The Daily Mall Reader: '60s & '70s Shopping
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Shopping in the '60s and '70s
(Excerpt) It was during the 1960s that the shopping mall took off as a retailing phenomenon, particularly in the United States. In 1960 there were 4,500 malls in the US, and they accounted for approximately 14% of the country's retail sales; 15 years later the relevant figures had leapt up to 16,400 malls and 33%.
In the US, the first shopping mall (the Northland Center) had appeared in 1954 in Detroit and this new type of shopping centre had proven extremely popular.
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