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Top 30 Retail Ideas in August

From Shoppable Health Hubs to Co-Working Community Shops

— September 2, 2018 — Business
From automated stores to cashless supermarkets, the August 2018 retail trends demonstrate major shifts in consumer's in-store shopping behavior.

On the one hand, consumers are increasingly eager to get in and get out as quick as possible. To accommodate this desire for instantaneous service, places like the Health Food Wall in Amsterdam allow consumers to pick up grab-and-go vegan and vegetarian meals from food-dispensing machines in the store. Similarly, Buffalo Wild Wings has opened a new concept store called B-Dubs Express with counter service and a self-serve beer wall to help reduce wait times.

Another way that retailers are making in-store shopping faster and more convenient is by going cashless. For instance, a Tesco Express in Welwyn Garden City recently installed cash-free checkout machines to significantly reduce transaction times.
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Shoppable Reading Experiences
Shoppable Reading Experiences
Riley Costello's shopfiction Lets Readers Shop Character Outfits
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Elegant Penmanship Stores
Elegant Penmanship Stores
Calligraphy by David Ho Design Studio is an Understated Writing Heaven
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28
Blockchain-Based POS Systems
Blockchain-Based POS Systems
The 'Pundi X' Helps Stores Conduct Multi-Cryptocurrency Transactions
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27
VR E-Shopping Kiosks
VR E-Shopping Kiosks
Amazon Set Up Interactive Virtual Reality Kiosks for Amazon Prime Day
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Community-Focused Piazza Stores
Community-Focused Piazza Stores
The Apple Milan Store Features a Gorgeous Public Piazza
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25
Curated Clean Beauty Pop-Ups
Curated Clean Beauty Pop-Ups
This Mall's Beauty Stores Participated in an Immersive One-Day Event
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24
Repurposed Television Studios
Repurposed Television Studios
Equinox Miracle Mile Transforms a TV Studio into an Expansive Gym
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23
Curated Secondhand Boutiques
Curated Secondhand Boutiques
'Curated By Goodwill NYNJ' Helps to Counter Wasteful Fast Fashion
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22
Sustainable Contemporary Fashion Retailers
Sustainable Contemporary Fashion Retailers
The Acey Boasts Quality Brands with Mindful Practices
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First-to-Market Food Halls
First-to-Market Food Halls
Market & Co. Brings Premium and Specialty Food to York Region
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In-Store Reading Lounges
In-Store Reading Lounges
IKEA & the Man Booker Prize Created Reading Rooms Filled with Free Novels
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Conveyor Belt Dessert Bars
Conveyor Belt Dessert Bars
Maison Able Cafe Ron Ron is a Conveyor Belt Restaurant Serving Dessert
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18
Floating Soccer Ball Installations
Floating Soccer Ball Installations
Darío Escobar's Project Has a Deconstructed Approach to Art
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Luxury Fashion Loans
Luxury Fashion Loans
Browns is Exploring the Sharing Economy with Fashion Rental Service Armarium
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Pop-Up Toy Store Ventures
Pop-Up Toy Store Ventures
Party City will be opening ‘Toy City' for the Holidays
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Next-Gen Community Shops
Next-Gen Community Shops
China's RED Home is a Destination for Xiaohongshu's E-Commerce Users
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Micro Fulfillment Centers
Micro Fulfillment Centers
Takeoff is Introducing Small-Scale Automated Grocery Distributors
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Personalized Pet Care Stores
Personalized Pet Care Stores
Petco Launched 'PetCoach' as a New Pet Store Concept
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Shoppable Health Hubs
Shoppable Health Hubs
'Clean Market' Offers a Curated Range of Health Products and Services
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Experiential Menswear Shops
Experiential Menswear Shops
Ben Sherman's NYC Concept Store Boasts a Full-Service Shirt Bar
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Self-Serve Chicken Wing Bars
Self-Serve Chicken Wing Bars
B-Dubs Express Features a Wing Sauce Wall and Self-serve Beer
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Cashless Grocery Concepts
Cashless Grocery Concepts
Tesco's Self-Serve Concept Grocery Store Adopts a Cash-Free Model
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Comfort-Focused Nap Lounges
Comfort-Focused Nap Lounges
The Casper Nap Lounge Lets New Yorkers Get Some Peace and Quiet
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Library-Inspired Retail Decors
Library-Inspired Retail Decors
Neri & Hu Develops a Library-Style Interior for the Valextra Shop
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Automated Healthy Eateries
Automated Healthy Eateries
Amsterdam's 'Health Food Wall' Will Provide Takeaway Plant-Based Food
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Co-Working Community Shops
Co-Working Community Shops
WeWork's WeMRKT Showcases Products Made by Members
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Bicoastal Fashion Retail Interiors
Bicoastal Fashion Retail Interiors
Janson Goldstein References Brand ALC's Ethos for This Store
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Bamboo-Detailed Green Retail Spaces
Bamboo-Detailed Green Retail Spaces
The New Apple Store in Macau is Created by Foster + Partners
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2
Tech-Infused Concept Stores
Tech-Infused Concept Stores
Nike by Melrose Uses Customer Data for Personalization
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Multi-Functional Concept Spaces
Multi-Functional Concept Spaces
Rachel Schechtman's STORY Embraces the Spirit of Entrepreneurship
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