Trends Trackers, Winter 2011
Crazy for Cupcakes
These sweet confections continue to do delectable business at malls around the country. Also hot? Cupcake-related accessories! Tweens are the hot target for cool cupcake bling. Next on the horizon: French macaroons!
COURTESY Just Baked
Kiosk Design Jewel
Imagine a kiosk shaped like a pearl oyster! The German jewelry company, Von Besser, plans on launching the model soon. Company executive, Marzena Von Besser, promises the concept will revolutionize the kiosk industry.
What’s Popping Up
Retailers are looking for test locations for new concepts. Mall managers are looking to invite new customers into their properties. Pop-up stores seem to be a marriage that works for both. And while big retailers like Toys ‘R Us and Borders are getting in on the act, the concept has wide appeal for a variety of specialty retailers that could well include you!