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Top 45 Retail Ideas in April

From Wizardly Toy Store Activations to AI-Powered Skincare Boutiques

— April 28, 2019 — Business
From in-store activations to boutiques designed entirely for kids, the April 2019 retail trends demonstrate a new focus on the shoppers of the future.

With the next generation of consumers growing up in the age of online shopping, retailers are forced to think about new ways to market the in-store experience. In some cases, this means creating stores specifically for kids, like the Camp store in New York City, which is designed to be "fun and Instagrammable."

In other cases, brands are attempting to draw kids into more traditional stores with pop-up activations and special events. As the April 2019 retail trends demonstrate, these activations can be as simple as brands like Footlocker displaying more kid-friendly apparel brands in stores. On the other hand, retailers like Hemleys have launched Harry Potter activations that included theatrical in-store experiences like wands, broomsticks, and sorting hat demonstrations.
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Kid-Friendly Free Clothing Shops
Kid-Friendly Free Clothing Shops
The Twig Offers Children in Foster Care Clothes at No Cost
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Wizardly Toy Store Activations
Wizardly Toy Store Activations
The Harry Potter at Hemleys Experience Celebrates Famous Characters
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43
On-Shelf Feedback Systems
On-Shelf Feedback Systems
PowerShelf Lets Consumers Share the Performance of Packaging on a Shelf
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42
Rewarding Cashless Payment Services
Rewarding Cashless Payment Services
GoDigital's OKTO App Allows for Loyalty System Integration
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41
March Madness QSR Promotions
March Madness QSR Promotions
The Wendy’s Take You Shot Promotion Offers a Number of Prizes
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40
Shoplifter-Identifying AI Tech
Shoplifter-Identifying AI Tech
Vaak Eye Enforces Retail Security Technology in Japan
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39
Inclusive Bridal Store Displays
Inclusive Bridal Store Displays
The White Collection Bridal Boutique Honors the Differently Abled
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38
Summery Seaside Sandwich Packaging
Summery Seaside Sandwich Packaging
The Urban Eat Summer Sandwich Lineup Calls Warm Weather to Mind
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37
Heated Pick-Up Stations
Heated Pick-Up Stations
The AXCESS 2000.H Pick-Up Station Supports Self-Serve In-Store Pick-Ups
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36
Talk Show-Inspired Cafes
Talk Show-Inspired Cafes
A TODAY Show-Inspired Cafe Called 'TODAY Cafe' is Opening at Universal
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35
On-the-Road Doll Pop-Ups
On-the-Road Doll Pop-Ups
This Barbie Pop-Up is Held in Walmart Parking Lots Across the Country
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34
Tech-Driven Kids Retail Experiences
Tech-Driven Kids Retail Experiences
A Footlocker and Rockets of Awesome Partnership Brings Change
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33
Luxury Department Megastores
Luxury Department Megastores
Neiman Marcus' Megastore Offers an Experience Over Five Floors
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32
Convenient Festival Deliveries
Convenient Festival Deliveries
At Coachella, Festival Essentials Can Be Sent to Amazon Lockers
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31
Attention-Catching Centre-Store Displays
Attention-Catching Centre-Store Displays
Kroger's 'Treasure EmporiYum' Spotlights Select Products
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30
Mango Shop Pop-Ups
Mango Shop Pop-Ups
For One Day, the National Mango Board Set Up 'The Mango Store'
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29
Sprawling Japanese Roasteries
Sprawling Japanese Roasteries
Starbucks is Set to Open Its Fifth Reserve Roastery in Tokyo, Japan
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Review-Based Store Selections
Review-Based Store Selections
Amazon's 'Four Star Store' Brings High-Rated Products to Consumers
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27
Family-Friendly Tech Shops
Family-Friendly Tech Shops
Galaxy's Harajuku Store Appeals to Millennials with a Lounge and a Cafe
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26
Phone-Shaped Product Displays
Phone-Shaped Product Displays
Salesforce's Display Helps Consumers Try on AR Sunglasses
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25
Influencer Marketplace Apps
Influencer Marketplace Apps
'Basic Space' Connects Consumers to Influencer-Curated Goods
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24
Rotating In-Store Pop-Up Displays
Rotating In-Store Pop-Up Displays
Bloomingdale's Thematic Carousel Will Change Every Two Months
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23
Gen Z Sneaker Pop-Ups
Gen Z Sneaker Pop-Ups
American Eagle's Urban Necessities Resells Name-Brand Sneakers
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22
Whimsical Gen-Z Retailers
Whimsical Gen-Z Retailers
This Terez NYC Pop-Up Resembles a Fashionable Tween Clubhouse
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21
Subway-Inspired High Fashion Installations
Subway-Inspired High Fashion Installations
Valentino Promotes Its Products Via SSENSE MONTRÉAL
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20
Supermarket Visual Search Tools
Supermarket Visual Search Tools
Slyce Launched a Mobile List-Building Solution for Shoppers
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19
Semi-Autonomous Eateries
Semi-Autonomous Eateries
Singapore's Deliveroo Food Market Only Has Staff in the Back Kitchen
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18
DIY-Style Holiday Workshops
DIY-Style Holiday Workshops
Build-A-Bear's Toy Workshop Strategy is Rolled Out in Multiple Cities
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17
In-Store Smart Home Displays
In-Store Smart Home Displays
P.C. Richard & Son Enhances the Customer Experience with Interaction
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16
City-Friendly Grocery Concepts
City-Friendly Grocery Concepts
'Aldi Local' Sells Items That Are Easily Transported Without a Car
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15
Exclusive Virtual Pop-Ups
Exclusive Virtual Pop-Ups
Nike's Store Only Takes Air Max Credits Earned from Previous Purchases
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14
Immersive LEGO  Retail Experiences
Immersive LEGO Retail Experiences
The New LEGO Store in Sydney Boasts Inspiration & Immersion
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13
Convenience Store Cafe Concepts
Convenience Store Cafe Concepts
7-Eleven Launched a Sit-Down Cafe with Wine and Beer on Tap
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12
Cannabis Store Pizza Shops
Cannabis Store Pizza Shops
Planet 13 is Adding a Pizzeria and Coffee Shop to Its Giant Dispensary
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11
Art-Infused Department Store Campaigns
Art-Infused Department Store Campaigns
Selfridges Boasts Visual & Performance Art Through Display
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10
Playful Parental Pop-Ups
Playful Parental Pop-Ups
The Playroom by Fatherly is an Interactive Holiday Activation
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9
AI-Powered Skincare Boutiques
AI-Powered Skincare Boutiques
SK-II's Connected Store Revolutionizes the Process of Choosing
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8
Health-Focused Kid Programs
Health-Focused Kid Programs
SpartanNash's Initiative Encourages Children's Healthy Eating Choices
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7
Striking Iridescent Glass Escalators
Striking Iridescent Glass Escalators
OMA Adds an Attention-Captivating Detail to Saks Fifth Avenue
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6
Psychedelia-Inspired Clothing Pop-Ups
Psychedelia-Inspired Clothing Pop-Ups
Dries Van Noten Celebrates Its SS19 with Verner Panton's Art
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5
AI Beauty Retail Mirrors
AI Beauty Retail Mirrors
Sephora's Digital Mirror Gives Personalized Recommendations to Shoppers
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4
Artistically Stylish Fashion Boutiques
Artistically Stylish Fashion Boutiques
Forty Five Ten Commissions Snarkitecture for Its NY Store
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3
Luxuriously Marbled Retail Interiors
Luxuriously Marbled Retail Interiors
Celine Stores are Getting an Overall Makeover by Hedi Slimane
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2
Denim Customization Pop-Ups
Denim Customization Pop-Ups
'Zara Edited' Lets Customers Embroider Their Name on Denim Clothing
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1
Kid-Focused Experiential Retail
Kid-Focused Experiential Retail
Camp is a Highly Active and Immersive Retail Experience for Kids
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