VRN - January/February 2017

January/February 2017



Expectations for the New Year

Top executives reveal their hopes for 2017, and how they plan to maximize sales.


Planned Centers

Many of the industry’s biggest developers have key projects scheduled to open this year.

Making Deals in NYC

The outlet center industry participated in the International Council of Shopping Center’s second-biggest annual event.

Clarksburg Opens

Clarksburg Premium Outlets, serving the D.C. region, opens to much fanfare.

Tanger Hits the Beach

HGTV’s Property Brothers and a fashion- loving crowd shows up for Tanger Outlets Daytona Beach’s grand opening.


News Up Front

Nebraska Crossings expands with new stores from H&M and Ulta Beauty; McArthurGlen begins work on Phase 2 of the Designer Outlet Vancouver Airport; Neinver and TIAA add six European centers to their joint venture.

Retail Outlook

Steve Madden marks its seventh consecu- tive quarter of same-store-sales growth; Kate Spade enjoys a strong quarter; Coach is on course to meet its goals for the fiscal year.

Development Briefs

Legends Outlets keeps growing with open- ings of Kansas-based businesses; Outlets of Mississippi adds a local men’s apparel shop; Gap and Guess Outlets open at Dartmouth Crossing.