Improving consumer confidence and a resilient long-term retail growth story translates into higher shopping spending, which reflects in the mall space scheduled for deployment in 2021. As per ANAROCK research, approx. 4.5 Mn sq. ft. of new supply is planned for 2021.
- Leading retail brands have closed at least 120+ lease deals at prominent high street markets across the country b/w April 2020 and May 2021
- Within F&B, quick-service restaurants like Starbucks, Pizza Hut & KFC, apparel and lifestyle brands like Biba, Reliance Trends, Pantaloon, Lenskart, Westside, Zudio and Max, and specialist retailers like Croma and Reliance Digital have expanded to high streets
- Increasing high street penetration of leading hypermarket & supermarket brands in tier 2 & 3 cities due to high revenue potential; for instance, MORE Retail Ltd. entered UP cities like Agra, Faizabad, Sitapur and Muzaffarnagar
In a calibrated post-pandemic move, leading retail brands across categories are zeroing in on high street markets for expansion across India. Between April 2020 and May 2021, some of these brands closed over 120 lease deals at prominent high street markets across Indian cities and towns.
The deal sizes ranged for areas as low as 400 sq. ft. and went all the way up to 35,000 sq. ft.
Some Quick Service Restaurants (QSRs) within the F&B category (Starbucks, Pizza Hut, KFC,
Average monthly rentals across the major high street retail markets mostly saw corrections across cities. However, there were also few markets that saw an upward trend.
Presently, data indicates that 14 new malls spread over 5.9 mn sq. ft. area will get operational by 2021-end across Indian cities, and fit-outs are underway in at least 10 of them.
The ANAROCK Group has appointed retail real estate veteran Pankaj Renjhen as COO & Joint Managing Director - ANAROCK Retail. With immediate effect, Renjhen shares the responsibility of overseeing the Firm’s Indian retail operations with Anuj Kejriwal, MD & CEO - ANAROCK Retail
Mall developers and retailers will benefit from cutting-edge architecture and store design that specifically address the new compulsions and realities of a post-COVID-19 retail market
Currently, the top 7 cities account for almost 70% of India's residential market, with the remaining 30% accounted for in Tier 2 & 3 cities. This ratio may well change in times to come. Cities like Lucknow, Indore, Chandigarh, Kochi, Coimbatore, Jaipur and Ahmedabad would be the main beneficiaries of the reverse migration of professionals who have lost their jobs in the metros or are likely to.
Amid the rising number of coronavirus cases, the closure of malls and multiplexes across top cities has brought organized retail to a grinding halt.
Select malls, eateries, multiplexes and retail establishments can remain operational 24/7 in Mumbai as it joins the ranks of cities which operate 24/7.
100 new malls spanning over 49 mn sq. ft. are scheduled to come up across the country by 2022-end, reveals the latest ANAROCK research.