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October 10, 2012

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  • Dubai developer plans high-end outlet mall
    Developer Meraas Holding plans to build a 160-store outlet mall not far from Dubai's Mall of the Emirates, the company said. The outlet mall will be modeled after a European village and will be built in two phases, with the first phase to include 100 luxury brands; it's one of a slew of new retail projects slated to rise this year and next. The National (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates) (10/9) Email this Story
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  • Target debuts C9 Active Apparel concept
    Target has expanded its C9 by Champion active wear line with the opening of C9 Active Apparel, a 3,000-square-foot concept store that sits below San Francisco's CityTarget store. The store is a standalone brand and the first non-Target store the company has opened since it ended a five-year run with Everyday Hero stores in 1997. Women's Wear Daily (subscription required) (10/10) Email this Story
  • Outlet centers aim for high-end tenants
    More outlet centers are targeting high-end brands as tenants. For owners, this wooing process has gotten easier as retailers witness the profits generated in outlet centers, says Steven Tanger, CEO of Tanger Factory Outlet Centers. REIT.com (10/9) Email this Story
  Business Best Practices 
  • Analysis: More attention needs to be paid to reputational risk
    Reputational risk is a growing concern for all companies, especially as there is no one executive in a company that will "own" this problem, Caroline McDonald writes. Risks to a company's reputation can be particular insidious as supply chains become more complex, McDonald writes. CFO.com (10/8) Email this Story
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