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Winter 2011
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!


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!

Poornima Apte

Poornima Apte is a Boston-area freelance writer and editor specializing in retail and the book publishing industry. Learn more at

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