Do shopping malls have a future?
Questions are being asked if a new shopping mall in Switzerland due to open in November has any chance of success with sales in existing centres down 2% last year.
Another study from the US also questions if shopping malls have a future as more sales move online.
The Mall of Switzerland will have 150 stores spread over 65,000 m2.
When it opens it will be the second biggest shopping centre in the country, pushing Balexert in Geneva to third place. The biggest is Shoppi Tivoli in Spreitenbach at 78,000 m2.
But shopping centres in Switzerland are all tiny when compared to many others in Europe. The biggest is the Avia Park in Moscow at 230,000 m2.