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Muscat outlet boosts sales despite a falling footfall

Majid Al Futtaim's Muscat City Centre mall increased sales by 13% in 2006, despite recording a reduced footfall in the same period.

Majid Al Futtaim's Muscat City Centre mall increased sales by 13% in 2006, despite recording a reduced footfall in the same period. Research by Muscat City Centre revealed that average expenditure per visit had gone up considerably while the number of ‘browsers' had decreased by 35%, the company claimed at its annual general meeting recently.

"We have set even more stringent targets for 2007 and are committed to repositioning Muscat City Centre as Oman's biggest shopping mall," said Ibrahim Al Qasmi, general manager of Muscat City Centre.

Muscat City Centre houses more than 100 international brands as well as destination stores such as Carrefour hypermarket, Magic Planet, family entertainment centre and 16 food outlets, restaurants and cafes. Muscat City Centre. Al Qasmi added that amid ongoing expansion at the mall, Muscat City Centre has been able to minimise inconvenience to customers.

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