VRN - September 2017

September 2017

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TORG Does It All

The Outlet Resource Group, headed by David Hinkle and Lisa Wagner, customizes its approach to each site and center.


By the Numbers

VRN’s State of the Industry Report shows openings in the sector have slowed, but remain steady.

Mermaid Parade

Simon Premium Outlets opened its amenities- filled center in Norfolk, Va., the city of mermaids.

That’s Entertainment

Live music, aquariums and even a drive-in movie theater are attracting shoppers to outlet centers.

WestPoint’s Return

WestPoint Home looks to outlet centers as it resurrects its retail strategy.


News Up Front

Barry Sturm remembered; Outlets at Kittery completes renovation; Westbrook Outlets unveils new name; outlets included in Margaritaville-inspired developments; Neinver to operate Montabaur.

Retail Outlook

Express plans to add outlets; Nike’s revenues climb significantly; H&M unveils Arket in Europe; Under Armour names Frisk COO.

Development Briefs

A local brewery to open at Outlets of Maui; Outlets at Lake George adds Beef Jerky Outlet; Armour and boots join El Paso mix; Canada Day yoga; playing at Concord Mills; Furry joins Macerich.