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Top 100 Business Trends in February

From VR Automobile Showrooms to Sock Subscription Services

— February 28, 2016 — Business
These February 2016 business trends range from VR automobile showrooms to sock subscription services that offer a premium product range for accessory enthusiasts. When examining the month's top branding and marketing innovations, standouts include Cadbury's immersive retail experiences. These included a pop-up Christmas grotto and a similar interactive photobooth that celebrated the chocolatier's 'Festive Joy' campaign. Both examples transform a classic mall or supermarket trip into a sensory experience and are designed to appeal to consumers of all ages.

In the food and beverage realm, customized tea startups and homemade meal delivery apps round out these February 2016 business innovations. While more consumers are desiring fresh and pre-made meals that marry taste with convenience, upscale food markets and hobbyist beer shops target a niche demographic of foodies and craft brew lovers.
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Editorial Subscription Shops
Editorial Subscription Shops
The magCulture Brick-and-Mortar Store Recently Opened in London
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99
Cubed Diffusion Brand Boutiques
Cubed Diffusion Brand Boutiques
This PS Paul Smith Store is the brand's seventh in Hong Kong
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98
Bird-Deterring Drones
Bird-Deterring Drones
The Bird-X 'ProHawk' Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Works Like a Digital Scarecrow
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97
Prepaid Coffee Plans
Prepaid Coffee Plans
DripApp Saves Caffeine Addicts Money While Supporting Local Businesses
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96
Time-Charging Coworking Buffets
Time-Charging Coworking Buffets
The Minute Bistro in Bangalore Charges for Time Instead of Food
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95
Custom Watchmaking Services
Custom Watchmaking Services
'Zeewatches' Offers Custom Watches for Consumers to Buy and/or Sell
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94
Quick Cashless Restaurants
Quick Cashless Restaurants
Restaurant Chain Wagamama Incorporates a Quicker Way to Eat and Pay
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93
Smartphone Coupon Campaigns
Smartphone Coupon Campaigns
McDonald's Fast Food Restaurants in Georgia Trial Beacon Technology
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92
Rideshare Entertainment Apps
Rideshare Entertainment Apps
'Uber Trip Experiences' Now Integrate Other Apps into the User's Trip
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91
Custom Grain Bowl Menus
Custom Grain Bowl Menus
The Sweetgreen Menu Includes a 'Make-Your-Own' Section
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90
Personalized Artisan Pizza Joints
Personalized Artisan Pizza Joints
Alabama's Pieology Aims to Be a "Study in Custom Pizza"
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89
Grain-Based Raw Seafood Bowls
Grain-Based Raw Seafood Bowls
My Ceviche is a Quick Service Restaurant Focusing on Fish
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88
Domestic Accessory Stores
Domestic Accessory Stores
This Brooklyn-Based Retailer Sells Modern Household Accessories
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87
User-Generated Auto Ads
User-Generated Auto Ads
This Service Pays Car Owners to Wrap Their Vehicle in an Ad
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86
Homemade Meal Delivery Apps
Homemade Meal Delivery Apps
This App Allows Customers to Order Homemade Meals
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85
Spending-Controlling Finance Apps
Spending-Controlling Finance Apps
Budgeting App Mvelopes Helps Users Manage Personal Finances
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84
Custom Stir Fry Restaurants
Custom Stir Fry Restaurants
Genghis Grill is a Fast Casual Chain Offering Custom Stir Fry Dishes
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83
Seed-to-Sale Management Software
Seed-to-Sale Management Software
Flowhub is an Intuitive Growth Management System for Dispensaries
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82
Refined Beige Couture Boutiques
Refined Beige Couture Boutiques
The JOSEPH Store in Singapore is the Brand's First in Asia
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81
In-Store Holiday AR Events
In-Store Holiday AR Events
Tesco Mobile Ireland Hosted an In-Store Holiday AR Experience
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80
Palatial Designer Flagships
Palatial Designer Flagships
The Max Mara Beijing Store Has Opened in the Luxury Fashion District
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79
Virtual Window Shopping Apps
Virtual Window Shopping Apps
The 'Retale' Mobile Shopping App Allows Consumers to Digitally Browse
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78
Pot Party Bus Services
Pot Party Bus Services
The 'High There Hopper' Will Shuttle Tourists Between Dispensaries
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77
Premium Sock Subscription Services
Premium Sock Subscription Services
This Company Provides Consumers with Unique Socks Each Month
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76
Parisian-Inspired Dining Experiences
Parisian-Inspired Dining Experiences
This Themed Dinner Party Involved an Immersive Atmosphere
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75
Art Collective Restaurants
Art Collective Restaurants
Neu West Berlin Has Reopened at a New Location in Kreuzberg
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74
Rustic Galleria Boutiques
Rustic Galleria Boutiques
This Moncler Boutique Recently Opened at Taipei 101 Mall
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73
Wine Store Bars
Wine Store Bars
'WineStyles' is a Retail Store During the Day and a Tasting Bar at Night
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72
Shareable Fashion Collections
Shareable Fashion Collections
The 'ShareWear' Collection is Designed to Be Shared Among Consumers
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71
Quaint Indie Coffeehouses
Quaint Indie Coffeehouses
Amethyst Coffee is a Charming Cafe Located in Denver
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70
Branded Vintage Boutiques
Branded Vintage Boutiques
'LOOPWHEELER Vintage Service' is an Exclusive Concept Store in Tokyo
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69
Gradient Apparel Merchandising
Gradient Apparel Merchandising
The Elgin Flagship Store is Organized by Color and Texture
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68
Festive Scented Taxi Cabs
Festive Scented Taxi Cabs
Molton Brown's 'Christmas Carriages' Offer Induglent Rides
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67
Hobbyist Beer Shops
Hobbyist Beer Shops
'BottleDog' Sells DIY Brewing Tools and Ready-Made Beer
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66
Customized Knife Retailers
Customized Knife Retailers
'MyKnife' Enables One to Design a Knife to Their Exact Specifications
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65
Georgian-Inspired Retail Concepts
Georgian-Inspired Retail Concepts
This Guildford Boutique Boasts an Airy New Interior Design
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64
Custom Fast Casual Pizza
Custom Fast Casual Pizza
Cucinova Urban Italian is Sbarro's New Fast Casual Dining Concept
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63
Contemporary Department Store Makeovers
Contemporary Department Store Makeovers
The KaDeWe Department Store is Set to Receive An Upgrade
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62
Hot Gin Cocktail Bars
Hot Gin Cocktail Bars
This Pop-Up Bar is Serving Warm Gin Beverages to Combat the Cold Winter
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61
Museum Lifestyle Shops
Museum Lifestyle Shops
This Singapore Museum Opened a Multipurpose Space Called 'Gallery & Co'
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60
Conceptual Eyewear Boutiques
Conceptual Eyewear Boutiques
The C_29 / Optimist Eyewear Store is a Futuristic Boutique in Greece
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59
On-Demand VIP Store Hours
On-Demand VIP Store Hours
The Kenneth Cole Bowery Flagship Will Open at All Hours for VIPs
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58
Slow-Paced Lifestyle Eateries
Slow-Paced Lifestyle Eateries
Yoshinoya is a New Taipei Restaurant with a Relaxing Atmosphere
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57
Rustic Americana Concept Stores
Rustic Americana Concept Stores
The CPCM Store in Harajuku is Covered in Reclaimed Wood
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56
Upscale Galleria Boutiques
Upscale Galleria Boutiques
The Dior Mexico City Store is Located in the Polanco Neighborhood
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55
Futuristic Whiteout Boutiques
Futuristic Whiteout Boutiques
The New Paco Rabanne Paris Store Boasts a Modular Storage System
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54
Digital Automobile Shops
Digital Automobile Shops
The Rockar Hyundai Store Boasts a Digitally Enhanced Sales Concept
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53
Camping-Inspired Retail Designs
Camping-Inspired Retail Designs
This Stone Fresh Location in Shanghai Mimics Outdoor Fun
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52
Narrative Swedish Design Pop-Ups
Narrative Swedish Design Pop-Ups
Design Brand kikki.K Has Popped Up in London's Covent Garden
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51
Virtual Dressing Room Apps
Virtual Dressing Room Apps
The 'Swivel Selfie' Made Its Debut at CES 2016
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50
Communal Retail Shops
Communal Retail Shops
'Cornerstore' Houses Its Retail and Textile Production in One Space
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49
Eclectic Fermented Pizza Restaurants
Eclectic Fermented Pizza Restaurants
400 Rabbits is a Pizza Joint Located in South East of London
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Whiteout Sneaker Shop Concepts
Whiteout Sneaker Shop Concepts
The Sneakerhead White Store Only Sells White Kicks
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Chic Fashion-Forward Boutiques
Chic Fashion-Forward Boutiques
The New Beijing Anchoret Store Features an Installation-Like Setup
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Speakeasy-Inspired Dining Experiences
Speakeasy-Inspired Dining Experiences
This Restaurant Delivers the Full Speakeasy Experience
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Staff-Free Restaurants
Staff-Free Restaurants
The Eatsa Restaurant Ordering System Automates Food Purchases
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44
Interactive Dining Events
Interactive Dining Events
This Restaurant Combines Interactive Theatre with Fine Dining
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Undulating Beauty Boutique Interiors
Undulating Beauty Boutique Interiors
The Second Aesop Stockholm Store Has Opened in the SoFo Area
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Open-Kitchen Dining Experiences
Open-Kitchen Dining Experiences
This Restaurant Prepares Each Meal in Front of Diners
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41
Shrouded Skincare Shops
Shrouded Skincare Shops
The Second Aesop Taipei Shop is Located in the Hip Neighborhood of Daan
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40
Virtual Reality Santa Visits
Virtual Reality Santa Visits
The JCPenney VR Santa Experience is Driving In-Store Traffic
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39
VR Dealership Showrooms
VR Dealership Showrooms
The Audi Virtual Showroom was Showcased by the Brand at CES 2016
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Self-Serve Wine Bars
Self-Serve Wine Bars
Tutoni’s Restaurant Features a Self-Serve Bar and Wine Dispensers
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Garden-Inspired Beauty Shops
Garden-Inspired Beauty Shops
This Guangzhou Store is a European-Inspired Beauty Experience
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36
Clandestine Retro Speakeasies
Clandestine Retro Speakeasies
This Hong Kong Speakeasy is Hidden Behind a Stamp Shop
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35
Rare Spirits Subscription Boxes
Rare Spirits Subscription Boxes
MashBox is a Subscription Service Delivering Rare Spirits
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34
In-Flight Streaming Launches
In-Flight Streaming Launches
The Amazon on JetBlue Pop-Up Showcases the New In-Flight Media
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33
Value-Added Business Books
Value-Added Business Books
Matter by Peter Sheahan Explores Companies That Lead by Creating Value
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NYC-Inspired Lifestyle Shops
NYC-Inspired Lifestyle Shops
BAY is a New York City-Inspired Lifestyle Shop in Vejle, Denmark
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31
Mobile Fashion Boutiques
Mobile Fashion Boutiques
This Mobile Shop Showcases the Work of Emerging Fashion Designers
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30
Pampering Clothing Stores
Pampering Clothing Stores
The Newest Oasis Store Pairs Fashion with Beauty, Food and Beverages
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29
Snowy White Christmas Pop-Ups
Snowy White Christmas Pop-Ups
The Cadbury Festive Joy Tour Continues to Spread Joy in the UK
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Winterized Vertical Farms
Winterized Vertical Farms
This Startup Supplies Alaskans with Fresh Produce Year-Round
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27
Vibrant In-Store Restaurants
Vibrant In-Store Restaurants
The Botanic Kitchen is a Nature-infused In-Store Restaurant Concept
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26
Customizable Tea Startups
Customizable Tea Startups
Indian Chai Cafe Chaayos Hopes to Honor Their Heritage With Desi Chai
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25
Shopping Smart Lockers
Shopping Smart Lockers
QikPod Lets Indian Shoppers Pick Up Packages With Ease
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24
Wine Discovery Stores
Wine Discovery Stores
This Winestore Features Clever Signage and an Interactive Tasting Station
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23
Chai Tea Delivery Startups
Chai Tea Delivery Startups
Chai Point Offers On-Demand Chai Delivery to Four Indian Cities
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22
Pop-Up Toast Cafes
Pop-Up Toast Cafes
Popped Culture is a Pop-Up Cafe Dedicated to Artisan Toast
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21
Multi-Channel Convenience Stores
Multi-Channel Convenience Stores
Horizon Market's Convenience Store Design Works with a Food Truck
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20
Express Grocery Stores
Express Grocery Stores
Sobeys' Unveiled a New Express Store Concept in Nova Scotia
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Pop-Up Wellness Outlets
Pop-Up Wellness Outlets
The Newest Version of the STORY Retail Space is Themed After Health
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18
VR Retail-Enabling Platforms
VR Retail-Enabling Platforms
The Sixense 'vRetail' Digital Shopping Platform Immerses Shoppers
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17
Supplement Vending Machines
Supplement Vending Machines
SuppNow Helps Gyms Offer On-Demand Fitness Supplements
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16
Big-Box Convenience Shops
Big-Box Convenience Shops
'Walmart To Go' is the Brand's Take on the Convenience Store Format
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15
Luxury Vehicle Garden Pop-Ups
Luxury Vehicle Garden Pop-Ups
Lexus Recently Partnered with Harvey Nichols for a Garden Pop-Up
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14
Co-Branded Grooming Events
Co-Branded Grooming Events
The Carlsberg Ted Baker Event Celebrated the End of Movember
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13
Upscale Indoor Food Markets
Upscale Indoor Food Markets
DekaMarkt's 'World of Food' is a Sophisticated Grocery Store Market
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12
Aspirational Furniture Displays
Aspirational Furniture Displays
This Furniture Store Visual Merchandising Imagines a Lifestyle
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11
Dedicated Sneaker Pop-Up Shops
Dedicated Sneaker Pop-Up Shops
This Adidas BOOST Pop-Up Launches the Tech in London
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10
Futuristic Fresh Food Shops
Futuristic Fresh Food Shops
This Madrid Food Shop Only Sells Bread, Fish and Meat
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9
Experience-Focused Convenience Stores
Experience-Focused Convenience Stores
The New Store Design of Murphy Express is Intuitive
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8
Experimental Coffee Shops
Experimental Coffee Shops
This Cafe Offers Unusual Coffee Drinks Made from Premium Beans
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7
Multi-Dimensional Dining Experiences
Multi-Dimensional Dining Experiences
The 'Chambers of Flavour' Events are Packed with Suprises
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6
Vertical Latticed Retail Interiors
Vertical Latticed Retail Interiors
The APC Kyoto Store on Shijo Dori Gets a Modern Overhaul
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5
Festive Chocolate-Covered Pop-Ups
Festive Chocolate-Covered Pop-Ups
The Cadbury Christmas Grotto is Part of Its UK Advent Tour
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4
Ultramodern Salon Designs
Ultramodern Salon Designs
Numero Uno is a Stunning Minimalist Beauty Salon in Kazakhstan
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3
Throwback Barber Shops
Throwback Barber Shops
The 'Blind Barber' Resurrects a Time-Honored Tradition
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2
Luxury Convenience Stores
Luxury Convenience Stores
The 5 Points Market Convenient Store Design Has Upscale Features
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1
Gourmet Convenience Retailers
Gourmet Convenience Retailers
Irish Convenience Store Has a New Food-Centric Retail Concept
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