Value Retail News: August, 2006

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August 2006

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Florida Whirlwind
Fear of more hurricanes fails to dampen the growth of outlet retailing in Florida. Despite the state grappling with four major storms last summer, several new and expanded outlet projects are on the way.


Fall Outlet Retail Convention
The outlet industry’s only dedicated annual convention is set for Sept. 11-13 in Orlando, bringing together components that will include a Deal Making hall, an educational program, a fashion show, retail awards and plenty of networking.


New at Niagara Falls
Eight months after it pulled a Niagara Falls outlet mall out of receivership, Talisman Companies launches a $15 million facelift and promotional campaign aimed at Canadian shoppers.


Tanger’s Twosome
Tanger Factory Outlet Centers will open two outlet projects this month, one near Wisconsin Dells, Wis., and the other in North Charleston, S.C.


Crate & Barrel
The 44-year-old retailer known for setting the standard for contemporary housewares and home furnishings is set to change its cautious growth strategy, especially in the outlet sector.


Press Centers Pushed
One of the most potent and overlooked opportunities in Website promotion is the online press center, which can can pay for itself while generating valuable - and free - coverage.


Gassing Up
AAA says higher gas costs won’t kill off family vacations this summer, and that could be good news for outlet projects nationwide.


About 150 outlet industry execs gathered for the 12th annual Pig-N-Whistle Barbecue in June in New Jersey - they come every year for the food and friendship.