Pop-Up News Digest

July 16, 2020

Ian Cook, Managing Editor

Some interesting pop-up concepts included in this week’s newsletter! The Walgreens announcement about their “clinic-in-store” is big news (along the lines of what CVS had already announced). The pop-up village concept looks interesting. And the growing interest in contactless kiosks continues (although the article on the unattended retail markets in apartment buildings brings to mind a row of vending machines! I’m sure that is not what they are picturing!). Enjoy the newsletter and have a great rest of the week!

Issue #12

Walgreens Plans to Open Primary Care Clinics in up to 700 US Stores

Walgreens will squeeze primary care clinics into as many as 700 of its U.S. stores over the next few years in a major expansion of the care it offers customers.


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Chic-fil-A Opens Pop-Up Site

A pop-up Chic fil-A location on N.C. 67 in East Bend opened on July 7 with a long line of eager customers ready to order the chain’s famous chicken sandwiches.


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Pop-Up Village Eyeing Spring 2021 Opening

The Kuna Market Village hopes to attract an array of local retailers and produce vendors to take up shop in repurposed sheds in downtown Kuna. Now, the project has a site, a new partner and a planned grand opening next spring.


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Team Behind Proper Pour, Yacht Club Launch Pay-What-You-Can Pop-Up

Door Prize, held every weekend in July at Fort Greene, features a donation-based model benefitting restaurant staff and Black Women’s Blueprint.


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Spa Ceylon Crosses 100 Stores Globally

Spa Ceylon’s 102 branded stores and shop-in-shop outlets are located in high traffic luxury shopping malls and premium retail areas, situated in more than 50 cities in 20 countries, spanning 4 continents of the world.


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Burberry Proposes 500 job Cuts as Fashion Firm Posts Sales Drop

The firm expects the move to help it make costs savings of around £35 million in the year to March 2021, with annualised savings of £55 million. There will be a one-off restructuring charge of £45 million. Burberry added: “Conditional on the macroeconomic recovery from Covid-19 and luxury industry growth, we will be able to reinvest these savings into consumer-facing activities. These include pop up stores, visual merchandising, digital activations, events as well as marketing.”


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Armani's New Hamptons Pop-Up is For Anyone Pining for Italy This Summer

Even though you can't travel to Europe this summer, at least you can still shop like you're there.


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New Pop-Up Shops Now Available in Cornwall

A new outdoor Pop-Up Shop rental program has been launched to allow for small business vendor sales and not-for-profit community outreach in the heart of Cornwall, Ontario.


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Getting a Barbecue Fix at the Grocery Store

Restaurant-in-store partnerships became even more important with the coronavirus pandemic that closed restaurant dining rooms.


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Unattended Retail Markets for Apartment Buildings

A cashless, technology-driven market allows residents to avoid close quarters and long lines at grocery stores to get their essentials with the convenience of shopping in their own building.


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Webinar: The Rapid Growth of Kiosks and the Next Evolution Beyond Self-Service

Join us in this panel discussion with industry specialists as they discuss kiosks as a catalyst for bringing back customers, providing new engagement behaviours and the additional value kiosks could bring in the future, for the both the brand and customers.


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Webinar to Explore Expanding Kiosk OEM Opportunities

On July 21 at 11 a.m. ET, Kiosk Marketplace will host a webinar, "Self-Service Surge, Step Forward OEMs."


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The Dos and Don’ts of Cleaning Your Kiosks

As you continue to take precautionary measures in your businesses, restaurants, stores and schools, consider these dos and don'ts for keeping your self-service kiosks as clean as possible.


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The New Pop-Up: Brands are Rethinking the Purpose of a Temporary Store

According to Melissa Gonzalez, CEO of the Lionesque Group, more brands that are struggling to come up with a solid plan for retail are using pop-ups as a data-gathering tool for testing and iterating on ideas like curbside pickup and modified fitting rooms before committing to them.


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Pandemic Changes the Face of Pop-Ups

Fewer in-person events and more window shopping and demonstrations will mark the way forward for these temporary spaces.


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Can Robots Keep the Salad Bar Safe?

The coronavirus pandemic is giving grocers a new reason to consider robots for food preparation.


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Adapt and Innovate Customer Experience in Stores - Pre Covid-19 Lessons from Nike and Under Armour

To move forward, retailers must embrace the unique competitive advantages of traditional retail adapted to new health and regulatory challenges in the Covid-19 era.


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How will the Luxury Retail Sector Recover Post-Covid?

In January, the British luxury sector was worth £48 billion to the UK economy. Covid-19 has since brought with it a wave of fear and uncertainty. How can luxury retailers recover now that lockdown is being eased?


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From Pop-Up to Permanent: Three Trends Driving Digital Transformation in 2020

Beauty has weathered waves of uncertainty during the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and pop-up stores or curbside pick-up locations could be the key to a much-needed business boost, say two retail experts.


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