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Top 60 Retail Innovations in August

From Pizza Pickup Cubicles to 5G Retail Robots

— September 2, 2019 — Business
The top August 2019 retail ideas explore show an increased reliance on technology to offer streamlined customer experiences. While some popular pizza shops are now adopting grab-and-go models and warming stations to simplify the pick-up process, other retail settings are adopting transparent labeling systems and autonomous robots to help with stocking shelves, collecting data and more.

Some kinds of retail spaces are being boldly reimagined to engage consumers as never before. Examples of this include the Tim Hortons 130 King cafe concept in Toronto, which boasts a new look and menu items to match, as well as Birkenstock 1774, an elegant showroom for the brand's shoes in Paris that is comfortably styled like a home with footwear casually displayed throughout.
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Summery Fruit-Forward Sundaes
Summery Fruit-Forward Sundaes
The Strawberry Granola Sundae is a Limited-Time Treat
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Meat-Free QSR Breakfast Sandwiches
Meat-Free QSR Breakfast Sandwiches
The Dunkin' Beyond Sausage Breakfast Sandwich is Tasty
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58
Soda Sauce-Topped Sandwiches
Soda Sauce-Topped Sandwiches
The Dickey's MVP Sandwich is Made with a Coca-Cola Barbecue Sauce
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57
Convenience Store Cryptocurrency ATMs
Convenience Store Cryptocurrency ATMs
Sheetz is Introducing Bitcoin ATMs at Six of its Locations
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56
Portioned Low-Cost Dessert Drinks
Portioned Low-Cost Dessert Drinks
The Del Taco Mini Floats are Available for Just $1 Each
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55
Blueberry-Infused Breakfast Sandwiches
Blueberry-Infused Breakfast Sandwiches
The McDonald's Blueberry McGriddles Come in Three Options
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54
Connected-Media Customer Service Platforms
Connected-Media Customer Service Platforms
DialHUMAN Lets Users Browse Content While Waiting
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53
Vegan Convenience Store Desserts
Vegan Convenience Store Desserts
Stewart's Shops Has Announced a New Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert
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Citrus-Enhanced Vegan Mayonnaise Alternatives
Citrus-Enhanced Vegan Mayonnaise Alternatives
'JUST Mayo' is Made from Yellow Peas and Lemon
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51
Crispy Italian QSR Snacks
Crispy Italian QSR Snacks
The McDonald's Thailand Chicken Lasagna Pie is Packed with Flavor
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50
Sour Candy-Infused Frozen Desserts
Sour Candy-Infused Frozen Desserts
The Dairy Queen Sour Patch Kids Blizzard is Indulgent
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49
Farm-to-Table Taco Menus
Farm-to-Table Taco Menus
Tacodeli Has Launched a Seasonal July Menu with Farm-Fresh Ingredients
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Artisanal Summertime QSR Sandwiches
Artisanal Summertime QSR Sandwiches
The Sonic Summertime BLT is Only Around for a Limited Time
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Breakfast-Themed QSR Burgers
Breakfast-Themed QSR Burgers
The Wendy's Breakfast Baconator is an Indulgent Morning Meal Option
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Breaded Feta QSR Snacks
Breaded Feta QSR Snacks
The Burger King Spain Feta Cheese Bites Come with Heinz Honey Mustard
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45
Pie-Infused Blended Desserts
Pie-Infused Blended Desserts
The Key Lime Pie Concrete from Freddy's is a Limited-Edition Offering
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44
Mobile In-Store Printers
Mobile In-Store Printers
Epson's Mobilink P80 Mobile Printer Helps to Secure the Return Customer
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43
Indulgent Adult-Targeted Milkshakes
Indulgent Adult-Targeted Milkshakes
The Hard Rock Cafe Boozy Milkshakes are Indulgently Tasty
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42
Dedicated Natural Hair Salons
Dedicated Natural Hair Salons
Carolina Contreras is Opening Up a Second Miss Rizos in NYC
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Ultrasonic Communication Devices
Ultrasonic Communication Devices
Sonarax Lets You Send & Receive Data Over Ultrasonic Connectivity
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40
Football Field-Sized Rooftop Bars
Football Field-Sized Rooftop Bars
'Offshore' in Chicago is Now the World's Largest Rooftop Bar
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Cashless Pizza Parlors
Cashless Pizza Parlors
Domino's Australia is Implementing 'Tap & Take Only' Concept Stores
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Premium Chicken Restaurant Menus
Premium Chicken Restaurant Menus
The IHOP Buttermilk Crispy Chicken Menu is Available All Day
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All-in-One Brand Shopping Apps
All-in-One Brand Shopping Apps
The 'When I Shop' App Lets Shoppers Visit All Brands from One Spot
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Tech-Based Fashion Marketplaces
Tech-Based Fashion Marketplaces
Primpy is Disrupting Fashion E-Commerce with Blockchain
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35
Sign Language Grocery Stores
Sign Language Grocery Stores
Signsbury’s will be Open for Four Days and Highlight Inclusivity
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Self-Serve Plant-Based Meal Freezers
Self-Serve Plant-Based Meal Freezers
The Allplants Self-Checkout Freezer is Being Tested in the UK
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33
Flavorful Foodservice Sausages
Flavorful Foodservice Sausages
Tyson Foodservice Has Announced New Jimmy Dean Breakfast Sausages
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32
Cinnamon Bun-Inspired Sandwiches
Cinnamon Bun-Inspired Sandwiches
The Cinnabon Cookie Frosting Sandwich is Limited-Edition
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Underground-Inspired Fashion Pop-Ups
Underground-Inspired Fashion Pop-Ups
SECOO & MSGM Created on an Event Based on 'City Reflectivity'
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30
Beverage Customization Promotions
Beverage Customization Promotions
The Circle K #MakeYourMix Campaign Encourages Refreshment
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29
Fast-Paced Retail Ordering
Fast-Paced Retail Ordering
Sam's Club Same-Day Delivery is Being Launched Across the United States
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Coffee Subscription Services
Coffee Subscription Services
The Cumberland Farms Coffee Cup-Scription Program is Just $25 a Month
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Artistically Indulgent Dessert Milkshakes
Artistically Indulgent Dessert Milkshakes
The Carvel Boss Shakes Come in Three Flavor Options
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Sustainable Production Model Pledges
Sustainable Production Model Pledges
Zara Vows to Be Using 100% Sustainable Materials by 2025
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25
Hybrid Fitness Store Resturants
Hybrid Fitness Store Resturants
Lululemon's Newest Store Includes a Restaurant Called Fuel Space
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24
Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches
Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches
Krispy Kreme's New Scoop Sandwiches Combine Donuts with Ice Cream
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Pizza Pickup Cubicles
Pizza Pickup Cubicles
Pizza Hut Launched Warming Lockers for Carryout Orders
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Cheese-Delivering Conveyor Belts
Cheese-Delivering Conveyor Belts
The New Pick & Cheese Bar Will Feature a Cheese Conveyor Belt
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21
Celebratory Special Edition Jeans
Celebratory Special Edition Jeans
Levi's Celebrates a New Tokyo Store with a Limited Launch
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20
Explorer-Focused Sporty Collections
Explorer-Focused Sporty Collections
The FILA Explorer Collection is Ultra-Vibrant and Dynamic
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19
Cartoon Cat Concept Cafes
Cartoon Cat Concept Cafes
A Hello Kitty Pop-Up is Coming to Las Vegas This July
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Industrially Symmetric Retail Plans
Industrially Symmetric Retail Plans
Various Associates Infuses Its Project with Monochrome Motifs
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Collectible-Sharing Pop-Up Shops
Collectible-Sharing Pop-Up Shops
FYE's Comic Con Pop-Up Offers Exclusive Products for Comic Con
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Experiential Nursery Shops
Experiential Nursery Shops
STORY at Macy’s Collaborated with DICK’S Sporting Goods & Miracle-Gro
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Cashless Convenience Stores
Cashless Convenience Stores
7-Eleven's Scan and Go Lets Customers Pay for Purchases by Smartphone
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Elegant Sandal Showrooms
Elegant Sandal Showrooms
'Birkenstock 1774' is a Home-Style Footwear Showroom in Paris
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Transparency-Boosting Shelving Labels
Transparency-Boosting Shelving Labels
Raley’s Shelf Guide Uses Icons to Quickly Communicate Info
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12
Reusable Eco-Friendly Bags
Reusable Eco-Friendly Bags
Uniqlo Announces Sustainability-Focused Changes Starting September 1st
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Bubble Tea Theme Parks
Bubble Tea Theme Parks
The Tokyo Tapioca Land Pop-Up is an Immersive Bubble Tea Experience
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Live Shopping Apps
Live Shopping Apps
HelpJess Connects Consumers to Brick-and-Mortar Retail Staff
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Reinvented Canadian Cafe Concepts
Reinvented Canadian Cafe Concepts
Tim Hortons 130 King is a First-of-Its-Kind Innovation Cafe
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8
Virtual Beauty Mirrors
Virtual Beauty Mirrors
Douglas' Interactive Beauty Mirror Lets Customers Virtually Try Products
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Influencer-Powered Beauty Platforms
Influencer-Powered Beauty Platforms
IL MAKIAGE's Platform Lets Users Get Inspired, Try Items & Buy
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5G Retail Robots
5G Retail Robots
Badger Technologies is Accelerating Automation with Its Robot for Retail
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Genderless Concept Stores
Genderless Concept Stores
L'INSANE is a Fashion-Forward Retail Destination, Located in Paris
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Collaboration-Centric Fashion Pop-ups
Collaboration-Centric Fashion Pop-ups
The Union Pop-Up is Part of Nordstrom’s New Concepts Project
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3
Neon Green Fashion Pop-Ups
Neon Green Fashion Pop-Ups
The Louis Vuitton Pop-Up in New York City is Attention-Grabbing
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Experiential K-Beauty Pop-Ups
Experiential K-Beauty Pop-Ups
Soko Glam's Soko House Boasts a "Skincare Fitting Room"
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Disrupting Shipping Aesthetics
Disrupting Shipping Aesthetics
Infamuse Taps Anagrama Studio to Design a Strong Visual Identity
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