The Hammerson Retail Tracker (HART) uses proprietary data from in-mall product innovations, including the Plus App, and extracts from Javelin’s consumer research to provide a snapshot of the changing shape of retail destinations, revealing the shifting heartbeat of UK consumers’ spending habits and retail trends.
Lindsay Dunford, Head of Corporate Communications
Tel: 020 7887 1115
Notes to Editors
Hammerson is a FTSE 100 owner, manager and developer of retail destinations in Europe. Our portfolio of high-quality retail property has a value of around £10 billion and includes 23 prime shopping centres, 18 convenient retail parks and investments in 19 premium outlet villages, through our partnership with Value Retail and the VIA Outlets joint venture. Key investments include Bullring, Birmingham, Bicester Village, Oxfordshire, Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin and Les Terrasses du Port, Marseille.
First trialled in 2014, Hammerson’s Plus App has been rolled out across the UK and France shopping centre portfolio, providing shoppers with retailer offers and centre information.
The Handsfree service is available through the Plus App, and enables shoppers to shop or dine without the hassle of carrying all their bags by safely leaving them at the customer service desk. Shoppers are able to collect their purchases at a time that is convenient to them. The trial has been live at the Oracle Shopping Centre in Reading for over three months, and will soon be rolled out to other centres in the portfolio.