Pop-Up News Digest

September 24, 2020

Ian Cook, Managing Editor

As we make our way into Fall, retailers have their eyes set on the holiday season. Everything from Halloween costumes to Thanksgiving feasts to Christmas gifts depends on strong retail operations; but with COVID-19, many retailers are struggling to get by.

Pop-Up’s are playing a significant role in helping them to get them back on their feet. One exciting thing to see this week is a number of pop-up markets springing up here in the U.S., in the UK and in Scotland. What does this mean for next year’s retail? More pop-up’s? There are some great articles which develop that question as well. It’s all here! Enjoy! And let us know what we can do better for you. We’re always happy to hear from you.

Issue #22

Party City To Reduce Halloween Pop-Up Stores by 91 Percent Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Any way you look at it, combining Halloween with a pandemic is one scary proposition.

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Resy’s Latest Partnership Aims To Bring Fine Dining to the Drive-Thru

The takeout-based tasting-menu experience will take over the Hollywood Palladium, where customers will be ushered through the space by a “waiter” and visit each “restaurant” to pick up each course — all without leaving their cars.

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Eggs, Milk, Sneakers? Hy-Vee Opens DSW Shops Inside Grocery Stores

Hy-Vee announced the partnership this week, saying two of their locations in the Twin Cities area have DSW displays inside with four more locations scheduled to open in the next few weeks.

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Larimer Square Rides a Wave of Openings by Short-Term Tenants

The block in LoDo, which has seen several notable tenants close since the pandemic began, is seeing a wave of openings of pop-up concepts, whose leases generally range from six to 12 months.

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Want To Be a Niche Apparel Brand That’s Also Vertically-Integrated and Global? Ask Duer.

The Vancouver-based company had been doing very nicely thank you since launching in 2013 selling performance denim “for doers”, but with a bit of fashion as well as function.

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MADE.COM Launches Leeds Pop-Up Shop

Online design brand, MADE.COM, has opened a pop-up showroom apartment in the heart of Leeds for six weeks, until 31 October 2020.

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Hamleys Chooses Liverpool for First Pop-Up Store

World-famous toy shop Hamleys has opened in Liverpool for the first time, despite the difficulties facing high street retailers.

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Distiller To Create 25 Jobs with the Opening of Five Festive Pop-Up Shops

Distillers and brewer Eden Mill will open five seasonal pop-up shops across Scotland this year creating 25 jobs.

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Business Trends To Watch in 2021 - Retail Pop-up Shops

Daniel Guajardo and Derek Tobolski have an engaging and insightful conversation about the current role of pop-up's in the retail market, and what we can expect from them in 2021.

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Why Product Launch Pop-Up's Are the Wave of the Future

With our country taking steps to opening up safely and people craving more in-person engagement, it seems product launch pop-ups may be the perfect step into the future of events.

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Why We May See More Short-Term Stores Popping Up at Global Retail Destinations

What initially started as a trend for these small businesses has gone on to become a £1 billion industry, with the concept now being utilized by big name brands from the likes of Amazon to Louis Vuitton.

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