NEW 22.05.2023 Shopping-Center
SES receives international award for Slovenian Shopping Mall

ECSP Design and Development Award for ALEJA Ljubljana

Board award photo c Heiko Mandl

After a four-year break due to the pandemic, on Monday, May 15 the International Design and Development Awards were presented in Milan. Europe’s largest retail property association, the European Council of Shopping Places (ECSP), presents the prizes in recognition of particularly outstanding projects in the retail property sector. This year the ALEJA Ljubljana shopping center was voted Europe’s best shopping center in its category. Following on from the 2021 Global RLI Award, this is the second internationally important award for ALEJA - the latest mall created by Austrian-based developer and operator SES Spar European Shopping Centers (SES).

NEW 13.04.2023 National
2022 Overview: Encouraging Progress in Retail Turnover and Footfall

Turnover in SES Shopping Malls Exceeds 3 Billion Euros for the First Time

EUROPARK Salzburg c evatrifft
  • Over 100 million visitors
  • 3.1 billion euros gross sales turnover generated by retail partners
  • Turnover of Austrian SES centers: over 2 billion euros
  • Over 30,000 m² additional photovoltaic systems scheduled for 2023
  • Hotel construction in Lienz on schedule

SES shopping malls proved extremely popular in 2022 and brick-and-mortar retailers regained a foothold. The gross sales turnover of a total of 1,800 shops located on the 30 SES Spar European Shopping Center sites in Austria, Slovenia, Italy, Hungary, Croatia, and the Czech Republic continued to grow in the past year. With sales up 18.5 percent and a 3.1 billion euros turnover compared to 2021, SES enjoyed a record year in terms of development since its inception in 2007. SES Centers in the key Austrian market also topped their 2019 turnover, displaying better development than the sector per se*. The 17.6 percent increase in footfall, amounting to over 100 million visitors, almost reached pre-pandemic levels. In 2022, SES invested in numerous sustainable measures such as large-scale installation of photovoltaic systems and the ongoing interim expansion of e-charging stations, currently amounting to 175 charging points coupled with extensive LED retrofitting.

*Source: Statistics Austria: 8.1 percent nominal increase in retail sales turnover for Austria (excluding motor vehicles) 2022

NEW 14.02.2023 National
SES: Local Shopping Centre Supply Chain

Biggest Local Pharmacy in Styria opens in MURPARK Graz

Liebenau Pharmacy in MURPARK Graz c Oliver Wolf

On Monday, 6 February 2023, the Liebenau pharmacy in MURPARK Graz became Styria’s biggest pharmacy, not to mention one of the largest in Austria. Present at the center since the outset, the surface area of the Liebenau pharmacy has now tripled in size. Covering 700 square metres over two floors, the pharmacy offers up to twelve areas for specialist consultations and the biggest range of cosmetics in Styria.

NEW 26.01.2023 National
New Appointments in Key Strategic Areas

SES Headquarters Appoints Four New Department Heads

SES New Department Heads c wildbild, Eva trifft

Austria’s market-leading shopping center operator SES Spar European Shopping Centers has promoted seasoned employees from its own ranks to management positions, effective 1 January 2023: Petra Hemetsberger has taken over as the Head of Asset Management, Roland Gruber is the new Head of the Construction Department, and Nina Wolfgruber, is responsible for the newly created area of Business Process Management. On 1 November 2022, responsibility for the Legal Department was placed in the hands of Thomas Frauenlob.

NEW 09.12.2022 National
SES and Its Centers Engage in Charitable Activities During the Advent Season

Offering Help Where Help is Needed

europark-charity concert 2022-1 c wildbild

Having a strong financial balance sheet is simply not enough – a company is also obliged to act in a responsible manner. Whether such action is in the form of monetary donations, gifts in kind, or cooperative ventures: The 18 shopping locations owned and operated by SES Spar European Shopping Centers in Austria have provided support for and/or have initiated numerous charitable projects throughout the course of 2022. The Advent season has presented the company with a host of opportunities to further strengthen its social commitment.

NEW 07.12.2022 National
SES Center Nominated for International Shopping Center Award in Cannes

ALEJA Ljubljana Named a Finalist for International Design and Development Award

ALEJA Ljubljana Exterior View © SESJošt Gantar

The ALEJA shopping center in Ljubljana has made it to the finals of the coveted ECSP Design and Development Awards 2023. The finalists were announced on Thursday, 1 December 2022 at the MAPIC retail property trade fair in Cannes. The award will be presented by the European Council of Shopping Places, Europe's largest retail property association, in spring 2023. The most recent center owned by developer and operator SES Spar European Shopping Centers was shortlisted as one of the three best shopping centers in the “New Center Developments over 15,000 to 45,000 Square Meters” category, alongside centers located in Germany and Serbia.

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