Value Retail News: March, 2014

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March 2014

COVER STORY

2014 State of the Outlet Industry
VRN's highly anticipated, comprehensive outlet industry stats are based on data collected for the most recent versions of the Value Retail Directory and the Global Outlet Project Directory.

Outlet Tenant Report
Five dozen new chains, higher sales – and higher rents – are just some of the highlights from the latest research on outlet tenancy.

Outlet Centers Report
With 11 openings in 2013 and 11 planned for this year, North America’s outlet industry is showing growth that’s both robust and controlled.

FEATURED COVERAGE

NRF recap
Industry gurus and top technology drew 30,000 attendees to NRF’s 103rd annual conference January.

Outlet Outlook
For many retailers, December wasn’t as bad as it could have been, but January wasn’t as good for all the usual reasons.

Inside Luxury Retailing
On a frosty December day in New York City, 85 executives huddled at the Luxury FirstLook Strategy 2014 conference.


Checking on Merrimack
When a writer goes outlet shopping in New England, diligent store staff and extra discounts keep the cash registers ringing.

Outlets of Maui opens
Outlets of Maui, the nation’s only waterfront outlet center, opens in December after a $19.5 million conversion.

PBO looks sweet
At VRN presstime in early February, Palm Beach Outlets was at full throttle getting ready for its Valentine’s Day opening.

New projects snapshot
In the last six months, 20 new-construction/ phase 1 projects have been added to the 2014 VRN Global Outlet Project Directory.

Sizzle or Fizzle?
A couple of those much dreaded outlet-center site fights have fizzled while others are still sizzling.

First look at 2015
It’s not too soon to look at outlet centers planning to open in 2015. VRN checks on four of the 35.

Webinar: Outlet Consumers
An ICSC webinar held in December put the focus on consumer research conducted by VRN and August Partners.

Grand Rewards
A new loyalty program at the Outlet Shops of Grand River has a twist: It tracks spending.