Value Retail News: October, 2013

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October 2013


Meet Me in St. Louis
Two outlet projects open in the St. Louis suburb of Chesterfield, Mo.
St. Louis Premium Outlets
Simon Property Group’s 350,000-sf center opens 100 percent leased on Aug. 22.
Taubman Prestige Outlets
Taubman Centers opens its 310,000-sf center with a mix of outlet and regional tenants on Aug. 1.


Seven Left to Open
Seven more outlet centers – three phase 1 and four redevelopments totaling 2.5 million sf – will open by the end of the year.

Class of 2008 Revisited
VRN checks to see how many of 44 announced projects from 2008 have opened in the ensuing five years.

The Outlet Pipeline
VRN provides charts and updates on all planned outlet development activity, from phase 1 projects and conversions/redevelopments to outlet-center expansions in the U.S. and Canada.

Outlet Outlook
Marie Driscoll checks in with Coach, Jones, Steve Madden, Abercrombie & Fitch, American Eagle Outfitters and Toys R Us to find out what those companies are doing in their outlet chains.

Outlets suit Haggar
Haggar Clothing Co. is bullish on outlets, and why not – the 87-year-old apparel company sees plenty of opportunity and expansion potential in today’s growing sector.

REIT Report
VRN listens in on earning calls with financial analysts to hear what Macerich, Simon Property Group and Tanger Factory Outlet Centers are saying about their outlet portfolios.

The Outlet Consumer
VRN and August Partners team up for an exclusive study on consumers and outlet retailing.

Check It Through!
Travelers flying in and out of O’Hare International Airport will find shopping at Fashion Outlets of Chicago easy with the center’s baggage check service, a first for any retail center.