ANYONE who has walked through a mall these past few months would have been hard put not to notice the increasing number of tarpaulins covering spaces where a familiar store or favorite restaurant used to be. Despite the cheery messages on the tarpaulins — in the line of “Watch this space for an exciting new concept!!!” — it would be hard not to think the worst. But Ayala malls is counteracting this pessimism with an announcement that it has recently opened and will be opening more local and global flagship stores at Glorietta, Greenbelt, Bonifacio High Street, and Ayala Malls Manila Bay this year.
“We’re very pleased to be the home of several flagship stores from various retail segments. We are glad to note that confidence in the market continues to be felt despite these unprecedented times. We have already opened some, but there’s definitely a lot to look forward to in the coming months ahead,” Ayala Malls President Christopher Maglanoc said in a statement.
“We are also dedicated to supporting our local merchants and SMEs (small-medium enterprises) by giving them an avenue to showcase their products. We have several collaborative projects with local communities through various pop-up stores that showcase Filipino talent and design. Meanwhile, as we welcome back our shoppers, we wish to assure the public that safe shopping continues to be a top priority,” Mr. Maglanoc said.
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