Grand Prairie opens
Merchants in Paragon Outlet Partners’ fully-leased, $100 million outlet center in Texas, anchored by Bloomingdale’s The Outlet Store and Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th,
hardly had time to catch their breath during the four-day opening.
2012 Outlet Retail Chain Awards
The 2012 ORCAs, presented during the VRN outlet convention in Secaucus, Sept. 10-11, drew the largest audience since their inception. The “Best” chains this year
included Coach Factory Store (visual merchandising), Levi’s Outlet (value equation), Michael Kors (customer service), New York & Company (new outlet chain), Tommy
Hilfiger (marketing program) and Under Armour (overall excellence).
2012 Hall of Fame
Five years ago the industry trade group Developers of Outlet Centers & Retailers created the Outlet Hall of Fame to honor the executives who have played - and in some cases
still play - an important role in the industry’s success. This year’s class of inductees includes four industry pioneers: Steve Craig, Betty Ende, Brad Evans and Elise