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    May 2015

    COVER STORY

    The Yalof Effect: Retail, Real Estate and Rock 'n' Roll
    Simon Premium Outlets' energetic CEO shares his guiding principles on taking outlet retailing into the future.


    FEATURED COVERAGE

    Outlet saturation: Fact or fiction?
    Reports of the outlet industry's impending saturation appear to be wildly exaggerated, even in the U.S.

    Outlet expansion pipeline
    Nineteen outlet expansions are planned in North America through 2016.


    Planned phase 1 chart
    No fewer than 48 phase 1 centers – comprising nearly 18 million sf – are planned through 2017.

    Briefings on projects new to the pipeline
    Newest of the new: Nine planned projects jumped into VRN's phase 1 outlet pipeline in the last six months.

    Outlet Outlook
    Outlets pep up teen retailers: Express Factory Outlets; Abercrombie & Fitch Outlets; American Eagle Outfitters.

    Simon's disrupters
    Simon Venture Group and Decoded Fashion forge a competition for finding retail technology startup companies.



    Center opening: Florentia Village Shanghai
    RDM and partners open their second designer outlet center in China, wooing brand-driven Chinese consumers.

    Outlets driving REITs
    VRN listens in on calls with Simon, Tanger, Macerich, Howard Hughes, Federal Realty, CBL & Associates, Calloway and RioCan.

    Guest Column:
    Lawsuits put focus on leases

    Landlords and tenants have a shared interest in explicitly recognizing the essential value – and definition – of made-for-outlet merchandise.

    Outlet/full-price crossovers
    When retailers convert their full-price mall stores into outlets, industry pundits are quick to see a trend that might not exist.

    Invasion of the full-pricers
    VRN/August Partners research shows that full-price retailers will certainly continue to tenant outlet centers as they follow the money spent by the industry's most frequent shoppers.

    Why mobile wallets matter
    Neiman Group launches mobile wallets – the parent of Last Call is one of the first retailers to launch an app for store purchasing. Will others follow?



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    VRN Fall Outlet Leasing & Marketing Convention
    28 - 30 September, 2015
    Secaucus, NJ
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    7-8 December, 2015
    New York, NY
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