Game Opens Its First Stores In Portugal
23 Mar, 2006, Lisbon
GAME, Europe's largest specialist retailer of video and computer games, has appointed Cushman & Wakefield to act on its behalf in its expansion into Portugal.
GAME has more than 700 stores across the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Spain, Sweden, and Denmark, and is planning an additional 90 stores in Europe for 2006.
Cushman & Wakefield's Retail team was responsible for negotiating GAME's first opening in Portugal, in Sonae Sierra's RioSul Shopping in Seixal, near Lisbon. C&W will also be responsible for project management and fit-out of all GAME stores in Portugal.
Michael Rodda, Cushman & Wakefield's Head of Retail in Portugal, said: "The fact that GAME selected Portugal as one of the first batch of European countries for the opening of new stores clearly reflects the Portuguese retail market's worldwide reputation."
According to Nick Marte, GAME's Group Property Director in Europe: "We are very pleased to have expanded into Portugal with the assistence of Cushman & Wakefield. We have great expectations for our operation in Portugal and are very much looking forward to our first openings. We chose Portugal because we believe that it has a fantastic retail landscape for our product with its multitude of world-class malls and extended shopping hours."
GAME openings are also expected for Centro Colombo in Lisboa, Estação Viana in Viana do Castelo, Via Catarina in Porto, GuimarãeShopping in Guimarães, MaiaShopping in Maia and GaiaShopping in Gaia.