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Nespresso Takes Brent Cross pop-up

National roll-out continues with more trial locations

Chargebox powers up for growth

Mobile phone charger manufacturer Chargebox is looking to raise £500,000 through a crowdfunding campaign to fund future expansion.

Malls are Marvellous for Cadbury’s

Shopping centres are at the heart of Cadbury’s launch campaign for its latest confectionery brand.

Fenwick opens a Christmas pop-up store at intu Metrocentre

The UK’s largest independent department store group has spread its wings this Christmas with a seasonal pop-up store.

NewRiver completes portfolio deal with Top Gift

NewRiver has signed a portfolio deal across 15 of its 29 shopping centres with mobile phone accessories mall operator Top Gift.

Science Museum back at Bluewater

Bluewater is welcoming back the Science Museum pop-up for a second year running in the build up to Christmas.

Mall retail competition launched in Medway

A competition offering local entrepreneurs the chance to win a start-up package worth £10,000 has been launched at Pentagon shopping centre.  

Galleries' ghoulish grotto

Calendar Club to launch first specialist Halloween grotto at Bristol mall

Mercedes-Benz pops up at intu Trafford Centre

Mercedes-Benz brings its experiential brand marketing campaign to Manchester with pop-up shop at intu Trafford Centre. 

Network Rail appoints SpaceandPeople

Network Rail has awarded SpaceandPeople the contract for the exclusive rights to sell event and distribution space across all 18 Network Rail managed stations in the UK.

Lego takes to the road

Experiential roadshow launches at Centre:mk

Summer events wake up Westfield

Westfield hosts experiential campaigns for Pink Lady, Wall’s, Coca Cola and Lego

MINI pop up shop drives into Silverburn

A MINI pop up shop by local car dealership Harry Fairbairn in Giffnock, has opened at Silverburn in Glasgow. 

Whirlpool and Westfield partner in Stratford

Year-long programme of live cooking events in Westfield Stratford's Great Eastern Kitchen

Dyson takes to the floor at Bluewater

Innovative experiential in-mall pop-up showcases new cordless vacuum cleaner range

Eats and beats land in Lewisham

Lewisham shopping centre’s abandoned 1950s Model Market transformed into a must-visit destination for foodies and party-goers

Opal award winners revealed

The best in commercialisation have been celebrated at the BCSC Opal Awards presentation breakfast at King’s Place, London.

Foodie pop-up for Bluewater

Bluewater celebrates best of Kent with new fine food pop-up

ICSC gears up for SPREE Europe

Commercialisation show comes to Europe for the first time

Lunson Mitchenall appointed for Models Own expansion

Lunson Mitchenall has won the UK remit for cosmetics brand, Models Own. 

Wham Bam Tikka debuts at WestQuay

Indian street food brand, Wham Bam Tikka, has chosen WestQuay in Southampton for its first permanent kiosk. 

European Spree for ICSC

ICSC to bring commercialisation show to London

Intu hosts portfolio-wide brand immersion campaign

All 15 intu shopping centres will be active in the launch of a brand immersion campaign for the latest family animation film, Home

New gift card for Hammerson

Hammerson has launched a new gift card programme, which has been rolled out across its shopping centre portfolio. 

Three new contract wins for Space To Trade

Commercialisation specialist, Space To Trade, adds three Scottish centres to its client portfolio. 

My Cookie Dough launches at St David’s

On-the-go dessert brand, My Cookie Dough, has made its debut at St David’s in Cardiff. 

SpaceandPeople awarded Grand Central Birmingham contract

SpaceandPeople is to manage the experiential space and promotional activity at the major retail destination integrated with Birmingham New Street station, in an exclusive contract. 

Pop-up firm tops up funds

Appear Here, the UK’s largest online marketplace for retail space, raises $7.5m from investors

Science Museum experiments with Bluewater pop-up

1,300-sq ft store will offer an interactive experience in the run-up to Christmas

Intu’s flexible friend

Flex-e-card signs five-year gift card deal with intu

Five alive for Land Securities

Land Securities has launched Five, a premium selection of experiential spaces available exclusively within its national portfolio of retail and leisure destinations.

Harvey Nicks pops up in Liverpool

Harvey Nichols pop-up foodmarket returns to Liverpool One for its fourth consecutive year

BMW pop-up shop opens at Silverburn

Harry Fairbairn BMW has launched a pop-up shop at Silverburn shopping centre in Glasgow. 

Setting out the stall

Commercialisation is big business in UK shopping centres but what can managers do to ensure it adds to the customer experience as well as bringing in revenue? 

Online leasing pop-up platform proves perfect fit for Cadbury

We Are Pop Up, the commercial property platform for online short-term leasing, has completed a retail deal with Cadbury as part of the confectioner’s summer marketing campaign. 

Meadowhall signs Tour de France pop-up

The Tour de France Grand Depart pop up shop is set to open in Meadowhall shopping centre in the build up to the biggest cycling event in the world, which starts in Yorkshire in July. 

LG experiential lounge to open at Bluewater and WestQuay

Retail marketing specialists, NexusEngage, has been appointed to design and install an experiential lounge on behalf of LG Electronics (LG) at Bluewater, Kent and WestQuay, Southampton. 

La Redoute opens pop-up at Liverpool One

La Redoute, the mail order and online retailer, has opened its debut store at Liverpool One.

Bluewater and centre:mk launch interactive windows

Partnership with NexusEngage sees NOW TV launch interactive window in Kent and Milton Keynes’ centres.  

The Great Outdoors

Commercialisation in UK shopping centres may be a mature market, but there are always new ways to generate income and to bring in fresh and desirable operators and services. Is there untapped potential in outdoor spaces? 

Pop-up retail comes to the retail park

Pizza1889 pops up at British Land’s Nugent shopping park

Artisan Market comes to Warrington

Golden Square is inviting people to explore and sample a variety of local delights at its brand new ‘Artisan Market’ in the Old Market Place

Volvo opens pop-up dealership at Bluewater

Volvo Car UK has opened its first pop-up dealership in the UK at Bluewater. 

Revenue generators

RMUs, kiosks and pop-up shops are playing an ever important role in diversifying a shopping centre’s offer, plugging gaps in the retail mix and showcasing products and services that excite the shopper while complementing those of the in-line tenants.

The Vitality Index - December 2013

Rides and attraction retail bookings peaked as local businesses had the opportunity to entertain families during the Christmas holidays.

Hammerson lights up dead frontages

NexusEngage partners with Hammerson to create interactive shop fronts

Shoppers love stations

Retail sales at Britain’s biggest and busiest railway stations continue to outperform.

Investors back pop-up leasing specialist

New online marketplace for short-term retail space secures £1m funding round

Arran Aromatics expands

Luxury toiletries and gifts manufacturer, Arran Aromatics, is to expand in Scottish shopping centres following kiosk success at Buchanan Galleries in Glasgow. 

The Vitality Index - October 2013: 27%

Bookings for promotional space continued on an upward trend according to the latest Vitality Index from SpaceandPeople.