The pop-up industry has grown to approximately $10 billion in sales, with 61 percent of consumers listing seasonal products as the primary reason to shop at a pop-up store, according to a PopUp Republic poll. But whether they’re open for a day, a month, or the holiday season, a successful pop-up takes careful planning year-round.… Read More

The National Retail Federation released its Valentine’s Day 2014 shopping forecast last week, predicting total spending to reach $17.3 billion. The average person is expected to spend $133.91 on the holiday this year, up slightly from $130.97 last year.

The NRF has also said that consumers will be “frugal with their budgets,” underscoring the importance of strategic promotions and deals this Valentine’s Day.Read More