The day of the mall is dying. It is not true that people don’t shop any more. However, the way people shop has drastically changed. It is also true that some stores within a mall just aren’t offering products that people still care about. Some cities see greater businesses than others but people are moving out of the suburbs and frequenting malls less so people need new ways to shop.
- Deterioration and degeneration is part of any system. Your association may have programs that are sitting on the shelf and dying a slow death.
- It may be your entire association is languishing because your industry or profession left the United States for international shores before you realized you needed to get there first.
- People shop and consume differently than they used to and associations are no different. Consumption habits may have permanently shifted due to concerns consumers have about using up and/or destroying natural resources.
“This mall is dead – but commerce isn’t. It just means people shop and consume differently than they used to.”