Value Retail News: May, 2011

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May 2011


Controlled Exuberance
Cushman & Wakefield, which has been comparing regional malls with outlet centers for more than a decade, sees signs that outlets are poised to gain a greater share of spending than ever before.


New to the Pipeline
Interest in outlet retailing continues to grow at a rapid pace, as new planned projects jump into the outlet pipeline, including 14 converting to outlet from traditional tenancy.

Planned Centers Chart
VRN’s exclusive research brings together all planned outlet projects into one convenient chart.

Chico’s Big Designs
Chico’s Outlets has new strategies for success, including expanding the chain to 100 stores and increasing made-for-outlet inventory.

Cool de Sac’s Options
A combination child-care center and health-oriented restaurant takes center stage with moms and kids at value megamalls.

Hilton Head I Reopens
Tanger Factory Outlet Centers’ 223,000-sf Hilton Head I center reopens in Bluffton, S.C., to traffic-stopping crowds.

Outlets Stay in Vegas
VRN’s exclusive research brings together all planned outlet projects into one convenient chart.

Planned Centers Chart
Simon Property Group puts a new face on the grande dame outlet mall in Las Vegas that has been a shopper favorite since 1993.

Canada Goes Outlet
Years after outlet retailing found new bases in Europe and Asia, the focus finally turns to Canada for the distribution channel’s expansion.

Crisis Management
Social media and a $1 million gift card program paid for by BP eased Silver Sands Factory Stores through the oil spill debacle – and its perceived impact.

Fashion Ambush
Outlets of Colorado teams up with Fox 21-TV for a huge promo that shows off resorts, tenants and fashion.

More Than Head Counts
Guest columnists David Lobaugh and Karen Fluharty show how, when and why consumers spend is key to making appropriate decisions on marketing and leasing programs.

Media is the Message
A new avenue for reaching consumers has become an essential part of the marketing roadmap.