VRN - August 2017

August 2017



Simon Unveils the New Woodbury Common

Woodbury Common’s multi-milliondollar makeover was much more than a facelift.


Pig ’N Whistle

The outlet industry once again converged on the Knights of Columbus in Washington Township, N.J., for the annual Pig ’N Whistle barbecue.

Personalized Marketing

Developers dig deep to target specific consumers.

V for Victory

Victory Sign Industries specializes in making advertising statements for outlet centers.


News Up Front

Bernstein named ICSC chairman; OKC Outlets’ rebranding has already started; Billund Designer Outlet, in Denmark, is set for a 2019 opening; Settlers Green grows with a 50,000-square-foot expansion; The Shops at Livermore breaks ground.

Retail Outlook

Chico’s enjoys a healthy sales gain in the first quarter; rue 21 files for Chapter 11; Ralph Lauren names new CEO; Michael Kors to close and renovate stores; J.Crew names Brett CEO.

Development Briefs

Arundel Mills upgrades its food pavilion; Celebration Pointe adds retailers and restaurants; Centralia Outlets keeps Nike Clearance; Outlets at Legends expands; Waterloo Premium keeps it local.