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West Hills must be the most modern mall in West and Central Africa.

It looks like it could anywhere.

Surprisingly its also the biggest- Nigeria doesnt do large malls despite its size.

The mall is also in a part of the city that contains were few foreigners which makes it unique in Accra.
 

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West Hills must be the most modern mall in West and Central Africa.

It looks like it could anywhere.

Surprisingly its also the biggest- Nigeria doesnt do large malls despite its size.

The mall is also in a part of the city that contains were few foreigners which makes it unique in Accra.
Built by a South African developer, which explains why Shoprite, Woolworths, Barcelos, Foshini, Edgars, Truwoths, American Swiss, MTN, Mr Price etc are all present.
I did not know South African brands were that prevalent in West Africa.
 

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Built by a South African developer, which explains why Shoprite, Woolworths, Barcelos, Foshini, Edgars, Truwoths, American Swiss, MTN, Mr Price etc are all present.
I did not know South African brands were that prevalent in West Africa.
they are in the malls in Ghana

it was the south africans that brought modern shopping to Ghana late 90s.

by modern i mean a proper, professional, well decorated, well lit and well run store.

Ghanaians were in awe at first. It became almost a tourist attraction. The Ghanaian retail sector is still very backward in terms of aesthetics etc.
 

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West Hills must be the most modern mall in West and Central Africa.

It looks like it could anywhere.

Surprisingly its also the biggest- Nigeria doesnt do large malls despite its size.

The mall is also in a part of the city that contains were few foreigners which makes it unique in Accra.
Popa again! Have you bothered to check the largest malls in Nigeria? Westhills has around 27k GLA. It would be the fourth largest, if it was in Nigeria.
 

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Popa again! Have you bothered to check the largest malls in Nigeria? Westhills has around 27k GLA. It would be the fourth largest, if it was in Nigeria.
Maybe Im wrong but that's what they marketed as.

What are the 3 malls in Nigeria bigger? Can you specify their name and GLA?
 

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they arent.
Traditional markets still trump formal retail supermarkets in Africa.

Nigeria has just a handful of formal shopping centers each with more than 10,000 square meters (107,600 square feet) of leasable space. But that’s changing. Several large malls are under construction in Nigeria.

Sixty percent of South Africans shop in formal retail supermarkets compared to 2 percent of Nigerians, according to VenturesAfrica and BusinessDaily.

AFKInsider looked at Nigeria’s 18 largest shopping malls now in operation or soon-to-be, and found that almost every one of them is anchored by South African brands, or counts South African companies among its largest stakeholders — or both.

Des de Beer, director of Resilient Africa Real Estate, identified Nigeria as the country where he believes his group can best replicate its South African retail property model, Vanguard reports.

Resilient Africa Real Estate is partly owned by Shoprite and Standard Bank. De Beer told Vanguard he believes Nigeria offers the promise of better returns than South Africa, where opportunities for new retail developments have become relatively few and far between.

Nigeria has more than 100,000 square meters (1 million-plus square feet) of leasable area in modern-format shopping centers and will be adding another 180,000 square meters of retail space by 2016, according to the Broll Property Report. The largest of these shopping centers in operation now or under construction are listed below, from smallest to largest.

Check out the companies that own and anchor Nigeria’s 18 largest shopping malls.

http://afkinsider.com/95647/who-owns-and-anchors-nigerias-18-largest-shopping-malls/
 

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Traditional markets still trump formal retail supermarkets in Africa.

Nigeria has just a handful of formal shopping centers each with more than 10,000 square meters (107,600 square feet) of leasable space. But that’s changing. Several large malls are under construction in Nigeria.

Sixty percent of South Africans shop in formal retail supermarkets compared to 2 percent of Nigerians, according to VenturesAfrica and BusinessDaily.

AFKInsider looked at Nigeria’s 18 largest shopping malls now in operation or soon-to-be, and found that almost every one of them is anchored by South African brands, or counts South African companies among its largest stakeholders — or both.

Des de Beer, director of Resilient Africa Real Estate, identified Nigeria as the country where he believes his group can best replicate its South African retail property model, Vanguard reports.

Resilient Africa Real Estate is partly owned by Shoprite and Standard Bank. De Beer told Vanguard he believes Nigeria offers the promise of better returns than South Africa, where opportunities for new retail developments have become relatively few and far between.

Nigeria has more than 100,000 square meters (1 million-plus square feet) of leasable area in modern-format shopping centers and will be adding another 180,000 square meters of retail space by 2016, according to the Broll Property Report. The largest of these shopping centers in operation now or under construction are listed below, from smallest to largest.

Check out the companies that own and anchor Nigeria’s 18 largest shopping malls.

http://afkinsider.com/95647/who-owns-and-anchors-nigerias-18-largest-shopping-malls/
the prevalent one is shoprite. the rest you may find one or two of them around. woolworths actually failed as a brand in nigeria
 

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I think it's their culture. .which maybe was brought ,by colonialists because they settled their ..so they loved the culture and adopted..
 
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