Shoppers Stop to link physical stores with Amazon shopfront

Department store chain Shoppers Stop, the pioneer of organized retail in India and one of the country’s largest retailers of fashion and beauty products, will connect its individual stores to its Amazon shopfront by next month as part of its omni-channel strategy. It also said it would focus on Tier 2 and Tier 3 towns […]

Mall footfalls down 75%-80% – Prestige Estates Projects

Prestige Estates Projects Ltd, which operates nine malls including The Forum Mall in Bangalore, said footfalls are down 75%-80% at malls due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking to investors after detailing the company’s June quarter results last week, company officials also said they were seeing signs of stress among customers of residential properties, even though […]

D-Mart working on new cities, but COVID-19 impact to show

D-Mart, India’s most famous deep discount retail chain, said it is working on expanding its footprint beyond its current footprint of 214 locations, but the ongoing COVID-19 will impact the number of new stores that will be opened this year. The company, which started with just two stores in Mumbai in 2002-03, expanded to 214 […]

Lodha to build India’s largest mall at Palava smart city in Mumbai

Real estate developer Lodha Group announced what it called ‘India’s largest mall’, spread over 20 acres in Palava, a smart city being developed near Dombivili, Maharashtra. The developer said the mall would be a ‘game changer’, not just for Mumbai, for the entire region, and will address hitherto unmet needs of Mumbaikars. “The development, comprising […]

PVR opens four-hall multiplex at Garuda Mall, Mysore

PVR Cinemas, the country’s largest cinema exhibition chain, said it has opened a four-hall multiplex cinema at Garuda Mall in Mysore. The multiplex has 948 seats and comes with 2K projection systems, Dolby Digital 7.1 surround sound and next generation 3-D screens. The property is spread over 29,500 square feet. Chairman and MD Ajay Bijli said […]

Mumbai’s Viviana Mall installs India’s largest rooftop solar plant

Viviana Mall in Mumbai has installed one of the largest single-site solar plants in India. The mall, located in Thane, has constructed a 900,000 volt-ampere rooftop solar power plant, which the company said was the biggest in India. 900,000 volt-ampere refers to the peak capacity of the power plant. It implies that at full power […]