RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The malls reopen, the lights go on, stores lift their doors and... nothing. Consumers simply have not turned up in most shopping malls that have returned to work after the Covid-19 pandemic spread across the country.
According to reports from storeowners in different regions of the country, average sales have been up to 80 percent below normal. there are also some aggravating factors, such as legal insecurity and high costs.
By Monday, 73 shopping malls should be open in the country, according to the Brazilian Association of Shopping Centers (ABRASCE); however, this is not necessarily . . .