Cologne – Retail Market 2018 – Consumer stronghold with solid foundation

  • Cologne with its 1.1 million inhabitants is the most densely populated city of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region and Germany’s fourth largest city. With numerous broadcasting companies, locations for TV productions and a diverse media scene, Cologne scores high in the local economy’s creative milieu.
  • The city is famed as a center of mass consumption, and its main shopping precincts are regularly among the most heavily frequented locations in the country. The shopping streets form a circular route or boulevard, which makes Cologne particularly attractive to retailers and consumers alike and generates high footfall.
  • As one of Germany’s top locations and retail market of international repute, Cologne ranks among the most attractive allocation targets nationwide and is therefore the focus of domestic as well as international investors.