Sirkus Shopping (Trondheim), Strommen Storsenter (Oslo) and Vestkanten Storsenter (Bergen) are the nominees for best shopping centre of the year in Norway.
These are Nordic Council of Shopping Centres motivations why.
Candidates are rated in the fields of internal and external marketing, organization and management, architecture, development and environment. The centre should have done something special and innovative in the last 12 months, or something more outstanding than others.
Sirkus is one of the largest refurbishing projects in the Norwegian shopping history. The jury find it interesting that Sirkis Shopping makes several renovations in common areas every year and believes that the Sirkus Shopping concept is well differentiated from other competitors.
Jury salutes the operations management at Strømmen Storsenter. The goods receipton is “outsourced” and staffed and organized for effective and innovative delivery of goods where shops can collect their goods when they have time. There is also the option for night deliveries and extended service. Of all Olav Thon malls has Strømmen Storsenter the highest sales per. customer, the lowest losses and sell the most gift cards, 28 million, in 2013 and have served as the best in customer research carried out for trade region in 2013 and the NCSC in 2014.
Vestkanten in Bergen has been extended in several stages, with the recent expansion of retail space in 2012.
The jury likes that Vestkanten Storsenter have a good strategy for how to take its position as the region (the district’s) trade and adventure destination – in a region with great competition. Vestkanten Storsenter can also demonstrate proven results and good growth initiatives, trade and experience.
The winner of this year’s award are automatically nominated for the competition for “Best Nordic Shopping Centre of the Year” in 2015.
The price “Best Norwegian Shopping Centre of the Year 2014″ is awarded at the Norwegian Shopping Centre Conference in October.
The award is presented this year for the 21st time. Previous winners: City Syd -Trondheim (1993), Sandvika Storsenter – Bærum (1994), Meyer-Senteret – Mo i Rana (1995), Galleriet Bergen (1996), Ski Storsenter (1997), Trondheim Torg (1998), Strømmen Storsenter (1999), Byporten Shopping – Oslo (2000) Amanda Storsenter – Haugesund (2001), Oslo City (2002), Amfi Narvik (2003), CC Vest – Oslo (2004), Sartor Senter – Bergen (2005), CC Gjøvik (2006), Herkules – Skien (2008), Oslo City (2009), Sandvika Storsenter (2010), AMFI Alta (2011), Storo Storsenter (2012) and Gulskogen (2013).