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Retail Industry Insights

What makes shopping malls interesting and inviting?

How will the digitalization of retail industry change the shopping mall as we know it?

What kind of services make shopping malls enjoyable meeting places for everyone?

We at YIT have an extensive understanding of the retail industry and its latest international trends and customer behavior patterns, and how these trends affect the design of future shopping malls. We are constantly open to new ideas and determined to be building even more comfortable and enjoyable shopping and commercial premises for the future for our partners and for their customers.

We are currently developing many future shopping malls both in the Finnish capital region and elsewhere in Finland. Mall of Tripla, Helsinki’s new urban oasis opening up in 2019 and Dixi commercial centre, which second phase opened earlier in the spring 2017 at the heart of Vantaa, are some of our current projects. 

We will be publishing here our latest articles about the rapidly changing retail industry, urbanization and changes in shopping behavior and leisure activities. The stories will also include current news about retail and restaurant world, and interesting interviews with star chefs and trend analysts. All the articles published here have been featured in our monthly YIT’s Retail industry insights and Mall of Tripla newsletters. You can subscribe to our Retail industry insights newsletter from the link below. The Mall of Tripla newsletter can be subscribed from here.

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December 2017 Mall of Tripla newsletter

Well-planned business trips with great results

Preparation was the key as the Mall of Tripla sales team visited international events. Outcome: meetings, connections and potential new contracts.

A dream home for a resident of your dreams

Four new housing blocks will rise up in Tripla – and with them come the new residents eager to test the Mall of Tripla’s offerings.

Commercial success with the help of tourists?

Greetings from Iceland! Pirjo Aalto, Commercial Development Director of the Mall of Tripla shares her experiences from Reykjavik, a city that blooms with growing tourism.


october 2017 mall of tripla newsletter

Mall of Tripla will have the most comprehensive wellbeing concept in Finland

Nowadays, people take care of their wellbeing in a more comprehensive manner. Mall of Tripla will have the most versatile offering of wellbeing services in Finland. One of the latest tenants to join the Mall of Tripla family is the gym chain Fitness24Seven. 

Take a peek at the Tripla construction site with our tenants

In late September and early November, Mall of Tripla’s team invited their tenants to check out the progress of Tripla’s construction. Join our tenants to see what is going on at the construction site. 

Mall of Tripla team might be coming near you this autumn 

This autumn, the Mall of Tripla team will be taking part in several interesting international events around Europe, from large retail industry gatherings such as MAPIC to smaller study tours. We look forward to meeting you all!

More tourists to Helsinki, more tourists to Mall of Tripla

As the world is getting smaller, travelling is growing in popularity. This is how Mall of Tripla will meet the needs of the growing number of international visitors. 

The success secrets of flourishing malls

Bankruptcy or banking the bucks? In a world full of change malls must be one step ahead of their customers. How the international superstar malls do this?

A first ever parking garage for bikes comes to Finland! 

Parking space for 3 500 bicycles, a biking club for enthusiasts, location by the city’s best bike lanes… this is how Mall of Tripla takes care of its biking customers. Read more

Shopping centre Dixi's extension is now open 

The expanded Dixi in Tikkurila now houses almost 40 attractive shops. The shopping centre expansion brought more restaurants to the area but it now also includes many new special boutiques and a brand new fitness centre that is open 24/7.

How to reach out to millennials? 

Brick-and-mortar vs. online shopping – who wins with the millennials? Surprisingly, online attracts digital natives much less than you’d expect. 

Summer forever? And in Finland of all places!

What do you get when you combine surfing and beach volley with a wave-making machine? Endless underground summer in the heart of Pasila. Read the stunning story behind the brand new Helsinki Surf Beach Helsinki's concept. Read more

What do your future customers really want?

The next quiet signals and upcoming trends explained by a futurist so that you can stay relevant to your customers.
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Digitalisation is the key to knowing your customer

Retailers can’t exist without customers. In the future, understanding your customers and catering for them as individuals will be more important than ever. Only the shopkeepers who bravely make use of digitalisation will survive this challenge.

Retail industry prospects in city centres

How does shopping in city centres look like if shoppers move online and boutiques compete with suburban shopping malls? We spoke with a professor to find out. 

Five storeys full of new tenants

Mall of Tripla enters autumn on a high note – over a half of its 250 business spaces are now reserved for top Finnish and international brands.

Get your space before it’s too late! Read more

This summer’s top 5 fashion trends

Florals, romance, colours and more… Be sure to include these fashion finds in your summer stock! Read more

The travel retail boom: from a thoroughfare into a luxury oasis

Commercial services arising around railway stations are improving as travelling by train increases. How to best serve busy passengers when train stations turn into shopping locations, like airports have?

Shopping mall, what’s going on?  

The Finnish shopping mall industry is alive and kicking. Take a look at the current state and future of the mall business – we crunched the numbers for you. 

Kim Heiniö's culinary art comes to life in Mall of Tripla's restaurant world

Thirty years and a hundred restaurants. Kim Heiniö is a seasoned professional when it comes to restaurants – and now he is bringing his know-how to Mall of Tripla. The restaurateur is confident that Tripla is fully capable of becoming Helsinki’s number one neighbourhood when urban experiences and enjoyment are considered.

Tripla’s construction at full tilt: 30 metres done, 60 to go

The construction site at Pasila never sleeps – not even during the holidays. See Tripla’s progress from the summer season. Read more

Bye, bye, Pasila station!

After a successful demolishing party, it’s time for the old Pasila station to close its doors. Pirjo Aalto gets nostalgic and looks forward to the future in her blog. Read more