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Major Shopping Centers

Esri's Major Shopping Centers data contains statistics for over 8,000 major U.S. shopping centers with 225,000 or more square feet of gross leasable area (GLA). Collected and compiled by the Directory of Major Malls, U.S. point-level data is available for major open-air shopping centers, malls, power centers, value-retail, mixed-use, and lifestyle/specialty centers.

Updated semi-annually, the Major Shopping Centers variables include center name, type of center, total retail sales, distance to the nearest competing center, distance to the nearest major city, and total number of stores. Information is also included for up to three anchor stores, such as the store name and square footage.

Major Shopping Centers data is available in Business Analyst and Community Analyst products.

Major Shopping Centers data

You can use Major Shopping Centers data to do the following:

  • Search major shopping centers for similar stores and merchandise.
  • Analyze the compatibility of your merchandise to stores in area major shopping centers.
  • Consider locating your store near major shopping centers.
  • Promote your community to shopping center developers.


June 2017

Available geographies

Major Shopping Centers is a point-level data set.

Update frequency



The following methodology is used for Major Shopping Centers data:

DMM Major Shopping Center Methodology (PDF)

Variable list

Major Shopping Centers (PDF)