Retail Category Archive

The Business Case for Containers in Temporary Retail

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Retail is undergoing a transformation. Containers offer unprecedented value in the industry! Speed to Market Fast is our comfort zone. Permanent, stick-built construction can’t even touch our times. Their pace is no surprise when you consider the time wasted for change orders, weather, theft, and sluggish workplace. But even in the event world, where quick […]

Are You Really a “Pop-Up” Kind of Brand?

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Pop-up shops are going to be flooding our streets, malls, and recently vacated retail spaces in the next few weeks. Small boutiques and online establishments are traditionally the proprietors of these mobile vendor booths. This year, however, larger brands with bigger goals are taking notice. But there’s one problem. What does your mind conjure up […]

Apple Bets on Third Placemaking

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During Apple’s annual iPhone launch event this week, in addition to stunning promo videos and an introduction to their brand-new headquarters, the company also announced their intention to overhaul their retail design and rename hundreds of stores “Town Squares.” “We don’t call them stores anymore, we call them town squares,” said Angela Ahrendts, Apple’s senior […]

What Should You Know About Third Placemaking?

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This story begins like any other, with an evil machine that has gained consciousness and seeks to destroy humanity as we know it. Only the machine isn’t a big, scary, Arnold-shaped android, but rather an algorithm that changes the way we make purchases. This tech isn’t inherently evil or dangerous, but it does give people […]

Bodega: Intentional Design

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Innovation isn’t about a single life-changing idea. Sometimes it’s more about piecing together the parts of your craft or business that work well, in a totally new and different way. As our New Product Development team continues to develop the Kinetic Series, we rely on intentional design to make these structures the most useful, beautiful, […]

4 Simple Marketing Lessons for Startup Businesses

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These days, start-ups are trending for good reason. The fun, entrepreneurial environments get people excited, but creating a new business can feel daunting without a vision or direction for the future. There are a lot of moving pieces, and the path to success is a sky-high tightrope walk. Here are a few lessons start-up businesses […]

Smashing Your Fears of Sizing Down

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Right now, small store retailers are still relatively incipient. At Wal-Mart, supercenters outnumber their smaller neighborhood markets 5 to 1. And Target’s small store representation is just 2 percent of its overall base. Numbers like these may initially deter retailers from sizing down, but we have no doubt the small store will play a crucial […]

Hold on to your glasses- The next wave of tech is coming fast

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With the recent news about Apple’s heavy focus on Apple AR glasses and the new AR Kit software platform for the iPhone, we see the acceleration into augmented reality moving into light speed. As Tim Cook recently quoted “AR use will be as common as eating three meals a day”. Currently AR (Augmented Reality) and […]

The State of Retail

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There’s something going on with retail. Since online shopping became a world phenomenon, retailers have been struggling to attract foot traffic needed to keep their doors open. Smart stick-and-brick stores will undergo massive makeovers to keep up with retail’s changing landscape. The conscious merchants will use omnichannel strategies by utilizing technology and leveraging their space […]

Boxman Studios to Launch Kinetic Series

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CHARLOTTE, NC, June 20, 2017– Boxman Studios, innovation leader for the shipping container modification industry, will begin launching NEW products every month starting in July 2017. The collection has been named the Kinetic Series to honor shipping containers’ original purpose, mobility. Underneath the umbrella series name, Boxman Studios will be developing products into two product […]