For anyone who's planning a great shopping experience while visiting the Jackson area, the northpark mall area is what you'e looking for. Unlike the metrocenter in jackson, northpark has all of the well known shopping venues such as mcraes, jcpennys, and dillards. The food court has plenty of variety and a couple of casual restruarants are avaliable too.
There is an entire cities worth of other shopping and retail stores also in that area, including best buy, target, and walmart. The security at the mall is very mediocre. They are spotty and usually only seen when there's trouble aka too late.