Pop-Up Shops

The Future of Retail Lies in Consistency — in Person and Online
July 18, 2018 at 11:31 am

Some might say that retail is dying, but e-commerce growth is off the charts. In 2008, e-commerce accounted for just 3.6 percent of retail sales; now, that number has grown to 9.46 percent. The average yearly growth rate is 15.75 percent, and it shows no signs of slowing. While the shift toward online purchasing began largely…

Party City to Open 50 Toy Pop-Up Stores
June 26, 2018 at 2:32 pm

Party City will open about 50 Toy City pop-up stores this year as Toys"R"Us finishes closing its last stores this week following its September bankruptcy. Party City said yesterday it will roll out the temporary locations alongside its Halloween City pop-up shops in "optimal" markets where it found "attractive leasing opportunities." Many retailers have been able…

Retail Inventory Management Report
May 16, 2018 at 12:20 pm

Some might say that retail is dying, but e-commerce growth is off the charts. In 2008, e-commerce accounted for just 3.6 percent of retail sales; now, that number has grown to 9.46 percent. The average yearly growth rate is 15.75 percent, and it shows no signs of slowing. While the shift toward online purchasing began largely […]

Attention Shoppers: The Retail Industry is Shifting, Not Dying
March 12, 2018 at 9:29 am

Hold on to your shopping carts. The retail industry is undergoing a radical change, and it's not just impacting retail. There will be major changes in housing and construction patterns as well. Yes, we're seeing closures of stores such as RadioShack and a variety of fashion and apparel stores, and the resulting retail deserts often…

J.Crew, WeWork Enter Partnership
February 15, 2018 at 3:38 pm

WeWork Companies is launching a partnership with J.Crew to host a panel discussion series at select WeWork locations in New York City, San Francisco, Atlanta and Philadelphia. As part of the partnership, these venues will also sell merchandise from J.Crew’s spring collection at pop-up shops that offer discounts to WeWork members. The events aim to bring together professionals…

Macy's Launches Pop-Up Marketplaces in its Stores
February 7, 2018 at 11:23 am

Macy's announced this week that it will be opening pop-up shops in its stores in a new marketplace concept called "The Market @ Macy's." The new storefront layout gives pods of space to brands and companies on the Macy’s ground floor to promote and sell their products. CNBC reports the idea is to give Macy’s customers…

How Pop-Up Shops Can Drive Revenue and Delight Customers Year-Round
January 22, 2018 at 10:34 am

The holiday season — the busiest, most lucrative time of year for retailers — has passed, but that doesn’t mean the opportunity to drive revenue and garner good will among your customers is over. Even though e-commerce sales continue to grow year-over-year, particularly during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, online retailers are looking for new…

Taking Baby Steps With Pop-Up Shops
January 17, 2018 at 11:27 am

Pop-up shops across the country are seeing an impressive rise in popularity. The increasing shift toward e-commerce has created an abundance of store vacancies, leading to short-term leasing options for eager boutique, startup and online retailers looking to provide an up-close, interactive experience for potential customers. The result is a low-risk, yet high-impact way to…

A Retailer’s Guide to Creating a Hit Pop-Up Shop in 2018
January 3, 2018 at 9:35 am

In today’s competitive retail environment, pop-up shops are all the rage, granting shoppers an inside look at their favorite products and the chance to forge deeper brand relationships through unique experiences. From fragrance labs to art installations, pop-up shops — i.e., short-term sales and experiential spaces that serve as real-world brand activations — have already seen massive success and show no signs of slowing down.

Zappos Launches New Retail Experience
November 20, 2017 at 1:07 pm

Zappos announced last week the launch of The_ONES, a new retail experience that celebrates classic sneakers. The experience includes a new online hub (FindTheOnes.com), shoppable Instagram page (@The_ONES), and limited-time “pop-ins” in premium boutiques. The first pop-in, called BEYOND, was launched in New York City on Nov. 15 in partnership with Tarek Hassan, the owner…