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New England Development opens Asheville Outlets

New England Development tonight will celebrate the grand opening of Asheville (N.C.) Outlets with a its Open Doors Open Hearts Charity Preview Night. The $20 price of each ticket will go to one of 20 local charities, as selected by each purchaser. NED will hold the ribbon cutting tomorrow morning, May 1, at the 350,000-sf center, its second outlet center after opening Palm Beach Outlets in... more >>

By the Numbers

The world’s 35 largest outlet centers – those that are 500,000 sf or bigger – are mostly found in North America. Twenty-five of the world’s largest are in the U.S., and three are in Canada. Two large outlet centers are in China and two more are in Australia. The 35 centers total more than 23 million sf, or about one-fourth of the world’s total outlet GLA of 96 million sf. Chelsea... more >>

Tanger readies for the May 21 Foxwoods opening

Tanger Factory Outlet Centers is in final preparations for its May 21 opening of the 314,000-sf Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn., which is owned and operated by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. The $120 million project is a JV with Gordon Group Holdings that is integrated into the Foxwoods hotel-casino-entertainment complex. The... more >>

VRN Twitter alerts surpass 20,000 reads monthly

VRN tweets make more than 20,000 impressions each month. Tune into the latest in outlet center development news and analysis via @ValueRetailNews. More than 600 current followers receive news-alert tweets several times weekly from VRN via our Twitter site: the site and discover why companies including CBL Properties, Cherokee Nation, Empire Outlets NYC,... more >>

Nebraska Crossing 100 percent leased, plans expansion

Owner-operator OTB Destination has reached the 100 percent leased mark for Nebraska Crossing Outlets in Gretna, with the signing of three new tenants. The Fragrance Outlet targeted a May opening; Express Factory Outlet is due to open in July, and The North Face is to debut in August. The 315,000-sf center opened in November 2013. OTB said sales were $140 million for the first 12 months.... more >>

10,000 subscribers and growing: Global Outlet NewsBrief

If you like reading Global Outlet NewsBrief and know someone who'd like to receive it regularly, click the "FORWARD" button to have a copy emailed to him or her. They'll find it easy to subscribe or to opt out at any time. Every two weeks the editors of VRN and IOJ provide up-to-the-minute news and follow-up analysis on: outlet industry pipeline updates, outlet chain activity, outlet... more >>

Authentic Brands buys Jones NY, taps Mark Weber

Authentic Brands Group has acquired the Jones New York brand for an undisclosed sum from Sycamore Partners. ABG named Mark Weber strategic advisor for the brand. Weber's record includes eight years as CEO of luxury brand house LVMH and a stint as president and CEO of PVH. At the start of 2015 Sycamore decided to close all 127 Jones New York outlet stores in North America. ABG has not... 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 >>

Horizon refinances three outlet centers

Horizon Group Properties has refinanced a loan secured by three outlet centers: The Outlet Shoppes at Burlington, Wash., The Outlet Shoppes at Fremont, Ind., and The Outlet Shoppes at Oshkosh, Wis. The new, 10-year loan of $56.7 million bears interest at 4.5 percent and was provided by Starwood Mortgage Capital. Horizon used the loan to pay down a prior loan and received $3 million... more >>

Simon opens outlet expansions in Japan, S. Korea

Simon opened a 136,000-sf expansion at Shisui Premium Outlets on April 17, adding 62 new stores to the center. Simon and its JV partner Mitsubishi Estate Co. opened Shisui in April 2013 at 241,000 sf; phase 2 brings the center to 375,000 sf and 183 tenants, including several with their first outlet stores in Japan: Chums, Nudie Jeans and Traditional Weatherwear. Shisui is just off the... more >>

Value Retail Bicester outlets expansion approved

Value Retail's intention to expand Bicester Village in Oxfordshire, England has advanced with district council approval of plans for a 56,000-sf expansion. The plans adopted local governments' requests for such amenities as bicycle and pedestrian links to the Bicester town center and train station as well as improved channeling of highway traffic. The expansion will accommodate about 28... more >>


"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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