Just like the interesting cast of Sanrio characters, some 50 in number, the operators for the new Hello Kitty Café container store at Irvine Spectrum Center in Irvine, California, are a dynamic team. With Sanrio’s help, Urania Chien, Charlie Chien and Allan Tea created the first Hello Kitty Café container store and it is setting … More Hello Kitty Cafe Pops Up at Irvine Spectrum Center
Some pop-ups are meant to look temporary, but follow this advice if you want to convince any customer that your shop is permanent. It’s often said that if you want to be in business, you must first look like you mean business. That holds true even if you’re launching a limited-time pop-up shop. Oftentimes pop-ups … More Make Your Pop-Up Look Permanent
Retailers today are being forced to innovate, and the ever-present battle between e-commerce and brick-and-mortar for sales is opening doors to some unique concepts. Take Co-Working In A Box’s new PopBox containers: These temporary shipping containers rolled out in a soft launch about a month ago and are generating industry buzz. Similar to pop-up concepts, … More New PopBox Shipping Containers Help Developers Generate Buzz Surrounding New Projects
It took just five weeks to transform the 1970s-inspired accounting office into a modern hair salon. After covering the drab white paint with coats of gray and purple, and knocking down the wooden doors that had divided the space into offices, online beauty retailer Madison Reed opened its first physical shop last week. The 1,500-square-foot … More Empty storefronts find new savior in an unexpected place
The retail landscape is constantly evolving. While some will declare that the internet has killed retail, it has actually just sped up the evolutionary process and created new opportunities for brick and mortar retailers. Developers who wish to succeed in the new landscape will need to take note of these emerging trends so they can … More The Future of Retail Center Properties
Beauty retailer Ulta is making retail real estate landlords happy right now. The company recently announced plans to open up to 1,700 stores across the country, up from the 928 it currently operates. Just earlier this year, Ulta executives said the chain would top out at 1,200 units, so the good news is even better … More Which Types of Retailers Are Opening New Stores?
Bringing digital into malls boosts physical sales, rather than kill them. Contrary to popular belief, the future of retail isn’t online. Neither, according to global mall operator Westfield’s Antony Ritch, is it in brick and mortar stores. Rather, he predicts the two sectors will merge into one indistinguishable whole. Ritch heads up Westfield Labs, the … More Westfield Labs wants to merge physical and digital shopping.
Train station retail has become about much more than grabbing a coffee to go. A wide variety of retailers are finding that snapping up units in city center terminals are a way to attract today’s time-poor, convenience-seeking shoppers. As more people move into or on the outskirts of urban areas, overground and underground trains are … More Train stations: From transport hubs to shopping destinations
With the ability to create a different shopper experience, pop-up stores are changing the retail property landscape. It seems that everyone from Kanye West to online retail giants Amazon are jumping on the pop-up store bandwagon. The term was first coined in 2004, although we saw signs off it at least seven years earlier, and … More Pop Up Stores: Here to Stay?
The biggest story this holiday shopping season isn’t expected to be any specific toy or garment that’s flying off the shelves, but the way consumers are being recognized and how they’re finding the products they ultimately purchase when they shop inside physical stores. With holiday retail sales expected to increase just 1.8% this year, retailers … More How Retailers Are Personalizing the Shopping Experience This Holiday Season