Pop-Up News Digest

June 18, 2020

Ian Cook, Managing Editor

This week a lot of retailers took a big stride in re-developing their businesses in light of the coronavirus. Dick’s Sporting Goods is introducing new themes, and opening up new stores; Apple is developing some curious concepts for their stores; and one store, COVID Essentials, has developed because of the virus. What all of these have in common is that they are using the pop-up concept as their stronghold. Featured towards the middle of the digest are some very interesting articles describing this phenomenon. Overall, it’s been a good week for pop-up’s. Enjoy the newsletter, and enjoy the rest of your week!

Issue #8

Dick's Sporting Goods Debuts 2 Clearance-Based Concepts

Dick's Sporting Goods on Tuesday announced the launch of two new store concepts, Overtime by Dick's Sporting Goods and Dick's Sporting Goods Warehouse, according to a company press release.


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Will New Retail Stores Boost Amazon Stock?

While the coronavirus-related shutdowns did wonders for Amazon.com Inc.’s e-commerce delivery business, the online retailing giant hasn’t entirely abandoned the physical store format.


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Apple Won 43 Patents Today Covering Apple Pencil and a Series of Design Patents for an Apple Store Building & More

Apple is working on some new "store-in-store" concepts that are featured at the end of this article.


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LVMH Takes a New Look at Proposed $16.2B Tiffany Merger

The luxury house may try to cut its purchase price in light of the pandemic and now civil unrest in the U.S., but analysts doubt the deal will collapse.


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City of Fremont Launches Pop Up Patio Program for Small Businesses to Operate Outdoors

The City of Fremont launches a new pilot program that will allow small businesses to use outdoor space to conduct business beginning June 19.


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Impulsify Designs Unattended Retail Markets for Apartment Buildings

Impulsify Inc., a retail technology provider, has been contracted to design self-service Grab-and-Go markets for six apartment communities on the East Coast, according to a press release.


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Marshall Retail Group Delivers New ‘Immersive Experience’ at LGA TB

Marshall Retail Group (MRG) has unveiled its new 15,000sq ft The Bowery Bay Shops and 5,000sq ft The DEAN emporium in the new LaGuardia Airport Terminal B arrivals and departures hall.


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VIA Outlets Report Encouraging Brand Sales and Footfall Figures as European Portfolio Reopens Post Covid-19

Europe’s fastest growing owner-operator of premium fashion outlet destinations – has, as of today, with Freeport Lisboa Fashion Outlet being the last one in line, reopened all closed and semi-closed centres in its eleven-strong portfolio.


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Independent Firms Offered Pop-Up Units at Shrewsbury Shopping Centres

Independent businesses hit by the coronavirus crisis are being offered pop-up spaces in some of Shropshire's major shopping centres.


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BIBILEE Pop-Up Store by MOC Design Office

Situated at Upper Hills, a highly prestigious residential and shopping complex in the heart of the city, the pop-up store occupied a lofty 110 sqm. (1,184 sq.ft.) unit on the third floor and featured a minimalist interior design by local architecture and design practice MOC Design Office.


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Ripe Market Is Back: the Weekly Pop-Up Returns to Dubai at Nakheel Mall

A retail pop-up, which will take place at Dubai’s Nakheel Mall, will take place every Friday and Saturday until Saturday, October 24.


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North American Leader in Retail Solutions Officially Launches Regulated Pop-Up Cannabis Locations Across Canada

POPCANN, the North American leader in prefabricated retail solutions, officially launches its unique turn-key cannabis retail stores in Canada.


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Pop-up Shops, Vending, Outdoor Dining, Food Trucks, and Pick-Up Services Surge

This new retail and restaurant format offers 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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What Will the Retail Experience of the Future Look Like?

Brands need more than a checklist of sanitation practices. They need actionable vision that will set them apart and entice people people back inside their stores.


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Rethinking the Fibers of Store Design

With consumers increasingly adopting technologies that enable self-guided exploration and check-out, store digitization has become more prevalent in the physical retail environment.


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7 Fresh Retail Design Strategies

Generic ‘boxes’ and indifferent service won’t cut it with today’s savvy shoppers. Retailers are seeking a technology-rich-but-handmade vibe, plus greater speed to market and adaptability.


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The Emergence of Data-Driven Concepts in Retail

As the world re-emerges from stay-at-home mandates, ROI for any brick-and-mortar venture dollar will need to be justified more than ever.


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COVID-19 Essentials Pop-Up Offers In-Demand Supplies for Pandemic in One Place

COVID-19 essentials. No, we’re not about to list off a bunch of items. COVID-19 Essential is the name of a new pop-up store in Aventura.


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Union Station Developers Will Consider Pop-Up Shops To Fill Vacant Food Vendor Kiosks

Occidental president Chad Stafford said they’re looking to talk to non-food vendors — and even vendors who only want to use a kiosk for a short-term rental, as brief as a week or two.


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Frost River Opens a Pop-Up Shop

The outdoor accessory and apparel store has now opened up a new pop up shop.


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Top of Portsmouth Parking Garage Pitched for Performances, Dining

A proposal by an informal working group of city business owners and advocates would turn the top two levels of the Foundry Place Garage into a “pop-up rooftop”.


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