The Vaal Mall reports that it has recorded double-digit growth, following the addition of new tenants who cater for a broader variety of tastes.
The Vaal Mall’s fresh look has been rewarded with an 18 percent increase in shoppers at the facility during the past year. An important indicator, if ever one was needed, that change can make a major difference to operations.
General Manager of the Vaal Mall, Shana Maree-Paraskevopoulos, said there was also 11 percent growth recorded in the past six months. But what are these changes actually all about?
“Shoppers can now enjoy the offerings of X-trend, Footgear, weFix and Gold Rush Bingo which all opened their doors in March and April, as well as Browns Jewellers which made its debut at the centre on 1 June,” said Maree-Paraskevopoulos.
“Above and beyond a new and vibrant retail selection, Vaal Mall also underwent a green makeover through the installation of a state-of-the-art solar plant. The innovative plant spans some 390 parking bays to provide green energy to the mall, while at the same time cleverly creating covered parking for Vaal Mall’s shoppers.
“This March marked one year after Vaal Mall completed its revamp and expansion extending the mall by 15,000sqm and boosting trade throughout the centre. The significant expansion saw the introduction of Mr Price Sport, Legit, Cotton On, Due South, Factorie, Bogart Man, Soda Bloc, Studio 88, Crafters Market, Rage, Sorbet, Typo, and Fishaways as well a brand new Ster Kinekor cinema complex.”
“We are delighted at the positive trading accomplished throughout the mall over the past year, showing continued double digit growth with an average of around 15 percent, with an achievement of over 18 percent growth in the last 6 months.”