Pop-Up News Digest

August 13, 2020

Ian Cook, Managing Editor

Some interesting pop-up news this week. We have a few articles on single-store pop-ups. While we normally don’t include announcements regarding single pop-up openings, but we included them as they tended to be bigger names in retail.

Enjoy the digest!

Issue #16

Amazon Finally Finds a Good Fit at the Mall

The e-commerce giant, according to the Wall Street Journal, is in talks with mall operator Simon Property Group Inc. about setting up fulfillment centers in spaces currently or formerly occupied by J.C. Penney and Sears, two once-mighty department stores that have filed for bankruptcy protection. Almost a distribution center pop-up.


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Amazon 4-Star Pop-Up Set to Open at The Woodlands Mall

The Woodlands Mall will soon have a place to test drive new Amazon devices and other products, the retail giant announced on its website.


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Nordstrom Canada Launches Beauty Pop-Up Shop

Nordstrom Canada’s latest “Pop-In” experience will appeal to beauty and skincare fiends.


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Dickey’s Pop-Up Restaurant (Food Truck) Model Thrives Amid the Pandemic

“The pandemic is sure to have a lasting impact on consumer behavior and as a legacy brand it’s important to us that we continue to meet the evolving needs of our guests, while staying true to our quality and consistent competition-style barbecue,” says Laura Rea Dickey, CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.


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Grand Seiko Launches Pop-Up Experience in New York City

Brice Le Troadec, Grand Seiko Corporation of America President, joins Yahoo Finance’s The First Trade with Alexis Christoforous and Brian Sozzi to discuss the experiential pop-up store, the state of luxury retail and more.


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Dior x Harrods: Pop Up Opulence

Dior announces the opening of a pop-up store in the heart of the London department store Harrods.


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Van Cleef & Arpels Opens in Macau First Ever Retail Pop-Up

High jewellery brand Van Cleef & Arpels has recently opened in Macau at City of Dreams a new pop-up store in partnership with travel retail giant DFS.


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Fashion Walk Combines Art and Retail in Latest Pop-Up Store Concept

In collaboration with lifestyle brand Asian Gold, Fashion Walk's "In the Name of Summer" pop-up twin stores aim at bringing out different themes. It comprises two spaces - one of which showcases weekly art exhibitions, and another that offers retail services from different brands.


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Political Pop-Up

Entrepreneur opens chain of pro-Trump merchandise stores throughout New England


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Walmart Just Revealed Which 160 Locations Are Being Turned Into Drive-In Movie Theaters

Walmart has partnered with the Tribeca Film Festival to create the movie theaters. The family-friendly movies will include classics like The Wizard of Oz, The Goonies, and Space Jam, as well as recent hits like Black Panther and Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse. There will be a total of 320 movies shown across the locations.


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Pop-Up Drive-In Theaters Emerge All Over Pennsylvania

Innovative entrepreneurs across the country create fresh entertainment options in the pandemic. This one involves massive screens in unusual places: fairgrounds, Walmart parking lots, etc.


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First of 3 North Side Milwaukee Pop-Up Farmers Markets Kicks Off

The Northwest Side Community Development Corporation held a pop-up farmers market. Two more pop-up farmers markets are planned in the coming weeks in areas that lack sufficient access to fresh food in Milwaukee.


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Pop Up Grocer Founder Emily Schildt on Rethinking the Grocery Experience

Last year Schildt founded Pop Up Grocer, a traveling showcase of a few hundred products that sets up in U.S. cities for a month at a time. It had four locations to date; the next one opens in Brooklyn this October.


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The Seattle-Area Pop-Up Scene is Hoppin’! Here are 3 More Fun Ones to Try

Pop-ups are so wonderful because of the sense of community and excitement.


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Pop Up NH Venue Opens

The long-awaited ServiceCU @ Pop Up NH outdoor venue opened Saturday in the city’s downtown. The converted Bridge Street lot allows city businesses and organizations to offer food, drinks and entertainment.


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Fine-Dining Pop-Up Restaurants are Worth the Hunt

Pop-up restaurants have something special. Perhaps it’s the scarcity — that it’s only available a couple days in a week. It could be that it’s a treasure hunt to find one.


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Can’t Touch This: How Retailers Are Carving Out a New, Contactless Retail Path

As lockdowns ease and nonessential physical stores slowly re-emerge from dormancy, it’s a good time to consider what the next phase of retail will look like — the new shopping for the new normal, if you will.


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Interactive Pop-Up Retail Space Inspired by Parking Lot Layout

In a collaboration with Kris Wu, Gentle Monster has opened a pop-up space in Shanghai that integrates shopping, art and sports


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Cultural Experience; Where Museum Meets Pop-Up Store

Recently, Ancient Egypt’s pop-up store opened under the name of the British Museum and will be open until November 1st in Shanghai, where art lovers will be able to experience replicas and products from the museum’s worldwide collection via high-technology.


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Retailer's Social Shopping Experience Blends Digital and Physical Worlds

Burberry's new Shenzhen store utilises WeChat to feature exclusive content and access that is unlocked via social media interaction


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