Face of Tanger
When Steven Tanger invented the idea of retail outlets with his father, Stanley, in 1981in Burlington, North Carolina, he had no clue that the concept would spark the fire that is now the largest empire in selling top-branded close-out merchandise in America—and likely the world. “Having watched Tanger Outlets grow from a four-person business, I take great pride in the company that bears my family name. We grew this company out of a motivation to provide customers with a consistent first-class shopping experience offering a true value to the customer,” he stated.
Tanger Outlet Centers continues to attract more than 185 million shoppers annually. With 42 upscale outlet shopping centers in 21 states, representing more than 500 different brand names, Tanger Outlets continues to expand across the nation with new centers in Savannah, GA, Grand Rapids, MI, Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT, and Southaven, MS. Tanger is proud to be a solid contributor to job growth in the U.S. His enterprise employs over 44,000 people across the country, “We pride ourselves on a dedicated entrepreneurial spirit in putting Americans to work. We believe in the long-term growth of the dynamic regions where our centers are located and will continue to bring jobs to their residents.”
As a leader, Steven Tanger motivates his people with his vision to serve his company’s customers, “Our mission is clear and straightforward – provide the highest level of service and value to our customers, be a thoughtful partner to our retail tenants, and provide a goal- oriented vision of the future to our stakeholders. I think this mission is one that is easily understood – in my role as CEO, I understand that it’s my job first and foremost to personify that mission. It’s a job I take very seriously.”
Being a good corporate citizen has always been an important part of Tanger’s formula for success. “A big part of our mission at Tanger is to contribute positively to the various communities in which we operate. Tanger concentrates its charitable efforts in two important areas: support and development of children’s causes and the ongoing battle against breast cancer.” To date, Tanger has raised over $15 million for the fight to end breast cancer.
All the Tanger Outlets centers are architecturally sympathetic to their locations, reflecting local cultures incorporating regional references like he lighthouse at the Savannah location. Bringing great values to its customers for discounts on iconic brands including Nike Factory Store, Talbots, Under Armour, Gap Factory Store and Banana Republic Factory Store. Steven Tanger continues to fearlessly raise the bar for excellent quality delivered at great prices and never forgets the regional roots of each location.
- Steven Tanger, CEO, Tanger Outlets
For a location near you, go to tangeroutlet.com or call 866.956.9241