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Robinsons Galleria Cebu expands retail offering

ROBINSONS Galleria Cebu is now 92 percent occupied, with local brands dominating its tenant mix.

Floramie Adolfo, senior regional operations manager for Central and Eastern Visayas of Robinsons Land Corp., said 60 percent of the tenant mix at the Robinsons Galleria Cebu are regional brands boosting the mall’s positioning as a regional lifestyle destination. The mall opened in 2015.

She announced over the weekend that several shops are expected to open this year, as they expect brisk sales in anticipation of holiday shopping.

From October to December this year, the mall is set to expand its offering from retail to services.

Expected to open during the period are the hotel gym of Summit Galleria Hotel, Cebu Pacific, Wei Renal Dialysis Center, Belle Lumier Aesthetic, Psalm Medical Center, Kizuna Skin Clinic and Huawei.

Government agencies like the Land Transportation Office and the National Bureau of Investigation will also open their full-scale services in the first qurater of 2020.

These two offices will be part of the existing Lingkod Pinoy Center, the mall’s one-stop shop for government offices that already houses the Social Security System, Professional Regulation Commission, Philippine Postal Corp. and the Philippine Health Insurance Corp.

“Robinsons Galleria Cebu offers a unique shopping experience compared to other malls. It’s a perfect mix of retail, food, entertainment and the best in the region outlets all bundled in a truly relaxing mall experience,” said Adolfo.

The mall recently welcomed 14 brands. They are G-Force Studio, Savoura, Max’s, Wingers Unlimited, Munchery, Ikkousha, Chachago, Forever Young, Adidas, Penshoppe, Sunnies Specs, Sunnies Studios, Maxicare and My Health.

Adolfo attributed the vibrant retail performance of the mall to Cebu’s flourishing economy and expanding middle-income class whose disposal income has improved.

Retail stock

Metro Cebu’s retail stock remains unchanged at 1.04 million square meters (sq.m.) as no new malls were completed last year, according to Colliers International Philippines.

But over the next 12 months, Colliers sees the delivery of about 105,400 sq.m. of new retail space. From 2019 to 2021, Colliers expects the completion of about 259,000 sq.m. of new retail supply.

Colliers encouraged mall developers and retailers to seriously consider the retail needs of adjacent developments. It said malls should curate their offerings based on the dominant consumer profile such as the outsourcing employees, overseas Filipino remittance-receiving households or hotel guests. (KOC)


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