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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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june 2017 mall of tripla newsletter

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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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

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

Earlier newsletter releases in 2017

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.

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. 

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.

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