Find in the news:
BY COUNTRY

Canadian mall shows a perfect example of survival in a pandemic



Shopping malls can no longer rely solely on retail; the future belongs to mixed-use entertainment complexes.
Canada, West Edmonton Mall, photo

One of the most popular malls in Canada, West Edmonton Mall, has bet on the concept of an entertainment complex instead of just a retail development. This path has become an example for other malls worldwide to ensure survival and sustainability even in difficult times like pandemics. 

West Edmonton Mall, which is the largest mall in the country, covers an area of 490,000 square meters. It has retail space, including major retailers such as Louis Vuitton and Uniqlo. However, a large part of the space is devoted to various entertainment activities, for which the whole family can take part. It features a huge indoor amusement park, Galaxyland, the second largest in the world in its category after Ferrari World, a golf course, an indoor water park with various water attractions. It is also the second-largest in the world. 

There is also a hotel, gym, theater, nightclub, and many other attractions, turning the mall into a small town with its amenities, which can take hours, if not days. 

The approach is based on giving visitors to the mall many reasons to visit besides the shopping itself. Such a concept, which involves creating not just shopping spaces but multifunctional entertainment centers, where retail will be only one of the components, is one of the most promising for malls. Shopping malls are experiencing an outflow of visitors and must reckon with changing shopping habits due to the pandemic and the shift in sales to online retail. 

That was the idea behind the American Dream megamall in New Jersey, U.S., which, like West Edmonton Mall, is owned by Triple Five Group. It also relies on it for other large-scale projects to be developed in future years.

But it's not just large megamalls that can use the concept implemented at West Edmonton Mall. Even smaller malls can focus on opening additional entertainment areas, like a new restaurant or playground, instead of opening another retail gallery. 

Photo credit: depositphotos.com.

More about shopping malls in Canada



YESTERDAY, Italy:
Fendi Casa is starting a new stage of life and hopes that the partnership with Italian Design Holding will strengthen the position of the luxury furniture brand in the world market.
YESTERDAY, Sweden:
The long-awaited scheme to buy back and resell used furniture is expected to reduce the number of items sent to landfills.
DAY BEFORE YESTERDAY, China:
According to the concept's authors, shopping malls don't have to be "bright, white, and shiny," according to the authors of the idea.
DAY BEFORE YESTERDAY, USA:
After a video of a drone flying through a bowling alley went viral, mall executives invited its creators to make a video about the mall.
Apr 30, 2021, USA:
The store is just full of experiences, with little visitors and their parents having plenty of fun and entertainment.
Apr 29, 2021, USA:
Although restaurant operations have been suspended in many countries, the U.S. divisions of popular restaurant chains report revenue growth.
Friend
and Follow
Dania Pointe GLA:975 000 SF
ADDRESS: 292-344 North Bryan Road, Dania Beach, FL 33004
USA . Fort Lauderdale
Dania Pointe
Cabot Circus GLA:990 280 SF
ADDRESS: Glass House, Bristol BS1 3BX
United Kingdom . Bristol
Cabot Circus
Designer Outlet Provence GLA:269 098 SF
ADDRESS: Mas de la Peronne, Miramas, France
France . Miramas
Designer Outlet Provence
Central Children's Store GLA:370 192 SF
ADDRESS: Teatralnyi proezd, 5
Russia . Moscow region
Central Children's Store


Edit text

Dear visitor!
If You wish to add appropriate information to this description, please make changes in the text below and they will take effect after being verified by Malls.com administrator.

SAVE CHANGES
ADD PHOTO

Dear visitor!
If you desire to add more photos to this description, please upload them and they will appear on the page after being verified by Malls.com administrator.

CHOOSE PHOTOS
SAVE CHANGES
Sign in Malls.com
Sign in please, if you already have an account

Registration



Error filling
Error filling
Error filling
Error filling
Thank you!
You will receive e-mail with registration data shortly. In email you'll find link, confirm your account by clicking on it, please.

Malls.com Team
Thank you for message!
In the near future you will be contacted the manager
for further details.

Malls.com Team
Good mall, bro!
In the near future you will be contacted the manager
for further details.

Malls.com Team
We are dissatisfied with you :-(
In the near future you will be contacted the manager
for further details.

Malls.com Team

Write to us