“If you build it, they will come” not only worked in the movie Field of Dreams but also applies—big time—to Mall of America®. Located in a suburb of Minneapolis, Mall of America (www.mallofamerica .com) is the largest completely enclosed retail and family-entertainment complex in the United States. “We’re more than a mall, we’re a destination,” explains Maureen Cahill, executive vice president at Mall of America. More than 100,000 people each day—40 million visitors each year—visit the one-stop complex offering retail shopping, guest services, convenience, a huge variety of entertainment, and fun for all. “Guest services” include everything from high school classrooms to a wedding chapel. 1. Why has Mall of America been such a marketing success so far? 2. What
(b) Consumer trends have occurred since Mall of America was opened in 1992 that it should consider when making future plans? 3. (a) What criteria should Mall of America use in adding new facilities to its complex? (b) Evaluate (1) Retail stores,
(2) Entertainment offerings,
(3) Hotels on these criteria.
4. What specific marketing actions would you propose that Mall of America managers take to ensure its continuing success in attracting visitors? (a) From the local metropolitan area
(b) From outside of it?
The Mall of America is getting success because they are constantly trying to attract customers through various techniques. The Mall of America already holds 400 events each year but they are still trying to add new events and stores in the mall. Few more things which attract customers are: Nickelodeon Universe
Entertainment choices that include a 14-screen theater, A.C.E.S. Flight Simulation, the Amazing Mirror Maze, and Moose Mountain Adventure Golf. The House of Comedy
The Mall of America was opened in 1992 when the whole nation was facing recession. At that time Ghermezian Brothers opened Mall of America which was a source of...
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