Positive growth expectations for Finnish shopping centres

Environmental responsibility is the most important trend affecting the business in Finland, according to the Shopping Centre Barometer.

The respondents also view shopping centres as a more and more integrated part of urban, regional and local centres. "When considering land use and building law, I think it is important to remember the shopping centres' diverse service dimension and their possibilities to offer an excellent operating environment also for public services such as cultural and health services," says Tiuraniemi. "It's worth openly thinking about a shopping centre's function, accessibility and ability to change already at the planning stage."

The Finnish Council of Shopping Centers is an industry association bringing together the most prominent players in the Finnish shopping center industry, including retailers, shopping center owners, managers and consultants.

Source: Finnish Council of Shopping