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Top 30 Retail Trends in August

From Self-Driving Retail Vehicles to High-Tech Cannabis Dispensers

— August 28, 2021 — Business
From self-driving stores on wheels to high-tech cannabis dispensers, the august 2021 retail trends reveal that shopping can increasingly be done with zero in-person interaction.

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, it's clear that there are many benefits to a self-serve retail model. As a result, there have been many innovations in retail concepts that cut back on, or completely eliminate the human element. For instance, an increasing number of products are now getting the vending machine makeover. For example, the Cultiva Wellness Wellness Pantry allows people to get cannabis without visiting an actual retail store.

Perhaps the most innovative example of self-serve retail highlighted by the August 2021 retail trends is the Robomart self-driving retail vehicle. This store on wheels can be summoned to a specific location and allows for a full shopping experience from the back of a vehicle.
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Zipper-Locked Cannabis Bags
Zipper-Locked Cannabis Bags
ClearBags' Child-Resistant Locking Pouches Keep Cannabis Secure
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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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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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Hand-Picked Summer Essential Sets
Hand-Picked Summer Essential Sets
Sephra’s Sweet Picks Summer Essentials Set Boasts Six Products
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Retail Distribution Deals
Retail Distribution Deals
Nordstrom Purchased a Minority Stake in Topshop to Expand Partnership
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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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Instant Delivery Firm Funding
Instant Delivery Firm Funding
Jokr Delivery Recently Secured $170 Million in Series A Capital
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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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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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Livestream Shopping Solutions
Livestream Shopping Solutions
Streams.Live Updates the Traditional Teleshopping Channel Experience
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Plant-Based QSR Expansions
Plant-Based QSR Expansions
'Odd Burger' Recently Announced Plans to Expand to New York
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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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Historic Theater Tech Stores
Historic Theater Tech Stores
The Apple Tower Theater Mixes Modern Style with Historic Architecture
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AI-Integrated Retail Systems
AI-Integrated Retail Systems
Walmart's New AI System Helps Consumers Make Shopping Substitutions
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Social Shopping Experiences
Social Shopping Experiences
FabFitFun Recently Debuted the Shop with Friends Feature
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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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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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Autonomous Community Markets
Autonomous Community Markets
Valet Market is a Modern Amenity for Apartment Buildings
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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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Compact Footprint Food Stores
Compact Footprint Food Stores
The ALDI Corner Store Offers a Convenient Way to Access Products
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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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Touchless Fragrance Testers
Touchless Fragrance Testers
Coty & Êverie Developed a Smart Device for Safe In-Store Sampling
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High-Tech Cannabis Dispensers
High-Tech Cannabis Dispensers
The Wellness Pantry Uses Blockchain Tech for Age Verification
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Sustainable Grocery Concepts
Sustainable Grocery Concepts
Asda's Sustainability Trial Store Focuses on Plastic Waste Reduction
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Zero-Waste Beauty Hubs
Zero-Waste Beauty Hubs
AROMATICA ZERO STATION is a Sustainable Space in South Korea
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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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Self-Driving Retail Vehicles
Self-Driving Retail Vehicles
Robomart Brings Goods to Consumers When Prompted via an App
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