Three ways shops can stay ahead of online rivals

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Shopping centres such as Stephen’s Green have hosted pop-up shops to draw customers away from online buying

Technology and creativity are the retailer’s friend when it comes to maintaining, and even growing, footfall

Irish shopping centre managers and their retail tenants are increasingly proactive in their response to the challenges generated by online retail as well as the opportunities offered by information technology.

According to Niamh Manning, research analyst with JLL’s Dublin office, stores in Ireland have performed well in recent months and online retail has a lower level of market penetration compared to other countries.

“That said, many remain cautious given mixed trading results in other...

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