Tighter credit standards
A dozen new international retail brands entered the Slovak market last year, according to data from Cushman & Wakefield, a consultancy. They include Nespresso, Domino's Pizza, Iqos, Khiel's, Douglas, Tasty Donuts&Coffee, U.S. Pollo, Poe Poe, Kobe Steak Grill Sushi, Galileo, and Superdry. Slovakia is often the last country in the region where brands set up shop. Czechia saw the inflow of over 30 new brands last year. This year, Slovakia expects a higher number of new brands compared to 2017, such as Burger King, Pizza Hut, Rituals, Vero Moda, Springfield, Woman Secret, and Banquet.
Rents in top shopping malls in Bratislava rose 8% last year.