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Pie labs and more are creating social change. Pie and Conversation = Social Change

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About PieLab
PieLab is a breeding ground for positive change. Everyday you can brush elbows with community members over a slice of pie and cup of coffee and create something new.

The Pecans! Project originated as a program that provided job training skills and scholarships to youth in the area, and is ran out of PieLab. Unfortunately, the YouthBuild grant has ran out, and no longer provides funding for scholarships, but the Pecans! Project does provide job training, and delicious pecans to the community. All proceeds from Pecans go to help H.E.R.O. housing, a nonprofit that provides housing and empowerment resources to Hale County residents.

Pop-Up Shops

These go from one night stand to 30 thirty days..sometimes more, it all depends upon what agreements you make with the landlord. Artists have pop-up shows so it works like that. Some are for fundraising events to support a cause or just new start-ups. Pop-up Stores are becoming an emerging trends these initiatives have a tendency to pop up unannounced, quickly draw in the crowds, and then disappear or morph into something else, adding to retail the fresh feel, exclusivity and surprise that galleries, theatres and Cirque du Soleil-adepts have been using for years.

POP-UP RETAIL fits right in with the Entertainment Economy, the Experience Economy, the Surprise Economy, with MASSCLUSIVITY, and so on. It’s about surprising consumers with temporary ‘performances’, guaranteeing exclusivity because of the limited time span. It’s about buzz, and about new try-out and testing techniques. It provides visibility for e-tailers and allows ‘real-world’ companies to enter uncharted markets on the cheap. In short, it’s one of those trends that should be incorporated in every existing and new marketing and advertising strategy. Where will your brand pop-up next?

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The Storenvy in San Francisco, CA – it’s a rotating retail store featuring local merchants. Five local merchants participate each month for a one of a kind retail experience. At Storenvy, they’ll help you open up your store for free.

Hope this gives you some ideas into getting started in your food business.

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