Value Retail News: March, 2008

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Value Retail News

March 2008

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Cover Story

13 Trends for 2008
Value Retail News looks to the past to understand the coming year, noting 13 main trends, including one that says large, well-managed and better leased centers will continue to prosper.


In-Flight Maneuvers
Three Colorado outlet centers owned by Craig Realty Group score a marketing hit when they partner with Frontier Airlines for an in-flight marketing program.

Four Programs Honored
Four outlet-center programs receive promotional Shop America’s SASI Awards (Shop America Salutes Innovation).

News from Zion
Zion Factory Stores in St. George, Utah, gets a new name - Outlets at Zion - after undergoing a $2.5 million facelift.

The Luxury Class
In a guest column, Milton Pedraza of the Luxury Institute explains six ways luxury brands can thrive during an economic downturn.


News Up Front
Charles E. Bloom Jr., who pioneered the upscale outlet center, passes away in January at age 83; changes are afoot for Cape Cod Factory Outlet Mall which has a new owner; Regency Centers’ Mary Lou Fiala will become ICSC’s 49th chairman; and the initial tenant list is announced for Houston Premium Outlets, slated to open this month.