NEW 05.04.2022 National
Clear Upward Trend Across All Levels

2021 Financial Statement: SES Reports Above-average Sales Development

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  • 85 million visitors (+5%) at 30 centers in six countries
  • 2.64 billion euros in gross sales generated by retail partners (+7.6%)
  • Sales development in Austria: 1.73 billion euros (+6.5%)
  • Increase in average purchase volume in Austria: +5.6%
  • Successful opening of the S-PARK Kaposvár retail park in Hungary
  • 115 million euros in investments earmarked for 2022
People have started to return to their usual shopping destinations. That is reflected in the positive business development of SES Spar European Shopping Centers during the second year of the pandemic. Compared to 2020, significant growth was recorded in retail partner sales, visitor footfall, average spend per purchase, and sales of the “ZEHNER” gift certificate. This positive upward trend was recorded by SES in all countries in which it operates centers. In Austria alone, the gross sales generated by retail partners increased by 6.5 percent over the previous year. That is well above the growth of the Austrian retail sector (4.2% according to Statistik Austria, the Austrian Federal Statistics Office). Despite the pandemic, in 2021, a total of 22 million euros was invested in maintenance and sustainable measures relating to the operation of the centers, as well as in project development.
NEW 16.02.2022 National
Legally Binding Building Decision Paves the Way for Hotel Construction in the City Center of Lienz

SES Hotel Project in Lienz Gets Official Green Light

Visualization of SES Hotel Project Lienz

On Wednesday, 16 February 2022, the mayor of Lienz, Elisabeth Blanik, project development partners Alexander Eck of SES Spar European Shopping Centers and Michael Hellweger of Kronberg International, as well as hotel managing director Harald Ultsch of harry’s home were all extremely pleased during a joint inspection of the construction site for the planned hotel project in Lienz’s city center. The legally binding decision permitting the construction of the hotel was announced at the end of January, paving the way for further steps in the project. Construction is scheduled to begin in spring 2022.

NEW 13.01.2022 Shopping-Center
The World’s Best Adventure and Action Sports Photography to Be Showcased in Europe in 2022

Global Red Bull Illume Exhibition on Display at 23 SES Shopping Malls in Five Countries

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The shopping centers operated by SES Spar European Shopping Centers are due to serve as cooperation partners for the internationally renowned Red Bull Illume, an adventure and action sports photography exhibition, for the third time, from January 2022 to February 2023. The exhibition features recent internationally award-winning, spectacular pieces of work by young photographers. Following its resounding success in 2020/21, the exhibition is currently making its way around a total of 23 SES shopping centers in Austria, Slovenia, Italy, Hungary, and Croatia. The tour is scheduled to kick off and celebrate its European premiere on Tuesday, 18 January at MAX.CENTER in Wels, Upper Austria. Center operator SES has placed particular importance on exclusive exhibitions and cooperative ventures throughout the pandemic.

NEW 12.01.2022 Shopping-Center
Store Expansion at SES Shopping Centers: TK Maxx Set to Open in Carinthia for the First Time

TK Maxx Scheduled to Open at ATRIO Villach at the End of March

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Off-price retailer TK Maxx is due to open its first store in Carinthia at ATRIO Villach. The contracts were concluded with ATRIO operator SES Spar European Shopping Centers in October last year. While the store is scheduled to open at the end of March 2022, the exact date has not been set yet. From that point on, the popular retailer will offer the most sought-after top brands and designer labels, from fashion for the entire family to accessories, beauty products, and household goods, across an area of approximately 2,000 square meters. 

NEW 13.12.2021 National
SES Centers Well Prepared for Safe Shopping

SES Shopping Centers To Remain Open Daily Until 24 December


Effective Monday, 13 December, every store at every center operated by Austria's largest shopping center operator, SES Spar European Shopping Centers, will once again be open for business at their regular opening hours. Shopping centers in Upper Austria, where the lockdown is scheduled to end on 17 December, are the only exceptions. On Sunday, 19 December, all 16 SES shopping centers in Austria will be open from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. The 2G regulation, which applies to retail and gastronomy operations, will be widely communicated across all channels of each center – in line with the policy that was in place prior to the lockdown.

NEW 02.12.2021 National
10 Years of “The Zehner” Shopping Center Gift Certificate

A Success Story: 28 Million Gift Certificates Sold since Its Launch


What was once an idea, namely the establishment of an overarching means of payment at SES centers in Austria in lieu of individual center gift certificates via the “Zehner” in 2011, has become a success story and is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Its name says it all: “Zehner” gift certificates are available in denominations of 10 euros, and some 28 million have been purchased since their introduction. SES attributes much of the success to the fact that the gift certificate can now be redeemed nationwide at 13 SES shopping centers across Austria. Approximately 60 percent of all “Zehner” gift certificates are purchased by companies for their employees. EUROPARK Salzburg, ATRIO Villach, VARENA Vöcklabruck, WEBERZEILE Ried, and MURPARK Graz are the leading centers in terms of the number of “Zehner” gift certificates sold. To coincide with its anniversary, the “Zehner” has been redesigned in the format of a 50-euro bill and comes with a snazzy envelope. New packaging stands have also been set up inside the centers, providing customers with creative ideas on how to package their own gift certificates. More than 50 percent of all “Zehner” gift certificates are sold in the six weeks leading up to Christmas.

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