10 Ways to Keep Employees Happy

This post was originally posted on Andy Bailen’s Substack: All Things Retail. You have seen it in the headlines for months now. Retail employees are quitting their jobs in record numbers. “Some 649,000 employees gave notice in April, the sector’s largest one-month exodus in over 20 years, a reflection of pandemic-era strains and a strengthening job market” – The Washington Post The cost … Read More

Four Things You Need to Know About the World of Pop-Ups

Using a pop-up strategy works, but here’s the thing: it doesn’t just work for retailers! It works for serve businesses, online brands, community engagement—it even works if you’re going out of business. For over 35 years, I have been busting the myths about pop-ups and have seen businesses start, grow, and transform using a pop-up format. Clients have used the … Read More

Taking Your Business From Online to Inline: Why a Pop-Up Strategy Works.

Pop-up shop with clothing racks

Would it surprise you to know that Amazon currently operates several brick-and-mortar retail concepts? The biggest explosion in the pop up industry since we moved away from the constraints of COVID has been from online brands who want to meet the consumer face-to-face. This should come as no surprise—it’s worked for brands including Warby Parker, Casper, and Untuckit. Why is … Read More