Shopping Centres Welcome Consumers Post 70-Day Lockdown
The month of June has finally brought good news for the shopping centre industry. Malls in non-containment zones across the country have been given the green signal to reopen their premises and commence business. Most malls in Tier I, II & III cities opened their gates for shoppers, except Mumbai which is still to get permission to open shop.
The June 2020 e-edition of Shopping Centre News brings you live coverage from across malls in the country on their opening day as well as at the end of the first week of sales post lockdown. IMAGES Group data shows that malls in metros like Delhi, Bengaluru, Kolkata and Chennai showed substantial footfall numbers and sufficient sales as well.
The e-issue, aside from bringing readers the footfall, sales and consumer behaviour data and trends from malls, talks about the new unusual journey that mall owners are undergoing – the energy, joy and excitement parallelling that of opening a new mall. The issue addresses how malls are responding to and dealing successfully, in an organised manner, with new challenges learnings, SOPs, safety measures, and retailers’ response to change in consumer behaviour.
The June 2020 edition also brings its readers some good news – a report from Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerators and Air Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE) on why air conditioning in malls is safe to use, dispelling rumours and myths around air conditioning units aiding the spread of COVID-19.
As always, I hope you find the issue informative and beneficial. Do log on to our website, www.indiaretailing.com to read articles, features and updates pertaining to the Shopping Centre Industry in COVID-19 times with an emphasis on India.