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The Mall of America; Trends and Ways for Continued Success

I have to do a research paper and in the paper I have to discuss the following question:
Why has the Mall of America been such a marketing success so far?
What (a) retail and (b) consumer trends have occurred since Mall of America was opened in 1992 that it should consider when making future plans?
(a) What criteria should Mall of America use in adding new facilities to its complex? (b) Evaluate (1) retail stores, (2) entertainment offerings, and (3) hotels on these criteria.
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 and (b) from outside of it?
Would you please help me to answer these questions so that I can include them somewhere into the research paper.

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a. Retail trends include more computerized inventory and electronic monitoring. Also more and more goods sold are made overseas. B. Consumer trends include more comparative shopping, buying from larger corporations and purchasing on line

a. They should look at will any expansions help us or hurt us financially.
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Solution Summary

An expert describes the trends in retail and consumerism that has changed since the Mall of America's opening. Also methods of evaluating new retail merchants and expansion are discussed. The methods for continued mall attendance from both locals and those from other parts of the country are also discussed. 228 words.