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Top 100 Business Trends of 2015

From Interactive Menswear Stores to Mobile Barber Shops

— January 30, 2016 — Art & Design
From mobile barber shops to grocery stores boasting top tier amenities, the top 2015 business trends showcase a variety of patterns that provide insight into what the modern consumer might expect from the brands they patronize.

So-called "cannabis tourism" has emerged as a big opportunity for states where recreational cannabis has been legalized, with Denver and Seattle in particular emerging as unique destinations for consumers looking to take advantage of high-brow offerings unavailable in their own region.

Additionally, the democratization of business via the sharing economy has given way to a variety of opportunities that extend beyond realm of ridesharing apps like Uber and Airbnb.

To further explore some of the overarching patterns defining business trends going into the year ahead, look to our 2016 Trend Report.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Plastic Payment Promotions
Plastic Payment Promotions
Shoe Brand MAMUT is Accepting Plastic Bottle Payment for their New Line
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99
Elegant Concept Stores
Elegant Concept Stores
Bazar Noir is an Eclectic, Well-Curated Concept Shop in Berlin
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98
Surging Retail Displays
Surging Retail Displays
The El Picaporte Storefront Makes a Splash in Valencia
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97
Energetic Downtown Hostels
Energetic Downtown Hostels
This Rio Hostel is a Vibrant Window into Brazil's Capital City
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96
3D-Printed Hardware
3D-Printed Hardware
This Partnership Shows Off Makerbot 3D-Printed Home Depot Tools & Hardware
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95
Minimalist Online Surf Shops
Minimalist Online Surf Shops
SALT's Responsive Ecommerce Site Uses an Aesthetically Pleasing Grid
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94
Cannabis Cafe Hotels
Cannabis Cafe Hotels
The Surrey Cannabis Club is Housed Within a Guildford Apartment
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93
Homespun Soup Packaging
Homespun Soup Packaging
These Soup Packaging Designs Inspire Visions of Homecooking
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92
Customized Literary Necklaces
Customized Literary Necklaces
Speechlust Jewelry Makes Custom Engraved Dog Tag Necklaces
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91
Thriving Startup Tips
Thriving Startup Tips
This Infographic on Launching Successful Startups Will Help Entrepreneurs
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90
3D Printing Stations
3D Printing Stations
Staples Teams Up with 3D Systems to Offer 3D-Printing In-Store
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89
X-Ray Business Cards
X-Ray Business Cards
These Cool Business Card Designs Mimic Medical Imagery
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88
Virtual Technology Shops
Virtual Technology Shops
Google's Virtual Shop Simulates its Branded Retail Space in London
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87
Pre-Packaged Lunch Kits
Pre-Packaged Lunch Kits
Scrumpt is a Food Delivery Service That Aids Time-Starved Parents
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86
Crafty Retail Partnerships
Crafty Retail Partnerships
Four Canadian Etsy Sellers Will Be Getting Exposure in Nordstrom
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85
Wine Tasting Strips
Wine Tasting Strips
Beringer Transforms the Wine Tasting Experience in-Store with Flavored Strips
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84
Creative Lettering Shops
Creative Lettering Shops
5 POINTS' Shop Appeals to Creative Millennials with Interactive Stations
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83
Interactive Menswear Stores
Interactive Menswear Stores
The 'Dandy Lab' Creates a Hybrid Shopping Experience for Men
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82
Garage-Grown Produce
Garage-Grown Produce
Vertical Fresh Farms is an Urban Farming Initiative in Buffalo
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81
Immersive Touch Screen Installations
Immersive Touch Screen Installations
Samsung CenterStage Creates Sensory Experiences for Users
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80
Female-Only Sneaker Shops
Female-Only Sneaker Shops
Naked Copenhagen Exclusively Sells Women's Athletic Footwear
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79
Shoe Designer Platforms
Shoe Designer Platforms
Pensole Footwear Design Academy is Creating a 'Quirky for Sneakers'
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78
Personal Air Conditioners
Personal Air Conditioners
'Evapolar' Cools an Immediate Area Instead of a Whole Room at the Office
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77
Conical Retail Displays
Conical Retail Displays
This Retail Display For Elege is Shaped Like a Toblerone Bar
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76
Americana Retail Shops
Americana Retail Shops
The New Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren Storefront in Hamburg is Huge
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75
Buttoned-Up Shipping Boxes
Buttoned-Up Shipping Boxes
This Box Packaging Design for WonderPix Uses Fewer Fasteners
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74
Holographic Fishing Technology
Holographic Fishing Technology
The Hunter-Gatherer Lets You Virtually Catch Your Food for Delivery
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73
Free Vending Machines
Free Vending Machines
Innovative Vending Solutions Encourages People to Tweet for Snacks
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72
The Beach Bar Experience
The Beach Bar Experience
Trend Hunter Chats with Sabino, Jessica & Lillo About #TheDreamIsland
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71
Time Traveler Bakery Branding
Time Traveler Bakery Branding
This Bakery Visual Identity Communicates an Interest in Quality
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70
Portable Micro Cabins
Portable Micro Cabins
Getaway Helps Bostonians with Living Tiny and Recharging Away from the City
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69
Understated Retail Concepts
Understated Retail Concepts
This Stockholm Retail Design is an Elegant Whiteout Experience
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68
Multimedia Retail Displays
Multimedia Retail Displays
This Woolworths Shop has In-Store Video Walls and LED Displays
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67
Branded Shipping Boxes
Branded Shipping Boxes
Pakible Offers E-Commerce Solutions for Custom Packaging
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66
Surreal Retail Display Museums
Surreal Retail Display Museums
This Hermes Window Display is Made Using a Colorful Paper Medium
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65
Password-Protected Bars
Password-Protected Bars
Bourbon & Branch is an Unmarked San Francisco Bar Serving Craft Cocktails
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64
Creativity-Encouraging Boxes
Creativity-Encouraging Boxes
The Adobe Kickbox Jumpstarts Employees' Next Big Idea
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63
Old World Delicatessan Interiors
Old World Delicatessan Interiors
This Helsinki Cafe and Deli Exudes a Rustic, Maritime Charm
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62
3D-Printed Retail Platforms
3D-Printed Retail Platforms
This 3d Startup is Now Offering Its Products on Sears.com
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61
Opulent Cannabis Dispensaries
Opulent Cannabis Dispensaries
The Silverpeak Apothecary Wants to Make Buying Weed Luxurious
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60
Gallery-Style Patisseries
Gallery-Style Patisseries
The À La Folie Pastry Shop Displays its Sweet Treats Like Works of Art
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59
Food Truck Fashion Boutiques
Food Truck Fashion Boutiques
The Ardillas United Brand Converted a Doritos Truck to a Mobile Shop
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58
3D-Printed Gold Jewelry
3D-Printed Gold Jewelry
Lionel T. Dean's 18 Carat Gold Designs Could Change the Jewelry Industry
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57
Patron Loyalty Packaging
Patron Loyalty Packaging
These Sushi Restaurant Rewards Boxes Thank Regulars for Their Business
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56
Ergonomic Lap Desks
Ergonomic Lap Desks
The 'LapPad' is a Transportable Lap Desk That Can Be Used Anywhere
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55
Outfit-Modeling Mirrors
Outfit-Modeling Mirrors
Neiman Marcus' Memory Mirror Digitally Compares Outfits
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54
Luminous Retail Windows
Luminous Retail Windows
This Cosmetics Window Display Resembles Glowing Test Tubes
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53
Complete USB-Sized Computers
Complete USB-Sized Computers
The Google and ASUS Chromebit Turns Monitors into Working Computers
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52
Scholarly Boutique Gyms
Scholarly Boutique Gyms
The Library Gym is Transforming Training into an Upscale Activity
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51
Illustrious Bookstore Displays
Illustrious Bookstore Displays
This Clever Bookstore Merchandising is Delightfully Detailed
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50
Book-Shaped Business Cards
Book-Shaped Business Cards
These Business Cards Cleverly Reflect the Company's Product
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49
Returnable Shipping Boxes
Returnable Shipping Boxes
The 'There and Back Pack' is a Handy Return Shipping Box
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48
Submarine-Carried Islands
Submarine-Carried Islands
This Man-Made Island of Luxury Floats Atop the Roofs of Submarines
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47
Interactive Travel Agencies
Interactive Travel Agencies
The Addin Store Has Tourism Displays That Customize to Dream Vacations
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46
Secret Garden Branding
Secret Garden Branding
This Organic Cafe Branding Channels Images of an Idyllic Forest
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45
Mobile Juice Bars
Mobile Juice Bars
This New Boston Juice Bar is Adapting the Food Truck Business Model
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44
Interactive In-Store Displays
Interactive In-Store Displays
Kate Spade Introduces Perch Technology to Better Customer Experience
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43
Homey Bar Cafes
Homey Bar Cafes
The La Maison Bleue Cafe Combines an Eatery, a Bar and a Quaint Cafe
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42
Metropolitan Cat Cafes
Metropolitan Cat Cafes
The Recently Opened Meow Parlour is the First NYC Cat Cafe
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41
Mobile Barber Shops
Mobile Barber Shops
Salon Le Barber Brings Men's Grooming Services on the Road
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40
Urban Development Pop-Ups
Urban Development Pop-Ups
The Okomeya Rice Shop is Aiming to Revitalize This Shopping Street
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39
Interactive Electronics Shops
Interactive Electronics Shops
The littleBits Pop-Up Store is Part Retail Space and Part Laboratory
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38
Menswear E-Commerce Sites
Menswear E-Commerce Sites
'JackThreads' is Shifting from Selling Other Brands to Its Own Label
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37
Social Media Vending Machines
Social Media Vending Machines
IHeartRadio's Kiosk Turns Instagram Posts into Free Merchandise
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36
Website-Inspired Stores
Website-Inspired Stores
Web-Enabled Retail Displays Update Constantly with Online Content
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35
Mobile Makerspace Containers
Mobile Makerspace Containers
The Shipping Containers for Rent Provide a Portable Prototyping Lab
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34
Interactive Pet Shops
Interactive Pet Shops
The BlueCollar Working Dog Store Has Space for Products and Play
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33
Meal Delivery Startups
Meal Delivery Startups
Chowdy is a Healthy Meal Subscription Service in Toronto
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32
Race-Ready Runners Pop-Ups
Race-Ready Runners Pop-Ups
The Nike Womens London Pop-Up is Revealed Ahead of the 10-KM Race
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31
Inexpensive 3D-Printed Villas
Inexpensive 3D-Printed Villas
This Mind-Blowing House Was Built in Just 10 Days Using a 3D Printer
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30
Automated Footwear Displays
Automated Footwear Displays
This Kid's Shoe Store Features an Interactive Retail Display
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29
Apartment-Inspired Cafes
Apartment-Inspired Cafes
This Amsterdam Coffee Roaster Just Opened a Chic, Homey Cafe
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28
Minimalist Retail Designs
Minimalist Retail Designs
The Legrand Showroom Boasts Both Exhibition and Seminar Spaces
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27
Couture VR Experiences
Couture VR Experiences
Dior Eyes is a Branded Virtual Reality Headset for Interacting with Clients
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26
Rustic Retail Marketplaces
Rustic Retail Marketplaces
This Modern Munich Marketplace Recalls the Charm of the Market Hall
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25
Bent Corner Boxes
Bent Corner Boxes
This Retail Shipping Box Design Has Corners That Are Easy to Open
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24
Experiential Retail Booths
Experiential Retail Booths
This Dairy Retail Booth Design is an Escape Within the Grocery Aisle
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23
Artisanal Dairy Displays
Artisanal Dairy Displays
The Fresh St. Farms Store Boasts Rustic Deli and Cheese Counters
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22
No-Wait Coffee Shops
No-Wait Coffee Shops
The Starbucks Line is Eliminated with an Efficient Location in New York City
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21
Appliance-Inspired Merchandising
Appliance-Inspired Merchandising
This Yogurt Shelf Display is Made to Resemble a Microwave
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20
Retail Farmer's Markets
Retail Farmer's Markets
Ferme En Ville is a Local Food Market That Recalls a Marketplace Aesthetic
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19
Branded Festival Pop-Up Motels
Branded Festival Pop-Up Motels
Fosters and Airbnb Created a Pop-up Motel at Finland's Provinssi
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18
Children's Grocery Stores
Children's Grocery Stores
This Kid's Supermarket in Moscow is Designed for Children
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17
Branded Confectionery Kiosks
Branded Confectionery Kiosks
This Delicious Nutella Pop-Up in Brazil is the First of Its Kind
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16
Hybrid Barbershop Cafes
Hybrid Barbershop Cafes
Hurwundeki in London Serves Homemade Food and Affordable Haircuts
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15
Art Deco Supermarkets
Art Deco Supermarkets
E.Leclerc’s Bordeaux Grocery Store Design Takes Style Cues from the 30s
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14
Mobile Bus Boutiques
Mobile Bus Boutiques
The Kenzo Fashion Bus Offers Designer Style On the Go
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13
Futuristic Grocer Concepts
Futuristic Grocer Concepts
Carlo Ratti Associati Imagines the Future of Supermarkets as Digital
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12
Eco Bulk Food Kiosks
Eco Bulk Food Kiosks
This New Self-Service Refill System is Housed at London's Planet Organic
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11
Glamorous Beauty Pop-Ups
Glamorous Beauty Pop-Ups
Benefit Recently Held a 1950s-Inspired Pop-Up Beauty and Cocktail Bar
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10
Shipping Container Campuses
Shipping Container Campuses
Pop Brixton Aims to Bring A Sense of Community to the District
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9
Voluptuous Celebrity Portraits
Voluptuous Celebrity Portraits
The Kim Kardashian Selfie Book Cover is Not What People Expected
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8
Recipe-Based Grocery Stores
Recipe-Based Grocery Stores
This Store Will Allow Shoppers to Buy Recipe Kits and Ingredients
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7
Hybrid Coffee Bars
Hybrid Coffee Bars
All That is Solid's Cafe Interior Design Suits a Range of Needs
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6
Fast Casual Street Cafes
Fast Casual Street Cafes
Lumee is a Bahrain Restaurant Boasting a Contemporary Heritage Style
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5
Rustic Juice Establishments
Rustic Juice Establishments
The Cold Pressery in Mississauga is a Stylish Healthy Lifestyle Bar
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4
Small-Batch Supermarkets
Small-Batch Supermarkets
This Grocery Store Boasts a Herb Wall and a Soda Fountain
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3
Shipping Container Food Trucks
Shipping Container Food Trucks
This Company Sells Wood Oven Pizza from a Converted Truck
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2
Authentic Gourmet Grocers
Authentic Gourmet Grocers
This Specialty Supermarket Boasts Sophisticated Rustic Branding
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1
Branded Experiential Pop-Up Bars
Branded Experiential Pop-Up Bars
This Fun Pimm's Pop-up Teapot Bar Was at Wimbledon 2015
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