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Retail Stores Strike Back with ‘Malling’ Strategy

Retail Stores Strike Back with ‘Malling’ Strategy

SEOUL, Sept. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — The retail industry, cornered by a low-price offensive from e-commerce businesses, is striking back with a so-called ‘malling’ strategy. ‘Malling’ refers to all leisure activities at the mall, including shopping, dining, and watching movies or experiencing other forms of entertainment. Retail stores are focusing on children. The logic is [...]

Shopping Malls Fight for Survival amid Severe Crisis

Shopping Malls Fight for Survival amid Severe Crisis

SEOUL, Sept. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Shopping malls are scrambling to overcome what is seen as one of the worst crises that they have ever faced. Retailers are pulling out all the stops to outlive the crisis, including selling off real estate and repurchasing shares. Lotte Corp. purchased 200,000 shares of Lotte Shopping Co., one [...]