New Notables

Hot Dogs = Sizzling Sales

Hot Dog on a Stick opens first kiosk location. What started as a beach hot dog stand in the 1940s has since grown to more than 100 locations—and now Hot Dog on a ... »

Real Goods

A solar company opens a mall kiosk to introduce more people to solar power systems and boost sales. Location: Sierra Vista Mall in Clovis, CA (more…)... »

Sweet Fix

Beverly Hills-based Sprinkles bakery unveils cupcake vending machine. 1. The Inspiration Candace Nelson is the founder of Sprinkles, one of the country’s most po... »

(Not so) Rocky Road

A new franchise operation in Brookfield Square Mall, Brookfield, Wisconsin, is sweet switch for former furniture salesman. 1. The Problem. The Solution. Though he ... »

All the Rave

A new kiosk in Sequoia Mall, Visalia, California, gets in early on a growing trend. 1. The Inspiration Raves—or big dance parties—are a growing trend in the Ce... »

Eyeing Expansion

Eyebrow Designer 21 tests day spa format. Eyebrow Designer 21 is rolling out a new day spa prototype that could spark even more expansion for this national chain. ... »

Arkansas On Their Mind

Two entrepreneurs, who love their state but like to joke about it, build a following through Facebook. And expand the concept of personalization to an entire state. ... »

Letting Their Hair Down

An entrepreneur takes off with an extension of her former business. Kellie Smith worked in full-service salons for 16 years and always found the process of fitting ... »

Kiosks Land at Denver Airport

New RMU program is now one of the largest in the airport industry. Kiosks and RMUs have been cleared for take-off at Denver International Airport. The airport unveil... »

New Program Has Mile-High Expectations

An improved specialty leasing program is looking to revitalize downtown Denver. The "Mile-High City" has launched a new and improved downtown specialty leasing pro... »

Having Her Cake—and Eating It Too!

A Canadian entrepreneur won the chance to offer her cupcake alternative in a mall—rent-free. Celeste Bodnaryk, owner of Sphere-Licious, got to sell her product fo... »

All That Glitters

Glimmer Body Art, the temporary tattoo company, has its eyes set on the specialty retail market and is hoping for sales to sparkle. Temporary tattoos aren't just for... »

Sizing Made Simple

Mybestfit, a new kiosk concept, takes the guesswork out of shopping. A new technology is allowing shoppers at Pennsylvania's King of Prussia Mall to find perfect pa... »

Hair to Stay

Specialty retailer AnnaMack Hardison has transformed her hobby into a successful business both online and at the mall. When AnnaMack Hardison was growing up, her mo... »

Glowing Sales

A sports company has been driving sales with its line of glow-in-the-dark golf balls. Now Nitelite Sports is teeing up its latest set of products to score big in the... »
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