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Celebrating Pride Weekend

June 28, 2020Written by Nick Romero

This week b8ta is celebrating Pride. Whether as members of the LGBTQ+ community, or as their friends, we believe this is an important week, and one that calls for celebration - and...

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A Statement from our Founder

May 31, 2020Written by Vibhu Norby

I founded b8ta to give people fair and equal access to retail without the bias or judgements of human beings getting in the way, so that stores would have the best products, not the...

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How to Shop Safely As Normality Returns

May 12, 2020Written by Simon Jones

It is now clear that in the United States, as well as most of the rest of the world, we are now headed toward the next phase of the COVID-19 crisis: getting back to normal. This...

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Keeping up the good works

April 16, 2020Written by Simon Jones

The news over the last few days has been generally very positive, and social distancing appears to be paying dividends, which is allowing us to start  thinking about What Comes...

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Getting Closer Despite Being Further Away

April 10, 2020Written by Simon Jones

If it feels like today is Blursday the fourtyteenth of Maprilay (h/t to The Internet), you’re not alone. The global lockdown is...well, I want to say unprecedented, but that word...

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b8ta Partners Continue to Do Good

April 8, 2020Written by Simon Jones

Many of us have been heartened of late by things like the iHeartConcert held last night on Fox, hosted by the apparently ageless Elton John, and headlined by stars of the last...

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Thinking about the children

April 3, 2020Written by Simon Jones

Last week we wrote about the good folks at Twin Science and Booleangirl, who are running free, instructor-led classes for kids who are stuck at home. Hopefully, those of you with...

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Falling back in love with your kitchen

April 1, 2020Written by Simon Jones

In the old days (say, three weeks ago), when working from home was still the exception rather than the rule, they used to say there were three great threats to at-home productivity:

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Turn dull afternoons into fascinating science adventures

March 27, 2020Written by Simon Jones

TL;DR: Entertain and educate your kids with free coding and robotics lessons from Booleangirl and Twin Science

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Good vibrations: checking in with AfterShokz.

February 28, 2020Written by Dustin Peters

As one of b8ta's oldest partners, AfterShokz headphones have been exciting our store visitors for years. Take a read to learn more about AfterShokz' b8ta experience.

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Accelerating out of the CES curve.

January 15, 2020Written by Simon Jones

CES is a trade show that operates at mind-boggling scale. Nearly 4500 companies exhibit across the 2.9 million square feet of exhibition space, driving awareness and demand with the...

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b8ta is having a birthday.

December 11, 2019Written by Dustin Peters

As a retail company, the month of December is important and busy for b8ta. As the year comes to a close we work hard throughout the holiday season to make sure we finish strong. But...

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b8ta gives a hands-on experience for hands-on products.

December 10, 2019Written by Dustin Peters

If it isn't yet obvious, here at b8ta we believe that any brand benefits by having their products available in physical spaces. As smooth as online shopping has become, getting to...

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The b8ta Holiday Roadshow.

November 26, 2019Written by Dustin Peters

As b8ta has grown throughout the past few years, opening new stores has been a cornerstone in our operations. The reasoning behind this is pretty straightforward—we believe that the...

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The concept behind Forum.

November 14, 2019Written by Joshua Brueckner

b8ta has recently announced our launch into the fashion + lifestyle sector through Forum, a concept built for the modern day shopper as well as modern day brands. We’re already...

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b8ta paves a new marketing channel with MINI Cooper.

November 13, 2019Written by Dustin Peters

At b8ta, we've built our stores around the demo experience and meaningful product education. Our customers discover and try truly unique products ranging from brain sensing headbands

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Partner Highlights

blendSMART and the beauty of b8ta.

October 29, 2019Written by Lori Machiorlette

We're excited to announce that blendSMART has been included on Oprah's 2019 Favorite Things List, her annual holiday gift guide. The creators of blendSMART will be showing off their...

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Announcing Forum: a fashion and lifestyle retail concept from b8ta.

October 16, 2019Written by Phillip Raub

Here at b8ta we're excited to announce a project that's been in the works for some time—Forum. Read below for b8ta President and Co-Founder Phillip Raub's take on our newest retail...

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If you're not early you're late— it's time to gear up for the holidays.

October 9, 2019Written by Dustin Peters

With fall in full swing, retailers and product makers alike know that the time to prep for the holiday shopping season is upon us. Check out four ways b8ta partners can maximize...

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Store Spotlights

b8ta San Francisco

October 1, 2019Written by Dustin Peters

We're shining the spotlight on one of our flagship stores this week; b8ta San Francisco. Take a look at this city—dwelling b8ta location to see what it offers the ever-bustling...

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