Pop-Up News Digest

November 12, 2020

Ian Cook, Managing Editor

With the holidays right around the corner, new pop-up’s are springing up everywhere. The big news from this week comes with the partnership between Target and Ulta Beauty. Ulta Beauty will be opening up 100 new stores within Targets throughout the nation. Creative, seasonal ideas are also coming to life as well, like Armani’s new pop-up in Aspen. All this and more here in the newsletter.

We hope you enjoy the rest of your week, and as always, we hope you enjoy your Pop-Up News Digest!

Issue #29

Ulta To Open 100 Target Shop-in-Shops

Ulta Beauty is coming to Target. The two retailers announced a partnership on Tuesday, with the beauty giant set to open shop-in-shops at more than 100 Target stores starting in the second half of 2021 and planning for "hundreds more over time".

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Why Marks & Spencer May Follow the Demise of Sister Brand Robinsons

For a long time, Singapore retailers have been facing headwinds on multiple fronts, including high operating costs and competition from online shopping.

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The First Giorgio Armani Pop-Up in Aspen

Giorgio Armani announced the opening of the first Pop-Up in Aspen, Colorado at 521 East Hyman Avenue, from November 2020 until the end of March 2021.

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Party City Beats Expectations in a Disrupted Halloween Season

Party City nearly closed the gap with 2019 sales for the third quarter, with total revenue down just 1.2% to $533.8 million. Brand comparable sales were up 8.3% in Q3, driven by the balloon, birthday and entertaining categories.

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Hudson's Bay Is Creating Mastermind Toys Pop-Ups for the Holidays

To support families with seamless shopping experiences this holiday season, Hudson's Bay is introducing Mastermind Toys Pop Ups at its Yorkdale and Sherway Gardens locations.

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L.L. Bean Bringing Pop-Up Store to Adams

The company's Bootmobile and Pop-Up Shop will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Adams Visitors Center.

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Menier Chocolate Factory Launches Pop-Up Grocery Store

The Menier Chocolate Factory in Southwark has transformed its transient gallery space into a lockdown-proof lifestyle store full of premium food and drink, plants, homewares and furniture.

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We Are Pop Up Moves to Free-To-Use Model

In response to the current market challenges faced by landlords and brands, We Are Pop Up has transformed its business model into a free-to-use service, abolishing all transaction fees for listings.

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Pop-Ups Offer Potential Lifeline to Luxury Streets

Hesitancy on short-term leases fades for landlords filling vacancies.

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Three Ways 2020 Has Changed the Future of Pop-Up Retail

With a deficit of long-term city-centre leases, a need to reconnect with customers and an imperative to spotlight underserved communities, pop-up retail has found new relevance this year.

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7 Steps to a Successful Virtual Pop-Up Shop

Make your list and check it twice - the holidays are coming, and customers couldn’t be more excited!

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Edinburgh Gin To Open Christmas Pop-Up Shop in Edinburgh

Edinburgh Gin has opened a Christmas pop-up shop in its home city – offering a one-stop destination for its gin fans in the capital.

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