Issue 165 : May 14th 2013
British Land is to provide free wi-fi across its shopping centre portfolio in the UK following a deal with BT Wi-fi.
In addition to providing free wi-fi to its shopping centre customers, British Land has signed an agreement to work with BT to find a solution to deliver a wi-fi offering at a number of its open air shopping parks.
Metro Group is considering an exit from Bulgaria, Egypt, Japan and Kazakhstan. The German group is believed to be selling in order to invest funds into its struggling home market.
The company is hoping to accelerate the pace of transformation in its domestic business. Further changes are planned among top management and its non-food product assortment will be streamlined.
Manufactura, the first shopping outlet village in the Ukraine, is set to open its doors on 1 October in capital Kiev.
The scheme – originally scheduled to open in summer 2012 – will open in three phases, to total 25,000 sq m.