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Thymes scents/soaps pop-up sales may replace warehouse sale

  • Blog Post by: John Ewoldt
  • April 17, 2013 - 11:31 AM

 

Thymes fragrances will hold another pop-up sale Thursday through Saturday to make room for new products, according to an email sent late March to its customers.

 

Although the pop-up is one-tenth the size of its warehouse sale, the Minneapolis-based company will offer the usual savings of 50 to 75 percent off body washes, home fragrances, reed diffusers, and lotions. 

Thousands of Thymes customers were disappointed last fall when the company decided not to host its annual warehouse sale due to lack of inventory. After hundreds of disappointed frugalistas contacted Thymes, it threw together a much smaller sale at its headquarters in December.

This sale looks to be similar in size and scale to the December pop-up, said Cindy Andersen, vice-president of operations at Thymes.

It's too soon to say if periodic pop-up sales will replace a single mega warehouse sale, said Andersen, but it's a possibility. "At this point they're a test," she said.  It costs a lot of money to rent warehouse space, and the smaller sales can be held at the company's headquarters. 

The sale will be held at 629 9th St. SE., Mpls. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 18 and April 19, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20.  

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