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GLOBAL OUTLET BRIEF
December 13, 1901 FORWARD | ADVERTISE

Outlet shoppers swarm Italian opening

More than 100,000 shoppers came to the opening in April of the third phase of McArthurGlen’s highly successful outlet center in Rome. They were primed to spend big bucks in the center’s 43 new stores, which brings the project’s total to 160 retailers and 325,000 sf. Designer Outlet Castel Romano is one of the largest outlet centers in Italy. The new tenants include Burberry, Michael Kors, M... more >>


Outlet Evolution

Outlet retailing might seem like the new kid on the block, but the sector has been evolving since it began in 1979. Check out our "Changing with the Times: Outlet Retailing in America" video, made exclusively for VRN by global outlet researcher Michael Baker more >>

Chico’s 100th outlet opens at Log Jam

Chico’s opened its 100th outlet store at Log Jam Outlet Center in Lake George, N.Y., on March 26. It was a big deal for both the landlord and the tenant, so celebrations were held at both the center and at Chico’s Florida headquarters. Customers attending the store’s pre-opening event at Log Jam Outlet were greeted with glasses of sparkly and appetizers galore. The party included more... more >>


Outlet Agenda

Fall Outlet Leasing and Marketing Convention In September, the VRN Fall Outlet Leasing and Marketing Convention moves back to Secaucus, N.J., for an enhanced program that will include keynote speakers, marketing workshops and roundtables, one-and-a-half days of deal making, and the presentation of the ORCA and Hall of Fame awards. Qualified retailers get in free, and this meeting... more >>


Simon opens its 76th Premium Outlet center

The Arizona Republic said the opening of Phoenix Premium Outlets in Chandler, Ariz., on April 4 had that "kid in a candy store" feeling. The Phoenix Business Journal talked about "waves of shoppers," "lines that stretched around buildings," and "crowds of consumers searching for deals on shoes, sunglasses, athletic apparel and designer handbags." By 10:30 a.m. on opening day, the... more >>


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How to deal with outlet site-fight inquiries

This is fun: The St. Louis suburb of Chesterfield, Mo., has figured out a good way to satisfy the high demand for information on the two competing outlet projects scheduled to open there in August. This link – http://chesterfield.mo.us/city-projects.html -- takes you straight to the tenant build-out lists for Simon Property Group’s St. Louis Premium Outlets and Taubman Centers’ Taubman... more >>


New outlet projects planned

Tanger Factory Outlet Centers and Peterson Companies plan to develop an outlet center in Clarksburg, Md., which is between Washington, D.C., and Baltimore. The joint-venture is the second for the two companies, who will open Tanger Outlets National Harbor during the holiday selling season this year. The Clarksburg center will be branded as Tanger Outlets, with both companies working on... more >>


$1 million makeover under way at Oshkosh

Horizon Group Properties, owner of the Outlet Shoppes at Oshkosh (Wis.), is nearly finished with a $1 million facelift of the 24-year-old center. The center has experienced a surge of new retail, which Horizon says is the catalyst for many of the improvements that started last year and will finish in June. In the past three years, more than 30 percent of the center’s 270,600 sf has been... more >>


Freeport Retail to manage Austrian outlet center

Freeport Retail has taken over the management of Fashion Outlet Villaggio, which is 35 minutes east of Vienna and adjacent to McArthurGlen’s 453,200-sf Designer Outlet Parndorf. The 100,000-sf phase 1 of Fashion Outlet Villaggio, developed by Zwerenz & Krause and APM Holding, opened in spring 2012. A 35,000-sf phase 2 is scheduled to open in 2014. The center’s 41 tenants include Betty... more >>


Overheard

"Our portfolio associated with value retail is a little over 34 percent of our business. In 2011 it generated $1.2 billion of our NOI. And it is growing." - David Simon, CEO of Simon Property GroupSee more details in the March 2013 VRN more >>


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