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Seeking to maintain consumer interest, retail endeavors, both online and in-store, are adapting to include elements of technology, social engagement and visual enticement. Highlighting changes in shopping habits, subscription services and in-store displays, this category is helping to keep a pulse on everything retail and business related.
Food Delivery Restaurant Support
Food Delivery Restaurant Support
SkipTheDishes Releases Statement on Commission Caps in Ontario
SkipTheDishes recently released a statement on enforced commission caps in Ontario, stating the brand is “disappointed that [the Ontario government has] decided to regulate private enterprise... MORE
Eco Luxury Fashion Rentals
Eco Luxury Fashion Rentals
Selfridges' Rental Collection Makes Wearing Designer Labels Accessible
The Selfridges Rental Collection helps to make wearing designer labels accessible, as it gives people the chance to borrow purses and gowns for just a fraction of their retail price. For the... MORE
Virtual Beauty Activations
Virtual Beauty Activations
Lancôme’s Virtual Pop-Up Aims to Reinvent The Future Of Beauty Retail
L’Oréal-owned beauty giant Lancôme unveiled a new virtual pop-up shop experience exclusively in Singapore from August 28th to September 20th, earlier this year. The virtual activation... MORE
Educational Denim Displays
Educational Denim Displays
IsInstore and Lee's Retail Display Educates About Sustainability
UK-based design and branding agency IsInstore and Lee teamed up on an educational retail display for the denim label. Launched at Slefridges, Oxford Street, the retail display aimed to “... MORE
Interactive Beauty Retail Spaces
Interactive Beauty Retail Spaces
The B+Tube Cosmetic Store by Arlia Hashim is Located in Changsha
The B+Tube collection retail space in Changsha, China is designed by Li Kang and Arlia Hashim. Specializing in “skincare, make-up, travel and lifestyle products, all focused around the idea of... MORE
Augmented Reality Beauty Stores
Augmented Reality Beauty Stores
Hamad International Airport Opened Lancôme and YSL Beauté Cafés
Lancôme and YSL Beauté Cafés have been announced at the Hamad International Airport, offering a COVID-safe cosmetic experience that’s filled with the latest in beauty technology.... MORE
Soap-Opera-Themed Luxury Used Goods
Soap-Opera-Themed Luxury Used Goods
LePrix Debuted a Gossip Girl Edit of Authentic Pre-Owned Goods
Online platform LePrix is viewed as the “Farfetch” for vintage and offers one of the largest collection of pre-owned, authentic Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and more from the best global... MORE
Sneaker Resale Marketplaces
Sneaker Resale Marketplaces
Stockx Unveils Its Physical Authentication Center in Toronto
StockX–the online resale marketplace for sneakers and streetwear with brands like Yeezys, Jordans, and Supreme Goods–just launched the company’s first physical authentication center in Toronto.... MORE
Prepaid Support
Brands candidly ask for financial support from consumers amid COVID-19
Trend - The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted businesses spanning all industries and many are struggling to remain afloat with current social distancing regulations. As a result, smaller brands are reaching out to consumers to ask for financial support during these uncertain times with initiatives like discounted travel vouchers to use post-pandemic and prepaid products without fixed delivery dates.
Workshop Question - How can your brand use authenticity to reach consumers during times of chaos?
Plant-Based Furniture Store Menus
Plant-Based Furniture Store Menus
Ikea Announces 80% of Its Menu Will Be Plant-based by 2025
Plant-based meals are generally considered to be a more sustainable option and furniture store IKEA recently announced its plans to make 80% of its packaged meals to be plant-based in the next five... MORE
Fresh Meat Vending Machines
Fresh Meat Vending Machines
FreshStore is a Vending Machine That Can Be Accessed After Store Hours
FreshStore is a fresh meat vending machine that’s revolutionizing how and when people shop for their food. In Seoul, like many other places in the world, the COVID-19 pandemic had a massive... MORE
eCommerce Analytic Platforms
eCommerce Analytic Platforms
The 'Sellerium' Platform Helps Amazon Sellers Track Trends
The ‘Sellerium’ platform is a solution for eCommerce professionals that will provide them with access to an array of analytics that they can use to their advantage when looking to... MORE
Celebrity Chef Vegan Restaurants
Celebrity Chef Vegan Restaurants
Le Mariachi is a Vegan Mexican Restaurant Set to Open in Canada
Le Mariachi is a new vegan Mexican eatery launched by reality tv show MasterChef season eight inner, Dino Angelo Luciano. The new restaurant will open in Montréal and features decadent plant-based... MORE
In-Mall Restaurant Ordering Platforms
In-Mall Restaurant Ordering Platforms
Square One Food District Partners with EasyPeasy Marketplace
Square One Food District, the popular mall food court located just outside of Toronto, recently partnered with EasyPeasy! Marketplace to make supporting in-mall restaurants safe and easy this... MORE
Eco-Friendly Gift Cards
Eco-Friendly Gift Cards
Hudson's Bay's Recyclable Cards are Made from 30% Post-Consumer Materials
Hudson’s Bay is introducing an eco-friendly gift card program with personalized digital gift cards and new FSC-certified physical cards that are made with 30% post-consumer materials and Green-... MORE
Vegan Fast Food Expansions
Vegan Fast Food Expansions
Globally Local Announced the Opening of Its Second Toronto Location
Globally Local, the popular vegan fast food chain that gained international attention for being the first 24-hour vegan drive through, recently announced its opening a second location in Toronto,... MORE
Vintage Furniture Sales
Vintage Furniture Sales
A Vintage IKEA Sale Will Retail Pieces from the 80s and 90s
A vintage IKEA sale will be retailing some incredibly unique finds from the brand, offering consumers over 100 rare pieces. IKEA is known among the masses for its affordable and practical offerings,... MORE
Curated Champagne Gift Boxes
Curated Champagne Gift Boxes
The Sip Makes Holiday Gifting Easy with Personalized Champagne Boxes
The Sip, a black-owned, female-founded brand launched by Erica Davis and Catherine Carter, makes gifting this holiday season easier with curated champagne gift boxes. Each Sip box features three... MORE
Unstaffed Smart Supermarket Pilots
Unstaffed Smart Supermarket Pilots
5 Seoul-Based Stores Will Be Tested for This Pilot Project
Autonomous grocery stores aren’t necessarily a new concept, but a concept that lends itself well to consumer needs during the COVID-19 pandemic—as a result, Seoul announced that five... MORE
Rule-Enforcing Retail Robots
Rule-Enforcing Retail Robots
Robovie Reminds Shoppers of In-Store COVID Regulations
Robovie has been employed by a Japanese grocery store to help enforce COVID-19 regulations. With hundreds of shoppers passing through its doors each day, it’s nearly impossible for workers to... MORE
Camera-Tracking Grocery Stores
Camera-Tracking Grocery Stores
Trigo is Set to Open Its Own Grocery Store in Europe
Trigo, the Israel-based retail startup, is opening its first contactless store in Western Europe by the end of 2020. Trigo’s approach to contactless retail lends itself perfectly to the needs... MORE
Bag-Free Shopping Experiences
Bag-Free Shopping Experiences
Tanger Outlets & LugLess are Lightening Loads This Holiday Season
Tanger Factory Outlet Centers is partnering with low-cost shipping service LugLess to support busy holiday shoppers this season so that they can enjoy bag-free shopping experiences. With this... MORE
play_circle_filled Contactless Condiment Dispensers
Contactless Condiment Dispensers
Heniz is Making Dining Safer with Its New Touchless Dispenser
The restaurant and foodservice industry has been one of the hardest hit by the ongoing pandemic, and to support businesses and consumers alike, Heinz unveiled the new 100% touchless HEINZ KEYSTONE... MORE
3D Virtual Grocery Shops
3D Virtual Grocery Shops
Inabuggy's Virtual Shopping Portal Lets Customers "Walk" Through the Shop
More people than ever are doing their grocery shopping online to make sure their pantries are well stocked during a pandemic and there are now virtual grocery shops that make the experience more... MORE
Plant-Based Super Snacks
Plant-Based Super Snacks
'That's it.' is Now Available in Canada at Loblaws
‘That’s it.’ the fan-favorite fruit bar with recognizable ingredients and superior taste, recently expanded its distribution and is now available in Canada at participating Loblaws... MORE