Footfall increase by almost 30 percent and sales growth of even 24 percent were recorded in Galeria Katowicka in comparison with the last year. The shopping mall marked its second anniversary by these figures on Friday.
In the second quarter of 2015, sales volume was 21 percent higher than in the same period last year in Galeria Katowicka. The footfall was also 21 percent higher when compared with 2014. June 2015 was a record-breaking month in this aspect – there were 27 percent visitors more in Galeria Katowicka than in the same month last year. The footfall remained stable during the last months and was at the level of 1,2 million visitors per month (from 30 to 50 thousand people per day).
„The results make us satisfied, but we can not be surprised by the growth. Galeria Katowicka already showed its potential during the last Christmas when the sales was 47 percent higher that in the same period in 2014. A double digit growth of sales and footfall has been noted during the first quarter of 2015. However, the consistent trend of monthly growth exceeding 20 percent was started in March when the sale grew by 24 percent. From then on we achieve these results every month” – says Dawid Prymas, marketing and public relations director at Galeria Katowicka.
Despite the increasing number of visitors and sales, Galeria Katowicka’s retail spaces have not been fully let since the opening in September 2013. A few units remain vacant at the +2 level of the mall. At the beginning of July, the management of Galeria Katowicka decided to open there the Higher Level Project which offers an extensive range of courses, workshops and meetings for everyone. The events are organized by the University of Silesia, Silesian Theater, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, University of Development, Renesans Gallery, “Teatr Bez Sceny”, Trip Theater, Gallery of Development and others. Only during summer holidays, almost 100 different events took place in this cultural space of Galeria Katowicka.
Galeria Katowicka is located at 3-go Maja 33 St. next to the Railway Station. It is a joint project of Neinver, Meyer Bergman and the Polish State Railways. An executive leasing agent of the retail space is Cushman & Wakefield.
The list of tenants of Galeria Katowicka currently includes, among many others: TK Maxx, à Tab, Tiger, iSpot, Zara, Euro RTV & AGD, Reserved, Matras, SMYK, 4 Faces, Duka, MAC, Estée Lauder and Peek & Cloppenburg – a multibrand store offering clothes of Ralph Lauren, Hugo Boss, Calvin Klein, Armani, Dolce&Gabbana.