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Croatia

Development of shopping centres as a retail concept in Croatia began in the 90’s, with the opening of the first Croatian shopping centre in Zagreb. Shopping centre market has been of the fastest growing market segments in Croatia. More than 1 million square meters of leasable shopping centre area has been developed since 2007. At the end of 2016 total shopping centre floor-space throughout the country extended over approximately 1.5 million sq m, including shopping centres, retail parks and outlets. On a country level, shopping centre provision reached 352 sq m per 1,000 inhabitants.

2016 was characterised by openings of smaller regional schemes in smaller urban centres. The trend of strengthening of gastronomy at food courts continued as shopping centres with leisure components, especially multiplexes and theme restaurants, became more attractive for shoppers. The diversity of food and beverage offering became a key to driving footfall and revenue. Within the last few years, there have been some new entries of international brands some of them being Piazza Italia, Old Wild West, Koton, U.S. Polo Assn, Armani Exchange, Rebuy Stars, Banana Republic, NYX, Superdry, Oxette, and Pepco.

Since the beginning of 2016 investment volume in retail sector has been exceptional. Several shopping centres, retail parks, and a few supermarket packages changed hands, making 2016 a record year for investments. In the beginning of 2017 two major takeovers were recorded; SPAR’s acquisition of Billa and Müller’s takeover of Kozmo, a local drugstore chain.

Our Top Tip For
New Arrivals

In Zagreb, especially during the summer months, it is very entertaining to walk around the city centre and watch everyone watching each other as one of the favourite past times is to "see and be seen". In the evenings there are plenty of nice cafes and restaurants to visit. If it gets really hot, then it's worth going to Maksimir park to find some shade or Bundek or Jarun lake to get some sun and take a dip, and perhaps visit the ZOO. If you have time, a visit to the Croatian coast with its more than 1,000 islands is highly recommended.

Currency

Croatian Kuna (HRK)
EUR €
USD $
GBP £

Language

Croatian
Hello: Bok
Thank you: Hvala

International Dialing Code

+385

Time Zone

GMT +1

Cost of a Pair of Jeans

500.00 HRK

Cost of a Cup of Coffee

12.00 HRK

Cities in Croatia

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Boško Tomaševic
Navigator Business Center
Milutina Milankovića 1Ž, 11070 Belgrade
+381 11 735 0015 | bosko.tomasevic@cbre.com