In Praise of Local Shoppers
Noting that regional shoppers are increasingly vital to outlet sales, marketers embrace this niche’s needs with some jazzed up efforts.
Executives from Maurices, Brown Shoe Company and Bijoux Terner talked about their chains’ expansion plans and secrets for success.
ORCA, Hall of Fame presentations
The sit-down luncheon on the convention’s second day was heart-warming and humorous as newcomers and veterans were honored for their contributions to the outlet industry.
Retail Consultant Robin Lewis drew shock from the audience when he said that in the future, outlet and full-price retailing would blend.
Honeymoon in Niagara
An aging center walks down the aisle with a new owner and finds a marriage filled with new tenants and a fresh makeover.
Chains Downsize Or Evaporate
Three brands that operate outlet chains - Timberland, London Fog and Bombay Company - announce cutbacks, store closings or liquidations.
News Up Front
News Up Front chronicles how the Midnight Madness promotion is gaining speed this year. Also highlighted are how Northeast Properties has acquired Tanger Outlet Center in Boaz, Ala., for
$2.1 million; Chelsea Property Group’s groundbreaking ceremony for New Jersey Premium Outlets in Tinton Falls, N.J.; and how Cordish Co., a developer of an outlet center in Atlantic
City, N.J., is reportedly negotiating to buy Trump’s Atlantic City casinos.