Madrid, 2nd July 2019 The Last Mile is becoming, increasingly, the key battlefield in the supply chain of electronic commerce, and it is taken for granted that the companies acting in this trade, whether they are "Pure Players" or traditional Through the omnichannel model, they will have to develop specific strategies in this area to compete effectively in this field. In the same way, the logistics operating companies, of which those are or might be customers, should review, are already reviewing, in fact, their performance assumptions, and, among others, their real estate storage and distribution supports. Both online merchants and / or distributors, as well as companies in the logistics and transport sector, which already face the challenge of adopting new approaches and increasingly evolved technologies to compete, also face the need to rethink the physical distribution, and, therefore, its network of warehouses and distribution routes. The increasing demand for speed and convenience of the target clients in the city, as well as increasingly large and complex urban areas, in particular single-family housing developments or housing at height but low density, are forcing some and others to review their storage and distribution networks, replacing centralized networks with small-scale local distribution infrastructures, in which the demand for increasing capillarity that ensures the objective of approaching the final recipient is increasing. What form and what characteristics this capillary network should take in real estate terms is one of the challenges that one and the other must already be considering. Without prejudice to the role they will develop, and that they are already developing localized deliveries, such as mailboxes at gas stations, stations, and transport exchangers, or the commercial premises themselves, and, by extension, and on a larger scale, shopping centers.
Cannes, Mapic, 16th November 2017 I commented in a previous blog the time of trade flourishing in the center of the city. And the peremptory need that the main commercial axes of the city have to follow many of the techniques and learn from the experiences lived and developed by the mall. To prolong in an effective way, little by little and in an unstoppable way, the shopping center model towards the public spaces of the urban center of the city Surprising in this context that does not arise from any of the parties involved, merchants or Administration, an initiative that would be simple to introduce and that would allow, as in fact it has always done in shopping centers, to have useful data of inflows for management Common: The flow counters. To those who know of the tremendous utility of these devices, and their relative low installation and maintenance costs, we find it difficult to understand that they have not become widespread today. The latest technologies have eliminated some of the disadvantages that the first devices could have for use in open spaces. And the importance of good data management has not stopped growing for all types of businesses I want to think that the fidelity of their measurements, and the usefulness they provide to understand cycles and evaluate campaigns should encourage each other to implant, sooner or later, these systems in successful shopping streets. The existence in the Spanish market of different suppliers of systems and mechanisms of diverse type expand the offer, stimulate competition, and improve the service they offer. The opportunity is therefore decidedly here and now.
Madrid, 11th October 2017 We live a time of flourishing trade in the center of the city. Of an undisputed and permanent improvement that is experiencing the attractiveness of the traditional shopping street, the "high street", for, at the same time, retail operators on the one hand and for consumers on the other. In Spain and everywhere It is truly a phenomenon of recovery of the city center, worldwide. Driven by the determination with which the large operators of retail are looking for stores in the commercial streets of the center and with the recovery of the spirit of open and attractive streets that have achieved many pedestrianizations and extension of sidewalks, returns to stand on the table a reality that, for many years now has been talking about: the possibility of making these commercial axes, at least the most successful, true shopping centers. Although there has always been a collision with the harsh reality of a huge multiplicity of owners, the consequent lack of control over activities, and the difficulty of a truly effective common management, this possibility or, better, this opportunity, is more alive than never. Not perhaps, true, for all shopping streets, but at least for the most central, attractive and well connected. For many years now, sometimes driven by the Administration and with a part of public funds, physical models of approximation, with attractive common spaces, have been applied to the moles of shopping centers: pedestrianization, furniture, signalling, areas of games, etc., have gone in this direction. And there have also been tests of a common management, with joint programs of animations and cooperative marketing operations. Live groups of merchants of these commercial axes have also achieved in some cases, a relative homogeneity in schedules, customer services, etc. All this has been setting up a determined approach to the mall model.
Valdebebas, 1st September 2015 The leap of the statistics to the reality is one of the most difficult exercises to achieve, even putting determined interest to understand those across the observation on this one. The process of recovery of the Spanish economy this last time can easily validate in these months with the frequent appearance of news about business results in the business pages of the newspapers. Repeated growths sales benefits, ebitdas, … quarterly or annual, are again habitual for some time now. After many years with a lack of them. But this observation is still often slightly distant from the reality that is seen. The immediate business perspective offers evident symptoms of recovery, and in our sector they are already many who are experiencing it. And not only in the investment domain, where the good news and the return of the activity already goes back to the whole 2014, but already also in the retail sales, the rents, the clearance, the delays in the collection, etc. But I today like to keep with these photos that again show cranes leaning out in an almost challenging way, I would say, in the clean horizon autumnal of the Paus of Madrid. A tour through Valdebebas, through Vallecas, through Fuente del Fresno they show us cranes working and cranes being assembled. As swallows, they come to demonstrate us in a palpable way that something is changing indeed into the real Spanish economy in the last times.