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NEW 03.02.2021 National
SES Opens Most Modern Retail Park in Kaposvár, Hungary

S-PARK KAPOSVÁR Scheduled to Open on 11 March 2021

Expansion despite the pandemic: SES Spar European Shopping Centers, developer and operator, has announced the opening to the general public of the most modern retail park of the Hungarian city of Kaposvár and the entire Somogy district, which will take place on 11 March 2021. S-PARK KAPOSVÁR is a supraregional supply center featuring strong anchor stores, including the only INTERSPAR market of the Hungarian district city, located in the southwest of the country. The addition of S-PARK KAPOSVÁR increases SES’s property portfolio to a total of 30 shopping destinations in six countries.

NEW 09.12.2020 National
SES: Most Modern Underground Parking Garage in Innsbruck Completed

SILLPARK Underground Parking Garage Shines in Its New Splendor

Following a construction period of two years and an investment volume of more than EUR 13 million, the general overhaul of the 3-story underground parking garage at SES shopping center SILLPARK Innsbruck has been completed. The project was comprised of a complete redesign, an upgrade to state-of-the-art technology, and the installation of 10 e-filling stations. The conversion of the lighting to the latest LED technology will reduce the consumption of energy, which is supplied by the company's own power plant, by more than half. The bright and appealingly designed garage is now the most modern downtown parking garage in the city. Both the parking garage and the stairways were planned by the Hybner architectural firm and were designed by Salzburg artist and graphic designer Christian Steinwender.

NEW 04.12.2020 National
Effective 7 December, SES Shopping Centers Will be Open from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Monday to Saturday; Grocery Store Opening Hours Will Begin Earlier, as Usual.

Brick-and-Mortar Retail Back in Full Operation

As of Monday, 7 December, all stores and service providers that operate within SES shopping centers have reopened following the end of the lockdown. All stores are now open Monday to Saturday, from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM; grocery stores, in most cases, are open earlier. On Immaculate Conception Day, 8 December, the centers and stores were open from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Some restaurants now offer take-away services; however, food and drinks may only be consumed outside of the centers. With regard to hygiene measures, SES is also well prepared: SES and the shopping centers it runs are the only operators in Austria to date to have been awarded TÜV AUSTRIA certification for their comprehensively tested hygiene management in common areas. In addition to the safe strolling and shopping, SES shopping centers and their retailers have prepared themselves for the Christmas shopping season for several weeks. The wide range of products, the beautiful Christmas decorations, and the carefully selected Christmas music all contribute to a pleasant Christmas shopping experience. The operator, which counts 15 shopping centers in Austria, recommends that its customers visit its locations during the typical off-peak hours before 11:00 AM and after 4:00 PM, especially on Mondays and Tuesdays, in order to ensure a balanced distribution of footfall.
NEW 30.11.2020 National
Digital Initiative for Brick-and-mortar Retail, Gastronomy Operators, and Service Providers in Austria

SES Launches Ad-free Online Customer Platform

On Monday, 30 November 2020, SES Spar European Shopping Centers presented a new customer and retailer platform: “yip.at” (your information point). From now on, all interested retail, gastronomy, service, and skilled trade businesses from all over Austria will be linked to yip.at in order to make their locations, product ranges, and services visible to customers via the search platform. The platform contributes to consumer convenience because it allows them to easily find their required products in brick-and-mortar retail outlets in their vicinity, to visit the stores on site, and to contact the local retailers via the digital platform in order to request, order, reserve, and pick up the goods or have them delivered, where retailers offer this service. Registered companies will also receive free digital know-how via regular webinars. Twice a year, yip.at operator SES will award a EUR 10,000 grant to innovative companies, and the platform will be free of charge for all users. Developed and financed by Austria’s market-leading shopping center operator, SES, the platform was created in cooperation with Loop New Media GmbH, one of Austria’s leading digital agencies.

NEW 25.11.2020 National
Survey: Nearly 40 Percent of Customers are Planning to Buy Gift Certificates for Christmas This Year

Local Gift Certificate Purchase Supports Brick-and-mortar Retail Business

A representative survey conducted by the Linz Market Institute found that approximately 40 percent of all Austrians intend to buy gift certificates for Christmas this year. Hundreds of thousands of jobs in brick-and-mortar retail benefit from the local purchase of gift certificates, today more than ever. The “Zehner”, SES’s gift certificate, ranks among the most popular vouchers in brick-and-mortar retail. It can be redeemed at 12 shopping centers throughout Austria. The “Zehner” can be purchased online as well as directly at the centers and can be redeemed at all shops, restaurants, and service outlets at the respective malls. An increasing number of companies use the gift certificate as Christmas presents for their employees.

NEW 12.11.2020 National
SES Receives TÜV AUSTRIA Certificate for Excellent Hygiene and Safety Standards

Hygiene Management of All Austrian SES Shopping Centers Now TÜV AUSTRIA Certified

Austria's market-leading shopping center operator, SES Spar European Shopping Centers, and 15 of its shopping locations in Austria have been recently certified by TÜV AUSTRIA for their excellent hygiene concepts, thereby making the company the first in the retail sector to receive such certification. The certification standard provides confirmation that a center's operation is both safe and clean and helps to minimize the effects of the current pandemic.
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Claudia Streitwieser-
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