Value Retail News: September, 2012

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September 2012


State of the Outlet Industry
Using data collected in 2012 and projected through Dec. 31 of this year, VRN finds the outlet sector continues to expand and evolve. VRN analyzes the data in a story and charts.


Outlet Outlook: Back to School
After carefully parsing the consumer behavior studied in reports from the Census Bureau, ICSC, Goldman Sachs, University of Michigan, Citi research, NPD Group and the Employment Policies Institute, Marie Driscoll concludes that the Back-to-School selling season should have been a good one for the outlet sector.

Cross-border Marketing
U.S. outlet chains might be wondering if they should actively market their U.S. border locations to Canadians.

Nike's New Concept
With athletics imbuing everything it does, Nike takes its outlet store design up a notch with a new concept aimed at giving the consumer a one-of-a-kind retail experience.

Glimcher's Collections
Glimcher Realty Trust, which has worked with outlet tenants for the last 15 years, has rebranded two of its value megamalls as Outlet Collection Jersey Gardens and Outlet Collection Seattle.

Outlets and Hybrids
Are outlets amenable to bonding with other formats? Our guest columnist looks at the question from many sides and comes up with a thoughtful answer.


UP Front
Simon and Taubman duke it out in St. Louis; Paragon steams toward two grand openings; Tanger progresses in Arizona and Texas; 54 retailers nominated for ORCAs; 16 centers plan grand openings in 2013.