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Top 100 Retail Trends in 2017

From Sensory Retail Pods to Produce Butcher Grocery Concepts

— January 27, 2018 — Business
These 2017 retail innovations range from sensory retail pods to produce butcher grocery concepts. When it comes to physical, brick-and-mortar stores, authenticity and sensory marketing are becoming top priorities for both emerging and established brands.

Standouts in the realm of experiential retail include IKEA's immersive Play Café pop-up which opened in the heart of downtown Toronto earlier this year. The pop-up was home to exclusive kitchen accessories, served up a menu of IKEA restaurant favorites, and even featured a set of interactive gaming stations where visitors where given a chance to win exclusive offers and prizes.

NYC boutique 'Package Free' is another standout which prides itself on its artisanal products and waste-free approach to retail -- one that features absolutely no packaging.

When it comes to notable e-commerce examples, standouts include virtual try-on services, and couture web shop debuts like a new Givenchy platform which combines premium products with real-time access to fashion week content.

For more information on retail in the year ahead, dive into Trend Hunter's 2018 Trend Report and learn about the ongoing evolution of both the physical and digital retail space.
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Activity
Freshness
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Couture E-Commerce Debuts
Couture E-Commerce Debuts
The Givenchy E-Commerce Platform Will Include Fashion Week Livestreams
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99
eCommerce Try-On Services
eCommerce Try-On Services
ASOS is Offering an In-App Try-Before-You-Buy Feature with Klarna
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98
Private Label E-commerce Sites
Private Label E-commerce Sites
BJ's Wholesale Club Has Created Dedicated Sites for Private Labels
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97
Personified Retail Installations
Personified Retail Installations
Bikini Berlin's Stills & Strokes Pop-Up is Visually Playful
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96
Digitized In-Store Experiences
Digitized In-Store Experiences
Nordstrom's 'Reserve Online and Try in Store' Service Has Expanded
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95
Classic Bulk Store Furniture
Classic Bulk Store Furniture
The Eames Ottoman and Lounge Chair are Now Available at CostCo
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94
Online AI Shopping Tools
Online AI Shopping Tools
Net-A-Porter is Building an AI Tool That Makes Personalized Suggestions
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93
Creative Photography Stores
Creative Photography Stores
Fujifilm's 'Wonder Photo Shop' Lets Consumers Play with Their Images
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92
In-Store Beverage Boutiques
In-Store Beverage Boutiques
This New Concept Target Store Boasts a Wine and Beer Shop
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91
Plastic Chair Pop-Up Shops
Plastic Chair Pop-Up Shops
The Diversity of the Eames Plastic Chair is Celebrated at This Pop-Up
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90
Clothes-Dispensing Vending Machines
Clothes-Dispensing Vending Machines
Uniqlo's Vending Machines Will Soon Be Available in the US
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89
In-store Checkout Apps
In-store Checkout Apps
Wal-mart's Scan & Go Technology Helps Customers Skip Busy Checkout Lines
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88
Indoor Drone-Testing Retailers
Indoor Drone-Testing Retailers
The DJI Shanghai Flagship Showcases Its Various Models
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87
Millennial Parent Restaurant Rebrandings
Millennial Parent Restaurant Rebrandings
Chuck E. Cheese Restaurants Have Been Stylishly Revamped
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86
Virtual Reality Cafes
Virtual Reality Cafes
HTC has Opened Several 'Vive VR Cafes' Across China
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85
Promotional Gaming Store Experiences
Promotional Gaming Store Experiences
Target is Celebrating Mario Kart 8 Deluxe with Themed Accents
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84
Designer Brand Candy Shops
Designer Brand Candy Shops
The Mansur Gavriel Candy Shop Will Offer Leather Bags and Sweet Treats
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83
Startup-Focused Fashion Pop-Ups
Startup-Focused Fashion Pop-Ups
The Heroes Pop-Up Offers Small Brands Competing Against Big Names
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82
Instant Photography Pop-Ups
Instant Photography Pop-Ups
Polaroid is Marking Its 80th Anniversary with Its First-Ever Pop-Up
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81
Millennial Jewelry Shops
Millennial Jewelry Shops
Birks' Newest Fine Jewelery Store Caters to a New Generation of Shoppers
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80
Virtual Shopping Street Platforms
Virtual Shopping Street Platforms
Orchard Mile Lets You Build Your Own Online Shopping Street
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79
Organic Big Box Eateries
Organic Big Box Eateries
Walmart Has Partnered with Grown Restaurant to Open a New Location
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78
Ice Cream Dipping Bars
Ice Cream Dipping Bars
Magnum's New Dipping Bar Provides a Luxurious Experience for Visitors
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77
Contemporary Filipino Eateries
Contemporary Filipino Eateries
Toronto's 'Platito' Filipino Soul Food with a Western Twist
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76
Ice Cream Bakeries
Ice Cream Bakeries
The Haagen-Dazs Bakery Serves Ice Cream-Centric Baked Goods
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75
Vibrant Nostalgic Food Carts
Vibrant Nostalgic Food Carts
These Retro Rollbars Serve Soviet-Styled Street Food
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74
Designer Produce Shops
Designer Produce Shops
Tokyo's 'Vegeo Vegeo' is a Greengrocer with Style
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73
Fashion Lifestyle Retailers
Fashion Lifestyle Retailers
H&M is Set to Launch the New Retailer Arket in Late Summer in London
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72
Airport Coffee Bars
Airport Coffee Bars
The Sydney Airport is Now Home to a Joe & the Juice Cafe
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71
Coveted Luxe Streetwear Pop-Ups
Coveted Luxe Streetwear Pop-Ups
A New Louis Vuitton and fragment design Collection Was Released
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70
Retail-Focused Smart Streets
Retail-Focused Smart Streets
London's Intelligent Bird Street Features Pedestrian-Powered Retail
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69
Amenity Subscription Packages
Amenity Subscription Packages
The 'Hosty Club' Re-Imagines the Way Airbnb Hosts Provide for Guests
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68
In-Store Meditation Spaces
In-Store Meditation Spaces
Lululemon Opened an Area for 'Mindfulosophy' Within Its NYC Store
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67
Redesigned Disney Stores
Redesigned Disney Stores
The New Disney Stores Connects Consumers to the Theme Park Experience
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66
Empowering Footwear Stores
Empowering Footwear Stores
This ASICS' Store Concept Helps Consumers Understand Their Own Needs
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65
Intelligent Vending Machines
Intelligent Vending Machines
Coca-Cola's AI Vending Machine Brings Joy to Purchasing a Drink
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64
Millennial-Targeted CPG Brands
Millennial-Targeted CPG Brands
'Uniquely J' is a Grocery and Household Goods Brand from Jet.com
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63
Third-Wave Cannabis Cafes
Third-Wave Cannabis Cafes
Josh Lyon Offers a Sneak Peek at the Tokyo Smoke Trend Safari
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62
Pop-Up Shop Carts
Pop-Up Shop Carts
The Poundshop Cart Can Be Used in Lieu of Store Space
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61
Sprawling Accessories Stores
Sprawling Accessories Stores
Ardene is Set to Open a Series of Large-Format Stores in Canada
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60
Futuristic Electronics Kiosks
Futuristic Electronics Kiosks
Frankfurt's Samsung Pop-Up Includes Interactive Signage and VR
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59
Concert-Ready Retail Stores
Concert-Ready Retail Stores
This New Dr. Martens Store Boasts an Interactive Space for Gigs
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58
Millennial Pink Paper Shops
Millennial Pink Paper Shops
Papersmiths Shoreditch Occupies a Shipping Container at Boxcar Park
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57
Turnkey Experiential Retail Spaces
Turnkey Experiential Retail Spaces
thisopenspace Launched the 'Sleepover' Concept Store in Toronto
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56
Inclusive Child Clothing Lines
Inclusive Child Clothing Lines
Cat and Jack Designed Adaptive Clothing for Kids with Disabilities
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55
Retail Vending Machines
Retail Vending Machines
Uniqlo Unveiled its Plans to Roll Out Clothing Vending Machines
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54
Luxe Leather Pop-Up Shops
Luxe Leather Pop-Up Shops
Mansur Gavriel's Millennial Pink Pop-Up is Filled with Leather Goods
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53
Minimalist German Boutiques
Minimalist German Boutiques
The Sunspel Store in Berlin Features Carefully Curated Displays
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52
Minimalist In-Store Promotions
Minimalist In-Store Promotions
Target's Minimalist Redesign Eliminates Its Promotional Signage
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51
Augmented Reality Salons
Augmented Reality Salons
Saks Fifth Avenue's 'The Salon Project' Introduces Salons of the Future
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50
Zero-Packaging Grocery Stores
Zero-Packaging Grocery Stores
The Zero Waste Shop Makes You Bring Your Own Food Containers
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49
Supermarket Clothing Pop-Ups
Supermarket Clothing Pop-Ups
Lidl Opened a Pop-Up Shop in Hamburg for Its New Clothing Collection
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48
Pop-Up Lemonade Stores
Pop-Up Lemonade Stores
Herschel Supply's Pop-Up Lemonade Stand Supports Arts Education
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47
In-Store Makeup Stations
In-Store Makeup Stations
Make Up For Ever's New Flagship Store Features Go Pro Make Up Stations
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46
Transformed Trailer Sneaker Stores
Transformed Trailer Sneaker Stores
Brooks Running Created a Mobile Space to Promote Its Offerings
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45
Apothecary-Style Fragrance Bars
Apothecary-Style Fragrance Bars
The 'Feel' Perfume Kiosk Was Designed by Dana Shaked
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44
Experiential Tech Stores
Experiential Tech Stores
Toronto Will Become the Home of the Next Samsung Experience Store
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43
Pop-Up Dessert Trucks
Pop-Up Dessert Trucks
The Nutella Food Truck Will Travel Around Australia this Winter
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42
Sensory Retail Pods
Sensory Retail Pods
The Benetton Pop-Up Cubes Embrace an Immersive Marketing Approach
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41
Fitness-Themed Skincare Merchandising
Fitness-Themed Skincare Merchandising
FaceGym's Retail Displays Pay Tribute to Exercise Equipment
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40
Gen Z Cosmetic Stores
Gen Z Cosmetic Stores
'Riley Rose' is Forever21's Newest Conceptual Beauty Store
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39
Fitness-Fused Retail Stores
Fitness-Fused Retail Stores
'Runner Camp' Fuses Fitness with Retail in Shanghai
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38
Interactive Furniture Fairs
Interactive Furniture Fairs
This Fair Allows Visitors to Test Out and Interact with Its Items
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37
Experiential Lifestyle Stores
Experiential Lifestyle Stores
Beijing's Artemis Boutique Combines Food, Apparel and Events
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36
Menswear-Only Activewear Shops
Menswear-Only Activewear Shops
'The Local' is a lululemon Concept Store That Only Sells Menswear
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35
Futuristic Foodie Pop-Ups
Futuristic Foodie Pop-Ups
Jet.com's Fresh Story Pop-Up Sold Futuristic Food & Cooking Accessories
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34
In-Store Juice Bars
In-Store Juice Bars
Whole Foods Market Now Features a DIY Fresh Juice Bar by Juicero
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33
Meat-Free Supermarkets
Meat-Free Supermarkets
The Karma Supermarket Sells Only Vegetarian and Vegan Goods
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32
On-Demand Urban Workspaces
On-Demand Urban Workspaces
Breather Provides a Network of Professional Meeting Rooms On-Demand
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31
Pop-Up Wine Shops
Pop-Up Wine Shops
Aldi Süd is Set to Open a Temporary Wine Shop in Düsseldorf, Germany
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30
Transactional Smart Mirrors
Transactional Smart Mirrors
Oak Labs' Retail Mirrors Can Be Used to View and Pay for Products
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29
Produce Preparation Stations
Produce Preparation Stations
Whole Foods' Bryant Park Store Features a 'Produce Butcher'
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28
Emotion-Powered Pop-Up Shops
Emotion-Powered Pop-Up Shops
This eBay Pop-Up Used Facial Expressions to Help Shoppers Find Gifts
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27
In-Mall VR Theme Parks
In-Mall VR Theme Parks
Landmark Entertainment is Releasing Its 'LIVE Centers' Across China
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26
Eco-Friendly Lifestyle Stores
Eco-Friendly Lifestyle Stores
Toronto's 'EcoExistence' Sells Products That are Good for the Planet
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25
Motivation-Enhancing Subscription Boxes
Motivation-Enhancing Subscription Boxes
The Accomplish Box is Filled with Inspirational Tools
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24
Social Media-Inspired Terrarium Shops
Social Media-Inspired Terrarium Shops
'London Terrariums' Store Was Inspired by an Instagram Post
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23
Zero Waste Grocery Stores
Zero Waste Grocery Stores
Ottawa's 'NU Grocery' Creates Absolutely No Packaging Waste
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22
Virtual Reality Nail Salons
Virtual Reality Nail Salons
WAH London's New Flagship Incorporates Tech into Its Business Model
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21
Virtual Reality Shopping Centers
Virtual Reality Shopping Centers
Alibaba Buy+ is a Virtual Mall Showcasing the Company's Products
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20
Pantry-Inspired Skincare Displays
Pantry-Inspired Skincare Displays
This Skinfood Paris Popup Features Kitchen-Themed Shelving
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19
Shopper-Friendly Retail Stores
Shopper-Friendly Retail Stores
This Target Store Design Reimagines the Shopper Experience
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18
Chromatic Supermarket Merchandising
Chromatic Supermarket Merchandising
Cologne's Solera Store Boasts Highlighter-Hued Retail Displays
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17
Yoga Store Coffee Bars
Yoga Store Coffee Bars
The Neat Café is Located Inside lululemon’s European Flagship Store
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16
Couture Cafe Popups
Couture Cafe Popups
Tokyo's Coco Cafe Combines Cosmetics with Artisanal Coffee and Sweets
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15
Brand-Curated Restaurant Experiences
Brand-Curated Restaurant Experiences
Gaggenau's Bistro 1683 Celebrates the Brand's History
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14
Glamorous eCommerce Flagships
Glamorous eCommerce Flagships
Missguided's New Flagship is the eTailer's First Standalone Store
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13
Mobile Shipping Container Boutiques
Mobile Shipping Container Boutiques
The Garnet Hill Shop is Housed in an Old Shipping Container
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12
Design-Forward Concept Stores
Design-Forward Concept Stores
Mumbai's 'Whishbox' Store Combines Art and Retail in One Space
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11
In-Store Sneaker Creators
In-Store Sneaker Creators
The 'Nike Makers Experience' Lets Consumers Create One-of-a-Kind Shoes
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10
Beachside Bar Activations
Beachside Bar Activations
'Bomboras' is a Temporary Beachside Bar in Torquay, Australia
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9
Grocery Vending Machines
Grocery Vending Machines
Walmart Has Implimented a Giant Grocery-Dispensing Self-Serve Kiosk
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8
Furniture Brand Pop-Up Shops
Furniture Brand Pop-Up Shops
Toronto's IKEA Play Café is an Immersive Retail Experience
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7
Zero Waste Pop-Up Shops
Zero Waste Pop-Up Shops
NYC's Package Free Shop Offers Products That Minimize Waste
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6
Multidimensional Cosmetic Window Displays
Multidimensional Cosmetic Window Displays
The Body Shop's New Display Markets Its Superfood Masks
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5
Urban Fitness Brand Popups
Urban Fitness Brand Popups
The Nike + Run Club Shanghai Popup is Interactive and Futuristic
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4
Heat-and-Eat Supermarket Meals
Heat-and-Eat Supermarket Meals
The 'Eat Fit Go' Meals Can Be Taken Home and Consumed Immediately
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3
Two-Story Shipping Container Cafes
Two-Story Shipping Container Cafes
The Spout Coffee Company is Made Up of Two Shipping Containers
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2
Contemporary Family Butcher Shops
Contemporary Family Butcher Shops
'Provenance Butcher' is Bringing Artisan Meats to Lons
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1
Open-Concept Coffee Shops
Open-Concept Coffee Shops
'Capriole Café' Features Roastery Equipment Out in the Open
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