Our Mission

Learn who we are and how we serve our community

Leadership

Meet our leaders, trustees and team

ICSC Foundation

Support up-and-coming professionals

ICSC Exchange

Catch up on industry ideas, news and views

Research

Check out wide-ranging resources that educate and inspire

Global Public Policy

Learn about the governmental initiatives we support

Events

Connect with other professionals at a local, regional or national event

Professional Development

Grow your skills online, in a class or at an event with expert guidance

Find Members

Access our Member Directory and connect with colleagues

Find Outlets

Get data and contact information for shopping outlets

Talent HQ

Search and post jobs, upload your resume or find qualified candidates

Become a Member

Learn about how to join ICSC and the benefits of membership

Renew Membership

Stay connected with ICSC and continue to receive membership benefits

SCT

Outlet centers hungry for more food

December 5, 2017

Karen Fluharty founding partner and chief strategist at Strategy & Style Marketing Group

Food is the hottest trend at outlet centers, experts said at the ICSC New York Deal Making Tuesday. “Food is the new fashion,” said Karen Fluharty, founding partner and chief strategist at Strategy & Style Marketing Group.

As more outlet centers move closer to major metro areas, big-name restaurants are getting easier to secure, she said. “It’s easier to pitch food tenants.”

Horizon Group Properties has even gone into the food business itself. The company owns four Johnny Rockets franchises at its properties. “It’s challenging,” said Gary Skoien, the firm’s chairman, president and CEO. “But we believe it keeps people at centers. It also makes a difference in driving frequency.”

By Brannon Boswell

Executive Editor/SCT

SCT Week

Weekly newsletters like SCT Week put retail real estate news and trends in the palm of your hand.

Sign up now