24 May 2021 16:55

In the first full week of operation IGD’s shopping centers recover 90% of the footfalls recorded in 2019

During the week of 17-23 May, the first since the end of October 2020 during which most of the retailers inside IGD’s shopping center malls were allowed to stay open (including on Saturday and Sunday), footfalls were 32% higher than in the same week of the previous year (18-24 May 2020, which was the first week of post-lockdown reopenings for stores in Italy).

Even more significant is the comparison with the same period of 2019 (a year not impacted by the pandemic) which shows a decrease in footfalls of about 10%; considering that several restrictions are still in place (including, for example, limits on the number of shoppers allowed to enter the mall, no events and a ban on indoor table service), for IGD the turnout is particularly positive and encouraging, testimony to how much the shoppers appreciate the measures adopted by the Group to protect health and safety, as well as the key role that physical shopping continues to have for consumers.