New Notables

Hello Kitty Cafe Pops Up at Irvine Spectrum Center

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 Irv... »

A Flat Out Great Idea

Five years ago Dawn Dickson was at a business event in Miami’s South Beach, dressed to the nines and enjoying the evening. Hour after hour went by, and eventually ... »

Legendary Stationery Moleskine Expands into Specialty Retail

This lifestyle retailer uses specialty retail to reach new customers and stay connected to brand loyalists. Dynamic retailers with a strong brick-and-mortar and o... »

Holiday Brothers Find Success Selling Ugly Sweaters

Outrageous vintage Christmas sweaters fly off specialty retailers’ racks. Would-be entrepreneurs Kyle Kelly and Anthony Horvath II were partners in a toy helico... »

Where’s My Cord?

Crazy Cord Covers stop cord poachers in their tracks. If you’re a parent, you know how tough it is to keep track of the charger cord for your cell phone or tabl... »

Ruffles Make Waves

A new cart concept focuses on baby and girls’ party apparel. In 2009, Tom and Colleen Lutes started an online custom birthday decoration business, Sweet Celebrati... »

Lobster’s On a Roll

A lobster boat kiosk, Linda Bean Lobster Boat Café, has docked at the Maine Mall in Portland, charting a course to boost the state’s economy. It was nearly three... »

Big on Branding

Over the years, national retailers and celebrities have been discovering what specialty retailers already know: a shopping center kiosk or RMU is a great sales vehic... »

Heel Thyself with Cupcakes

This kiosk brings the owner’s love of fashion and food together in an unusual concept. Women who love the efficiency of multi-tasking can appreciate the new “sh... »

Brewing New Business

Keurig launches destination store to test and gather consumer preference data. For coffee and tea lovers looking to perk up their home brew, Green Mountain Coffee R... »

The Bigger Picture

A move from mall kiosk to strip center comes with special challenges–and advantages. The world is Larry Latham’s canvas. For more than 20 years, Latham has been... »

The Lure of Local

Riding on the popularity of the locavore movement, five small businesses get to test their wings at San Francisco mall kiosk. Five San Francisco, CA manufacturers w... »

Goods for Good

A Louisiana church finds it can implement its mission of doing good through new inline store. DO GOOD, a store on the Louisiana boardwalk, in Bossier, LA, does just... »

All Dolled Up

A new store at Miami International Mall is proving that its business model is no child’s play. There’s not just one new face at Miami International Mall in Dora... »

Pralines in the Mix

A chocolatier branches out with an outer-borough mall kiosk to complement its high-end Manhattan boutiques. Things got a lot sweeter at the Queens Center Mall when ... »
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