HANSAKORTTELI'S SALES INCREASED BY 29 MILLION IN 2022
The sales of Hansa’s stores and services increased last year by around 29 million euros compared to the previous year. At the same time, the number of visitors at Hansakortteli broke the 10 million mark.
The sales of Hansakortteli rose to 223.3 million euros last year. The best growth rates were recorded in beauty and health stores, cafes and restaurants, and grocery stores.
Compared to 2021, a 19% increase in the number of visitors was recorded for the main entrances. The number of visitors through Hansakortteli’s main entrances therefore increased by more than 1.1 million visitors. However, the surrounding construction work affected the total number of visitors, which is estimated to have increased by approximately 4.2% compared to 2021.
"Last year, we continued investing in the development of Hansakortteli. We improved the accessibility of the shopping center with a new underground corridor from Toriparkki, built a new family room and improved the public spaces. We have received a lot of positive feedback on these", says Marketing Manager Mirva Järvinen.
The year 2023 has started briskly for Hansakortteli. The number of visitors through the main entrances increased by 44% in January compared to January 2022.
"The renovation and construction work in the center has now been completed, and this affects people's desire to do business in the center. Both the number of visitors and the number of hours spent shopping by consumers are growing rapidly, which is wonderful for our entrepreneurs", states Järvinen.
Almost 140 companies operate in Hansakortteli. These companies employ approximately 1,600 people.
STOCKMANN AT HANSAKORTTELI IS RENEWING
The first floor of Stockmann in Turku will be renovated from floor to ceiling and will be completed by the end of this autumn. Soon, customers can expect an even more exceptional department store shopping experience.The women's fashion department will have more space, and the cosmetics department will be completely renewed.
“We are also adding to our selection several brands that have been requested by our customers in Turku,” promises department store manager Riikka Mattila.
NEW UNDERGROUND ACCESS OPENED
The underground access built between the Hansakortteli and parking hall below the Turku Market Place was inaugurated at the end of December. The corridor is open daily during the hours that the Hansakortteli's public facilities are open.Hansakortteli invested around two million euros in the underground connection. The corridor can be reached by elevator through the renovated entrance of Kultatalo.
“The customer experience and being able to touch and feel things on-site is what it's all about. Unlike in a webstore, in a boutique, you can discuss things with the customer. It's always a great feeling when you find the perfect gift together for your client," says the entrepreneur of Gift Shop Rusetti, Päivi Toivonen, in a local newspaper, Turun Sanomat. The gift shop, which has been operating in the center of Turku for 40 years, is now doing better than ever in its Hansakortteli premises.