Pop-Up Retail was Made for the Pandemic
If a business opened its doors just before the coronavirus-related lockdowns swept across the globe, you might consider that bad timing. But for a pair of shop owners who opted to launch their store as a pop-up late last year, the pandemic has hardly been a setback.
Why Pop-Ups are so Prominent in Retail
Pop-ups are nothing new to retail. From shopping centres, airports to festivals, the concept has grown to become a billion-pound industry evident in almost every sector - at least before the coronavirus pandemic. Retail Gazette looks at how important pop-ups are to the retail industry, and what its future beholds.
Shopping Centre Firm to Bring New Pop-Up Retailers into Empty Stores
THE chief executive of SpaceandPeople said the shopping centre marketing specialist is bracing itself for a “substantive downturn in sales for the duration of the pandemic”. It said it plans to push pop-up retailers into empty stores in shopping centres to boost the sale of existing stock under a new plan by the company.
Should Retailers Facing Bankruptcy Consider POP-UP Stores in Their Recovery Strategy?
Retail Bankruptcy is also extremely costly to the brand name, recognition and promise. Especially if there is an online component that is still has life. Consumers will wonder should they order, and if they do, will it arrive and be the right item? And what if they need to make a return? So the question is, Should Retailers Facing Bankruptcy Consider POP-UP Stores in Their Recovery Strategy?
DTC Brands Are Redefining the Role of the Physical Store
Today’s announcement by Microsoft that it’s permanently closing all of its retail locations and will be developing four “Experience Centers” was a perfect preview of our Retail Influencer Network virtual discussion, which covered how DTC brands are redefining the role of the physical store for good.
Podcast Show Notes: Emily Schildt of Pop Up Grocer
Emily Schildt’s appetite for life has created the foundation for a life well-lived—and well-traveled. Emily is the founder of Pop Up Grocer, a traveling grocery store that showcases hundreds of products from over 150 innovative food, beverage, home, pet, and body care brands.
Balmain Expands Canadian Presence with Multiple Shop-in-Store Boutiques
French luxury brand Balmain is expanding its presence in Canada by opening partner boutiques housing the brand’s ready-to-wear fashions for both men and women. The shops are part of a partnership with Holt Renfrew, which is rolling out the new Balmain spaces that feature the latest design, including ample use of glass and millwork with a ‘Parisian’ inspired design.
Brewery Owner Pinning Hopes on Pop-Up Park Pubs
Owner of Flora Hall Brewing, has asked the City of Ottawa to consider allowing breweries, restaurants and pubs that don't have patio space to operate "pop-up" establishments in city parks. "Imagine an outdoor permanent food hall where there are five or six of us, and we pop up in a park somewhere and people can purchase food and drink and go enjoy it on a blanket or a bench."