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Fewer Poles in shopping malls amid epidemic: report

29.11.2020 17:51
The number of customers heading to Polish shopping malls in 2020 is likely to fall by several million compared to previous years, according to a new report.
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However, half the country’s population is likely to visit a mall this year, the study by consulting firm CBRE estimated.

"Taking into account the epidemic situation and many customers' concerns about safety, it can be expected that this year shopping centres will be visited by several million fewer customers,” CBRE said.

“Still, one in two Poles may go to malls,” it added.

Meanwhile, a separate study by consulting firm Deloitte found that Poles plan to spend 29 percent less on Christmas this year than last.

The Deloitte survey found that 67 percent were planning to limit the number of visits to traditional stores in favour of online shopping.

Stores in shopping malls across Poland reopened on Saturday after a partial easing of COVID-19 restrictions on retail outlets.

On Sunday, Poland reported 11,483 new coronavirus infections and 283 more deaths, bringing its total number of cases to 985,075 and fatalities to 17,029


Source: PAP