Mall Talk

AAP plans 24×7 operation of malls, restaurants and shopping complexes

Party animals in Delhi are pushing hard to get the permission for a buzzing nightlife. Ever since Mumbai was allowed by the state government to operate malls, food joints, pubs, night clubs and restobars round the clock, the Delhiites seem more eager to see 24×7 party zones in the city… read more


Three sovereign funds look to invest $400 million in Prestige

Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC, Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) and Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) are in talks with Prestige Estates to invest about $400 million (Rs 2,880 crore) as part of the property developer’s plan to monetise some of its commercial office… read more


10 Best Shopping Malls and Markets in Africa

Modern shopping centres across Africa began to boom in the last decade, signifying the growing middle class across the continent and its increased spending power. Malls are becoming a growing phenomenon in urban cities, with South African giant retailers such as Shoprite and Game, as well as French retailer, Carrefour, being the go-to giant retailers in the growing consumer market. Top notch markets and shopping malls in Africa are being build everywhere… read more


How Shopping Centres Are Investing In Solar To Drive New Revenues

Australian shopping centres are transforming into power plants in response to rising electricity prices, easy access to capital and lower costs for renewable energy infrastructure… read more


Dubai shopping malls group reports business growth among 21 community malls participated in the spin & win promotion during the 25th edition of Dubai shopping festival

The Dubai Shopping Malls Group (DSMG), in collaboration with Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), concluded a successful campaign for the 25th edition of Dubai Shopping Festival – ‘Spin & Win’, with an incredible response from the Dubai shoppers.  Increasing the base of daily winners proved to be a major catalyst for the growing shopper transactions during the promotional run and also impacted the overall sales positively within all the participating malls… read more


Ikea eyes shopping centre sites as part of expansion plan

The Swedish furniture retailer has already welcomed new staff to its property team from the wider business and it now aims to purchase the freehold of at least one shopping centre in Greater London, while also targeting others nationwide, Retail Week reported… read more


Mumbai set to become a maximum city from today

For a city that reputedly never sleeps Mumbai has found it hard to shop and party till late. That’s set to change from Monday, when newly relaxed laws kick in allowing many restaurants, fast food outlets and shopping malls to remain open round the clock… read more


Hyderabad to add 12 new malls by 2020 end

Hyderabad, which is witnessing an all-round growth in real estate-across office, residential and retail is now expected to have 12 new malls with over 4 mn-sq-ft area by the end of 2022, according to Anarock Retail, a real-estate consultancy and research company… read more


Virtual shopping mall from 2020

The Internet has had a radical impact on the way we shop, taking us beyond the traditional store and into a world where we choose what we buy by scrolling through images of the products on offer. But traditional retail could bounce back through the medium of virtual reality, thanks to virtual mall concept developed by the parent of Digital Mall of Asia (DMA), Yokeasia Malls Pvt. Ltd… read more


DLF invests Rs 100 crore on mall revamp to cater to millennials

“Our shoppers are mostly under 35. We want our malls to appeal to millennial shoppers. Interestingly, as many as 40 percent of footfalls in our malls are those of millennials,” said Pushpa Bector, Executive Director, DLF Shopping Malls… read more


H&M India sales up 43% at ₹1,490 crore

H&M’s fast fashion doesn’t seem to slowing down in India. For the year ended 30 November, 2019, the local arm of Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M)—known for its affordable and trendy fashion—posted a 43% jump in sales touching nearly Rs1,500 crore, even as it opened fewer stores in the market and activated online sales though Myntra. To be sure, H&M Group that runs other brands such as COS, Monki, H&M Home, among others, follows a December to November financial year…
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‘There is no retail apocalypse’: Canada’s top shopping malls see sales growth

Many Canadian shopping malls are seeing sales growth as owners pour cash into non-retail amenities, such as entertainment spaces and unique food markets, in an attempt to retain and attract customers… read more


Jakarta to have four new shopping malls

Despite seeing a declining number of retailers, property developers are continuing to build new shopping malls in Jakarta… read more


Tata Realty sells 2 shopping malls in Amritsar, Nagpur for ₹700 crore to Singapore firm

VRSA will invest in rebranding the Trilium shopping malls
Tata Realty has sold two shopping malls in Amritsar and Nagpur to Singapore-based Virtuous Retail South Asia for ₹700 crore… read more


Malls make a killing by turning into one stop for all the wedding shopping

The scene — replete with priests, wedding planners, décor, cake specialists, photographers, makeup artists and gifts — is replicated across at least half a dozen malls, which are cashing in on wedding shopping — so far insulated from any real or perceived slowdown… read more


Back to square one in Bhubaneswar shopping malls, parking charges restarted

Shopping complexes in the city have restarted levying parking charges following an interim relief granted to a mall recently. Even as Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) imposed strict provisions to prevent collection of parking fees at malls and shopping complexes, some commercial establishments, including Esplanade One, have allegedly resumed levying the charges after a gap of nearly two months… read more


Now, malls mine customers data to offer better deals

Malls now have tech to help them not only drive sales but also enhance the overall consumer experiences.
Pacific Mall in West Delhi figured out through algorithms that 65% of the customers at its food-court preferred vegetarian food. That prompted the mall to add a Halidram outlet and sales at the food-court went up by Rs 50 lakh a month… read more


Lodha looks to raise Rs 1,500 cr from two commercial assets in Mumbai

Lodha Xperia Mall is spread over 20 acres in the developer’s integrated township Palava City. The development is counted among India’s largest planned destination malls in terms of land area. It offers a combination of shopping arcade, outdoor adventure facility, a children’s museum, water sports on the lake and food zones… read more


Five Indonesian shopping malls to be sold for US$124m

NWP Retail, a shopping mall developer backed by Warburg Pincus LLC, will spend US$123.5 million buying five Lippo shopping malls in Indonesia.
Two shopping malls will be acquired from the Indonesian units of Singapore-listed Lippo Malls Indonesia Retail Trust for US$92 million while another three will be bought for US$31.5 million from entities owned by PT Multipolar… read more


“Accessible to everyone”: How shopping centres serve people with special needs

Shopping centres around the world are starting to make their properties more accessible for people with diverse needs by removing barriers and partnering with nonprofits… read more


Locals can park at 13 Mumbai malls

Parking for locals and visitors will be permitted inside 13 malls across the city, but the areas outside will be strict no-parking zones according to a plan chalked out by BMC and the new Mumbai Parking Authority (MPA) on Saturday. Charges will be reasonable… read more


Pacific Group to open new mall at Dwarka in Delhi on November 15; eyes Rs 40cr rent income per year

The company has completed the shopping mall and multi-level car parking project, which it bagged last year from Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) through an auction process, with an investment of about Rs 100 crore… read more


Versace, Cavalli seek new partners in India; Longchamp shuts shop

Trouble looms over the luxury retail sector as consolidations are forcing brands to seek out new partners or close shop here. Iconic luxury brands Versace and Roberto Cavalli are on the lookout for a new partner in India and French bridge-to-luxury brand Longchamp has shut shop… read more


Prakash Jha promoted Mall honoured for its CSR activity

P&M Mall, promoted by legendary filmmaker Prakash Jha has won prestigious award for its CSR initiative during ‘Patna Floods’.The Mall was awarded during TAVF – The Activations Venues Forum held in Mumbai on November 7, 2019. The program was organised by Umbrella Agis, an integrated marketing agency headquartered in Mumbai… read more


Malls are now targeting millionaires

Suburban malls in the middle of America have been hit hard due the financial woes of anchor tenants like Macy’s (M) and JCPenney (JCP) and the slow death spiral at Sears… read more


Malls of Tomorrow Will Be Less Big Box, More Lifestyle, and Play Well With E-Commerce Too

Fourteen miles outside of Boston, the ground floor of what was a Sears at Burlington Mall has been stripped down to the steel. Renovations scheduled to finished in summer 2020 will transform the space into a “streetscape” of smaller stores and restaurants facing out on to dining patios and a one-acre park. (Consumers who aren’t keen on harsh weather need not worry, the interior connecting hallways will remain open.) The rest of the mall is evolving too, getting a ride-sharing waiting room, a media lounge, and a kids’ play area that will also have party rooms… read more


Nexus, Prestige in talks to merge mall business

Talks between Nexus malls and Prestige to merge the mall business in order to create the largest mall operator in the country is in its initial stage. If talks fructify, the combined entity could get enlisted as a real estate investment trust… read more


A cut above the rest, Zara now keen to cut mall rentals to size

A decade after its highly publicised entry into India, Spanish fashion retailer Zara is asking some malls where it has run stores for years to renegotiate rental terms, including reduction in revenue-share deals and either lower or total waiver of common area maintenance (CAM) charges that tenants must pay landlords… read more


Festival shopping peaks on weekend

The shopping districts and malls in the city witnessed heavy rush on Saturday, the last weekend before Diwali. Despite heavy police presence to regulate the traffic, Town Hall area, Gandhipuram and Brookebond Road remained congested from afternoon. It took many motorists more than 10 minutes to cross a 500m stretch. Shops are likely to remain open till 10pm to make most of the Diwali rush… read more


‘Mumbai’s Buyers have Become Mega-Consumers’: Gayatri Ruia

At a time when words like ‘Jimmy Choo’ and ‘Ermenegildo Zegna’ were just beginning to find a place in Indian vocabularies, business-couple Gayatri and Atul Ruia placed a bet. In central Mumbai’s Lower Parel, they had already turned a defunct mill into a high-street shopping and… read more


Virtuous Retail acquires three malls for $500 mn

Virtuous Retail South Asia Pte. Ltd (VRSA), the retail development joint venture between alternative investment firm The Xander Group Inc. and Dutch pension fund APG, has acquired two existing malls and an upcoming retail development project for around $500 million, said Siddharth Yog, its founder and chairman… read more


India to get over 65 million sq ft new mall space by 2022-end: Report

Despite the onslaught of the e-commerce business across the country, malls are still serious business as indicated by the number of development planned and proposed by realty developers. The sector is riding high on the phenomenal rise of consumerism and renewed interest by institutional investors,.. read more


Local shopping malls on radar of Asian, Arab investors

Shopping malls in Turkey are attracting the attention of foreign investors, particularly from Arab and Asian countries, including China and South Korea. The interest has grown significantly with the increase in the number of tourists from these regions… read more


Celebrate Diwali in style at Dubai Festival City Mall

Make sure you’re at Dubai Festival City Mall this Thursday to witness a Diwali celebration to remember. The popular destination will showcase a spectacular fireworks display, alongside the fourth edition of its huge IMAGINE show… read more


SCAI receives a nod from Maharashtra HC in ‘Parking Charges’ case

As you are aware the captioned matter was listed for hearing along with Writ Petition No.9471 of 2019 filed by City Centre Mall Pvt. Ltd. challenging the impugned resolution passed by the Nashik Municipal Corporation before the division bench comprising of Their Lordship Hon’ble Justice S. C. Dharmadhikari and Hon’ble Justice G. S. Patel at which time the following were present… read more


Nexus Malls joins SCAI as Founder Member

Nexus Mall has established as one of the leaders in retail real estate industry in India with a portfolio of 5.4 million square feet of Grade A retail space in India.
Their malls are spread across Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Indore and Amritsar.
Nexus Mall is redefining the shopping culture in India by bringing about transformation for shoppers and retailers.
Nexus Malls believes in bringing transformation, improvement and innovation in retail sector.


Bhumika Enterprises Private Limited joins SCAI as Founder Member

Bhumika Enterprises Private Limited under the leadership of Mr. Uddhav Poddar has joined SCAI as a Founder Member; the aim of the company is to build quality living, commercial and hospitality spaces which will set a new benchmark in the industry.
It has a mall in operation at- Udaipur. – The Urban Square
Urban square is Rajasthan’s first European-styled retail cum tourist destination. 18 lac square feet of gross built area will be a regional power centre, a mega tourist attraction, a family leisure destination and a commercial center to provide the inhabitants of this royal city as well as the multitude of tourists, an unforgettable experience via its bevy of unique offerings.

Urban square is being constructed in two phases with the European-flavoured high street retail spaces, hotel& banquet, commercial studios, a mall with a 6 screen multiplex, hyper mart, anchor stores, food court, restaurants & play zone in the first phase and extension of retail, studios and offices in the second phase.


  • Indian Malls: Selling experiences to engage...
    by Charu Lamba on November 25, 2019 at 3:30 am

    Shopping centres encapsulate a robust holistic experience of entertainment, food, shopping, and leisure. They are no longer looked upon as retail destinations but instead have evolved into platforms to garner memorable experiences and spend good quality time. They have transformed into a space for people to relax and rejuvenate their energies and spend quality time

  • Modern design helps close the digital divide,...
    by Charu Lamba on October 28, 2019 at 4:31 am

    The traditional mall is fast becoming a historical anachronism. With the blitz of e-commerce and the convenience of doorstep delivery, brick-and-mortar retail suffered heavy losses. To stop the modern mall from going out of fashion, shopping centre developers are working upon every aspect to entice consumers into coming to them, then be it through experiential

  • Driving The Change: Malls use technology for...
    by Sandeep Kumar on September 20, 2019 at 4:30 am

    Today, convenient parking and modern retail go hand in hand. Parking plays a major role in deciding where people might go to spend the day. To draw in the footfalls, malls, amusement parks, hotels, and even government-driven projects like smart cities have taken to providing smart parking lots, which are manned by security to ensure

  • FECs come into play as Tier-II malls turn...
    by Shopping Centre News Bureau on September 5, 2019 at 4:30 am

    Tier II and tier III cities are undoubtedly the future growth engines of the country. The rise in internet penetration, influence of social media and growing disposable incomes of the new generation have essentially ushered in an era of commerce,resulting in a mall boom in India. Such is the growing mall culture in India that

  • Malls should be social spaces, not retail real...
    by Shopping Centre News Bureau on August 22, 2019 at 3:14 am

    Shopping Centres Association of India (SCAI) Board of Directors’ meeting hosted by Select CITYWALK, was held in Delhi on August 9, 2019. In its inaugural SCAI North India meet, 26 members from the northern region gathered to discuss the role, aim and initiatives of the organisation. The two-hour session was attended by SCAI Board of

  • Phy-gital Malls: A powerful arrow in the shopping...
    by Sandeep Kumar on August 13, 2019 at 3:51 am

    The word Phy-gital is not new for the Indian retail and shopping mall industry anymore. Every shopping mall is trying to go Omnichannel, upgrade its technology and provide its customers with the ultimate high-tech, experiential retail platform. Despite the meteoric rise of e-commerce in India, the growth in the number of malls has not slowed