Value Retail News

June/July 2018



Luxury Rules

Luxury brands continue to attract shoppers to outlet centers.


Pulling in the Crowds

Three European outlet development and management companies discuss the special events that have drawn the largest crowds to their centers.


News Up Front

The ICSC European Outlet Conference teaches attendees about the effects of the latest trends and technologies and discuss European outlet growth; Outlets at Corpus Christi Bay has a new logo and color scheme that are chalked full of meaning; Billund Designer Outlet is getting relaunched by Resolution Property.

Retail Outlook

Express continues to expand its outlet presence; Guess? attributes much of its 7.9 percent increase in total revenue to international operations; Brookfield Property Partners enter into a multibillion dollar deal to form a new REIT with GGP; Claire’s plans a restructuring of its finances after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy; Infiniti Research releases a report detailing opportunities for fashion retailers; Ascena sees a drop in net sales.

Development Briefs

The Was Group gets retained to lease The Lake District, a developmental retail project; Outlets of Des Moines announces four store openings; Outlets at San Clemente adds a 10-screen theater with full service dining and bar; Michael Kors opens at Settlers Green and White Mountain Cupcakery doubles its leased space;Napoly Menswear and The Cottage leave previous storefronts to open at Outlets of Mississippi; Delia brings almost 30 years of experience to Outlets at Corpus Christi Bay as marketing director and special leasing coordinator; Miromar Outlets welcomes Amazing Things 5D Theater for an interactive theater experience; Simon Premium Outlets and Tanger Factory Outlets leasing activities.