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September 1, 2016 FORWARD | ADVERTISE

Renovation Begins at Medford

  Ultra Outlets USA, which purchased the Medford (Minn.) Outlet Center in February, has begun an extensive multi-million dollar renovation and rebranding program.     A comprehensive plan to modernize and convert Medford Outlet Center to Ultra Outlets of Medford will take place in three phases over the next 18 months and includes major improvements to the infrastructure, design and... more >>

Vaughan Mills Adds Nordstrom Rack

  Nordstrom will open a 35,000-square-foot Nordstrom Rack at Vaughan Mills, in Toronto, Ontario. The store is scheduled to open in spring 2018.   The new Nordstrom Rack at Vaughan Mills, owned and managed by Ivanhoe Cambridge, will join tenants including HR2, Winners, H&M, Forever 21, J.Crew and Lululemon.   Nordstrom Rack is the off-price retail division of Nordstrom, offering apparel,... more >>

Tanger Factory Outlet Centers to Make NASCAR Debut

  Tanger Factory Outlet Centers will be the primary sponsor on Martin Truex Jr.'s No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota for the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday, Sept. 3.   The sponsorship will be the first NASCAR involvement for Tanger Outlets.    "Tanger Outlets is known for its competitive spirit and partnerships with winning brands," said Steven B.... more >>

Celebration Pointe Announces On-Site Leadership

  Celebration Pointe, a mixed-use development that includes outlet shopping—located in the heart of Gainesville, Fla.—has announced two appointments to its on-site management team: Sean McIntosh is the new senior vice president of asset management, and Denny Moore was named director of leasing.   “The development team is proud to announce these two appointments to the on-site team,”... more >>

Designer Outlet Swindon Adds Reiss

  Designer Outlet Swindon in Wiltshire, England, has added a U.K.-based fashion brand Reiss store.   The 2,000-sf unit will showcase the best of the brand’s menswear, womenswear and accessories, according to Swindon Business News. At Designer Outlet Swindon, Reiss joins high-end fashion and lifestyle brands including Jaeger, Osprey London and Ted Baker. The new Swindon store is one of... more >>

Palm Beach Outlets to Showcase Fast and Furious Lykan

  Palm Beach Outlet will attract shoppers with a featured car from “The Fast and the Furious” series—a $3.4 million Lykan HyperSport.   The car will be shown at the outlets’ Cars & Coffee Palm Beach event on Sunday, Sept. 4, from 9 a.m. till noon.   The event marks the third anniversary of Cars & Coffee, a monthly gathering of south Florida’s finest automobiles presented by Art of Speed... more >>

Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores Celebrates With Expansion Plans

  Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores is celebrating its 20th anniversary this month, along with announcing an expansion.   The Orlando center, which has nearly doubled in size since opening in 1996, is hosting a red carpet event for the hospitality industry on October 20, and a festival for the public on October 22.  Money will be raised to support the Sunshine Foundation.   Meanwhile, the... 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 >>

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 >>


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