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Top 60 Retail Trends in February

From AR Changing Rooms to Self-Serve Convenience Stores

— February 24, 2018 — Business
Between transparent in-store beauty campaigns, immersive technology and exciting in-store experiences, these February 2018 retail trends demonstrate that brands are continuing to shift to further convenience and engage a consumer.

High-end fashion brands are attempting to attract an experience-oriented consumer through offering one-of-a-kind retail experiences, like Gucci's Florence-based fashion museum, which served as a retail space and a museum. Other brands, like Walmart are attempting to attract a higher-end clientele, with a new personal shopping service, as well as luxury offerings.

Meanwhile, companies are integrating in-store technology to learn the habits of its consumers to offer a more streamlined retail experience. For example, 'Kroger Edge' technology offers consumers a digital price tag of items on a store's shelf, and even provides nutrition information and related videos. Apps have also played a crucial role in the retail world, as apps like 'Benebit' attempt to unify retail's loyalty programs using digital tokens, while the Benefit beauty app enables consumers to try-on products, prior to buying them.
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Healthful Private Brand Campaigns
Healthful Private Brand Campaigns
'Little Helps to Healthier Living' Touts Tesco's Healthy Choices
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59
Tourist-Targeted Payment Platforms
Tourist-Targeted Payment Platforms
Lacoste's Use of the Alipay System Attracts Foreign Shoppers
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58
Assistive Retail Robots
Assistive Retail Robots
The Armar-6 Robot Provides Labour Assistance to Warehouse Workers
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57
Autonomous Retail Platforms
Autonomous Retail Platforms
magia.ai Creates Natural Sales Experiences with AI Technology
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56
Sentimental Naturally Mined Diamonds
Sentimental Naturally Mined Diamonds
Ada Diamonds Make Jewelry from a Consumer's Special Memories
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55
Experiential Consignment Shops
Experiential Consignment Shops
'The Real Real' is a Place to Resell a Variety of Luxury Goods
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54
Smart Department Store Companions
Smart Department Store Companions
'Macy's on Call' Helps Shoppers Navigate Their Local Stores
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53
Accessible High Fashion Brands
Accessible High Fashion Brands
Style Mafia is a Miami-Based Brand with Reasonable Price Points
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52
Voice Assistant Car Accessories
Voice Assistant Car Accessories
The Anker 'Roav Viva' Brings Amazon Alexa to Your Vehicle
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51
Clear Caffeinated Citrus Sodas
Clear Caffeinated Citrus Sodas
New Mountain Dew Ice Packs Caffeine for a Crisp, Refreshing Boost
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50
Affordable Universally Sized Apparel
Affordable Universally Sized Apparel
Target Released a New Clothing Line for Women of All Sizes
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49
In-Store Grocery Shopping Trackers
In-Store Grocery Shopping Trackers
A New Adobe Cloud Platform Could Track Shoppers in Real Time
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48
Direct-to-Consumer Oyster Deliveries
Direct-to-Consumer Oyster Deliveries
The Hama Hama Company Offers Seasonal Mollusks to Your Door
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47
Cashless Resort Concepts
Cashless Resort Concepts
Walt Disney World is Testing a Cash-Free Animal Kingdom Lodge
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46
Unified Retail Loyalty Programs
Unified Retail Loyalty Programs
Benebit is Unifying Retail's Loyalty Programs Using Digital Tokens
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45
Vocal Shopping Platforms
Vocal Shopping Platforms
The Voysis Platform Can Turn Any E-Commerce Site into a Smart Experience
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44
Shelf-Scanning Retail Robots
Shelf-Scanning Retail Robots
The Bossa Nova Robot Autonomously Keeps Tabs on Inventory
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43
Department Store Personal Shoppers
Department Store Personal Shoppers
Walmart is Rolling Out a New Personal Shopping Service
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42
AI Beauty Advisors
AI Beauty Advisors
The Revieve Beauty Advisor on Amazon Alexa Makes Tailored Recommendations
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41
Rentable IoT Pop-Ups
Rentable IoT Pop-Ups
Samsung's 'Connected Spaces' Introduce a Retail-as-a-Service Solution
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40
Chocolate Conveyor Pop-Ups
Chocolate Conveyor Pop-Ups
The Sweety Loft Pop-Up Takes Inspiration from Sushi Conveyors
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39
Art House Retail Spaces
Art House Retail Spaces
Swiss Backpack Brand QWSTION Unveiled Its New Pop-Up in a Former Theater
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38
Bespoke 3D-Printed Gold
Bespoke 3D-Printed Gold
The Precious Project Produces Custom 3D Printed Jewelry in the UK
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37
Eyebrow Try-On Apps
Eyebrow Try-On Apps
Benefit Cosmetics' 'Brow Try-On' Helps to Find the Perfect Eyebrow Shape
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36
Palm Tree-Covered Boutiques
Palm Tree-Covered Boutiques
The Louis Vuitton Tokyo Pop-Up Featured Plenty of Hawaiian Decor
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35
Interactive Fashion House Museums
Interactive Fashion House Museums
The Gucci Garden is Exhibiting in Florence, Italy
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34
Action-Built Adventure Pants
Action-Built Adventure Pants
The Trailhead Adventure Pants are Durable Pants for all Situations
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33
Self-Service Fashion Kiosks
Self-Service Fashion Kiosks
Rent the Runway is Launching iOS-Based In-Store Scanners and Kiosks
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32
App-Connected Unstaffed Pop-Ups
App-Connected Unstaffed Pop-Ups
The WeChat 'WeLive' Shop May Only Be Accessed Through WeChat
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31
Customized Streetwear Pop-Ups
Customized Streetwear Pop-Ups
Off-White's Pop-Up Will Customize Clothes with Exclusive Numbers
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30
Unaltered Beauty Ad Initiatives
Unaltered Beauty Ad Initiatives
CVS Pharmacy's 'Beauty Mark' Campaign Promotes Transparency
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29
Mobile Wireless Connectivity Printers
Mobile Wireless Connectivity Printers
The KODAK Mini 2 Instant Printer Boasts Bluetooth and NFC
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28
Recording Studio Restaurants
Recording Studio Restaurants
Nando's in London Features a Free-to-Use Recording Studio
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27
Chocolate-Centric Pop-Up Camps
Chocolate-Centric Pop-Up Camps
Cadbury's 'Creme Egg Camp' Appeals to Hungry Chocolate Lovers
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26
Castle-Like Furniture Stores
Castle-Like Furniture Stores
The New Knoll LA Store is Based on York Castle in Morocco
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25
Luxe Designer Nail Bars
Luxe Designer Nail Bars
Christian Louboutin's Nail Bar Opened in Paris for the Holidays
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24
Interactive Restaurant Activities
Interactive Restaurant Activities
Toronto's Richtree Market Offers Fun Farm and Pizza-Making Games
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23
Bartering Sweet Shops
Bartering Sweet Shops
Cadbury's 'Glass and a Half' Pop-Up Accepts Knick-Knacks for Chocolate
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22
No-Branding Perfume Shops
No-Branding Perfume Shops
Perfumarie Eliminates All the Branding So Users Can Focus on Scent
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21
Streetwear Rewards Programs
Streetwear Rewards Programs
The BAPE CARD Offers a New Way to Shop BAPE
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20
Permanent Pop-Up Restaurants
Permanent Pop-Up Restaurants
Pop-ups: The Restaurant Would Host a New Pop-up Every Two Months
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19
Large-Scale Airport Food Halls
Large-Scale Airport Food Halls
San Francisco Airport's Manufactory Food Hall Will Entice Foodies
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18
VR Store Openings
VR Store Openings
IKEA Kicked Off the Opening of a New Location with Virtual Reality Experiences
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17
AI Shopping Assistants
AI Shopping Assistants
At CES 2018, Suning and Emotibot Introduced the Smart Retail Solution 'Sue'
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16
Baby Clothing Rental Services
Baby Clothing Rental Services
'Tchibo Share' is an Online Baby Clothing Rental Service
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15
AR Earring Try-On Platforms
AR Earring Try-On Platforms
Dangle by FaceCake Introduces a Seamless Way to Shop for Jewelry in AR
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14
Interactive Store Shelves
Interactive Store Shelves
'Kroger Edge' Technology Communicates with a Shopper's Smartphone
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13
3D Printed Store Interiors
3D Printed Store Interiors
Bottletop's New Store Was Made Using 60,000 Plastic Bottles
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12
Connected Convenience Stores
Connected Convenience Stores
The Amazon Go Store is Open and Aims to Change the Way we Shop
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11
Hybrid Beauty-Bakery Stores
Hybrid Beauty-Bakery Stores
L’Occitane and Pierre Hermé Created a Shared Store Space
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10
Next-Gen Donut Shops
Next-Gen Donut Shops
Dunkin' Donuts' Concept Store Features Mobile Pickup and Drinks on Tap
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9
Tablet-Connected Shopping Carts
Tablet-Connected Shopping Carts
Focal Systems' Grocery Cart Tech Assists Consumers with AI
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8
Physical Crowdfunding Stores
Physical Crowdfunding Stores
This Retail Space Only Sells Kickstarter-Crowdfunded Products
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7
Luxury Sportswear Pop-Ups
Luxury Sportswear Pop-Ups
The VLTN Men's Collection Debuted in a New York City Pop-Up
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6
Next-Gen Shopping Systems
Next-Gen Shopping Systems
SwiftGo Enhances In-Store Shopping with Carts, Apps and Weighing Devices
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5
Autonomous Retail Vehicles
Autonomous Retail Vehicles
'e-Palette on Demand' is Toyota's Plan for the Future of Shopping
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4
Self-Serve Convenience Stores
Self-Serve Convenience Stores
Irispay's "E-Concept Store" in Malaysia is a Self-Service Store
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3
AR Fitting Room Mirrors
AR Fitting Room Mirrors
Amazon's Augmented Reality Mirror Patent Transforms the Try-On Experience
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2
Industrial Department Store Hubs
Industrial Department Store Hubs
Makro SA's Warehouse Space Marries Aesthetics with Function
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1
eCommerce Bargain Shops
eCommerce Bargain Shops
Items from Amazon's '$10 & Under' Collection Ship for Free
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