Citizens pose for photos among monkey figurines in front of a shopping mall in Jinan, capital of Shandong Province. Property consultants say neighbourhood shopping malls in the suburbs have become bright spots in the industry. Photo: Xinhua
Citizens pose for photos among monkey figurines in front of a shopping mall in Jinan, capital of Shandong Province. Property consultants say neighbourhood shopping malls in the suburbs have become bright spots in the industry. Photo: Xinhua

China’s neighbourhood malls a bright spot in sluggish retail sector

Suburban malls, which serve the everyday needs of residents, offer opportunities for growth despite wider softening in retail sales

Citizens pose for photos among monkey figurines in front of a shopping mall in Jinan, capital of Shandong Province. Property consultants say neighbourhood shopping malls in the suburbs have become bright spots in the industry. Photo: Xinhua
Citizens pose for photos among monkey figurines in front of a shopping mall in Jinan, capital of Shandong Province. Property consultants say neighbourhood shopping malls in the suburbs have become bright spots in the industry. Photo: Xinhua
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