McArthurGlen Designer Outlets

20 Years of Strategic Co-operation


McArthurGlen is Europe’s leading owner, developer and manager of Designer Outlets, and is the European leader in designer outlet retailing. Every year they attract approximately 75 million visitors to their centres and give them 30-70% discount on their favourite brands, all in attractive surroundings close to major tourist hubs.

McArthurGlen pioneered the Designer Outlet concept in Europe, changing the whole dynamic of luxury shopping and creating a brand new retail channel for brand-savvy UK & European customers. With over twenty centres across nine countries, McArthurGlen has built more outlet retail space in more European destinations than any other company. They never rest in their mission to improve their portfolio, and further developments will see their total retail space increase to approximately 700,000 m².

They firmly believe in nurturing long-term relationships with partners, and RMC’s association with McArthurGlen stretches all the way back to the mid 1990’s, and we continue to act as a key strategic partner to the present day.

In addition to conducting a number of Insights reports, from competitor analyses to target market research, RMC has recruited top talent for McArthurGlen across key functional specialisms, including Centre Management, Leasing, Marketing, up to and including main Board level executives.

Our historical association with McArthurGlen has involved projects all across the UK and continental Europe, but more recently we entered a new chapter in our relationship – supporting the launch of McArthurGlen Vancouver Airport, the first designer outlet of its kind in North America.

Central to this ongoing relationship has been our commitment to investing the time and resource to really understand the unique trading dynamics of the Outlet sector (and individual Country market nuances), and to immerse ourselves in the personality and culture of this highly progressive business.

During the last two decades, Outlet trading has helped to change the face of brand-shopping within the UK and Europe, and we are particularly proud of our long association with the clear market leader in this highly competitive industry.

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“RMC have partnered with McArthurGlen for more than a decade. Jim [Logie] and the team have a superb understanding of our business and who will be successful at McArthurGlen. Jim brings significant industry knowledge and an international network of candidates. As a result he has helped us hire a number of senior people during our partnership with RMC.”

Caroline Gillard
Group HR Director, McArthurGlen
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