Pop-Up News Digest

June 4, 2020

Ian Cook, Managing Editor

This week’s newsletter features some really interesting stories, and exposes some of the major trends in pop-up retail. One interesting development is that amid the coronavirus pandemic, some stores, instead of struggling, are beginning to develop more and more. Harrods is taking big steps to develop a pop-up outlet store; and local stores and restaurants are advancing ahead as well. All the while, stores are utilizing the pop-up concept to help themselves, but also to aid others in their communities. Amorepacific, for example, is taking steps to help small business owners around them. It is an important time to have hope, and many of these articles are a good source to find it. So please, sit back, relax, and enjoy the newsletter.

Issue #6

Blueprint for Retailers to Succeed in the New Normal

As the pandemic lockdown has progressed, the fight to survive has become overwhelming.

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Brick and Mortar's Next Chapter

The pandemic is forcing retailers to finally define just what their stores are for.

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Aramark Brings Pop-Up Groceries to Hospitals

Pop-up shops stood as a retail trend well before the COVID-19 outbreak. But now that concept is helping to ease stress for the pandemic’s frontline workers.

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Harrods Is Launching an Outlet for the First Time

Designer department store Harrods has announced plans to open a pop-up outlet store in Westfield White City this summer, where it will host its end-of-season sale.

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Tracking Retail’s Response to the Coronavirus

This article contains a good run-down of the status of many major retailers, many of which use the pop-up concept.

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Virtual Retail Stores. Will This Be the New Normal?

The current outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic has made it very clear that retailers need to be prepared to quickly shift their offline strategy to an online strategy with digital platforms during times of crisis.

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From Shipments To Cash Flow, Pandemic Uncertainty Makes Reopening Harder

Nobody really knows how to forecast the next phase of the COVID-19 crisis without precedent. Getting it wrong could wreak havoc on retailers' operations.

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Re-Engineering of the Retail Sector Key to Long-Term Success

In the long-term, all retail landlords will need to switch from being passive rent collectors to retail partners.

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How Will Retail Look Different When Stores Reopen?

So much has happened in the retail sector since the coronavirus shutdown that began mid-March.

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Small Business Guide: How To Set Up a Pop-Up Retail Store

What is there to learn from the ways that some of the smaller retail businesses set up their pop-up concepts?

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Amorepacific Opens Pop-Up Store To Support Single Mom Biz Owners Hit by COVID-19

Amorepacific said Thursday it has opened a pop-up store selling products made by single mom business owners at its headquarters to boost their sluggish sales amid the coronavirus outbreak.

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Red Telephone Boxes To Be Made into Florists, Coffee Kiosks and Pop-Up Stalls

The Market Place has been given the go ahead to convert four listed telephone boxes as part of its plans to “animate” its eastern terrace.

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Rules Around Pop-Up Patios Causing Headaches for Some Pedestrians

Pop-up patios are now open in Calgary’s dining and entertainment zones but the changes meant to make it easier for people to social distance are also creating some new problems.

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New Pop-Up Restaurant Be Awesome Feed Somebody Now Open

A new pop-up restaurant called Be Awesome Feed Somebody has landed in the space of the currently shuttered Ani Ramen House at 218 Newark Ave.

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Eleven Rooftop Bar Is Transforming into Maya, a Pop-Up Mexican Restaurant

The enormously popular Valley boozer is adapting for a post-Covid-19 world.

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Fun Pop-Up Stalls in Dallas' Bishop Arts District Let You Shop at a Distance

If you like parklets, then you need to check out "market stalls," the newest street side feature in Dallas' Bishop Arts District.

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Austin Welcomes Traveling Pop Up Grocery Store

Pop Up Grocer offers a unique grocery shopping experience and will be in Austin from June 5 - June 28 offering a wide selections of goods.

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Pop-Up Takeout Patio Created To Support Lynchburg Businesses

The Downtown Lynchburg Association has announced a brand-new pop-up Takeout Patio in an effort to support local businesses.

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The Friends of the Library Open The Garage Pop-Up Bookstore in Their Hartwell Warehouse

The bookstore, located in the literal garage of the Hartwell warehouse, features gently used books both bundled by age range and reader level, as well as games and puzzles.

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