With retail vacancies the highest in at least a decade, store chains and manufacturers are signing short-term leases to open temporary stores for the Christmas shopping season. See story at Investors.com.
Bedford, Mass.-based iRobot just opened two pop-up stores to sell its Roomba robotic vacuum cleaners, Scooba floor-washing robots and Looj gutter-cleaning robots. The holiday stores are located in malls in Atlanta and Indianapolis.
Photo of iRobot pop-up store in Atlanta.