Value Retail News: April, 2010

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Value Retail News

April 2010


COVER STORY

Bullish on Outlets
It's no secret the outlet sector has done well in this economy; VRN looks at why, exploring the sector’s tenancy, development schedule, sales, occupancy and management techniques.


FEATURED COVERAGE

Up in the Air with Travelpro
The luggage-maker, famous for its rolling bag, got a big boost with a product placement in an Oscar-nominated best picture flick. But even before its supporting role in Up in the Air, Travelpro was a brand favorite among airline crews and road warriors.


Festival Foods
A new foodcourt tenant heroically brings deepfried Twinkies and other delicacies to shoppers at Arizona Mills, the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in the state.


Little Labels and 20 Below!
Two off-price retailers are planning to open as many as 10 stores each in the outlet sector this year as they focus on children’s apparel and below-$20 price points for men’s and women’s merchandise.


Consumer Snapshots
Fashion recovery depends, gasp, on women who spend, and they’re doing their part for the economy; luckily the rich are still going shopping even though e-retail is wigging out consumers, but not as much as tattooing does.


Fall Outlet Convention
In September, the VRN Fall Outlet Deal Making moves back to Secaucus, N.J., with an enhanced program on Monday, Sept. 27 and Tuesday, Sept. 28 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel & Convention Center Secaucus- Meadowlands.