The period from mid-May to mid-July is one when hundreds of thousands of people celebrate graduating from high schools and colleges across America. They put on strange clothes hired for the day and their proud parents often show up to watch their graduation ceremony. The mostly young adults then move onto higher studies or enter … More Graduation Gift Giving Season
Consumer buying for Christmas starts as early as September, but the real peak starts from mid-November. Christmas is typically a peak selling season for retailers in many nations around the world. Sales increase dramatically as people purchase gifts, decorations, and supplies to celebrate. In 2014, holiday sales as a percentage of industry sales in the … More Time to Stock Up for Christmas
The first time I saw the BRAINLIGHT was at the Powerhouse Museum. There was a long queue of people waiting to try it out. Later, I was very fortunate to meet the artist, Laura Jade, who explained that the BRAINLIGHT was a collaboration between herself, a neuroscientist and a software developer. Using an actual an … More A Pop-Up for Art – Laura Jade, Artist
It has been just over 20 years since the first online purchase (a Sting CD), and consumers are now more comfortable with online retail than ever. With the amount of hype in the media about the rapid growth of e-commerce, you could be forgiven for thinking that we are seeing the death of brick-and-mortar stores. … More Is E-commerce Killing Brick-and-mortar Stores?
Walking along the high street, I passed a pop-up shop window display with beautiful colourful handcrafted necklaces, clothes and bags. These are unusual products to see in this country. On closer look, the items were handcrafted in Myanmar and brought to Australia by CROSSROADS. Each item was quite unique and the shop was full of … More Pop-up for Social Businesses – CROSSROADS
On meeting Melinda Nizeti you would find a friendly, hardworking and unassuming person. However, underlying that is a thoughtful business woman who is using a clever strategy to grow her label NIZETI. Starting a Business Melinda started her label NIZETI in her spare time, while holding down a full-time job. She initially wanted to sell … More A Pop-up Success Story – Melinda Nizeti
With the Thanksgiving Weekend coming up, retailers are busy preparing for one of the biggest shopping holidays of the year. In 2014, $50.9 billion was spent during the 4-day weekend, while approximately 133 million U.S. consumers shopped during that period. Thanksgiving weekend this year will start with Thanksgiving Day on Thursday 26th November, followed by … More Don’t Miss Out on Black Friday!
What is a Pop-up Shop? A pop-up shop, also known as pop-up retail or flash retailing, is a trend of opening temporary shops and sales spaces that “pop-up” for a short period of time. Rather than taking on a long-term lease agreement, a shop or space is leased for a shorter period, anywhere from 1 … More Should You Use a Pop-up Shop?
Now that Halloween is behind us the holiday season is officially underway with decorations popping up everywhere you look. The National Retail Federation is forecasting a $630 billion season ahead for retailers, with consumers planning to spend an average $805 each on holiday merchandise. Thanksgiving Weekend The first holiday of the season coming up is … More Are You Ready for Thanksgiving Weekend?