VRN - March 2017
Outlet centers keep inventing ways to attract dollar-dropping tourists.
Macerich: always Fashionable
Jamie Bourbeau reveals how Macerich attracts fashion-minded shoppers.
Outlet centers are taking “green” to new levels.
Texas gets a double dose of new outlet centers with the openings of The Outlets at Corpus Christi Bay and The Outlet Shoppes at Laredo.
Spring Deal Making
Co-chairs Michelle Waak and Charlie Devine discuss why the VRN Spring Outlet Retail Deal Making is a must-attend event.
Real estate investment trusts press ahead with key projects and developments.
Retailers must respond to the changing nature of upscale offerings.
New Up Front
DOC&R names new board members; Assembly Row adds more outlets; Finland’s Zsar reveals retailers; The Outlet to relaunch as The Boulevard; Outlets of Mississippi’s charitable efforts.
Lululemon reports profit increase; Finish Line narrows its assortment; Guess’s rev- enue is up in China; Selena Gomez named spokesperson for Coach; jewelry performs well at Claire’s.
Great Lakes Crossing reports Michigan firsts; Geddis joins Woodmont; Tirado, Perez named at Corpus Christi Bay; CBRE adds Skye Group; Ontario Mills rings in the Year of the Rooster.