MALL TALK

  • Mall Talk – May 2024 | The Evolution of Malls: From Shopping Centers to Community Hubs
  • In recent years, a noticeable trend has emerged in the world of retail: malls are no longer just places to shop but are evolving into vibrant community hubs. This transformation reflects a shift in consumer preferences, technological advancements, and a desire for more experiential retail experiences... read more

  • Mall Talk – April 2024 | THE RISE OF MALL KIOSKS: TRANSFORMING SHOPPING EXPERIENCES
  • In the bustling corridors of malls worldwide, a vibrant evolution is underway—the rise of mall kiosks. Once relegated to selling small trinkets and accessories, these compact retail spaces have evolved into dynamic hubs of innovation, offering everything from tech gadgets to artisanal goods... read more

  • Mall Talk – March 2024 | ELEVATE YOUR RETAIL BUSINESS WITH THESE PROMOTION IDEAS
  • In the dynamic landscape of retail, promotions serve as powerful tools to attract customers, drive sales, and enhance brand visibility... read more

  • Mall Talk – February 2024 | RENDEZVOUS WITH NAJEEB KUNIL
  • Najeeb Kunil, CEO, PPZ gives us some insights into business, what he holds closer to his heart, strategies, and growth plans... read more

  • Mall Talk – january 2024 | Eastern India Retail scenario – Organised Vs. Unorganised
  • Sushil Mohta, Chairman, Merlin Group of Companies The retail landscape of India has undergone a major transformation over the last few years, enhancing the overall consumer experience to varying degrees... read more

  • Mall Talk – December 2023 | Council Of Asian Shopping Centre Conference 2023 : Taiwan
  • The Council of Asian Shopping Centers (CASC), founded in 2004, aims to promote regional co-operation and shape the future of shopping center management in Asia. Shopping center associations from China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Russia, and Taiwan are members of CASC... read more

  • Mall Talk – November 2023 | EMPLOYEE INCENTIVISATION AND MOTIVATION
  • Compensation plays a vital role in motivating, retaining, and improving the performance of employees... read more

  • Mall Talk – October 2023 | Experiential Retail To Make Shopping Mall A Hub For Customers
  • The whole future of retail ecosystem is evolving experiential retail is emerging as a winner.. read more

  • Mall Talk – September 2023 | AI: EMPOWERING & ENERGIZING MARKETING APPROACHES
  • AI has been redefining the idea of doing business in varied ways. It has helped streamline operations, give action and perspective to ideas, and ushered as a support system for every industry... read more

  • Mall Talk – August 2023 | Happy Independence Day
  • Shopping malls are no more only about just brand stores, but more about food, socialising, building, and connecting at a spot that helps with making memories... read more

  • Mall Talk – July 2023 | Fate of Mall Leasing
  • Mall leasing has been a topic of concern and discussion for the last few years given the pandemic and its aftermath. We take a closer look at what is the current scenario looking like for the industry in the leasing space... read more

  • Mall Talk – June 2023 | Making Mall Operations Seamless
  • Mall operations are a tricky arena and every mall owner & their team work tirelessly to build a proper infrastructure and create that tall order to stay customer centric at every aspect. Just to understand mall operations a little too closely, we spoke to some of the most prominent mall leaders. Here’s a gist from our conversations... read more

  • Mall Talk – May 2023 | Festivities driving the footfall
  • Festivities and special occasions drive mall sales, and these are the days when customers frequent their favourite stores to get their hands on special discounts. Let’s hear it from the experts on how the special days have been pushing the growth of the industry, specially after COVID... read more

  • Mall Talk – April 2023 | Marketing for customers reach
  • Today, any retail business works on strong marketing pillars and it is imperative to build the right approach to win customers. Shopping malls are no different… read more

  • Mall Talk – March 2023 | Building the loyal customer base
  • When starting a new business, many of us tend tofocus our time and effort on scaling and getting more and more customers on our website or… read more

  • Mall Talk – February 2023 | Retailers are using an array of in-store tech to boost sales
  • Your online world is probably full of adverts persuading you to buy something with a simple touch of your phone… read more

  • Mall Talk – January 2023 | The price tag is on every shopper’s mind, this festive season
  • This holiday season it was reported that price was paramount to all decision making processes as shoppers grew increasingly concerned about inated costs and tighter budgets… read more

  • Mall Talk – December 2022 | How to improve cashierless experiences for today’s shoppers
  • With personalized offers, real-time access to information, and postpurchase communication, cashier-less stores can be sure to create an easy, fast experience that turns shoppers into loyal, repeat customers… read more

  • Mall Talk – November 2022 | Retailing Formats In a New Global Avatar
  • Now that the pandemic has taken a backseat, safety concerns have eased up; consumers are looking forward to browsing the aisles at their favourite shops again… read more

  • Mall Talk – October 2022 | Fusion Retail Developments: Fusion of Art, Culture, Tradition with Organised Retail
  • With growing awareness of global fashion trends, a growing middle class and rising disposable income, the occasion wear market in India has witnessed aggressive growth….read more

  • Mall Talk – September 2022 | Metamorphosis of the Organized Retail Sector in India
  • Retail has been undergoing a big change in the last few years and the market has been beginning to become more organized and focused riding on the changing customer behavior trends….read more

  • Mall Talk – August 2022 | Aligning Mall Marketing and Tenant Promotions with Customer Expectations
  • The session highlighted the new edition of marketing, discussing new aspects of events in the post-pandemic era. Going by the current situation, it is very important for the mall heads and managers to be aware of the new trends and the factors determining the success of the mall…read more

  • Mall Talk – July 2022 | Hopeful Future Gazing: Keeping an Eye on the Growth in the Hindsight of Pandemic!
  • Phygital and Digital innovation were the key elements that were in demand for all the shopping centres. Every mall took decisive steps in raising their digital and innovations bar…read more

  • Mall Talk – June 2022 | Reimagining to Re-invent: Shopping Centres Next 2022 Beckons in the Spirit of ‘New-Age’ Shopping Malls
  • Attendees at the two-day Shopping Centres Next event held in Goa, refl ected upon the innovations that developers and retailers must embark upon…read more

  • Mall Talk – May 2022 | Dead Mall Walking: Shopping for a New Experience
  • The success of any shopping mall is directly proportional to the success of retailers within that mall who in turn are dependent on the consumer…read more

  • Mall Talk – April 2022 | PUMA Opens its Largest Experiential Store in South India
  • Sports brand PUMA launched its digitally-enabled experiential store at Orion Mall in Bengaluru. This is PUMA’s largest store in South India…read more

  • Mall Talk – March 2022 – 4 | The Emergence of New Blended Rental Model
  • We are a few months into the New Year and business is already buzzing. There’s a lot of positive movement and growth on the cards for brands and retailers across the board. Shopping is picking up and the mood to get back to embracing…read more

  • Mall Talk – February 2022 | Building a cohesive shopping experience
  • It’s been a good start to the New Year and a positive move away from the last two years of the pandemic…read more

  • Mall Talk – January 2022 – 2 | A City Owned Mall
  • Nellore owned one and only mall of the city, has fulfilled the gap of organized retail sector within the city through its premises. Built and designed over a space of 3,20,000 square feet with two basement parking spaces, MGB Felicity Mall, the first of its kind in Nellore, is the biggest mall of Andhra Pradesh. The mall encompasses a variety of retail outlets featuring different brands, apparel, food court, games and movies…read more

  • Mall Talk – December 2021 5 | Customer connect
  • Shopping malls had to change a lot of their existing plans and tweak their model to make room for digital, so that they could stay reachable to their customer base during the pandemic. What next? It is not easy to continue doing business amidst the constant scare of the pandemic and the shopping malls had to consider their customers and the brands each time they decided to bring some new change on their way of working…read more

  • Mall Talk – November 2021 – A game changer for shopping malls in India
  • A game changer for shopping malls in India With COVID the equation for retail has changed. Home dominates the buying habits for consumers today and home-centric purchases are ruling the carts at present. Amidst all these changes, shopping malls too had to prepare themselves to alter their store fronts and offer the consumer something unique and relatable. Amidst all this, the F&B segment has emerged as a game changer for malls. This sector is pulling back the crowds to the shopping malls and helping been adopted by restaurants through their respective applications. 5% to 10% of sales is through contact less ordering mode,” Vinay Chandra, Center Director, Pacifi c Development Corp Ltd. mentioned…read more

  • Influencing Choices
  • Influencer marketing is one of the most popular marketing trends and is expected to grow to be worth $13.8 billion by the end of 2021. This marketing trend is a hybrid of old and new marketing tools and it takes the idea of celebrity endorsement and places it into a modern-day content- driven marketing campaign. The main differentiator in the case of infl uencer marketing is that the results of the campaign are collaborations between brands and influencers… read more

  • ‘Shopping Centres Next’ kicks off to a packed house with powerful masterclasses and discussions
  • India’s shopping centre industry celebrated a triumphant return to the first on-ground mega industry gathering in over 18 months at the Shopping Centres Next in association with Shopping Centres Association of India (SCAI) and powered by Bestseller India event at the Grand Hyatt, Goa on September 1-2, 2021… read more

  • Safety on Priority
  • With malls getting back on feet once again, across India, more than the footfalls or sales the team behind each shopping centre is more concerned about customer safety. They are observant of the ongoing norms and in preparation of the festive sales are gearing up to support the customer with best support… read more

  • Nexus Malls leads roster of India’s most innovative, successful shopping centres at IMAGES Shopping Centre Awards 2021
  • As the grand finale of Shopping Centres Next 2021, India’s largest shopping centre intelligence event, the IMAGES Shopping Centre Awards (ISCA) 2021 powered by Bestseller India recognised excellence in the country’s retail real estate industry last night… read more

  • Noida set to operate gondolas at Venice mall to recover dues
  • Greater Noida: To recover land allotment dues from developer he district administration has decided to monetise the operational assets of defaulters. To start with, the administration will take over the operations of the gondola rides in Greater Noida’s Grand Venice mall… read more

  • First of its Kind Paws & Collars Launches Pet Mall in Namma Bengaluru
  • Paws n Collars leader in pet health and nutrition, announced the launch of its first-of-its-kind on dedicated pet mall in India – in HSR layout. Paws n Collars offers premium services for pets and pet enthusiasts like pet grooming veterinary care, cafe and retail, all integrated facilities under one roof with top drawer food, treats, toys, grooming and wellness care. A promising extraordinary experience like never before in India… read more

  • Inorbit Mall, Hyderabad conducted a workshop to help luxury retailers understand their customers better
  • Inorbit mall, Hyderabad in order to enhance the shopping experience of their customers has conducted a workshop for the retailers. This workshop was hosted by Mrs. Greeshma Thampi, a certified Image consultant and corporate trainer with an objective to help retailers understand the concept of modern luxury and how to offer an elevated experience to the customers for this segment… read more

  • Select CITYWALK pays tribute to the COVID warriors
  • Select CITYWALK offers a poignant tribute to the heroes who stepped up to help those most in need in the grip of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic this year. Featuring real people who brought smiles, hope and relief to countless suffering citizens during the dreaded second wave, this campaign reminds us that we all have the potential to make a difference… read more

  • France could ease health pass restrictions in large shopping malls – minister
  • France could ease health pass restrictions that are hurting the activity of large shopping malls if the COVID-19 epidemic situation keeps improving, Labour Minister Elisabeth Borne said on Saturday… read more

  • New shops and warehouses are changing the look of Delaware’s shopping malls
  • One of Delaware’s shopping malls could be shifting toward industrial warehouse use, while others continue to plug new businesses into vacancies opened, in part, by the pandemic… read more

  • Doing better business than last year, say Noida malls
  • Noida Managers of shopping malls in Noida say they are doing better business this year as compared to the post-unlock period in 2020, and they are witnessing a good footfall during the end of season sales… read more

  • Pacific Mall Tagore Garden enhances dining experience with Cafeteria and Co
  • Pacific Mall, Tagore Garden, is now looking to satiate the culinary palettes of its customers. One of the NCR’s busiest and most active cafés, Cafeteria and Co, will now be operational here to provide a superior casual dining experience to the mall patrons… read more

  • PVR Cinemas to reopen its theatres with 100 per cent vaccinated staff
  • Multiplex chain PVR Cinemas on Thursday announced that its theatres will be reopening from July 30 with all of its staff fully vaccinated against Covid-19. In a statement, PVR said that its cinemas will resume operations from July 30 in states and union territories that have allowed theatres to reopen… read more

  • Chennai Corp to vaccinate all staff in city’s 10 malls, 38 markets
  • The Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) has devised a plan to vaccinate around 60,000 people who work at 10 malls and 38 street markets in the city. Over and above this, regular shoppers too can get a free dose of vaccine if they happen to visit the malls/markets when the vaccination drive is taking place… read more

  • Kolkata: Weekend footfall in malls ‘best so far’ post relaxation
  • KOLKATA: For the malls across the city, this weekend — after further relaxation of timing from July 16 and the resumption of Metro — was the best so far in one month of operations since the Covid-induced restrictions were put in place. The footfall of people and sales went northwards and it would have been better, if Metro was operating on weekends… read more

  • Shopping centres in Malabar witness rush
  • KOZHIKODE: Major commercial centres in Malabar, including the SM Street in Kozhikode, sprung to life on Sunday following the relaxation of Covid-19 regulations announced by the state government for three days in view of the upcoming Eid-ul-Zuha festival… read more

  • Tesla reportedly moving out of malls, dealing another blow to shopping center owners
  • Tesla showrooms have been a staple of many high-end shopping malls, but that could be changing. The electric car maker is shuttering a number of stores in favor of less-expensive locations, according to a report from Electrek… read more

  • Virtual Mall is an Eyecatcher and is Growing
  • The S*U*N Virtual Mall, located in the north-central part of Pennsylvania is attracting attention from the press, potential store owners and shoppers. The mall, the first of its kind in the U.S., which opened had been planned since last November by entrepreneur Art Lieberman as a philanthropic method of keeping local brick and… read more

  • Steps sought to aid shopping centres
  • The Thai Shopping Center Association (TSCA) has urged the government to launch immediate measures to help rehabilitate the business sector and reduce the impact of the pandemic… read more

  • Bluedot and Adeptmind Team Up to Redefine Mall Shopping and Transform Curbside Pickup Into a First Class Arrival Experience
  • Bluedot, the leading provider of location technology for mobile apps, and Adeptmind, a leading AI retail technology company creating advanced digital discovery solutions for retailers and shopping centers, are banding together to address the gap between soaring demand for fast and easy curbside pickup and the challenge facing many brick and mortar stores… read more

  • U.S. retailers shun indoor malls, shift to open-air centers
  • Even in the depths of the 2009 financial crisis, it was never this bad for the owners of the world’s biggest shopping malls. New real estate industry data for June reveals that vacancy rates in the United States’ indoor malls could surpass those in suburban shopping centers and strip malls… read more

  • Seawood Grand Central Mall to Get 60% electricity from Katol Solar power plant
  • At India’s largest transit oriented development, Seawoods Grand Central Mall, over 60% of the electricity will be supplied from the solar power plant which we built ground up in Katol, Nagpur, during the course of the lockdown. As an immediate effect, our CO2 emissions will reduce by over 8000 tons. We will continue to strive to become more environment friendly by using green energy… read more

  • Running now, test of patience in metamorphosed shopping malls
  • The “rush-to-be-first” has gone into hiding. Masked visitors and establishment owners appear extremely patient. From entry points to washrooms and from escalators to food courts, hygiene takes the front seat… read more

  • Christmas cheer in Kolkata malls as footfall, sales bounce back
  • The chill in the air has turned city malls into hot destinations this winter, driving up footfall and sales in the run-up to the year-end festivities… read more

  • Here’s how malls in India are gearing up for the festive season
  • It’s that time of year again. After spending months largely cooped up in their homes, people are ready for the festive season and all the joys it brings: twinkling lamps, gifts, laughter and soul food. And after being forced to lie dormant because of Covid, mall owners, too, are ready to spring into action… read more

  • Despite corona vaccine, 2021 brings little hope for shopping malls
  • Even as the retail sector is gradually picking up aided by pent-up demand and festival offers, retailers still expect recovery to stretch across 2021. Many in the industry fear the scenario could compel mall tenants to ask for more rental waivers from developers and landlords post-March 2021… read more

  • Risky Business: Malls See Late Holiday Surge Despite Pandemic
  • With the holidays all over except for the returns, it’s time for the troubled mall sector to face the existential crisis that it avoided thanks to what looks like a decent season in terms of foot traffic, despite the pandemic… read more

  • After COVID-19, will malls survive or close?
  • For generations, malls were a type of town square, a one-stop shop for restless teenagers and busy parents wanting to pick up gifts, fill out wardrobes or just get out of the house… read more