Congratulations Mall of Scandinavia in Sweden, winner of the Best Nordic Shopping Center 2018! The winner was announced at the NCSC Annual Conference 14th of May in Oslo and was awarded the grand prize “The Nordic Star” by MK Illumination. They will now enter into the ISCS European competition.
The jury’s winner motivation:
“This year’s winner of best Nordic shopping center has a quality concept that is in well balanced with its market. It is innovative, without sacrificing the basic characteristics that a well-functioning shopping center must have. The center’s ambition has led to very strong visitor flows, a high turnover, satisfied tenants and happy visitors. This has resulted in a strong market position within a short period of time. The mix of shops, food & beverage, entertainment and services is very impressive, and the marketing strategy is clear. Activities have successfully targeted tourist, office workers as well as residents. The brands position is distinct, and the center has become a destination for many outside the market area.
This center pushes the boundaries and raises the ambition for the shopping centre industry in the Nordic countries and takes the Nordic region to a top position in Europe.”
The Nordic jury 2018
Jury Chair: Charles Larsson, Senior Advisor, Retail eX
Sweden: Sandra Greisman, Consultant, Sense of Urbancy
Denmark: Marianne Christensen, Consultant, Mac Retail Consult
Finland: Anna Bevz, Partner, Loikka Works Oy
Norway: Jo Bjørnstad, Expansion Manager, KICKS Norge AS