The addition of an array of exciting new tenants has secured Vaal Mall an 18% increase in shoppers over the past year and an impressive 11% increase in the last six months alone to ensure its place as the shopping and entertainment capital of the region.
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.
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.
Vaal Mall General Manager, Shana Maree-Paraskevopoulos says: “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%, with an achievement of over 18% growth in the last 6 months.”
“The excellent performance of Vaal Mall shows that our continuous efforts in giving our customers a bigger, better, more complete shopping experience that caters to every taste, deems to be successful.” she adds.
Various retail categories continue to perform well at the mall with anchors such as Pick n Pay and Woolworths showing significant growth, while fashion and shoes remain firm favourites with some retailers reporting between a 35 and 50% increase in April 2017 compared to the same period last year. “Our restaurants also show similar growth, along with electronics and phone services, as well as the books, cards and stationery categories which have all enjoyed double digit growth over the past year. We’re also thrilled that as a relatively new addition to Vaal Mall Ster Kinekor reported their highest turnover to date this past April,” notes Maree-Paraskevopoulos.
Vaal Mall, the heart of Vanderbijlpark and the Vaal Triangle offers 135 fabulous stores and is open seven days a week.