SES Spar European Shopping Centers


The infrastructure surrounding living and working in Seestadt has been growing at a rapid pace and will soon be enriched by yet another restaurant: The Seestadt shopping street company has successfully managed to attract Habibi & Hawara, a highly renowned Viennese restaurant and catering company, to the Seeparkquartier. The socio-economic model company is scheduled to open its fourth restaurant on 26 November 2020. Joint venture partner SES Spar European Shopping Centers, which oversees the branch mix and leasing of space within the Seestadt shopping street company, places great emphasis on gastronomic diversity. The new addition corresponds well with public demand and ties in with the concept of a sustainable urban district featuring a broad range of locally supplied amenities and openness to innovative projects.
NEW 14.09.2020 National
Solar Power Systems on 50% of Available Roof Areas by 2050

SES to Install Additional Large-Scale Photovoltaic Systems on Top of Shopping Centers

The SES-operated shopping center WEBERZEILE located in Ried, Upper Austria, now generates its own environmentally friendly solar power, which is also the case at SES shopping center MURPARK in Graz. Last week, SES Spar European Shopping Centers commenced operation of a 520-kWp photovoltaic rooftop installation, which produces approximately 500,000 kilowatt hours of clean electricity per year for its own use and reduces CO2 emissions by 128 tons. The photovoltaic system installed atop WEBERZEILE is the largest to be mounted by SES to date and is the benchmark for the installation of solar power systems on the roofs of other SES shopping centers throughout Austria.
NEW 26.06.2020 National
Alignment as a Central European Retail Group:

SPAR Settles Generational Change and Executive Board Succession

Two long-standing members of the Executive Board of the SPAR Group, Chairman Dr. Gerhard Drexel and Mag. Rudolf Staudinger, are set to step down from the Executive Board at the end of 2020 upon reaching the age of 65. SPAR has planned for the succession: Mag. Fritz Poppmeier is due to become the new Chairman of the Executive Board of SPAR Holding AG on 1 January 2021, with KR Hans K. Reisch serving as his deputy. New members of the Executive Board include Mag. Marcus Wild, Mag. Markus Kaser, and Mag. Paul Klotz. All of the designated future members of the Executive Board have been members of the management of SPAR Austria Group for a number of years. SPAR thus ensures continuity in the management of the company, in its tried and tested manner, and the new appointments will further strengthen its position as a Central European retail group. Dr. Gerhard Drexel will take over as Chairman of the Supervisory Board at the beginning of 2021.
NEW 20.05.2020 National
SES Now Operates Five Large-scale Shopping Centers in Slovenia

ALEJA Shopping Center Has Opened

SES Spar European Shopping Centers, Austria's market-leading shopping center operator, opened ALEJA Center in Ljubljana on Wednesday, 20 May 2020. The 150 million euros investment serves as a mixed-use shopping and leisure hot spot. The center was completed in March, but, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the originally planned opening date had to be postponed. The first shops with focus on local supply opened at the beginning of May, and the entire center is set into full operation on 20 May. The high standards of hygiene that are already in place across all SES centers will be implemented at ALEJA and reinforced via additional measures as well as an increase in cleaning intervals and security personnel. The Planet Lollipop children's adventure world and part of ALEJA SKY are scheduled to open at a later date. The iconic building marks yet another architectural highlight in the wonderful cultural city of Ljubljana, creating a new meeting place for the city's residents. ALEJA represents the first completely new shopping center to be opened in Europe following the coronavirus shutdown. The company has thereby signaled its revival, while simultaneously making a statement on behalf of the retail and gastronomy sectors.

NEW 15.05.2020 National
Regional Focus Is Key to Success

SES Reported International Growth in 2019

In 2019, 112 million visitors (+3.7 percent, including expansion) were counted at the 29 shopping centers operated in six countries by Austria’s market-leading shopping center operator, SES Spar European Shopping Centers. Regional focus and unique services played key roles in achieving such success, as did trendy gastronomic offers, local supplies and urban atmospheres. Of the 1,800 SES retail partners, small and medium-sized companies account for roughly 70 percent. Last year also saw the laying of the foundation for further growth. Expansion focused primarily on Slovenia and Croatia. Accordingly, maximum effort was put into the EUR 150 million ALEJA project in Ljubljana, which was completed in March 2020 and is due to open as a mixed-use shopping and leisure hot spot in 2020. As part of a joint venture, SES has also paved the way for further expansion in the Czech Republic. In 2019, SES invested EUR 34 million in the upgrading of existing locations. In line with the company's long-term sustainable energy policy, ISO certification was obtained in 2019. In the same context, the ambitious climate targets were made even more challenging.
NEW 08.05.2020 Shopping-Center
Partial opening for new SES shopping center on 8 May

The most modern shopping center ALEJA received first visitors

The countdown is finished, on 8 May at 8 a.m. the brand-new shopping mall in Slovenia ALEJA opened its doors. It is a partial opening, as there are 21 stores open. These are the following: Interspar Hypermarket, Müller drugstore, Nova KBM bank, Sensilab, telecommunications operators A1, T-2, Telekom Slovenije, and Telemach, Big Bang, Hervis with their cyclist store, Hunter pet food store, Cukrček chocolate shop, Gardenia florist, Labod drycleaning and washing service, Pandora, Zlatarna Celje, Sten Time, Slowatch, and in accordance with the latest government decree, cafes with outside terraces, such as Zvezda coffee shop, Teta Frida, and Caffe DeLuxe.
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