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The Changing Face of Indian Malls: From shopping destinations to community hubs

What goes into making of a perfect mall? Is it mall design, location, brand mix, zoning, ambiance, great F&B and leisure options or offering of basic services to shoppers walking into the mall? From a shopper’s point of view,...

Trend Mapping: How the retail sector uses social media to drive sales

The facts are simple – social media is not a passing trend. A statistic that’s as easy to understand is that with over 3 billion around the world using the Internet, social media is no longer a choice, but...

The Year That Was: Customer-centricity key to shopping mall success

Shopping malls are the lifeline of the modern retail industry. The great Indian shopping mall boom began innocuously enough in the early 2000s, with just three malls in existence in the entire country. Nineteen years later, the number has...

Malls awe visitors with installations that are works of art

When Henri Matisse was quoted saying ‘Creativity takes courage’, perhaps he was foreseeing the efforts that would go into designing giant size art installations that adorn atriums and foyers of malls in India. A sight to behold, these creative...

Diwali Indiawali at R City Mall: From a brand new car to trips, lucky winners took it all

R City Mall just had its massive prize distribution to close the grand 3-week long Diwali celebration organized at the mall. The campaign, Diwali Indiawali, was a majestic long affair that observed the festive season, saw a great confluence...

Expert Review: Retail stalwarts on how the industry fared in 2016

The year 2016 had just begun!! It's hard to believe that the year just passed by. 2016 was a milestone year in a lot many ways. Here's a look at how the retail industry fared in 2016… E-commerce took over the...

Here's why the garment industry is upbeat despite demonetization

One of the boldest moves taken by the Government of India in the history of Indian economy was the pulling out of circulation, high value currency notes - Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 - with effect from November 8, 2016...
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The Growing Urban Sprawl is likely to Spread Beyond Tier I Cities in 2023

Apart from the Tier I cities, the ten key cities which saw retail and real estate development were Chandigarh,...
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