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Top 60 Retail Innovations in February

From Unstaffed Denim Stores to Jewelry Vending Machines

— February 23, 2019 — Business
From unstaffed denim stores to trying on clothing items in AR, this list of February 2019 retail innovations explores some of the ways in which brands are changing to appeal to the modern consumer. This list features plenty examples of tech integration and personalization, demonstrating a consumer's demand for more autonomy and efficiency.

The Dollar Store has extended to the online world, offering Canadian consumers an eCommerce platform that prioritizes convenience and affordability. Meanwhile, an unstaffed denim store has opened in Seoul, offering an experimental business model as the location is open 24/7.

With Valentine's Day around the corner, a jewelry store in New York City is enabling consumers to purchase fine jewelry from a vending machine, offering a convenient and unique experience that streamlines purchasing jewelry, while making it more accessible.
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Versatile Outdoor Adventure Jackets
Versatile Outdoor Adventure Jackets
The Packsture Jacket is Breathable, Warm and Adjustable
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AR Tent-Previewing Experiences
AR Tent-Previewing Experiences
Mountain Hard Wear's AR Tech Simplifies Shopping for Outdoor Gear
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Assistive Apparel Hangtags
Assistive Apparel Hangtags
Digimarc's 'Barcode for Apparel' Shows Styles Not on the Retail Floor
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Charitable Warm Winter Initiatives
Charitable Warm Winter Initiatives
The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation Works with Macy's
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AI Visual Search Tools
AI Visual Search Tools
Syte's VSN Lets Consumers Browse by Showing Versus Telling
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55
Dynamic Cooler Ads
Dynamic Cooler Ads
Cooler Screens Commercial Freezer Doors Collect Data to Deliver Targeted Ads
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AR Eyewear Try-Ons
AR Eyewear Try-Ons
Warby Parker's AR App Helps Shoppers Virtually Try on Glasses
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Autonomous eCommerce Delivery Robots
Autonomous eCommerce Delivery Robots
The Amazon Scout Robot will Start Delivering in Washington
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52
Elite Wine Subscription Services
Elite Wine Subscription Services
The Wine Club Program by Cooper's Hawk Gives Members Elite Access
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Mall-Based Ride-Share Initiatives
Mall-Based Ride-Share Initiatives
Lyft is Offering More Convenient Car-Sharing Experiences
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Discount-Notifying Shopping Apps
Discount-Notifying Shopping Apps
Pick n Pay's Mobile Community is Centered Around Price Specials
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49
Cheesy Snack-Topped Sandwiches
Cheesy Snack-Topped Sandwiches
The KFC Cheetos Sandwich is Being Test Marketed by the QSR Brand
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Cheesy Pretzel Crust Pizzas
Cheesy Pretzel Crust Pizzas
The Little Caesars Stuffed Pretzel Crust Pizza Has a Crispy Profile
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Traceable CPG Packaging
Traceable CPG Packaging
Digimarc and HP Created a Serialized Package Printing Solution
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Shareable Valentine's Day Desserts
Shareable Valentine's Day Desserts
The Baskin-Robbins Love & Kisses Sundae Costs Just $5
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AI Fulfillment Engines
AI Fulfillment Engines
IBM's Watson Order Optimizer Learns Intelligently and Makes Predictions
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Interactive Home Electronics Boutiques
Interactive Home Electronics Boutiques
Yorkdale's Dyson Demo Store Encourages Product Interaction
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Techy Free Creative Workshops
Techy Free Creative Workshops
Apple Hosts Educational Sessions to Enhance Customer Experience
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AI-Integrated Shopping Carts
AI-Integrated Shopping Carts
The Caper Smart Cart Revolutionizes Grocery Shopping
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Vegan QSR Kids Meals
Vegan QSR Kids Meals
The McDonald's Sweden Vegan Happy Meal Comes with Falafels
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AR Shoe Try-On Apps
AR Shoe Try-On Apps
Wannaby's 'Wanna Kicks' Puts Sneakers on Feet with Augmented Reality
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Online Dollar Store Platforms
Online Dollar Store Platforms
A Dollarama Online Store is Now Accessible to Canadian Consumers
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Contemporary Pop Streetwear
Contemporary Pop Streetwear
Eli Russell Linnetz Creates His First Collection With Nike
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Blue-Accented Menswear Flagship Stores
Blue-Accented Menswear Flagship Stores
Jack Erwin's NY Store Has an Elegant & Minimalist Aesthetic
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Internationally Inspired Peanut Chocolates
Internationally Inspired Peanut Chocolates
These New M&M’s Flavors are Limited-Edition
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Vegetable Rice Substitutes
Vegetable Rice Substitutes
Pei Wei Has Added a Cauliflower Rice Option as a Healthier Substitution
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P2P Marketplace Apps
P2P Marketplace Apps
'Storr' Lets Anyone Open a Free Store from Their Phone in Three Clicks
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Culture-Centric Sneaker Shops
Culture-Centric Sneaker Shops
Foot Locker's 'Power Store' is a Hub for Art & Sneaker Culture
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Digital-First Design Flagships
Digital-First Design Flagships
New York's One Kings Lane Flagship Store Fosters Creativity
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Golden Turmeric Coffee Drinks
Golden Turmeric Coffee Drinks
These New Peet's Coffee Drinks Have a Warm Profile
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Luxury Luggage Boutiques
Luxury Luggage Boutiques
The Rimowa Flagship Store in Japan Celebrates Elegance and Functionality
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Contemporary Brooklyn Footwear Showrooms
Contemporary Brooklyn Footwear Showrooms
Bower Designs a Fluid Space for Shoe Brand Gray Matters
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Lavish Lifestyle Boutiques
Lavish Lifestyle Boutiques
RDAI's Hermès Osaka Store Embodies the Brand's Elegant Legacy
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Voice-Activated Shopping Assistants
Voice-Activated Shopping Assistants
In BevMo! Stores, 'Smart Aisle' Offers Product Recommendations
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Terracotta-Accented Retail Spaces
Terracotta-Accented Retail Spaces
Kengo Kuma Creates an Intricate Interior for Camper Retail Site
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Sculptural Metallic Pet Shops
Sculptural Metallic Pet Shops
This Modern Pet Shop in China Repurposes an Old Slaughterhouse
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V-Day-Specific Branding Initiatives
V-Day-Specific Branding Initiatives
Smith&+Village Outfits Harvey Nichols' Luxury Chocolates
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Branded Candy-Themed Sundaes
Branded Candy-Themed Sundaes
The Wienerschnitzel Candy Sundaes Come in Three Delicious Varieties
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Solo Valentine Shops
Solo Valentine Shops
Sour Patch's Valentine's Day Shop is Devoted to "Singles Appreciation Day"
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Design-Friendly Car Dealership Pop-Ups
Design-Friendly Car Dealership Pop-Ups
Auto Classic BMW's Perth Dealership Celebrated Local Design
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Handwoven Year-Round Furniture Sets
Handwoven Year-Round Furniture Sets
Mr. Backyard Makes Affordable Handwoven Outdoor Furniture
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AR Diamond Ring Try-Ons
AR Diamond Ring Try-Ons
Helzberg Diamonds is Introducing a Next-Gen Diamond-Buying Experience
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Unstaffed Denim Stores
Unstaffed Denim Stores
The LAB101 Denim Store Design Explores a New Format for Fashion Retail
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Gamified Training Apps
Gamified Training Apps
The Walmart Spark City App Challenges Trainees in a Virtual Retail Setting
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Digital Grocery Stores
Digital Grocery Stores
Kroger and Microsoft are Transforming the In-Store Shopping Experience
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Contemporary British Streetwear Editorials
Contemporary British Streetwear Editorials
Wavey Garms Spotlights Its Key Offerings for SS 2019
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Playfully Interactive Music Pop-Ups
Playfully Interactive Music Pop-Ups
The Moog House of Electronicus Temporarily Opened in LA
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Hybrid Shanghai Retail Spaces
Hybrid Shanghai Retail Spaces
Office Coastline Designs a Multi-Purpose Space with Delicate Motifs
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Jewelry Vending Machines
Jewelry Vending Machines
Marla Aaron's In-Store Machine Offers a New Way to Buy Fine Jewelry
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Affordable Online Shopping Sites
Affordable Online Shopping Sites
Zebit Offers Zero Percent Interest on Millions of Items
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Next-Gen Shopping Showcases
Next-Gen Shopping Showcases
NXP's 'Smart Market' Exhibits Retail Solutions for Today and Tomorrow
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Digital Personal Shopping Assistants
Digital Personal Shopping Assistants
Piktorlabs' 'VERA' Recommends Based on Popular Styles & Media
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Pop-Up Skincare Cafes
Pop-Up Skincare Cafes
Singapore's L’Occitane Store Featured a Provence-Inspired Cafe Activation
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App User-Exclusive Pop-Up Experiences
App User-Exclusive Pop-Up Experiences
This Nike Pop-Up in Atlanta is Compatible with the SNKRS App
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Luxe Joint Menswear Capsules
Luxe Joint Menswear Capsules
Lucky Blue Smith Stars in the KITH Versace Menswear Lookbook
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Accommodating Convenience Markets
Accommodating Convenience Markets
The Alltown Fresh Concept Caters to Various Dietary Preferences
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4
Playfully Colorful Showroom Designs
Playfully Colorful Showroom Designs
Hem's Los Angeles Store Boasts a Gigantic Painted Installation
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Softened Futuristic Retail Interiors
Softened Futuristic Retail Interiors
Xian Xiang Design's Boutique Design Boasts Pink Glass
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Slow Luxury Beauty Shops
Slow Luxury Beauty Shops
The Atelier Beauté Chanel Encourages Guests to Explore Leisurely
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Productive Hybrid Retail Concepts
Productive Hybrid Retail Concepts
The We Company Launches a Shop, Cafe and a Work Space
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