The onset of COVID-19 in Chile led the government to install restrictions and a full lockdown period quickly. This included the closing of offices, schools, retail, and restaurants, causing significant disruptions within all these areas.
Once locations could be visited in the second half of 2020, sanitary precautions were a major challenge for players, with those that offered buffet-style services having to rethink their entire service model. Buffets were not allowed due to the sharing of cutlery and close contact with others, and as such, many locations simply closed their operations.
Rincon Jumbo, part of Cencosud SA, and the largest player in self-service cafeterias remained closed for most of 2020 and had no presence in delivery. Its association with a hypermarket player meant that the brand used to have a steady flow of patrons.
Self-service cafeterias is a category that has been in decline in Chile, even prior to the outbreak of COVID-19. With outlet count dropping down considerably and with few players remaining, the difficulties of the COVID-19 sanitary crisis will only further drive this reduction.
Even though the shopping mall culture in Chile is well-established, visits to these locations decreased throughout 2019 and further decreased due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in 2020. As economic instability will persist in a number of countries across the forecast period, a smaller number of tourists will also impact shopping mall attendance figures.
Following recovery from the outbreak of COVID-19, on-the-go lifestyles are set to return in the country. As cities keep growing, and the pace of lifestyles intensifies, the ability to free up leisure time is a much-appreciated asset.
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