Stephen Brooks, The Pop-up Expert, Leads Seminar on the 7 Secrets to Success in Pop-Up Retailing

Smaller-format and specialty retailing is flourishing, and 2018 is the year that startup and established retailers alike will embrace the pop-up retail concept. This February 15, Stephen Brooks, a global consultant who specializes in helping retail pop-up entrepreneurs achieve success, will lead a fact-filled seminar, “7 Secrets to Success in Pop-Up Retailing,” at Concordia University in Chicago, Illinois.

While high-profile retail closings are making the news, pop-up retail – an innovative concept in which retailers occupy temporary spaces to test a market or offer a specialized product line – are growing at a record pace. Pop-up retailing was recently noted by CBRE as one of the major trends driving retail sales growth, in a report noting that retailers and their landlords both have an increased appetite for short-term pop-up stores. “In addition to shifting retail trends, consumers themselves are driving demand for pop-ups,” said Brooks. “Simply put, consumers have grown bored with look-alike malls and superstores, and the small format and personalized experience of the pop-up shop brings a little excitement back to the shopping experience.”

Brooks recently appeared on the TDAmeritrade Network “Morning Trade Live” show, where he discussed pop-up trends with host Oliver Renick, why they have become so popular, and how both start-up and established retailers can take full advantage of this trend. Brooks is widely recognized as the leading expert on pop-up retail, and has spoken at conferences and seminars throughout Europe and the United States. His insights have appeared in several business and industry publications, including Fashion Industry Network, CustomerThink, and NewsOrg.Org.

Tickets for the event are $49.50 each. The event will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Central time. Following the Chicago event, seminars will also be held in Los Angeles at a later date. Stephen Brooks is available for interviews and consultation. For more information, please visit