Value Retail News: September, 2014

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September 2014


Charlotte Premium Outlets opens
Simon and Tanger team up to develop the first retail center in Charlotte, N.C., in nearly a decade.

Kentucky Welcomes Outlets
Horizon and CBL open Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass in a Kentucky primed for the real deal: upscale tenants in a good-looking center.


2014 countdown continues
VRN updates 11 outlet centers opening in 2014, with a closer look at five openings in August and October.

Outlet Pipeline 2015-17
With 49 centers hoping to be up and running in a two-year period, VRN looks at the progress of 21 that have schedule 2015 opening dates.

Planned expansions
Developers are adding more than 2.5 million sf to existing outlet centers.

More GLA in Vermont
A 20,000-sf expansion to Vanderbilt Equities� Manchester (Vt.) Designer Outlet opened July 5.

Focusing on consumers
Mike Ernst, the former president-retail of Hanesbrands, offers advice on how to galvanize shopper behavior and store management, with a focus on metrics and motivation.

Chains Post Gains
Direct-to-consumer sales divisions were key to better performance at several major brands during the first half of 2014.

Disrupt We Must
The theory of disruptive innovation is put into practice by a panel of pros.

Internet Misses the Mark
A web consultant probes the slack marketing efforts of some highly rated merchants in the Internet Retailer 500.

Lost Midnight Madness
Industry advocate David Ober brings to light outlet retailers� concerns over Midnight Madness.

Attracting China�s travelers
Through this tourist-savvy portal, Wrentham Village Premium Outlets tests sophisticated ways to augment its Asian traffic.

Consumer Research: How Brands matter
A national survey by VRN and August Partners shows how brands and co-tenancies affect the volume and type of consumers attracted by outlet centers.