Value Retail News: August, 2013

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August 2013


30 Years and Counting
VRN celebrates 30 years of covering outlet retailing with a perspective on the industry from a half dozen outlet veterans.


Outlets Aren't for Sissies
With its CAM charges, fat leases, site fights, and intense marketing, outlet retailing is a unique business model.

Keeping Your Enemies Close
Instead of viewing today’s Internet giants as rivals, retailers should consider cooperating with them.

To Agree or Not Agree
When the subject is tax reform, you can be sure a debate on capital gains, static scores and revenue neutrality can’t be far behind.

Hidden Factors Influence Growth
Retail expansion is more complicated than simply wanting to open a few new stores.

Doing Business in Canada
Panelists at RECon are candid about the challenges and advantages of taking their retail concepts North; Tanger and RioCan break ground on two projects

Canada Update
A JV agreement with McArthurGlen gives Simon another foot in Canada; Ivanhoe Cambridge starts on Niagara; Toronto Premium Outlets preps for opening.

Blue Skies Shine on Outlet BBQ
Perfect weather, perfect food and goodiestuffed swag bags greeted outlet execs who attended the 19th annual Pig N Whistle BBQ.


News Up Front
Simon Property Group acquires Woodburn outlet center; Laredo is back on the outlet map; 100,000-sf expansion opens at Tulalip; Gran Plaza announces more pre-opening leases; Empire Outlets on Staten Island to open in 2016; Woodmont markets a Texas site; WS markets Connecticut; Tejon Ranch announces opening date.

Retailers mine data; in-store experience slips as an information source; retail works are pretty depressed; Americans say their personal finances could be better; tips for attracting 15-34-yearolds; Chinese e-tail is a different animal.