“We are now
going with the flow within a two-month
lockdown introduced by the government,
which is expected to be lifted on
February 1. We thought that shopping facilities would have been opened earlier once
the epidemiological situation stabilized but, unfortunately, this did not
happen,” Levan Meskheli, director of the City Mall shopping center, says.
Levan Meskheli believes
that for the services sector, including retail trade, 2021 will be as
unpredictable as 2020.
“Before the New Year there was
a very large influx of buyers, queues, but we managed to control the situation
and showed that we can manage the processes despite we had to prepare in very short
time. The shopping centers have improved their position on New Year's days, ”he
According to Meskheli,
retailers do not have communication with the government, they cannot say for
sure when the lockdown will end and when the retail sector will be able to
start full operation.
"In the current
situation, we can’t set long-term goals - we do not know what will happen next
month and planning
so far ahead makes no sense," the City Mall Director concludes.