From Competition-Tracking Tools to App-Based Rewards Programs

By: Laura McQuarrie - Aug 30, 2015
From restaurants with hybrid dining styles to futuristic supermarkets and comfort-focused car dealerships, the top August 2015 business ideas reflect the influence on the digital world on consumer behaviors.

Since smartphones have afforded consumers so many little luxuries, most consumers have come to expect the same from the physical stores they visit. In order to keep up with the demands of the modern consumer, brands are revamping virtual fitting rooms, rewards programs and in-store technology.

While most consumers are now familiar with 3D printing, hybrid cafes, pop-up shops, insects as food and on-demand rental services, a few brands are making an effort to bring them market in a big way. This includes new businesses and services like the DimensionAlley 3D printing coffee shop, a roving 'Pestaurant' from Rentokil that serves a variety of bug-based dishes and W London's Walk Out Wardrobe.