VRN - December 2016

December 2016



Tsawwassen Opens

Ivanhoé Cambridge’s mammoth Tsawwassen Mills opens just in time for holiday, hybrid shopping.


Outlet Retail Chain Awards

VRN celebrates the 2016 ORCA winners.

Hall of Fame Inductees

Mike Ernst, Tony Galvin, Tom Hall and Robin Klein were named to DOC&R’s Hall of Fame.

Latin Market

Developers are diversifying their portfolios to meet the demand of shoppers and retailers.

Social Media: Cornhuskers Take the Title

Nebraska Crossing Outlets leads the way with creating shopper interest through Facebook and Twitter.

Retail Outlook

Express is expanding its outlet center offerings; Saks OFF 5TH is opening in Germany; H&M is in growth mode.

Holiday Predictions

Shoppers are expected to spread a little more Christmas cheer this year.

Fashionable Art

Macerich invests $1 million in the The Collection at Fashion Outlets of Chicago.


Buena Vista Factory Stores rolled out the red carpet to celebrate its 20th anniversary.

Harbor Cruise

VRN Outlet Convention attendees boarded a DOC&R dinner boat cruise to see New York Harbor and the future site of Empire Outlets.


News Up Front

Tanger breaks ground in Forth Worth, Texas; Remembering George Stern; Outlets of Little Rock celebrates.

Development Briefs

Retailers celebrate the holidays; Tulare adds Converse; Kenvelo opens at Fashion House Outlet Centre Bucharest; Ontario Mills enjoys a slew of store openings.