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Top 35 Retail Trends in February

From Experiential Retail Hubs to Grocery Selection Robots

— February 23, 2020 — Business
Some examples in the February 2020 retail category exhibit how technology is utilized in brick-and-mortar environments to ensure a higher quality product, efficiency of service, or simply a more immersive experience.

Walmart, for instance, is streamlining operations in its warehouse by introducing an autonomous grocery selection robot that takes food items and brings them to a workstation to be bagged by a human employee. In the United Kingdom, on the other hand, Marks & Spencer entered a partnership with Infarm that delivered hydroponic vertical farm displays for produce in six locations.

Looking to another industry, the February 2020 retail innovation round-up calls attention to how brick-and-mortar bookstores are utilizing technology to stay on the radar of consumers — mostly through the implementation of artificial intelligence and augmented reality.
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Retail Analytics Acquisitions
Retail Analytics Acquisitions
Nielsen Global Connect Purchased Precima to Bolster Its Analytics
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34
Mix-and-Match Seafood Menus
Mix-and-Match Seafood Menus
The Long John Silver's Sea-Shares Menu is Priced at $10 Per Item
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33
Complimentary Chicken Sandwich Promotions
Complimentary Chicken Sandwich Promotions
Popeyes is Offering a Free Chicken Sandwich Combo
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32
Exclusive Pizza Delivery Partnerships
Exclusive Pizza Delivery Partnerships
Little Caesars is Now Available for DoorDash Delivery
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31
Keto-Friendly Lettuce-Wrapped Burgers
Keto-Friendly Lettuce-Wrapped Burgers
The Carl's Jr. Thickburger Lettuce Wrap Range is Tasty
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30
Resolution-Focused QSR Promotions
Resolution-Focused QSR Promotions
The Subway Fresh Values Promotion is Here for the New Year
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29
Hybrid Appetizer Pizzas
Hybrid Appetizer Pizzas
The Little Caesars Slices-N-Stix Pizza is Perfect for Get-Togethers
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28
Plant-Based Breakfast Sandwiches
Plant-Based Breakfast Sandwiches
The Burger King Impossible Croissan’wich is Indulgent
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27
Resolution-Focused App Promotions
Resolution-Focused App Promotions
The Mod Pizza 2020 Salad Challenge Encourages Healthy Eating
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26
Prepackaged Couples Desserts
Prepackaged Couples Desserts
Fatherson Bakery Has Announced Two New Products for Valentine's Day
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25
Grocery Selection Robots
Grocery Selection Robots
Walmart is Expediting Warehouse Operations with Robots Moving Items
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24
AI-Powered Retail Tools
AI-Powered Retail Tools
Microsoft Revealed Two New Tools at the National Retail Federation
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23
AR-Enhanced Bookstore Experiences
AR-Enhanced Bookstore Experiences
Big Motive is Exploring How AR Can Be Deployed in Bookstores
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22
D2C Supplement Distribution Partnerships
D2C Supplement Distribution Partnerships
Supplements Brand Rae Wellness Expanded into Target
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21
Snack-Friendly QSR Tacos
Snack-Friendly QSR Tacos
The Jack in the Box Tiny Tacos are Being Launched Nationwide
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20
Toronto Coffee Pickup Shops
Toronto Coffee Pickup Shops
The Canadian Starbucks Pickup Location Was Designed for Convenience
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19
Fruity POS Display Contests
Fruity POS Display Contests
The National Mango Board Boasts an Annual Mango Mania Display Contest
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18
In-Store Vertical Farm Displays
In-Store Vertical Farm Displays
Marks & Spencer Launches Infarm’s Vertical Farms in Six Locations
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17
Machine-Learning Shoe Size Analyzers
Machine-Learning Shoe Size Analyzers
The Perfitt R Takes Exact Measurements of a Shopper's Foot
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16
Unmanned 24-Hour Bookstores
Unmanned 24-Hour Bookstores
The Xinhua Bookstore Utilizes the 5G Network & Facial Recognition Tech
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15
Time-Saving POS Systems
Time-Saving POS Systems
The New Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores Checkout System is Speedy
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14
Digital Menu Boards
Digital Menu Boards
7-Eleven Sweden Implemented Menu Boards to Enhance the Customer Experience
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13
Hyper-Personalized Fashion Shops
Hyper-Personalized Fashion Shops
Ruti Sees the Future of Fashion Retail in AI & Facial Recognition
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12
Sales-Focused Display Contests
Sales-Focused Display Contests
The National Watermelon Promotion Board Held a POS Display Contest
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11
Car-Free Furniture Stores
Car-Free Furniture Stores
This New IKEA Store Accommodates Pedestrians, Cyclists & Commuters
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10
Plastic-Free Menstrual Products
Plastic-Free Menstrual Products
Aldi will Eliminate Plastic Applicators from its Tampons
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9
Keto-Specific Grocery Stores
Keto-Specific Grocery Stores
Explorado Market Supports Those Following the Ketogenic Diet
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8
Immersive Tunnel-Like Bookstores
Immersive Tunnel-Like Bookstores
BookXcess Boasts an AR Reading Experience for Children
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7
Fast Fashion eCommerce Launches
Fast Fashion eCommerce Launches
Forever 21 Launched a Revived Online Store for Customers
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6
Experiential Retail Hubs
Experiential Retail Hubs
Intel & AREA15 are Collaborating on an Immersive, Multi-Use Venue
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5
Industry Leading Point-of-Sale Displays
Industry Leading Point-of-Sale Displays
Tag Received Three Awards for Its Work with Kroger
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4
Ethereally Designed Womenswear Stores
Ethereally Designed Womenswear Stores
The Geijoeng Store in Shenzhen is Curated by Studio 10
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3
Ethereal Jewelry Shop Aesthetics
Ethereal Jewelry Shop Aesthetics
Studio Shamshiri Curates a Beautiful Interior for Sonia Boyajian
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2
Autonomous Retail Pop-Ups
Autonomous Retail Pop-Ups
Cartable Introduces Temporary Autonomous Retail Spaces as a Service
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1
Intensely Whimsical Playground Additions
Intensely Whimsical Playground Additions
X+ Living's Design is Supplementary to a Restaurant
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