Shopping Centers Today International

NOV 2015

Shopping Centers Today is the news magazine of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)

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T H E C O M M O N A R E A MOBILE WALLETS CATCH ON, REWARDS GO MALL-WIDE, PARKING LOTS ARE A WASTE OF SPACE 6 S C T / N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 5 The Toronto-based Cadillac Fairview Corp. has unveiled a new corporate logo and brand identity, the first step in a new brand strategy the firm hopes will transform how Cana- dians see the company. Cadillac Fairview, owned by the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, operates 20 malls throughout Canada. To establish a more direct connection with Canadian shoppers, the firm is adding "CF" to the name of each property. For example, under the new brand strategy, Sherway Gardens, in Toronto and Pacific Centre in Van- couver will now be known as CF Sherway Gar- dens and CF Pacific Centre, respectively. The new corporate logo — which incorpo- rates the tagline, Where it all comes together — and brand identity is being rolled out across all of Cadillac Fairview's properties. Cadillac Fairview's office properties will adopt the new logo; however, office tower names will remain unchanged, named after anchor tenants or location. The new logo and consumer-focused brand strategy are a part of a larger initiative within Cadillac Fairview that is cen- tred on innovation to engage shoppers directly, drive sales, and to create the most welcoming and connected shopping environments across Canada, says Jason Anderson, the firm's senior vice president of marketing. "Cadillac Fairview's new visual identity highlights for shoppers that our properties provide a consistently welcoming and engag- ing retail destination," he said. "Putting a new logo on the door is the easy part. The real work is designing and implementing changes to the way consumers experience our shopping centers. We know technology and unique and engaging experiences will play a big role in changing the way people think of the shopping mall." The Canadian retail landscape is shifting dramatically and competition is fierce. An- derson says Cadillac Fairview will differentiate its shopping centers with a promise of best-in-class stores, a range of dining options and an overall exciting experience. The firm currently has $4 billion worth of renovations and redevelopments ongoing in its portfolio. Cadillac Fairview to rebrand malls '' Putting a new logo on the door is the easy part. The real work is designing and implementing changes to the way customers experience our shopping centers. "

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