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Outlets Implement E-commerce Platforms

More than 3 million people have visited The Village, in Villefontaine, France. Unlike most outlets, though, this one, by Compagnie de Phalsbourg and Freeport Retail, offers an additional way to shop: “We claim to be the first digital outlet in the world,” said Mathieu Boncour, director of institutional relations at Paris-based Compagnie de Phalsbourg. “We have worked with our brands to... more >>

Online Retailer Vipshop to Buy Shan Shan Outlets

Vipshop Holdings Limited, based in Gangzhou, China, has entered into a share purchase agreement to acquire Shan Shan Outlets, which operates five centers, for RMB2.9 billion (about $42 million). Headquartered in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, China, Shan Shan Outlets currently operates five outlets in Ningbo, Taiyuan, Harbin, Zhengzhou and Nanchang, with another five outlets in the... more >>

McArthurGlen and HMSHost Expand Partnership

McArthurGlen is extending its partnership with HMSHost International, a provider of food-and-beverage locations. This expansion of the relationship will see HMSHost open two new restaurants at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Ashford, in Kent, England, in October 2019. The new agreement builds on the experience of the cooperation of eight locations at the Designer Outlet Roermond in the... more >>

Calvin Klein Men’s Opens First Outlet at Orlando Vineland Premium

Calvin Klein Men’s has opened its inaugural store at Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets, in Orlando, Fla. The shop was formerly Calvin Klein Accessories. Meanwhile, Levi’s Outlet Store relocated and expanded more than 2,000 square feet. “We always look to bring the best brands to our shoppers, all at a great value,” said Donald Dooley, area general manager at Orlando Premium Outlets.... more >>

Retail Sales Grew 3.8 Percent in June

Retail sales for June (excluding motor vehicles and gasoline) rose by 3.8 percent from June of last year, on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Among the strongest performers were health and personal-care retailers, which saw sales climb by 5.5 percent. Non-store retail (a category that includes all online sales, including those processed by physical... more >>


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