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VRN Appoints New Editor

  The International Council of Shopping Centers has named Duke Ratliff as the new managing editor of Value Retail News (VRN), International Outlet Journal (IOJ), Specialty Retail Report and Global Outlet News.   Ratliff comes to ICSC with more than two decades of editorial experience covering retail, consumer products and real estate. Most recently, he was the editor in chief of HFN, where... more >>

Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Becomes Sole Owner of Tanger Outlets Westgate

  Tanger Factory Outlet Centers acquired its partner’s ownership interests of the 331,739-sf center, according to Arizona Business Daily.   The upscale center features 95 brand name and designer outlet stores including Brooks Brothers Factory Store, Banana Republic Factory Store and Michael Kors. Its location, off Interstate 10 at Glendale Avenue, is nine miles from Phoenix, within the... more >>

Palm Beach Outlets Wins Readers’ Choice Award

  Palm Beach Outlets (Fla.) was voted the number one Southern Shopping spot in the 2016 Groups Today Readers’ Choice Awards, and will be featured in the November/December issue of Groups Today magazine.   Out of 14 shopping destinations, the 500,000-sf Palm Beach Outlets was voted best. Groups Today --a travel planning tool for travel planners --has conducted the Readers’ Choice Awards... more >>

Outlets at the Border Set for “Ped” Boost

  The Outlets at the Border expects a hefty sales spike from PedWest, the new thoroughfare which opened last week linking pedestrians between Tijuana, Mexico, and San Diego. The new structure creates convenient access to the 133,200-sf center, as it becomes a new thoroughfare for all walking visitors and shoppers crossing in both directions.   PedWest’s entrance is at Virginia Avenue,... more >>

Steven B. Tanger Inducted as Honorary Member of Association of Ohio Commodores

  Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. President and CEO Steven B. Tanger was inducted into the Association of Ohio Commodores at the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the new 350,000-sf Tanger Outlets Center Columbus (Ohio). Tanger was formally appointed as an honorary member of the Association of Ohio Commodores by Governor John R. Kasich, in recognition of the positive economic impact of... more >>

Realm Appoints Chris Davis Center Manager of Clarks Village

  Clarks Village, the United Kingdom’s first-ever outlet center, hired Chris Davis as center manager. Davis has had a varied career, working with numerous brands including Reebok, AllSaints, Ted Baker, Fat Face and Levi’s. He will lead the retail, marketing and operations teams to drive performance at the award-winning, 90-store outlet destination in Street, Somerset.   “Chris is a key... more >>

Nick Dialynas Joins Craig Realty Group

  Nick Dialynas was hired as the senior leasing executive for Craig Realty Group’s 171,300-sf Outlets at Barstow (Calif.) and the 580,000-sf Outlets at San Clemente (Calif.) properties. In this position, he will be responsible for leasing strategy development and execution. Dialynas has more than 30 years of diverse retail leasing experience, serving in national leasing and management... more >>

Peter Pan Flies at Gretna Gateway Outlet Village

  A 3-D artwork inspired by JM Barrie’s Peter Pan has been created at the 126,000-sf Gretna Gateway Outlet Village.   The piece, created by internationally renowned pavement artist Julian Beever, boasts its own fairies, pirates and a Lost Boy. It was created to raise awareness of Peter Pan’s links with Gretna, Dumfriesshire region of Scotland, and a multi-million pound campaign to... more >>

Retail Analyst Dana Telsey to Speak at VRN Convention

  Dana Telsey, CEO and chief research officer of Telsey Advisory Group, will deliver the keynote address at the 2016 VRN National Outlet Convention. The event will be held Sept. 26-27 at the New York Hilton and Towers.   Well-known in retail circles, Telsey will speak to the world’s largest gathering of outlet executives on “Key Trends Impacting the Consumer, Retail and Outlet... more >>

DOC&R Seeks Nominations for the Outlet Hall of Fame

  Developers of Outlet Centers & Retailers is seeking nominations for the 2016 Outlet Hall Fame, which will be held during the VRN National Outlet Convention in New York, Sept. 26-27. Since 2005, the Outlet Hall of Fame has honored those who have worked tirelessly to expand and shape the outlet industry in every area of development and retailing. All members of the Hall of Fame have... more >>

VRN National Convention Information

  The 2016 VRN National Outlet Convention, previously called the VRN Fall Outlet Convention, has a full program. This will include a pre-convention event on Sept. 25, as well as 13 hours of deal making, a networking cocktail reception, presentation of the Outlet Retail Chain Awards and the Outlet Hall of Fame at the seated luncheon, plus a half day of educational sessions targeting top... more >>


Duke Ratliff
Managing Editor
+1 646 728 3570

Natasha Reed
Editorial/Production Assistant
+1 646 728 3558


Sally Stephenson
Director of National Accounts,
Outlets and Specialty Leasing
+1 847 835 1617

Michael Belli
Business Development
+1 714 313 1942

Amie S. Leibovitz
Business Development
+1 773 360 1179


Sheila Charton
Business Development
+1 646 728 3545



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