|08.02.2016 : Vital Cities
According to a Redevco/Global Retail News ranking the ten most attractive cities in Europe are London/UK, Paris/France, Munich/Germany, Berlin/Germany, Hamburg/Germany, Vienna/Austria, Stockholm/Sweden, Milano/Italy, Amsterdam/Netherlands and Copenhagen/Danmark.
Taken the Global Scale according to Cushman & Wakefield the list of annual rent per suaremeter in main shopping streets the Upper Fifth's Avenue/New York is leading with 33.812 Euro in front of Causeway Bay/Hongkong 23.178 , Champs Eleysee/France 13.255, New Bond Street/London 12.762 , Via Montenapoleone/Milano 10.000, Bahnhofstrasse/Zurich 8.643, Ginza/Tokyo 8.520, Myongdong/Seoul 8.515, Kohlmarkt/Vienna 4.620 and Kaufinger/Munich 4.440 Euro.
|30.01.2016 : Migration/Integration
Due to climate changes, lack of food or destroyed homes by civil wars in 2015 more than 50 million people are on the move around the globe in search of a new place to live and for HOPE. This is after World War II the bigest challenge for a global equilibrium of economics, ecology and ethics .
In 2015 more than 1 million of those refugees arrived in Germany - a country which 70 years ago had experienced its own refugee-problems. Now in January 2016 among many other groups of volunteers also a group of nineteen artists started by an exhibition of Fine Arts to focus the importance of a "Welcome Culture" for those who lost their homes and very often also relatives. HUMANITY is needed as the picture of Monika Hahlbrock demonstrates. The European Retail Academy will support this group by its Forum Art Business
|20.01.2016 : Romanian Distribution Committee
Under the leadership of the President of the Romanian Distribution Committee, Prof.Dr.Theodor Purcarea, a very much respected magazin was developed .
You can read the magazine here
The magazin - due to its content and also its English language - became a bridge between academics in Eastern - , Central- and West Europe. The European Retail Academy is encouraging its members to use this media to publish major research.
|06.01.2016 : EuroCIS
Started in 1997 as an annual congress-show to bridge the years between the tri-annual EuroShop meanwhile EuroCIS in Duesseldorf/Germany is a hot-spot for the European retail technology.
For the event in February 2016 expected 10.000 visitors will see about 400 exhibitors on 10.500 squaremeters : record breaking again ! Main topics will be omnichannel strategies, mobile customer service and digital POS . "EuroCIS is the most successful IT-retail event in Europe as a stand-alone exhibition and will be of course also at the next EuroShop push all other EuroShop-segments " Prof.Dr.Hallier said.
|20.12.2015: Hall of Fame
Prof. Dr. B. Hallier appointed for the Hall of Fame (Link) for 2016 Prof. Dr. John L. Stanton/USA. John Stanton has longstanding experience in the field of Food Marketing as well in the retail industry as also as an academic teacher. Last but not least he is a "bridge-builder" between continents.
Already in the news of March 16th 2010 ERA reported about joint seminars of Prof. Stanton and Prof. Hallier at the St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia/USA - including also the knowledge-penetration of the EHI-food companies Orgainvent (Link) and Globalgap (Link). "The appointment of John Stanton for the Hall of Fame underlines the strong desire of ERA to push the idea of Food Security as a basic idea within a Global House of Harmony between Economics, Ecology and Ethics" ERA-President Hallier said.