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Top 100 Business Trends in 2019

From Gigantic Performance Sports Shops to E-Ink Bank Cards

— February 18, 2019 — Business
The 2019 business trends round-up spotlights how some businesses are expanding themselves in the market and how they are curating unique experiences for their consumer base.

Brands like The North Face have been namely focusing on providing exclusive opportunities for their dedicated customers through exclusive stores, while other movements in retail are expanding to multi-sensorial communications. Alexandre Juving-Brunet, for example, created the Sniffy Machine for retailers that sell food and beverages. The innovation diffuses scents of food and beverages to entice passersby which is a powerful tactic.

The 2019 business trends also highlight some insightful interviews. Kevin Moris from OCAD U CO — a new collaborative design-forward activation from Toronto's OCAD University, reveals some incredibly inspiring information and tips on product development and design.

To learn more about business ideas for the year ahead, check out our 2019 Trend Report.
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Female Entrepreneur-Supporting Programs
Female Entrepreneur-Supporting Programs
Apple Entrepreneur Camp Aids Businesses Led by Women
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94
8K UHD Television Channels
8K UHD Television Channels
NHK Has Launched an 8K TV Channel in Japan
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93
Homelessness-Combating Social Businesses
Homelessness-Combating Social Businesses
More Than Words is a Boston Nonprofit with a Noble Vision
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92
Aquatic Superhero Frozen Treats
Aquatic Superhero Frozen Treats
The Pinkberry Pineapple Colada Frozen Yogurt Celebrates Aquaman
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91
Behind-the-Scenes In-Store Experiences
Behind-the-Scenes In-Store Experiences
This Year, People Can Step Into the John Lewis Holiday Ad
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90
Price-Matching Online Services
Price-Matching Online Services
eBay's 'Best Price Guarantee' Service Beats the Lowest Price by 10%
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89
Online Vision Prescription Services
Online Vision Prescription Services
i-Optex Lets People Renew a Prescription from Anywhere
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88
Interconnected Friendship Ice Creams
Interconnected Friendship Ice Creams
The Giapo Pikoura Ice Cream Requires Two to be Eaten
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87
Cold Weather Custard Desserts
Cold Weather Custard Desserts
The Shake Shack 2018 Holiday Shake Menu Includes Three Options
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86
Savory Bacon-Infused Milkshakes
Savory Bacon-Infused Milkshakes
The Johnny Rockets Sizzlin’ Bacon Maple Shake is Indulgent
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85
Technology-Inspired Wall Art
Technology-Inspired Wall Art
NYC Software Developers Create 'Floating Maps'
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84
Social Data Management Platforms
Social Data Management Platforms
The 'Tify' Platform Offers Real-Time Insights for Businesses
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83
AI Browser Shopping Extensions
AI Browser Shopping Extensions
Shopbrain's Web Browser Extension Includes a Holiday Assistant
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82
Gen Z-Focused Sci-Fi Channels
Gen Z-Focused Sci-Fi Channels
Disney's Star Wars YouTube Channel Aims to Induct New Fans
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81
Pineapple Fritter-Topped Burgers
Pineapple Fritter-Topped Burgers
The Wendy's New Zealand Sticky Summer Range Has Tasty Options
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80
Luxe Co-Branded Sunglasses
Luxe Co-Branded Sunglasses
RETROSUPERFUTURE Produces a Line of Exclusive Sunglasses for Starbucks
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79
Maple Chicken Croissant Sandwiches
Maple Chicken Croissant Sandwiches
The Wendy’s Bacon Maple Chicken Sandwich is Sweet and Savory
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78
Tasty Taco-Flavored Jerky Treats
Tasty Taco-Flavored Jerky Treats
Taco in a Bag is Super Snack Time's Latest Hybrid Flavor
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77
Convenience Brand Coffee Stouts
Convenience Brand Coffee Stouts
The Wawa x 2SP Winter Reserve Coffee Stout is Limited-Edition
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76
Elegant Celebrity Chef Restaurants
Elegant Celebrity Chef Restaurants
The Gwen Butcher Shop and Restaurant is a Winning Hybrid
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75
Speedy Conference Center Constructions
Speedy Conference Center Constructions
Archi-Union Architects Use Robots to Build Efficiently
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74
Icy Holiday Frozen Beverages
Icy Holiday Frozen Beverages
The Icee Sugar Plum Drink is Available Only at Target
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73
Limited-Edition Oversized Sandwiches
Limited-Edition Oversized Sandwiches
The New Arby's Arbynator Sandwich Comes in Three Sizes
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72
Topping-Loaded QSR Side Dishes
Topping-Loaded QSR Side Dishes
The A&W Loaded Sides are Available for a Limited-Time Only
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71
Workflow Automation Platforms
Workflow Automation Platforms
'Zvolv' Enables Users to Build Enterprise Apps in Days without Code
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70
Festive Discount Cheese Promotions
Festive Discount Cheese Promotions
Whole Foods' 12 Days of Cheese Promotion Includes Big Discounts
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69
Modern Elevated Italian Restaurants
Modern Elevated Italian Restaurants
Giulietta Serves Up High-End Italian Cuisine in Toronto
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68
Sustainability-Focused Brand Initiatives
Sustainability-Focused Brand Initiatives
Everlane Plans to Be Completely Plastic-free by 2021
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67
Low-Oxygen Training Facilities
Low-Oxygen Training Facilities
ASICS is to Open a Tokyo Training Facility in September of 2019
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66
Prepackaged Holiday Meal Kits
Prepackaged Holiday Meal Kits
The Walmart Holiday Dinner Kits Serve Six to Eight People
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65
Harm Reduction Vape Brands
Harm Reduction Vape Brands
180 Smoke is Innovating the Nicotine and Cannabis Industries in Canada
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64
Shiny Cheese Tart Shops
Shiny Cheese Tart Shops
Galvanized Metal is the Main Material of This Store by Fumitaka Suzuki
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63
Chic Healthy Vegetarian Restaurants
Chic Healthy Vegetarian Restaurants
Dirt Candy Boasts an Eclectic Menu of Vegetable-Based Dishes
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62
E-Ink Bank Cards
E-Ink Bank Cards
PNC Bank's Dynamic CVV Cards Have Continuously Updating Security Codes
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61
Entrepreneurial Coaching Apps
Entrepreneurial Coaching Apps
'Motivio42' Helps Startup Founders and Their Team to Excel
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60
Test-Try Pop-Up Stores
Test-Try Pop-Up Stores
The Home of Black Friday Store Allows Shoppers to 'Try Before They Buy'
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59
Fast Casual Pizza Spots
Fast Casual Pizza Spots
General Assembly Pizza Boasts a Perfectly Curated Menu and Atmosphere
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58
Unisex Essential Apparel Collections
Unisex Essential Apparel Collections
Foot Locker's Clothing Line Boasts a Minimal Color Palette
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57
Culinary Direction Predictions
Culinary Direction Predictions
foodora Compiles a List of 2019 Predictions About the Food Movement
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56
Accessible Influencer Marketplaces
Accessible Influencer Marketplaces
The 'SocialCrew' Marketplace Simplifies Influencer Marketing
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55
Colorful Homeware Brand Expansions
Colorful Homeware Brand Expansions
Hay Opens Its First Brick-and-Mortar Establishment in Portland
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54
Clean Beauty Advocacy Stores
Clean Beauty Advocacy Stores
Beautycounter Connects Consumers to Congress for Better Beauty Laws
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53
Health-Tracking Farming Devices
Health-Tracking Farming Devices
This Cow Ear Tag Keeps Tabs on Location and Activities
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52
In-Store Almond Milk Machines
In-Store Almond Milk Machines
NüMilk Lets Consumers Fill an Empty Bottle with Fresh Nut Milk
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51
Toronto-Based Japanese Variety Stores
Toronto-Based Japanese Variety Stores
Oomomo Opens a Canadian Store Location in North York
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50
Scent-Informed Retail Experiences
Scent-Informed Retail Experiences
Sniffy Allows for Multi-Sensorial Communication When Shopping
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49
Voice-Activated Interactive Pop-Ups
Voice-Activated Interactive Pop-Ups
The Google Hardware Store Features a Treehouse and Photobooth
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48
Tablet-Powered Photo Booths
Tablet-Powered Photo Booths
The 'Salsa' Photo Booth Can be Set Up in Just 60 Seconds
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47
Customization-Centric Confectionery Stores
Customization-Centric Confectionery Stores
The New M&M’s World Shanghai Emphasizes Personalization
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46
Gigantic Performance Sports Shops
Gigantic Performance Sports Shops
The Under Armour Brand House is the Ultimate Retail Experience
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45
Fully Customizable Lounge Systems
Fully Customizable Lounge Systems
Coalesse's Launch Answers to Contemporary Design Inclinations
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44
Branded Botanical Work Spaces
Branded Botanical Work Spaces
Ketel One Botanical and WeWork Promote a Mindful Working Experience
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Co-Working Childcare Spaces
Co-Working Childcare Spaces
'The Little Wing' Offers On-Site Babysitting for The Wing Members
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Hybrid Sport-Inspired Fashion Concepts
Hybrid Sport-Inspired Fashion Concepts
Heron Preston Debuts His New Brand Basketball Skateboards
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41
Gift Card Advent Calendars
Gift Card Advent Calendars
This Advent Calendar Pairs 25 Gift Cards with Questions for Reflection
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Memorable Digital Brand Identities
Memorable Digital Brand Identities
Zencargo Taps Ranganath Krishnamani for a Browser-Friendly Vibe
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39
Apartment-Style Global Tech Stores
Apartment-Style Global Tech Stores
The Apple Store in Paris Embraces Classical Architecture
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38
Artisanal Ceramic Start-Ups
Artisanal Ceramic Start-Ups
'East Fork Pottery' Creates Beautiful Handmade Goods for Millennials
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37
Digital Native Concept Shops
Digital Native Concept Shops
BrandBox is a New Retail Concept Bridging Physical and Digital
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36
Environmental Creator Features
Environmental Creator Features
Kickstarter's 'Environmental Commitments' Showcases Eco-Promises
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35
Fashionable Pop-Up Exhibitions
Fashionable Pop-Up Exhibitions
A-COLD-WALL* and NikeLab Celebrate Their Collab with an Exhibit
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34
Cartoon-Themed Ice Cream Pop-Ups
Cartoon-Themed Ice Cream Pop-Ups
The Afters Ice Cream Rick and Morty Pop-Ups Open December 1
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AI-Powered Ordering Kiosks
AI-Powered Ordering Kiosks
KFC and Alibaba are Introducing Next-Gen Self-Ordering Kiosks
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Avatar-Based Try-On Technology
Avatar-Based Try-On Technology
ViuBox Lets Shoppers Try Garments on Personalized 3D Models
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31
Internet-Inspired Apparel Shops
Internet-Inspired Apparel Shops
The Next-Gen 'GU Style Studio' Blurs Online & Offline Experiences
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Community-Enhancing Sports Goods Retailers
Community-Enhancing Sports Goods Retailers
Nike Dubai Expands to Favor Community & Customization
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Apartment-Inspired Menswear Boutiques
Apartment-Inspired Menswear Boutiques
École De Pensée's Montreal Flagship is Incredibly Homey
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Experiential Coffee Chain Roasteries
Experiential Coffee Chain Roasteries
The Starbucks Roastery in Seattle Offers Guests an Adventure
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High-Tech Storage Solution Shops
High-Tech Storage Solution Shops
The Container Store is Now Introducing a 'Next Generation Store'
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Miami Fashion Pop-Up Shops
Miami Fashion Pop-Up Shops
Madhappy Opens a Temporary Space in Conjunction with Art Basel 2018
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Contemporary Streetwear Miami Pop-Ups
Contemporary Streetwear Miami Pop-Ups
Fight Club's Temporary Activation Offers Fashion & Footwear
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Livestream Shopping Apps
Livestream Shopping Apps
'Streamlist' Connects Buyers and Sellers Via Livestream Video
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Minimalist Shopping Sites
Minimalist Shopping Sites
'Good, Cheap, and Fast' Focuses on Simplicity in Online Shopping
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Arched Furniture Showrooms
Arched Furniture Showrooms
The Third APPARATUS Showroom Opens Up in Los Angeles' McCadden Place
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Tech-Informed Sports Concept Stores
Tech-Informed Sports Concept Stores
Nike Live is Tested in LA, with Plans for a Tokyo Expansion
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Pink-Accented Flagship Stores
Pink-Accented Flagship Stores
Glossier New York Opens a Chic and Elegant Three-Storey Shop in SoHo
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Edgy Rave-Inspired Fashion Collections
Edgy Rave-Inspired Fashion Collections
032c Magazine Transitions into Fashion with a Striking Line
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Experiential Beauty Pop-Ups
Experiential Beauty Pop-Ups
Beautycon POP Features Eight Photographic Immersive Installations
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Supermarket-Department Stores
Supermarket-Department Stores
Sainsbury’s Superstore Features an Experimental Format
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AR Fashion Flagships
AR Fashion Flagships
The Chanel Paris Store Supports Personalized Shopping Experiences with AR
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Celebratory High Fashion Pop-Ups
Celebratory High Fashion Pop-Ups
This Dior Pop-Up Centers Around the SS19 Line & the KAWS Collab
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14
Encouraging Urban Farming Collections
Encouraging Urban Farming Collections
IKEA and Tim Dixon Advocate for the Local Production of Food
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13
Vintage Fashion Passion Projects
Vintage Fashion Passion Projects
Boring Girl Vintage Features Hand-picked One-of-a-Kind Pieces
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12
Perforated Metal Facades
Perforated Metal Facades
Jean-Paul Viguier Renovates & Expands a Cash-Processing Center for a Bank
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11
Science-Inspired Sneaker Releases
Science-Inspired Sneaker Releases
The PUMA Cell Venom Debuts at a Conceptual Pop-Up in London
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10
Sleek Modern Gothic Cafes
Sleek Modern Gothic Cafes
The Antwerp Cathedral Houses a Cafe by Van Staeyen Intérieur Architecten
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9
Customer Experience-Focused Retail Stores
Customer Experience-Focused Retail Stores
The North Face Shop in Brooklyn Boasts Exclusive Ranges
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Contemporary Baroque Fashion Lines
Contemporary Baroque Fashion Lines
Gucci Releases an Exclusive Range with Dover Street Market
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Crinkled Tunnel-Like Retail Experiences
Crinkled Tunnel-Like Retail Experiences
Tacklebox Architecture Boasts a Chic Sculptural Interior
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Low-Impact eCommerce Packaging
Low-Impact eCommerce Packaging
LivingPackets' 'THE BOX' is a Sustainable, Trackable Shipping Box
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5
Experiential Ice Cream Shops
Experiential Ice Cream Shops
Baskin-Robbins Unveiled a Next-Gen 'Moments' Ice Cream Shop Design
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4
Funky Cult-Cartoon Apparel
Funky Cult-Cartoon Apparel
Urban Outfiters x Chinatown Market Boast SpongeBob SquarePants T-Shirts
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3
Elegant Modern Dental Clinics
Elegant Modern Dental Clinics
1504 architekci Beautifully Curate the Aesthetic of the Fi Clinic
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2
Chic Cyberpunk Magazine Editorials
Chic Cyberpunk Magazine Editorials
UNDERCOVER's SS19 Collection is Spotlighted in PRODISM's Issue
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Exaggerated Fashion Runway Lines
Exaggerated Fashion Runway Lines
Kota Okuda's Inaugural Venture into Fashion is Provocative
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