05.08.2021 : Global Goals

Prof.Dr.Hallier demands fulfillment of Global Goals instead of outdated Geopolitics. "Geopolitical Thinking belongs to the last century when Colonialism dominated World Politics" the President of the European Retail Academy explained his philosophy. "Today we should act as a Global Community of Equals knowing that we should share respectfully the resources of the one planet on which we live all. We have to optimize together a world-model of economics, ecology and ethics".

As the best set of tools Hallier sees at the moment the UN Goals 2030. "Independantly from political or religious views of people from different countries this is a box of instruments which can be individually selected from to define own ways of fulfillment or which also globally can be used as a benchmark to compare the status quo scientifically : it reflects and respects global diversity - but aiming a global optimization; and last but not least it allows organizations of civil society, businesses, political bodies and science to participate with its input" Hallier defines the statement of the European Retail Academy.

28.07.2021 : Appointment Nitra /Slovakia

In 2011 the Agricultual University in Nitra/Slovakia founded the Visegrad University Association (VUA) to create cross-border summer-schools and joint MA- and PhD-programs .


Now the president of the European Retail Academy ,Prof.Dr.B.Hallier, is appointed member of the International Editorial Board of its scientific "Visegrad Journal on Bioeconomy and Sustainable Development in the Agrisector of V4-Countries and Cooperating Regions". The journal is published twice a year (digitally and as print version) .

18.07.2021 : Innovation Drivers

After the slow-downs/lock-downs in 2020 and 2021 the retail-industry now has to look forward to increase again its productivity/efficiency targets in 2022/2023 ! Covid 19 has reshaped structures and processes : new challenges for competition according to Prof.Dr.B.Hallier.


" With the annual EuroCIS event and its three-annual umbrella exhibition EuroShop we fortunately have two internationally well-known brands as platforms for technology -innovations. They will help in the Post Covid Period to accellerate the transformation from theory to applied sciences to bring business again to top-performances " Prof.Hallier stated reviewing for an international seminar of the European Retail Academy EuroShop 2020 and the latest business-cycles (see: link YouTube Innovation Drivers).

02.07.2021 : FOC versus Flagship Stores

According to Prof.Dr.B.Hallier traditionally "Mill-Stores" had been associated with local sales mainly of fashion-production. In the 70/8o-ies of the last century in the USA and Western Europe a new type od "Designer Outlet/Factory Outlet"started : agglomerations of at least five label-producers within a minimum of 4.500 squaremeters sales area. Beside the general tendency to be on average about 15 percent lower in its sales-prices additionally slogans are run like "over run", "factory seconds", "damaged", "past season", "samples" ," discontinued items".


In analogy to shopping-center developers also specialists for FOCs were formed ; for small and medium-sized cities "Village Style Outlet Centers" got some profile for urban revitalization : very vulnerable now in the wind of change with e-commerce as a strong competitor in this market-segment."Real labels are better off with flagship-stores creating more value to the brand" is the opinion of Hallier discussing his first EHI-report about FOCs in 1999 versus the present situation.

25.06.2021 : Covid + Cocooning

"The Covid-Waves result in the US and Europe in lock-downs of fashion-shops; no sales in the affluent society results to zero-production in the developing countries ; which means no income and hunger" Prof.Dr.B.Hallier explains in a lecture about the global effects. "Additionally consumer habits in Europe have changed due to home-office in 2020/2021 : people improved their homes and gardens - cocooning gets a revival ! This has promoted DIY and furniture-businesses"


"Another target-group of spending in the affluent society are pets which are getting an increased share of attention during the Covid-isolation as social partner as the alternative for human beings ! Within a radius of 300 meters in the well-off Cologne-suburb Roesrath/Germany a new cluster of pet-food, pet-tools,pet-beauty and vet for pets opened new outlets !" For Prof.Hallier this is another important sign for the widening gap of spending power and targeting in the global society.

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