Pop-Up News Digest

October 1, 2020

Ian Cook, Managing Editor

Pop-up retail may be the best solution for struggling retailers who want to provide an in-store shopping experience. Of course, a digital platform removes potential risks; but there is something about in-person shopping that clicks with us, and which an online platform can’t quite match. As retailers begin to realize this, new ideas begin to emerge: many of which suggest pop-up concepts. So as you sip your warm coffee this morning, enjoy getting up to date on this department with a bit of reading from your Pop-Up News Digest.

Issue #23

At MoMA x Vans’ New NYC Pop-Up Store, You Can Snag Sneakers Printed with Renowned Artworks

The Museum of Modern Art is housing a collection of Vans footwear, apparel and accessories — aptly inspired by artworks from some of the gallery’s most prominent artists.

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With No Disneyland Reopening in Sight, Fans Make Magic out of Downtown Disney

Downtown Disney, the shopping and dining area that connects the Disneyland Hotel and Disney’s Grand Californian to the parks, has been open in a limited capacity since July.

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Moose Knuckles Unveils New Pop-Up Concept in Düsseldorf

Luxury label Moose Knuckles has opened a pop-up store featuring a new experiential concept in Düsseldorf, Germany. The space introduces a bold new approach by the Canadian retailer.

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London Real Estate Trust To Launch Pop-Up Incubator in West End

Start up with Seven Dials is a business incubator, which will support small businesses born from the ‘kitchen table’ during lockdown.

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Alibaba's AliExpress Opens Its First Pop-Up Store in France

AliExpress, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba's global retail platform, recently opened its first offline pop-up store in Paris, displaying hundreds of Chinese products.

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A Robust Pop-Up Retail Strategy Is a Necessity This Holiday Season

With uncertainty still in the air regarding overall retail and marketing strategies due to the pandemic, and the Holiday shopping season rapidly approaching, it’s important to outline how a pop-up and mobile retail strategy will become a necessity to reach clients who will opt to avoid traditional brick-and-mortar locations.

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Why Pop-Up Shops Are Surging During the COVID-19 Pandemic

New retail and restaurant formats offer a smart solution, allowing more consumers to quickly get the items they need for themselves and their families while continuing to follow stay-at-home advisories.

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Christmas Pop-Up Bar Miracle Is Still Happening in Austin This Year

The oh-so-popular nationwide holiday pop-up bar Miracle is still taking place this upcoming winter, despite the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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The Gaso To Be Transformed into Ethically-Minded Pop-Up Grocery Store

Hagen’s Organics is set to envelop The Gasometer Hotel this weekend when they launch a special pop-up grocer at the beloved Melbourne live music venue and pub.

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