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    Norwood Mall to get Food Lover's Market

    Norwood Mall has seen current retailers revamp and the centre get ready for the new 1800sqm Food Lover's Market, which opens in August 2012.
    Norwood Mall to get Food Lover's MarketMr Price Home, Rage, Crazy Store, Bata and Step Ahead are trading from new stores, as part of an innovative reconfiguration that will give shoppers better access, easy flows and even more variety.

    "We have taken the opportunity to make some bold, fresh changes, which customers can look forward to," says Elsabe Griesel, Portfolio Manager at The Cavaleros Group, owners of Norwood Mall.

    The reconfiguration will ensure the best mix of retailers in positions, which create a dynamic and convenient shopping experience. It also means visitors will enjoy shopping at some of their favourite Norwood Mall retailers, in bright new stores.

    Mr Price's new store has been revamped and given the retailer's new concept look and branding. "The new store is much 'fresher' looking and will offer a greatly improved shopping experience to customers because of our new layout," says Reynier Jacobs, of Mr Price Home Johannesburg Operations. "Customers can enjoy the same homeware and furniture assortment from our new Norwood Mall store, but with an improved look, focusing on coordination and offering value to customers."

    Bata has also upgraded its store to the retailer's new 'City Store', concept. "We have brought the store in line with current contemporary shopping trends to match the customer profile of the community," says Bata MD Carolos Graces. Bata is currently the largest shoe company in the world with an international footprint in 70 countries in both the retail and manufacturing sector, serving 1 million customers a day. "We offer our urban customers great value on trendy footwear and accessories, complimented by good customer service in a modern shopping environment."

    Customers can enjoy the new crisp Step Ahead store design with a modernised logo, cool white lighting, a florescent glow along the shelving bays and beautifully designed graphics running along the bulkheads. "All together we have created a fresh looking Step Ahead store that is modern and super attractive," says Greg Holding of Step Ahead. "Our range is uniquely composed of product from numerous brands and the most beautiful leather Pesso shoes sourced from some of the best factories in Europe. It also includes the Fitflop range which is a firm favourite with mall shoppers."

    Rage has also revamped its Norwood store. "We are proud to present shoppers with a new store for their shopping pleasure. The new store is located opposite the old store and is sure to bring shoppers the trendiest shoes to delight the fashionistas in them," says Kyla Lax, marketing manager: Rage. She notes that shoppers can expect to see the new summer trends in footwear in early August.

    The Crazy Store is also boasting a new look.

    "We're delighted that our retailers are enthusiastically working together to maximise Norwood Mall. The exciting new shopping they are creating will give our customers an even better shopping experience," concludes Griesel.

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