Akropolis Shopping Centres Serving 46.8 Million Customers in 2012
In 2012, Akropolis shopping and leisure centres in Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipėda and Šiauliai offered shopping and leisure activities for 46.8 million customers, or 1 million more than in 2011.
“For the second consecutive year, the number of customers in Akropolis shopping centres has seen an increase of 1 million. This demonstrates that customers appreciate the range, quality and concept of goods, entertainment and services offered at Akropolis shopping centres (as a city within a city), where everything is made available under a single roof. As for changes, we first consider perspective of customer, i.e. will they find it easy to use, and whether they will find what they are looking for. As a result, we have increased the segment of goods for children in Vilnius Akropolis shopping centre; furthermore, branches of two new banks were opened, including a branch open at 8.00 AM”, says Renata Jakubčionienė, manager of Lease Division at Akropolis LT company, running Akropolis shopping centres in Vilnius, Klaipėda, and Šiauliai.
Last year, Akropolis shopping centres have further increased the supply of popular international trade marks: in Vilnius, Aldo, Denim Dream, Guess, Adidas Kids and over 15 other shops were opened; and in Klaipėda, Aldo, Mexx, Crem de la Crem shops were opened. In Kaunas Akropolis, Massimo Dutti, Aldo, Adidas, Jack&Jones, Gerry Weber and Timberland shops were first opened in the city. In total in 2012, Akropolis shopping centres in Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipėda and Šiaulai, 80 new shops, restaurants and service outlets were opened.
According to Mrs Jakubčionienė, “Numerous famous shops, incl. Aprangos galerija, City, Body Shop, Salamander, and Sportland have essentially transformed the shopping centres, introduced new brands, and concepts. All of these changes, as the results suggest, were popular with the customers”.
Akropolis LT company manages Akropolis shopping centres in Vilnius, Šiauliai and Klaipėda. Akropolis in Kaunas, sold in 2008 to Deka Immobilien GmbH, German investment fund, is run by ReSolution Property Management LT company.
Customer flow in Akropolis shopping centres
In 2008, 40.4 million
In 2009, 41.8 million
In 2010, 44.8 million
In 2011, 45.8 million
In 2012, 46.8 million