VRN - October 2015

October 2015



Simon’s Summer

Simon’s leasing, marketing and development teams had a busy summer with the opening of Gloucester Premium Outlets and major expansions in California and Illinois.

Loving the Philly market

The opening of Gloucester Premium Outlets gives the developer another presence in the lucrative Philadelphia market.

Boosting the SF market

An added 185,000 sf gives SFPO a certain superlative status that just happens to characterize the region.

Pumping up Chicago

Simon keeps pace in the sizzling Chicago outlet-center market with a 250,000-sf expansion.


5 steps to one-on-one

The ultimate goal of personalization is offering and operating a one-to-one shopping experience.


News Up Front

Tom McGee named new ICSC president and CEO; NED names Outlets of Little Rock tenants; Simon announces Hartford Premium Outlets; Blackstone buys SkyView.

Outlet Outlook

Mixed bag: Retailers show strength in outlet chains, but struggle with full-price business and consumers primed to change brands. Second-quarter results and new strategies from Coach, Kate Spade, Nordstrom, Macy’s and Amazon.

Consumer Snapshots

Kellogg’s consumer reputation soars; mail-order catalogs bolster omnichannel; a shopper “Fail” for every retail level; mobile-pay update.

Development Briefs

Tsawwassen Mills eyes fall 2016 opening; Citadel Outlets cleans Commerce; St. Augustine Outlets’ grand reopening; staff news at Ivanhoé Cambridge, Charming Charlie and Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets; leasing activity.