Buying Choice: The Rise of Shopping Malls in Zambia

By Herryman Moono Recently a number of sentiments have been passed by political and economic commentators – and policy makers – seemingly expressing displeasure at the increasing number of shopping malls in Zambia, with most of these malls owned by South African multi-national chain stores. The complaints have ranged from those arguing that they promote a culture of consumerism and love for foreign goods at the expense of local goods, to the infant industry argument that the shopping malls promote foreign (South African) goods at the expense of locally produced…

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