NEW 04.07.2022 National
The yip.at platform, in conjunction with SES shopping centers, strengthens brick-and-mortar retail and promotes the best business ideas

2022 yip.at Business Sponsorships Awarded – These Are the Winners

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SES Spar European Shopping Centers, the initiator of the yip.at customer and retailer platform, is committed to strengthening brick-and-mortar businesses in Austria via this digital initiative. The search for the most innovative business ideas in the country has recently seen its second round. Following last year’s debut, yip.at once again honored the most successfully implemented business ideas in the brick-and-mortar retail sector by means of its business sponsorship program at the end of June. Three outstanding winning entries received a total of 10,000 euros in funding: “Wohnkram” from the City of Salzburg, “Resis kleine Freuden” from Zell am See and “EDDI Bike Fahrrad-Abo”, which operates in Vienna and Graz. Applications for the next round of yip.at business sponsorships can be submitted as early as September 2022.

NEW 27.06.2022 National
MARIANDL Krems Shopping Center is yet Another Large-scale Photovoltaic System to be Connected to the Grid

SES Continues to Invest in Self-generated Electricity

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In addition to SES shopping centers MURPARK in Graz (2018) and WEBERZEILE in Ried (2020), the operator has recently installed a third photovoltaics system on the roof of one of its shopping centers: Since mid-June, MARIANDL shopping center in Krems, Lower Austria, which is operated by SES Spar European Shopping Centers, has been producing its own environmentally friendly solar power. 

NEW 09.06.2022 National
Exclusive Special Exhibition in Salzburg from Thursday, 9 June to Saturday, 25 June: LOOK: CULTURE!

The Weltmuseum Wien Makes a Guest Appearance at EUROPARK

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Following the successful premiere of an exhibition presented by the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien at EUROPARK Salzburg last year, the Weltmuseum Wien is currently the second museum affiliated with the KHM Museum Association to make a guest appearance at Salzburg’s most popular shopping center. The Weltmuseum Wien’s special exhibition, “Museum in a Nutshell”, will provide an exclusive overview of its collections from Thursday, 9 to Saturday, 25 June 2022. 

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.

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