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October 1, 2015 FORWARD | ADVERTISE

Outlet chains honored at VRN Fall Outlet Convention

More than 360 outlet industry professionals – developers, landlords, brokers and at least 130 retailers – gathered on Sept. 29 and 30 at the VRN Fall Outlet Convention in Secaucus, N.J. Deal making was brisk and determined as leasing pros from the brands met individually with the nearly 40 exhibitors. Retailers chose spaces and negotiated lease terms on space in more than 215 existing outlet... more >>

Tucson Premium Outlets opens

Simon today opened the 366,000-sf Tucson Premium Outlets in Marana, Ariz., with about 60 retailers doing business and another 30 soon to come. The site is off Interstate 10 at West Twin Peaks Road, about 12 miles north of downtown Tucson. Tenants include Adidas, Asics, Brooks Brothers, Christopher & Banks, Dressbarn, Express, Forever 21, Guess, Helzberg, Kay Jewelers, Levi's, Maurices,... more >>

IvanhoƩ breaks ground on Winnipeg outlets

Ivanhoé Cambridge and two JV partners broke ground Sept. 25 on Outlet Collection Winnipeg (Manitoba), a $200 million project with a targeted opening in May 2017. Ivanhoé is the majority partner on the 400,000-sf project, with support from real estate asset manager Harvard Development and developer Forster Projects, both based in Regina, Saskatchewan. The site is at the junction of... more >>

Ontario Mills renovation to add Uniqlo, North Face, 10 other stores in 2016

The Mills division of Simon is repurposing a section of Ontario (Calif.) Mills and adding some space to accommodate a dozen new tenants including The North Face and Uniqlo. Tenant Tommy Hilfiger will relocate to a 12,000-sf store in the new section from its current 7,000-sf space. The renovation is focused on turning the 107,000-sf space occupied until 2014 by J.C. Penney into a... more >>

Second J.Crew Mercantile: Gainesville, Va.

J.Crew will open the second of its J.Crew Mercantile formats prior to Black Friday, this store to be in the Promenade at Virginia Gateway in Gainesville, Va. The site is a 300,000-sf suburban lifestyle center operated by Peterson Cos. on Interstate 66 about 20 minutes west of the D.C. Beltway. Tenants include Charming Charlie, Francesca's, It'Sugar, Loft, Pinkberry, Soma Intimates and... more >>

Neinver opens Factory Warsaw Ursus expansion

Factory Ursus in Warsaw, Poland's first outlet center and Neinver's first FOC outside of Spain, is now the largest outlet center in that country. On Sept. 15 Neinver opened a 6,200-m2 expansion, which brings the 13-year-old center to 19,700 m2. The expansion hosts 26 new tenants including Cross Jeans, Geox, Mountain Warehouse, Pierre Cardin and Vans, bringing the center to more than 100... more >>

Prague Outlet gets direct airport-highway exit ramp

Prague Outlet is getting ready for its close-up with interior renovations, fresh landscaping and the convenience feature of a new ramp for direct access to the main entrance of Vaclav Havel Airport Prague. The 334,000-sf project, a redevelopment of the never-opened Galleria Moda enclosed shopping center, is a two-minute drive from the airport and about 10 miles west of downtown. The... more >>


"The Gloucester site is No. 4 in our Premium Outlets platform in terms of number and density of area households with incomes above $100,000 – and we're on the way to Atlantic City.” - Mark Silvestri, COO, Simon Premium Outlets, October 2015 VRN more >>

By the numbers

More than 22 million U.S. shoppers will pay by mobile in 2015 – a jump of nearly 42 percent from 2014 – for a total transaction value of almost $9 billion. By 2018, 57 million shoppers will use their mobile at point-of-sale. - Consumer Snapshots, October 2015 VRN 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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