Shopping Centers Today International

DEC 2015

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

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meet our criteria, we just won't look at doing it. At the end of the day, we're here to do business in the top schemes and top centers and top high streets in the country. We're not here to reinvent retail in the locations." Currently, the U.K. is Smiggle's biggest growth market, but the chain is growing elsewhere too. Besides its 115 stores in Australia, it has 23 in New Zealand and 19 in Singapore. The U.S. and the rest of Europe are part of a longer-term target list. "In the wider exploration, absolutely: Europe, North America. We should be there at some point. But once again, it comes back to execution. We're only one-fifth of the journey on executing in the U.K. The pipeline will take us five years to build." SCT This article first appeared in Estates Gazette The Just Group •Founded: Melbourne, Australia, 1970 •Focus: Fashion and apparel •Brands: Dotti, Jacqui E, Jay Jays, Just Jeans, Peter Alexander, Portmans, Smiggle •About 1,000 stores across Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Singapore and the U.K. •About 6,000 employees worldwide r e T a i l i n g T o d a y SAVANNAH, GEORGIA. ESTABLISHED 1733. ENERGIZED 2015. URBAN RETAIL FOR LEASE OUTLET MALL LAND AVAILABLE Leasing Mike Ellerman 239-298-4220 Land Sales Bennett Rudder 404-960-0080 404-869-7100 • 70 S C T / D e c e m b e r 2 0 1 5

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