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Top 75 Business Trends in August

From Cash-Back Shopping Apps to Private Label Skincare Launches

— August 28, 2021 — Business
From cash-back shopping apps to private label skincare launches, the August 2021 business trends explore who brands are adapting to shifting consumer interest.

One emerging brand targeting consumers looking for rewards is the 'Fluz' app. The cash-back shopping app allows users to earn up to 35 percent cash-back from any purchases. In addition, customers can earn more rewards when friends and social media followers shop using the app. These rewards can be sustainable, and unlike other platforms in this space, the Fluz app doesn't charge any fees – whether for registration, claims, or payouts.

Another intriguing example from the August 2021 business trends comes from Dollar General. The discount chain recently launched a private label skincare line. The affordable collection includes 11 different products priced at five dollars or under.
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Streamlined Corporate Travel Platforms
Streamlined Corporate Travel Platforms
The 'FCM Platform' Targets Chinese Business Travelers
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Dynamic Trading Apps
Dynamic Trading Apps
This Technical Analysis App Helps Traders Make Informed Decisions On the Go
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73
Zipper-Locked Cannabis Bags
Zipper-Locked Cannabis Bags
ClearBags' Child-Resistant Locking Pouches Keep Cannabis Secure
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Streamlined Wholesale Distribution Platforms
Streamlined Wholesale Distribution Platforms
The 'ADI US Mobile' App Helps Dealers Shop With Ease
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71
Free Product Analytics Courses
Free Product Analytics Courses
Mixpanel Teaches About Ins and Outs of Product Analytics
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70
Retirement-Focused Investing Apps
Retirement-Focused Investing Apps
This App Helps Investors Manage Individual Retirement Accounts
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69
eCommerce Record Subscription Services
eCommerce Record Subscription Services
The Amazon Vinyl of the Month Club is $25 Per Month
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Cash-Back Shopping Platforms
Cash-Back Shopping Platforms
The 'Fluz' App Lets You Earn Cash For Your & Your Friends' Shopping
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Private Label Skincare Launches
Private Label Skincare Launches
Dollar General Has a New Line with All Items Under Five Dollars
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Child-Proof Cannabis Packaging
Child-Proof Cannabis Packaging
Atlantic Packaging Teamed with Locked4Kids on its Secure Packaging
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Concretized Construction Apps
Concretized Construction Apps
The 'OnSite' App Helps Contractors Track Concrete Deliveries & Pours
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Efficiency-Focused App Subscriptions
Efficiency-Focused App Subscriptions
The Yac Remote Work Pack Helps WFH Workers with Productivity
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Mainstay Retro-Inspired Seltzers
Mainstay Retro-Inspired Seltzers
Bud Light Seltzer Announces Its Retro Pack is Here to Stay
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DTC Retail Partnerships
DTC Retail Partnerships
Casper is Partnering with Mattress Warehouse to Expand Retail Reach
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Retail Distribution Deals
Retail Distribution Deals
Nordstrom Purchased a Minority Stake in Topshop to Expand Partnership
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Bulk Grocery Delivery Partnerships
Bulk Grocery Delivery Partnerships
Uber's Grocer Delivery Now Includes Costco Bulk-Sized Foods
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Celebrity-Backed Rent-to-Own Startups
Celebrity-Backed Rent-to-Own Startups
Jay-Z & Will Smith Back Rent-to-Own Firm Landis Technologies
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Digital Grocery Service Systems
Digital Grocery Service Systems
Marks & Spencer Debuts Digital Click, Collect and Return Service
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Proactive Employee Resolution Platforms
Proactive Employee Resolution Platforms
The Mismo Platform Helps Resolve Workplace Issues and More
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Express Shipping Shopping Apps
Express Shipping Shopping Apps
Sam's Club Expands Scan & Go App with the new Scan & Ship Feature
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Instant Delivery Firm Funding
Instant Delivery Firm Funding
Jokr Delivery Recently Secured $170 Million in Series A Capital
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AI-Powered Autonomous Rideshare Services
AI-Powered Autonomous Rideshare Services
Ford Has Teamed Up with Lyft for a New Service
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Millennial-Minded Investing Platforms
Millennial-Minded Investing Platforms
This Trading Dashboard Targets Digital-Savvy Investors
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Social Good Job Boards
Social Good Job Boards
The 'GoodJobs' Platform Helps Users Find Socially Beneficial Opportunities
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Hand-Picked Summer Essential Sets
Hand-Picked Summer Essential Sets
Sephra’s Sweet Picks Summer Essentials Set Boasts Six Products
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Future-Focused Finance Apps
Future-Focused Finance Apps
This App Uses AI to Forecast Your Future Spending and Cash Balance
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AI-Driven Video Conferencing Upgrades
AI-Driven Video Conferencing Upgrades
Zoom Tapped Ziotag Inc. for AI-Powered Video Content Tools
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Restaurant App-Making Platforms
Restaurant App-Making Platforms
This App Helps Restaurants Rebound From Pandemic-Related Losses
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Eco-Conscious Investing Platforms
Eco-Conscious Investing Platforms
This Investment App Uses AI to Assess Environmental Impact
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Reversible Cap Cannabis Containers
Reversible Cap Cannabis Containers
The Reversible Cap Vials Have a Child-Resistant Locking Top
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Private Label Brands
Private Label Brands
Macy's Launches Its New 'And Now This' Brand for Fashion-Forward Consumers
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Streamlined Loyalty Programs
Streamlined Loyalty Programs
Gap Launched Its New Integrated Rewards Program Across Brands
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Luxury Multimedia Platforms
Luxury Multimedia Platforms
JAY-Z Partners with Modern Luxury Media to Launch 'EDITION'
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Dissolvable Vaccine Strips
Dissolvable Vaccine Strips
The Oral QuickStrips Could Revolutionize How Vaccines are Administered
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Tree-Free Toilet Paper Partnerships
Tree-Free Toilet Paper Partnerships
DTC Brand Reel Announced New Partnership with with Target
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Micro-Fulfillment Grocery Centers
Micro-Fulfillment Grocery Centers
SpartanNash Aims to Better Serve Online Grocery Shoppers
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Convenience Mobile Checkout Expansions
Convenience Mobile Checkout Expansions
7-Eleven Recently Expanded its Mobile Checkout Feature
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Multi-Brand Influencer Storefronts
Multi-Brand Influencer Storefronts
EMCEE Lets Influencers Create Their Own Online Storefront
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E-Commerce Multi-Channel Fulfillment Partnerships
E-Commerce Multi-Channel Fulfillment Partnerships
Amazon is Partnering with BigCommerce
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Women-Focused Wellness Platforms
Women-Focused Wellness Platforms
AthletaWell is an App for Mental and Physical Health
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Dynamic Drone Survey Apps
Dynamic Drone Survey Apps
This App Brings Mobile Functionality to Geospatial Survey Projects
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E-Commerce Startup Funding Announcements
E-Commerce Startup Funding Announcements
Byrd Raised $19 Million in Funding to Expand Operations
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Sustainably Speedy Cargo Concepts
Sustainably Speedy Cargo Concepts
HyperPort Proposes High-Speed & Low-Emissions Port Logistics
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Secondhand Denim Platforms
Secondhand Denim Platforms
Madewell Forever Helps to Give New Life to Old Pairs of Jeans
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Livestream Shopping Solutions
Livestream Shopping Solutions
Streams.Live Updates the Traditional Teleshopping Channel Experience
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Interest-Accruing Cryptocurrency Apps
Interest-Accruing Cryptocurrency Apps
This App Lets You Earn Interest On Bitcoin, Ethereum & More
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Influencer-Created Burger Experiences
Influencer-Created Burger Experiences
MrBeast Debuted a Viral Restaurant Dubbed MrBeast Burger
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Digital Strategy Pivots
Digital Strategy Pivots
Crocs Hit Record Highs for Quarterly Revenue Due to DTC and Wholesale
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Social Shopping Experiences
Social Shopping Experiences
FabFitFun Recently Debuted the Shop with Friends Feature
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Small Business Workshop Series
Small Business Workshop Series
The TikTok Small Biz Block Party Supports Small Businesses Recovery
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Sustainable DTC Expansions
Sustainable DTC Expansions
Blueland is Expanding into Canada with Its Full Product Lineup
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Ultra-Elegant Marble Retail Stores
Ultra-Elegant Marble Retail Stores
Giada Forte and Robert Vattilana Deck Out the Forte Forte Store
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AR Advertising Deals
AR Advertising Deals
Brookfield Properties and the Aria Network Will Offer AR Ad Opportunities
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Clean Flavorful CBD Gummies
Clean Flavorful CBD Gummies
The TribeREVIVE CBD Gummy Bears Balance Both Health and Flavor
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Premium Steak Subscription Services
Premium Steak Subscription Services
The First Light Steak Club Offers a Different Cut Every Month
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Geometric Residential Buildings
Geometric Residential Buildings
John Lewis Repurposes its Car Parks Store Into Residential Units
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PMS-Focused Gummy Supplements
PMS-Focused Gummy Supplements
FLO's PMS Gummy Vitamins Reduce Cramping, Acne, and Mood Swings
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Grab-And-Go Café Initiatives
Grab-And-Go Café Initiatives
Farmer's Fridge Has Partnered with Dunkin' in a New Pilot Program
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Clean Eco-Friendly Body Washes
Clean Eco-Friendly Body Washes
The Leila Lou Everyday Body Wash Comes in a Refillable Glass Bottle
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In-Store Ghost Kitchens
In-Store Ghost Kitchens
Kroger & Kitchen United are Offering On-Demand Meal Pick Up and Delivery
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Sustainable Styling Pop-Ups
Sustainable Styling Pop-Ups
Rotaro is Sharing Eco-Friendly Fashion Experiences on Airbnb
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Robotic College Campus Deliveries
Robotic College Campus Deliveries
Grubhub and Yandex Have Partnered to Offer Autonomous Delivery
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Self-Portrait Studios
Self-Portrait Studios
Toronto's Monography Lets People Capture Their Own Image in a Private Space
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Compact Urbanite Rideshare Vehicles
Compact Urbanite Rideshare Vehicles
The Mini City CarSharing Concept Responds to Changing Needs
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Entrepreneurial E-Learning Apps
Entrepreneurial E-Learning Apps
The 'Makerpeer' App Helps Professionals Create and Collaborate
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Compact Footprint Food Stores
Compact Footprint Food Stores
The ALDI Corner Store Offers a Convenient Way to Access Products
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Waste Upcycling Creative Classes
Waste Upcycling Creative Classes
Katie Treggiden is Leading 'Waste: A Masterclass'
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Surprise Collectible Vending Machines
Surprise Collectible Vending Machines
MINISO's Contactless Blind Box Vending Machine Targets Gen Z
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Nature-Mirroring Home Additions
Nature-Mirroring Home Additions
F2A Architecture Completes an Extension to a Private Home in BC
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Exclusive Cookie Brand Cafes
Exclusive Cookie Brand Cafes
The Oreo Cafe Shares Limited-Edition Treats, Merch and More
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Touchless Fragrance Testers
Touchless Fragrance Testers
Coty & Êverie Developed a Smart Device for Safe In-Store Sampling
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Sustainable Grocery Concepts
Sustainable Grocery Concepts
Asda's Sustainability Trial Store Focuses on Plastic Waste Reduction
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Mood-Themed Virtual Shops
Mood-Themed Virtual Shops
Verishop Mini Offers a Curated Shopping Experience Within Snapchat
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Baby Boomer-Targeted CBD Prerolls
Baby Boomer-Targeted CBD Prerolls
Dad Grass is Cannabis Option with Intergenerational Appeal
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Self-Driving Retail Vehicles
Self-Driving Retail Vehicles
Robomart Brings Goods to Consumers When Prompted via an App
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