and administrative buildings may have such parking facilities by the end of this summer. According to the norms, parking on the roof of buildings should have exits for evacuation, meet the requirements of the State Fire Service to the fire protection distances to the adjacent buildings, the device of electrical installations, etc. Interestingly, it is prohibited to equip such objects with temporary shelters for cars.
On June 18, 2019, the first international forum dedicated to investments in retail trade and real estate was held in Kyiv's Mystetskyi Arsenal. The event was organized by Dragon Capital and the Retailers Association of Ukraine, and the opening was entrusted to Andriy Sadovy — the mayor of Lviv and the leader of the "Samopomich" party.
The forum was attended by over 250 participants, including government officials, investors, owners and top managers of retail companies, consultants, brokers, and developers. There were noticed representatives of such companies as Foxtrot, Grinville, Intertop, Golden Age, TSUM, Ocean Plaza Shopping Mall, Dream Town Shopping Mall, Victoria Gardens Shopping Mall, Zlata Plaza, BC, and Retroville Shopping Mall, Multiplex, Watsons, RDA, UTG, CBRE, DYB, Intergal-Bud, UFuture, Colliers International...
RAU Investment Forum 2019 was conditionally divided into 4 sessions:
The traditional conclusion for such events was a lounge party, where guests had the chance to have a heart-to-heart conversation in a more informal and comfortable atmosphere.
Marketing experts from Kantar Millward Brown who are responsible for making BrandZ (the annual global ranking of the most expensive brands), have recently developed a number of valuable tips. In their opinion, in order for the brand to survive and prosper in 2019, it is necessary to learn to "Think differently":
Kantar Consulting has published its annual ranking of the world's largest retailers. U.S. companies are still the leaders in this list, while the pressure from China is felt more and more strongly.
Despite their problems with a lot of debts, China makes massive long-term investments into economic development. Trends indicate that China has a good chance of becoming a global leader in advanced technology by the middle of this century.
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