At MAPIC 2018, property owners and retailers discussed that, in order to survive, traditional shopping centres will have to become public spaces that combine shopping and entertainment and attract families with children. Despite the diversity of entertainment formats appearing on the market, cinemas remain a favourite form of leisure, accounting for 20% of the total number of customers, according to Christophe Cuvillier, CEO, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield. At ADG group's neighbourhood centres, cinemas will be an important part of the offering, especially in terms of the shortage of high-quality shopping and leisure options in Moscow districts.
At the Russian session on "How to Grow During On-demand Boom in Russian Retail?", Grigory Pecherskiy, Managing Partner, ADG group, presented to the participants the typical hyperlocal Moscow market for goods and services based on the example of the catchment area of the first neighbourhood centre, Angara, which will open in spring 2019 on Chongarsky Boulevard.