Value Retail News: October, 2014

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October 2014

COVER STORY

Outlets at Tejon Ranch
Spurred by a vigorous pre-opening marketing campaign, Southern Californians stampeded the new outlet center.

Twin Cities Premium Outlets
Paragon and Simon see huge potential for outlet success in the Minneapolis- Saint Paul market, looking to draw on its powerful tourism base.


FEATURED COVERAGE

Brands report Q2 results
Outlet doors continue to provide major upside difference for multi-format brand retailers: Kate Spade Outlet, Nordstrom Rack and AE Factory led their corporate sister divisions in sales growth; Aeropostale brings back CEO Geiger for turnaround try.


Physical stores still dominate
New research by A.T. Kearney shows bricks and clicks together create a potent combo, with stores the key to retailers winning consumer hearts and wallets.


DEPARTMENTS

News Up Front
Connecticut is full of planned projects; summer groundbreakings; Gap CEO opines on outlets; CrossIron Mills food court upgrades; outlet retail pioneer Cecil Sherman dies.

Consumer Snapshots
Resistance to mobile wallets stems from lack of trust; more than one-fifth of seniors buy apparel online; digical is the path forward; Black Friday key predictor – and ad inserts key tool; Southern shopping centers on a roll; sweet on super consumers.