SES Spar European Shopping Centers


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

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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.

The results of the survey conducted by the Linz Market Institute, on behalf of SES Spar European Shopping Centers, which included 1,000 participants, have revealed that approximately 40 percent of the population is planning to purchase gift certificates as Christmas presents this year. Fifteen percent of survey participants are certain to buy gift certificates, and nearly 25% are very likely to do so.

Buying “Zehner” Gift Certificates Supports Brick-and-mortar Retail
“The results of the survey and our own observations in selling the “Zehner” have confirmed that gift certificates will be among the most popular Christmas presents this year. The purchase of gift certificates from the region's most popular shopping centers not only strengthens brick-and-mortar retail in today's difficult situation, but it also secures jobs and national purchasing power in the medium term.Each and every one of us has a huge responsibility, which is something that many people are not aware of,” explains Marcus Wild, CEO of SES Spar European Shopping Centers.

The “Zehner” Can Be Redeemed at 12 Shopping Centers Across Austria
The “Zehner”, SES’s gift certificate, can be redeemed at 12 shopping centers across Austria. It can be purchased online at as well as locally at the visitor service centers of the respective shopping centers, and it can be redeemed at all shops, restaurants, and service outlets.

The gift certificate can be redeemed at the following SES shopping centers:

Vienna:                        HUMA ELEVEN, Vienna
                                     Q19, Vienna

Lower Austria:           FISCHAPARK, Wiener Neustadt

Upper Austria:           VARENA, Vöcklabruck
                                     WEBERZEILE, Ried
                                     MAX.CENTER, Wels

Salzburg:                    EUROPARK, Salzburg
                                     FORUM 1, Salzburg

 Styria:                         MURPARK, Graz

Carinthia:                    ATRIO, Villach

Tyrol:                          SILLPARK, Innsbruck

Vorarlberg:                 ZIMBAPARK, Bludenz-Bürs


SES Spar European Shopping Centers
SES is a developer, builder, and operator of shopping centers in six countries. The company currently manages 29 shopping destinations in Central, Southern and Eastern Europe with over 1,800 shop partners on a leasable area (GLA) of more than 820,000 square meters. SES is the market leader in Austria and Slovenia for large-scale shopping places. In 2019, tenants at SES locations generated gross sales of 2.83 billion euros. More than 112 million people visited the SES centers in the previous year. SES also offers its know-how in the areas of project development, construction management, leasing of shop space, as well as center and facility management to external owners of shopping malls right from the outset. SES centers have already received several national and international awards for architecture and design, sustainability, traffic flow concepts, and innovative marketing. SES is part of the SPAR Austria Group.

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