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Outlet Centers Find New Possibilities as a Sister Solution

by Mitchell Brown / March 14, 2017

The retail industry received a clear message earlier this month about the opportunity outlet centers hold for future success.

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European Outlet Centers Are Attractions unto Themselves

by Mitchell Brown / February 8, 2017

As cultural as the presentation might intend to be, European Outlet sales figures are what have turned the concept from experiment to trend.

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For Outlet Centers, It’s Boom Time

by Mitchell Brown / January 11, 2017

Last month, TORG’s David Hinkle provided the signature quote for a Chain Store Age article on the increase in outlet retailer locations and the related boom in outlet center traffic. “When you’ve got about 215 outlet centers spread around the U.S. and 12 new ones open, that’s significant growth,” Mr. Hinkle told the online magazine. […]

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TORG Principal David Hinkle Reveals Why Outlet Retail is Rapidly Expanding

by Mitchell Brown / January 3, 2017

Finding a New Outlet “New retailers and new consumers (read: millennials) discovering value retail, and that means more outlet centers in more locales in more different configurations.” Chain Store Age covers the significant rise of outlet centers across the United States in their November/December issue, quoting TORG Principal David Hinkle as to the why and how of […]

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Retailers Are Enjoying The Happiest of Holidays

by Mitchell Brown / December 22, 2016

If you think increases in online shopping have signaled the demise of the in-store, in-person retail experience, don’t try making that point to any of the 99 million plus U.S. consumers who are crowding malls and shopping centers this holiday season. Some holiday consumer spending reports propose a rise in online shopping comes at the […]

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The Rise of the Urban Outlet

by Mitchell Brown / December 20, 2016

According to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) 2014 World Urbanization Prospects (a biannual report), 66% of the world’s population is projected to be urban dwellers by 2030 up from the current 54%. Right now, a whopping 82% of North America’s population lives in urban areas and that number is […]

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Be Closer to Your Customer Base In a Digital Age

by Mitchell Brown / December 1, 2016

There is a growing trend in the retail industry of online retailers opening brick and mortar stores to create more synergy.

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Celebrities, Charity Walk Mark Celebration Pointe Opening

by Mitchell Brown / November 3, 2016

As seen in The Gainesville Sun on November 2, 2016 by Anthony Clark. If he wanted to, NASCAR star Tony Stewart could drive over the new bridge over Interstate 75 when he visits the new Bass Pro Shops Sportsman’s Center in Gainesville next Wednesday, provided his car was street legal. Two upcoming events will herald […]

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A Shifting Future For Outlets

by Mitchell Brown / September 9, 2016

Appeared in the September 2016 issue of Shopping Center Business Magazine. By: Katie Sloan A marked shift in consumer mentality has been seen in the years following the Great Recession. Shoppers – both young and old – are seeking value and quality in whatever they buy. That trend has especially been felt in the outlet […]

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The [Non-Existent] Made for Outlet (MFO) Conundrum

by Mitchell Brown / August 29, 2016

The TODAY Show Puts Outlet vs. Retail Shopping to the Test The Outlet Resource Group Weighs In On the Winner August 29, 2016 –The TODAY Show took to the streets of Manhattan to see if customers could actually tell the difference when it comes to shopping retail goods vs. made for outlet goods (MFO) because […]

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