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Top 75 Retail Trends in December

From In-Store Farming Initiatives to Cult Skincare Pop-Ups

— December 27, 2019 — Marketing
The December 2019 retail trends reveal how brands enhance the customer experience in-store in order to drive traffic and win the loyalty of guests. Many establishments focus on pushing the sustainable agenda. One of the more noteworthy examples here is a collaboration between German chemical and consumer goods company Henkel and Plastic Bank. The two entities embrace the circular economy with a store where people can purchase products in exchange for their plastic waste.

Given that the holidays are near, the December 2019 retail category also highlights some temporary festive activations from brands. From Kohl's virtual holiday pop-up that is enabled through Snapchat to Sainsbury's generous gift-giving pop-ups, the experiences are bound to set you in the right mood.
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Expedited Mobile Shipping Orders
Expedited Mobile Shipping Orders
Target Launched a Same-Day Shipping Service Through Its App
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74
Commercial Music Agreements
Commercial Music Agreements
Apple Music for Business Partnered with PlayNetwork Inc. on Licensing
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73
Expanding Bitcoin-Supporting Apps
Expanding Bitcoin-Supporting Apps
The Fold App Makes Crypto Payment Possible Online and IRL
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72
Fairytale-Inspired Grocery Ads
Fairytale-Inspired Grocery Ads
Woolworths Launched the 'Picked for Christmas' Campaign
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71
Curated Gift Boutiques
Curated Gift Boutiques
Boots' Bootiques Offer Gift Ideas for People Who are Hard to Buy for
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70
Bitcoin-Accepting Car Manufacturers
Bitcoin-Accepting Car Manufacturers
Karma Automotive is Experimenting with Crypto Payment
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69
Traditional Meat-Free Pastries
Traditional Meat-Free Pastries
The Country Choice Vegan Sausage Roll is Made with Quorn Filling
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68
Baked Good-Inspired Frozen Desserts
Baked Good-Inspired Frozen Desserts
The Cold Stone Creamery Cookie Butter Ice Cream is Seasonal
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67
Voice Assistant Grocery Orders
Voice Assistant Grocery Orders
The Walmart Voice Order Feature is Now Available on iOS Devices
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66
Artisan-Quality Snack Rolls
Artisan-Quality Snack Rolls
The Bridor B’Break Snacks Range Includes Two New Flavors
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65
Self-Scanning Retail Ads
Self-Scanning Retail Ads
Sam's Club Launched an Ad Featuring Usain Bolt and Allyson Felix
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64
Ultra-Fast Prescription Services
Ultra-Fast Prescription Services
Costco and Instacart are Testing One-Hour Prescription Deliveries
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63
Bitcoin-Powered Retail Payment Platforms
Bitcoin-Powered Retail Payment Platforms
The Concept of Bitcoin for Retail is Tested Out in France
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62
Doughnut-Inspired Craft Beers
Doughnut-Inspired Craft Beers
The 'Glazer Bean' Beer Features a Chocolate Coffee Stout Profile
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61
In-Store Thanksgiving Meals
In-Store Thanksgiving Meals
Shoney’s Offers an 'All You Care to Eat' Thanksgiving Day Meal
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60
Streamlined Catalog Purchase Tools
Streamlined Catalog Purchase Tools
Walmart's New Scan & Shop Feature Can Scan Catalog Bar Codes
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59
Cultured Diamond Shop-in-Shops
Cultured Diamond Shop-in-Shops
Little Switzerland is Showing Off Lab-Grown Engrace Diamonds
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58
Grocery Pickup Stores
Grocery Pickup Stores
PC Express is a Standalone Store for Picking Up Online Orders
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57
Voice-Controlled Shopping Experiences
Voice-Controlled Shopping Experiences
7Voice Lets Customers Conveniently Order from 7-Eleven
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56
Poutinerie Food Apps
Poutinerie Food Apps
The Smoke’s Poutinerie App Offers Loyalty Perks and Rewards
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55
Financial Technology Accelerators
Financial Technology Accelerators
Walmart and Green Dot Collaborated to Create Tailfin Labs
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54
Gruesome Blood-Inspired Gravies
Gruesome Blood-Inspired Gravies
The KFC Philippines Bloody Gravy Celebrates Halloween
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53
Fast Food-Branded Steakhouses
Fast Food-Branded Steakhouses
The LaDainian Tomlinson’s Arby’s Steakhouse Will Open for One Day
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52
Convenience Store Slider Sandwiches
Convenience Store Slider Sandwiches
The 7-Eleven Hot Slider Sandwiches Come in Three Varieties
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51
Fashion Sustainability Loans
Fashion Sustainability Loans
Prada Signed a 5-Year Sustainability Term Loan with Crédit Agricole
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50
Teledentistry Shop-in-Shops
Teledentistry Shop-in-Shops
SmileDirectClub's SmileShops Expand the D2C Brand's Reach
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49
In-Store Beauty Concierges
In-Store Beauty Concierges
The Beauty Society by John Lewis Helps Consumers Meet Their Needs
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48
Trial Fashion Webshops
Trial Fashion Webshops
Blue Life Created a Try-Before-You-Buy Clothing Line
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47
Next-Gen Mobile Marketplaces
Next-Gen Mobile Marketplaces
The Tmall Flagship Store 2.0 is Tech-Powered, Interactive & Engaging
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46
Beauty Brand Mega-Stores
Beauty Brand Mega-Stores
AFTERbeauty May Be the UK's Answer to Sephora
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45
Vegan Fast Food Restaurants
Vegan Fast Food Restaurants
Globally Local Opened Its Doors in Toronto This Past Weekend
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44
Festive Diamond Jewelry Pop-Ups
Festive Diamond Jewelry Pop-Ups
COUPLE is Opening a Toronto Pop-Up for the Holiday Season
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43
Chocolate-Covered QSR Pizzas
Chocolate-Covered QSR Pizzas
The Domino's Japan Halloween Triple Chocolate Pizza is Indulgent
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42
AI-Generated Video Presenters
AI-Generated Video Presenters
Hour One Creates Live-Action Video with Photo-Real AI Characters
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41
Self-Care Pop-Up Chalets
Self-Care Pop-Up Chalets
PopSugar's Sugar Chalet Shares Yoga, Meditation & Shopping Experiences
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40
Slow Shopping Campaigns
Slow Shopping Campaigns
Deciem is Offering an Alternative to One Big Black Friday Sale
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39
Compact Foodservice Cooking Ovens
Compact Foodservice Cooking Ovens
The Alto-Shaam Vector H Series Multi-Cook Ovens are Efficient
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38
Refurbished Product Pop-Ups
Refurbished Product Pop-Ups
Giffgaff's Black Friday Shop Encourages People Not to Buy New Products
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37
Generous Gift-Giving Pop-Ups
Generous Gift-Giving Pop-Ups
Sainsbury's Giving Store Lets People Make Purchases for Those in Need
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36
Data-Driven Retail Stores
Data-Driven Retail Stores
Nike Will Open Two Concept Stores Stocked with Popular NikePlus Items
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35
Storytelling Holiday Pop-Ups
Storytelling Holiday Pop-Ups
Cubcoats x Amazon IRL Invites Kids to Discover Character Stories
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34
Wellness-Boosting Pop-Ups
Wellness-Boosting Pop-Ups
Neom Organics' Pop-Up Shares Solutions for Stress, Sleep & Energy
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33
Self-Service Kiosk Restaurants
Self-Service Kiosk Restaurants
Moe’s Southwest Grill is Opening a Digital Kiosk-Only Location
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32
Cosmetic Store Conveyor Belts
Cosmetic Store Conveyor Belts
Lush is Presenting Plastic-Free Bath Products in a Unique Way
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31
Experiential Black Friday Pop-Ups
Experiential Black Friday Pop-Ups
Amazon is Opening 'The Home of Black Friday' for Four Days
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30
Ingredient-Focused Clear Cocktails
Ingredient-Focused Clear Cocktails
Burger & Lobster Launched Five 'Colorless Cocktails'
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29
Home-Style Holiday Shops
Home-Style Holiday Shops
STORY at Macy's Home for the Holidays is Like a "Living Gift Guide"
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28
Circular Economy Collaborations
Circular Economy Collaborations
Henkel Extends Partnership with Waste Payment Store Plastic Bank
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27
Gen Z Piercing Studios
Gen Z Piercing Studios
'Studs' Offers an Experience That's Approachable, Affordable & Safe
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26
Virtual Holiday Pop-Ups
Virtual Holiday Pop-Ups
Kohl's Holiday Pop-Up Lets Snapchat Users Experience the Event
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25
Experiential Beauty Townhouses
Experiential Beauty Townhouses
After Beauty's Experiential Store Boasts Its Own Meditation Zone
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24
Cult Skincare Pop-Ups
Cult Skincare Pop-Ups
A Glossier Pop-Up Shop is Coming to London This Holiday Season
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23
Astrology-Inspired Beauty Pop-Ups
Astrology-Inspired Beauty Pop-Ups
The Huda Beauty Pop-Up is Inspired by the Brand's Newest Palette
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22
Martian Fashion Shops
Martian Fashion Shops
HER Combines Fashion and Gastronomy in a Unique Retail Space
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21
In-Store Skincare Labs
In-Store Skincare Labs
In London, Boots Opened the 'Inkey Lab' with The Inkey List
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20
Shoppable Augmented Reality Ads
Shoppable Augmented Reality Ads
South Korea's LG Launched the U+ AR Shopping App for 3D Browsing
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19
Interactive Jewelry Shops
Interactive Jewelry Shops
Swarovski's Crystal Studio Integrates Engaging Virtual Components
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18
Art-Inspired Cosmetics Stores
Art-Inspired Cosmetics Stores
The SK-II Artist Series Stores Reimagine an Ingredient Through Art
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17
Interactive Perfume Pop-Ups
Interactive Perfume Pop-Ups
The Experimental Perfume Club Lets Visitors Create Unique Scents
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16
Coffee Pickup Shops
Coffee Pickup Shops
The 'Starbucks Pickup' Concept Supports the Mobile Ordering Experience
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15
In-Store Farming Initiatives
In-Store Farming Initiatives
Kroger & Infarm are Introducing Modular Produce Farms to Stores
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14
Modern Cannabis Dispensaries
Modern Cannabis Dispensaries
Graham Baba Architects Focuses on Relaxation for This Shop's Interior
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13
Winterized Rooftop Restaurants
Winterized Rooftop Restaurants
Eataly's Serra by Birreria Has Received a Winter Makeover
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12
Photography Lab Pop-Ups
Photography Lab Pop-Ups
Polaroid's Pop-Up Shows Off Smartphone Photos and the Polaroid Lab
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11
AI-Powered Beauty Kiosks
AI-Powered Beauty Kiosks
Sally Beauty is Enhancing the In-Store Experience with ColorView AI Tech
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10
High-Quality Material Shops
High-Quality Material Shops
The KOVA Brand is Launched by Katerra as a Professional Resource
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9
Storage Container Pop-Up Shops
Storage Container Pop-Up Shops
TuppSoho in NYC is Tupperware's First-Ever Brand Store
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8
Moutain-Like Tree-Covered Developments
Moutain-Like Tree-Covered Developments
Heatherwick Studio is Completing a Project in Shanghai
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7
Rentable Furniture Pop-Ups
Rentable Furniture Pop-Ups
The House of Harth Offers Flexibility When It Comes to Interior Design
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6
Next-Generation Automated Salad Servers
Next-Generation Automated Salad Servers
The Chowbotics 'Sally 2.0' Creates an Array of Options
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5
Highly Stylized Functional Wear
Highly Stylized Functional Wear
DeMarcoLab and 4DIMENSION Boast an Experimental Performance Line
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4
Zero Waste Grocery Stores
Zero Waste Grocery Stores
Vancouver-Based Nada Grocery Sells Food Without Packaging
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3
Arty Streetwear Pop-Ups
Arty Streetwear Pop-Ups
The Adidas Originals x DESCENDANT Collaboration is Titled 'KEEP ROLLING'
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2
Web-Inspired Pop-Up Concepts
Web-Inspired Pop-Up Concepts
Made Thought is "a Website That Exists in the Form of a Pop-Up Shop"
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1
Award-Winning Eco Takeout Containers
Award-Winning Eco Takeout Containers
Eco-Products Launched the Sustainable Vanguard Line
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