FILE – Photo of shoppers at South Park Mall in San Fernando, back in January 2021. (Image courtesy South Park Trinidad Shopping Centre)
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Ninety-four per cent of South Park’s retail stores have reopened today.

South Park’s marketing consultant, Rory Moses, told Guardian Media that discounts and waivers were given to store owners by the mall’s management as they grappled with the fall out of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Marketing Consultant, Rory Moses.

Moses said this enabled many of them to reopen.

“We simultaneously increased the social media advertising and radio presence, so customers are aware of the essential stores in operation,” he said.

He also said that some retail store owners have utilized the grants and loans which were made available by the Government.

“What this global pandemic has shown is that innovation is the next step to transformation. We saw how some of our retail stores quickly designed and implemented their online websites, which is now an added income stream. We all, as business owners, must do what is best to ensure the success of our companies,” Moses said.

Assessments of other malls in South Trinidad are now underway.