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Top 100 Retail Ideas in April

From Athletic Label Music Venues to Custom LP Pop-Ups

— April 23, 2016 — Marketing
The top April 2016 retail ideas include a number of immersive in-store experiences that provide added value and more reasons for consumers to plan a visit.

Luxury Canadian fashion retailer Holt Renfrew is ran an interactive spring campaign that featured a mobile pop-up that toured the Greater Toronto Area providing consumers with a chance to win a number of prizes. The pink-hued pop-up alerted brand fans to its location on social media, boasted a garden-inspired photo booth and invited individuals to draw a key and try their luck at several locks protecting prizes.

The new London flagship for bath and body brand Crabtree & Evelyn reveals a new immersive retail concept that emphasizes product interaction. The relaxing new in-store experience combines multi-sensory elements to create a relaxing environment and will feature several product testing zones.
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Free Smartphone Campaigns
Free Smartphone Campaigns
AT&T is Offering Those Who Buy the LG G5 Another Handset for Free
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99
Lounge Dessert Bars
Lounge Dessert Bars
The Blu Berry Frozen Yogurt Shop Encourages Customers to Hang Out
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98
Irish-Inspired Pop-Up Restaurants
Irish-Inspired Pop-Up Restaurants
This Culinary Event Celebrates St. Patrick's Day in Chicago
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97
Branded Italian Coffee Shops
Branded Italian Coffee Shops
The Global Coffee Chain is Set to Open Its First Location in Italy
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96
Racetrack Vehicle Experiences
Racetrack Vehicle Experiences
Chevrolet Offers a Tour of the Daytona International Speedway
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95
Gift Card-Only Retail Shops
Gift Card-Only Retail Shops
This Brick-and-Mortar Concept for Bongo is Designed to Be Emotive
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94
No-Hands Payment Services
No-Hands Payment Services
Google's Hands Free Payment Lets You Pay Without Tapping a Card
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93
Kosher Seafood Restaurants
Kosher Seafood Restaurants
This Tel Aviv Restaurant is Run by Israeli Celebrity Chef Guy Peretz
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92
Cart Abandonment Startups
Cart Abandonment Startups
Moberce Addresses Abandoned Shopping Baskets for Mobile Commerce
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91
Analytic Retail Beacons
Analytic Retail Beacons
Altromercato's Beacons Are Equipped with Facial Recognition and Wi-Fi
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90
Dedicated Discount Product Shops
Dedicated Discount Product Shops
Shinsegae Group will Launch Stores for the 'No Brand' Line
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89
Ecommerce Keyboard Apps
Ecommerce Keyboard Apps
The iOS Keyboard App Bridges the Communication Gap Between Seller & Buyer
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88
Reclaimed Home Vintage Stores
Reclaimed Home Vintage Stores
This Ankara Store Resides Within a 1940s-Era House in Saitama
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87
Invention-Promoting E-Retailers
Invention-Promoting E-Retailers
Quirky is a Web-Based Marketplace That Promotes New Product Ideas
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86
Custom LP Pop-Ups
Custom LP Pop-Ups
Urban Outfitters' Crosley Pop-Up Lets Visitors Create Their Own Vinyl Records
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Entrepreneurial Gift Retailers
Entrepreneurial Gift Retailers
The Grommet Promotes Artisans While Encouraging Ethical Shopping
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84
Fast Casual Side Projects
Fast Casual Side Projects
This Sit-Down Chain is Launching a New Restaurant Called 'Holler & Dash'
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83
Athletic Outpost Boutiques
Athletic Outpost Boutiques
The NikeLab DSM PEK is the Latest International Nikelab Shop
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82
Sophisticated Deli Designs
Sophisticated Deli Designs
This Vibrant Berlin Deli is Located in the Hip Kreuzberg Neighborhood
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81
Inspiring Athletic Retailers
Inspiring Athletic Retailers
Zakti Helps Women Achieve Balanced Lifestyle and Fitness Goals
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80
Sound-Based Mobile Payments
Sound-Based Mobile Payments
ToneTag Lets Consumers Make Secure Mobile Payments with Sound
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Beacon Retail Tags
Beacon Retail Tags
The New Displaydata 'Aura 29 BLE' Shelf Label will Display Promotions
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78
Family-Friendly Fashion Retailers
Family-Friendly Fashion Retailers
The New Rachel Zoe Brick-and-Mortar is Suitable for Families
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Ancient Cacao Branding
Ancient Cacao Branding
The Cacao Journey Club is Inspired by the History of Chocolate
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Outsourced Shopping Apps
Outsourced Shopping Apps
Favor's Convenient Delivery Service Has "Runners" Shop and Deliver
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75
Next-Gen Pop-Up Shops
Next-Gen Pop-Up Shops
This Concept Pop-Up Store Envisions the Store of the Future
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Ecommerce Lounge Boutiques
Ecommerce Lounge Boutiques
The Gilt Physical Store will Unveil at the Hudson's Bay Co.
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Liquid Nitrogen Dessert Bars
Liquid Nitrogen Dessert Bars
This Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Parlor Puts a Twist on a Classic Treat
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Accessible Art Pop-Ups
Accessible Art Pop-Ups
The F**ing Hell Das Shop is a Project by Artists Jake and Dinos Chapman
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Global Online Pop-Up Shops
Global Online Pop-Up Shops
The Travelling Buyer's Shop Real Time Scheme Enables Pinterest Shopping
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70
Organic Frozen Yogurt Shops
Organic Frozen Yogurt Shops
This Shop Makes Frozen Yogurt Out of All-Natural Organic Ingredients
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69
Experiential Real Estate Platforms
Experiential Real Estate Platforms
Casamatic Offers Data-Driven Dream Home Offerings
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68
Beacon Mall Apps
Beacon Mall Apps
The 'Skybird' Mall App Connects Retail Beacons Through a Singular App
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67
Mexican Sweet Shops
Mexican Sweet Shops
This New York City Sweet Shop Will Be Dedicated to Mexican Desserts
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66
Green-Roofed Retail Centers
Green-Roofed Retail Centers
The Part-Dieu Commercial Retail Center will Focus on Biophilic Design
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65
Cafe-Incorporated Retailers
Cafe-Incorporated Retailers
MUJI Cafe&Meal is a Retail Cafe that Encourages Shoppers to Unwind
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Smart Internet Connected Bags
Smart Internet Connected Bags
Twyst Creates Shopping Bag that Charges Customers When Exiting Store
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Smartwatch Shopping Experiences
Smartwatch Shopping Experiences
The Band by True Religion Initiative Bring Smartwatches to Retail
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Feminine Sneaker Boutiques
Feminine Sneaker Boutiques
London's Pam Pam Shop Targets Female Shoe Buffs
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Lifestyle-Oriented Retail Beacons
Lifestyle-Oriented Retail Beacons
The New Barney's Manhattan Store Offers Shoppers Holistic Advice
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Tiki-Themed Pop-Ups
Tiki-Themed Pop-Ups
'The Coconut Club' is a Theatrical Tiki-Themed Pop-Up Restaurant
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Anti-Tech Dinner Challenges
Anti-Tech Dinner Challenges
The Cell Phone Coop Challenge Encourages Diners to Put the Phone Down
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58
Hybrid Art Gallery Cafes
Hybrid Art Gallery Cafes
This Art Gallery Doubles as a Restaurant and Concept Store
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Barren Modernist Boutiques
Barren Modernist Boutiques
The Olaf Hussein Store in Amsterdam is Almost Entirely Bare
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Smartphone-Powered Shops
Smartphone-Powered Shops
This Unmanned Food Store in Sweden Does Not Have any Human Employees
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Window Shopper-Engaging Beacons
Window Shopper-Engaging Beacons
Lyle & Scott's Carnaby Street Location was Outfitted with Beacons
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54
Analytical Fashion Platforms
Analytical Fashion Platforms
'Lyst' Uses Data Science and Analytics to Drive Sales
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Makerspace Cafe-Bars
Makerspace Cafe-Bars
'Proto Buildbar' is a 3D Printing Lab, Electronic Workshop and Bar
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Social P2P Marketplaces
Social P2P Marketplaces
'Shopee' is a Mobile P2P Marketplace That Can Import Photos from Instagram
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Renewable Energy-Powered Restaurants
Renewable Energy-Powered Restaurants
The 'Au Fudge' Restaurant is Only Powered by Renewable Energy
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Interactive Heritage Candy Shops
Interactive Heritage Candy Shops
This See's Candies Retail Location Features Ample Tech Influences
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Tree Trunk-Based Bars
Tree Trunk-Based Bars
The Black Rock Bar Serves Whiskey Out of an Old English Oak Tree
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Chic In-Store Product Packaging
Chic In-Store Product Packaging
The New Marks & Spencer Food Packaging Designs are High-End
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Gourmet Dealership Cafes
Gourmet Dealership Cafes
This Cafe is Located Inside the Big Two Toyota Dealership
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Nature-Inspired Flagship Stores
Nature-Inspired Flagship Stores
The Hunter Regent Street Store Brings the Outdoors Inside
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Vegan Frozen Yogurt Shops
Vegan Frozen Yogurt Shops
This Shop Offers Dairy-Free Frozen Yogurt Made from Coconut Milk
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Indian Beer Gardens
Indian Beer Gardens
The First Playboy Beer Garden Recently Opened in Pune, India
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Luxury Retail Photography
Luxury Retail Photography
Gregoire Vieille Captures the Interiors of Some of the Poshest Spaces
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Modern Interactive Dessert Parlors
Modern Interactive Dessert Parlors
Frozen Spoon will Offer Healthy Treats and a Clean Interior
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Timeworn Jewelry Boutiques
Timeworn Jewelry Boutiques
This Aarhus Store Boasts an Mix of Naturally Corroded Materials
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Branded Customization Services
Branded Customization Services
The Burberry Monogramming Service Lets Shoppers Personalize Goods
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Rap Album Pop-Up Shops
Rap Album Pop-Up Shops
This Pop-Up Shop Will Sell 'The Life of Pablo' Merchandise
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Athletic Label Music Venues
Athletic Label Music Venues
The adidas Future House Has Popped Up in London's Shoreditch
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Flexible Footwear Merchandising
Flexible Footwear Merchandising
This Shoe Shop Highlights the Burgeoning Porto Alegre Retail Scene
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Local Ingredient Yogurt Stores
Local Ingredient Yogurt Stores
Styo Dessert Uses Ingredients from the Area or Makes Them In-House
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Colorful Fast Food Interiors
Colorful Fast Food Interiors
This French McDonald's is Decorated with Colourful Light Boxes
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Micro Basement Bakeries
Micro Basement Bakeries
Pâtisserie Petit Lapin is a Small Bakery Creating Delicious Treats
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Clothing Kiosk Campaigns
Clothing Kiosk Campaigns
The Style Garden is a Retail Installation from Intu Touring the UK
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Earthy Corner Deli Shops
Earthy Corner Deli Shops
This Charming Greek Deli Boasts Modern Marble Windows
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Brutalist Sneaker Shops
Brutalist Sneaker Shops
The EYTYS store in Stockholm is Inspired by Two Design Genres
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Retail Technology Lounges
Retail Technology Lounges
This Lenovo Retail Location Encourages Shoppers to Experience Products
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Holiday Menswear Pop-Ups
Holiday Menswear Pop-Ups
The BESPOKEN x TRNK Activation Targets Fashion-Forward Urbanites
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Unisex Fast Fashion Lines
Unisex Fast Fashion Lines
The Zara Ungendered Collection Offers Stylish Unisex Wears
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High-End Food Halls
High-End Food Halls
The Saks Food Hall by Pusateri's Features a Prosciutto and Champagne Bar
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Short-Term Retail Agency Pop-Ups
Short-Term Retail Agency Pop-Ups
The Appear Here Paris Highlights the Brand's Unique B2B Platform
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Contemporary Butcher Shops
Contemporary Butcher Shops
'The Meat Hook' Sells Ethically Sourced Meat and Fresh Produce
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Color-Coordinated Design Stores
Color-Coordinated Design Stores
The CORAZYs Store in Tokyo is a Library of Decor Items
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Curated Sportswear Boutiques
Curated Sportswear Boutiques
Bandier Offers Style-Focused Fitness Wear from Top Tier Brands
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Gamified Athletic Retailers
Gamified Athletic Retailers
This Decathlon Connect in Munich Features Digital Amenities
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Farmhouse-Inspired Cafes
Farmhouse-Inspired Cafes
This New Starbucks Location in Bangkok is Modern Yet Rustically Inspired
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Style-Focused Fitness Retailers
Style-Focused Fitness Retailers
The UK's Sweaty Betty Opens its First Physical Store in California
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Couture Private Shopping Suites
Couture Private Shopping Suites
The Fendi Private Suites in Rome Offer a Discreet VIP Experience
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Movement-Inspired Spa Boutiques
Movement-Inspired Spa Boutiques
The Aesop Mile-End Store Was Designed by Montreal's Naturehumaine
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Hybrid Wellness Studios
Hybrid Wellness Studios
ETHOS is a Fitness Boutique That Challenges, Comforts and Nourishes
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Famous Painting Cocktails
Famous Painting Cocktails
The Langham Hotel Serves Drinks Decorated With Foam Artwork
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Celebratory Sneaker Shop Takeovers
Celebratory Sneaker Shop Takeovers
The Livestock Nike Air Max Day Takeover Popped Up in Toronto
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Wall-Integrated Cafe Seating
Wall-Integrated Cafe Seating
The Walls of This Cafe Fold Up to Create Outdoor Tables
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Barrel-Honoring Whiskey Pop-Ups
Barrel-Honoring Whiskey Pop-Ups
The Latest Glenmorangie Pop-Up Bar Has Opened in London's Soho
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Luxe Perfume Pop-Ups
Luxe Perfume Pop-Ups
Covent Garden's Chanel Christmas Pop-Up Featured Popular Fragrances
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Gamified Pop-Up Eateries
Gamified Pop-Up Eateries
The 'Meal of Fortune' Pop-Up is Part Restaurant and Part Arcade
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Sensorial Retail Experiences
Sensorial Retail Experiences
The Crabtree & Evelyn London Flagship Features a Fragrance Garden
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Mobile Ice Cream Shops
Mobile Ice Cream Shops
This Cobranded Food Truck Treated SXSW Atendees to Vegan Fruit Pops
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Chocolate-Built Pop-Up Bars
Chocolate-Built Pop-Up Bars
The Carlsberg Chocolate Bar Has Opened Its Doors in Shoreditch
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Millennial-Minded Restaurant Concepts
Millennial-Minded Restaurant Concepts
This Chain is Getting a Millennial-Inspired Makeover
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Dessert-Only Restaurants
Dessert-Only Restaurants
The Cafe at Hotel Cafe Royal Will Be London's First Dessert Restaurant
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Hexagonal Grocery Merchandising
Hexagonal Grocery Merchandising
The FANTASTIKO21 Supermarket Offers a Modern Shopping Experience
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4
Pop-Up Paper Eateries
Pop-Up Paper Eateries
This Pop Up Food and Drink Venue in Sydney Uses Cardboard Tubes for Design
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Galleria Sushi Kiosks
Galleria Sushi Kiosks
This Taka Sushi is Located Within a Mall in Australia
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2
Hybrid Bike Shop Cafes
Hybrid Bike Shop Cafes
'The Wheelhouse' is a Bike Shop That Doubles as a Coffee Bar
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Experientail Retail Trucks
Experientail Retail Trucks
Holt Renfrew Brings its Store to the Road with a Mobile Pop-Up Shop
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