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August 21, 2015 FORWARD | ADVERTISE

Simon opens Gloucester, expands San Francisco

Simon and its JV partner PREIT opened Gloucester (N.J.) Premium Outlets on August 13, attracting overflow traffic to the 376,000-sf center's 75 stores. Another 15 to 20 retailers will open soon. Simon Premium Outlets CEO Stephen Yalof, on hand for the ribbon cutting, noted that the center's town-square common area is among the largest such features in the Simon portfolio. "We wanted to... more >>

Woodmont granted bond help for outlet center near Wichita

The Woodmont Company of Fort Worth, Texas, reached a financial milestone in its quest to develop Outlets of Wichita in Park City, Kan. In late July the Park City Council granted its approval for industrial revenue bonds to be exempted from sales tax during the construction, clearing the way for Woodmont to move forward on the project they estimate will cost from $60 million to $70... more >>

Genting UK names 19 tenants for Designer Outlet at the NEC

ResortsWorld Birmingham announced that 19 retailers have signed leases for Designer Outlet at the NEC in Birmingham, England, which is moving toward a yearend opening. The newly signed tenants are Antler, Bedeck, Bench, Clogau Gold, Ernest Jones, Gift Co., Hallmark, IT Luggage, Jeff Banks, Lindt, New Balance, North Face, Phase Eight, ProCook, Skechers, Skopes, Thorntons, Vans and Yves... more >>

Designer Outlets Wolfsburg mixes tenants and children

Several new retailers have opened this summer at Designer Outlets Wolfsburg in central Germany, and one in particular – Sigikid – took center stage in the center's Kids Festival promotion and charity fundraiser. Three existing kids stores joined the plush toy brand in the June 5 event, said Michael Ernst, center manager. "We decided to give €1 for each customer who shopped on that day... more >>

Horizon Group taps Dyer,  gives Slechta new oversight

Connie Dyer has been named Senior VP-Marketing at Horizon Group Properties; she joins the company from the Indianapolis Museum of Art, where she managed the marketing, public relations, visitor services, tourism, retail services, events and hospitality. Dyer has more than 20 years of experience in shopping center marketing, most recently as VP-Field Marketing for General Growth... more >>

Macerich adds three execs to its outlet-center team

Macerich has augmented its outlet center team as it continues to build up its presence in the industry, with two operating Fashion Outlets centers and two more in development. Lee Ra Johnson, Senior Manager of Outlet Leasing, has more than 10 years of outlet leasing experience, most recently as director of leasing at RED Legacy for its Legends Outlets Kansas City (Kan.) center as well... more >>

VRN Fall Outlet Convention:  Free Retailer Registration ends Monday!

The 2015 VRN Fall Outlet Convention, September 29-30 in Secaucus, N.J., will feature 15 hours of Deal Making with more than 125 retailers and 40 development companies occupying more than 75 stands and meeting rooms. North America, Europe, Asia – these executives will be scouting for business and working out leases for outlet centers worldwide. September 23 is the last day to save big on... more >>


"It's a very leveraged value equation: When you have outlets, offering name brands at outlet prices, and then add gaming to the mix, the result is unique...more folks in the gaming industry are looking to diversify revenues and retail is a good way to do that.” - Matt Armstrong, Gordon Group, August 2015 VRN more >>

By the numbers

The $127 million phase 5 expansion of McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Serravalle in Italy (which opened in 2000 and attracts more than 5 million shoppers each year) will add 134,550 sf and 70 retailers, bringing the center to 553,250 sf and nearly 400 tenants. - IOJ Centers of Interest 2015 more >>


An article in the August 2015 VRN incorrectly stated that loyalty points earned by the Foxwoods Resort Casino Rewards program are not honored at the new Tanger Outlets Foxwoods. Most retailers at the outlet center honor the Foxwoods Rewards program. more >>

Global Outlet NewsBrief: 10,931 subscribers via email

As the outlet center industry sustains its expansion in the U.S. and around the world – adding more than 5 million sf of retail GLA annually – VRN editors provide your every-other-week digest of developments, expansions, staff moves, retailer news, data and analysis. Global Outlet NewsBrief can also be your direct email channel to more than 10,000 fully engaged outlet industry insiders.... more >>

Stay current with @ValueRetailNews on Twitter

Who follows @ValueRetailNews on Twitter? Retailer leasing executives. Outlet center developers. Real estate advisors. Brand strategists. VRN tweets are retweeted by an amazing range of companies including: CBL Properties, Cherokee Nation, Empire Outlets NYC, Federal Realty Investment Trust, Howard Hughes, Kimco, Lowry Outlet, New England Development, Outlets at Little Rock, Outlets of... more >>

Outlet Agenda

ICSC New York National Conference Monday-Tuesday, December 7-8, 2015 Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, NYC This two-day event has become the cold-weather complement to RECon. More than 9,500 attended the 2014 edition. Deal making. Networking. How-to panels, research results, action plans and much more. Outlet industry colleagues form a key cohort of this vital and growing retail real... more >>


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