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Top 35 Retail Ideas in July

From Smart Shopping Mirrors to Conveyor Belt Dessert Bars

— July 29, 2018 — Business
From smart mirrors that help consumers shop, to conveyor belts that showcase different menu items, the July 2018 retail trends reveal how brands are making the in-store experience easier and more convenient than ever before -- especially in the age of e-commerce.

On the one hand, technology been instrumental in improving the in-store shopping experience. For instance, Perch Interactive uses technology to detect when consumers pick up or put down products, and then triggers "delightful and informative experiences at that critical moment when they consider purchase." Similarly, Mastercard and OAK are using digital smart mirrors paired with RFID technology to identify products as they are brought into the dressing room.

However, not all in-store changes are so futuristic. On the simpler side, Japan's Maison Able Cafe Ron Ron is shaking up the way consumers enjoy dessert, but bringing out different menu items via conveyor belt.
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Incentivised Local Shopping Discounts
Incentivised Local Shopping Discounts
eBay Offers Canadians 110% Discounts to Incentivise Shoppers
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Crowdsourced Scholar Discount Sites
Crowdsourced Scholar Discount Sites
'Studddent' Helps Students Find the Best Discounts Online
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Inclusive Wine Bars
Inclusive Wine Bars
Lady of the Grapes Boasts a Collection of Female-Produced Wines
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Superstore Shopping Services
Superstore Shopping Services
Walmart 'Jetblack' Offers an Effortless Way for Busy Moms to Shop
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Universal E-Commerce Wishlists
Universal E-Commerce Wishlists
ShopToList Saves Any Product and Sends Deal Notifications
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29
Contemporary Bookstore Concepts
Contemporary Bookstore Concepts
Athenaeum is a Millennial-Created Library-Themed Destination
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Guilt-Free Luxury Retailers
Guilt-Free Luxury Retailers
The Cashmere Platform Helps Users Save for Fab Purchases
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Referral-Earning eCommerce Solutions
Referral-Earning eCommerce Solutions
'Wildlink' Rewards Those Who Share Links that Result in Sales
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26
3D Sensor Retail Displays
3D Sensor Retail Displays
Perch Interactive's Smart Technology Merges Digital and Physical Worlds
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Cooking Show Host Pizzerias
Cooking Show Host Pizzerias
The Pioneer Woman is Set to Open a Pizza Shop Called P-Town Pizza
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Hand-Crafted Fragrance Boutiques
Hand-Crafted Fragrance Boutiques
Le Labo Sells Unique Unisex Scents That are Crafted in Canada
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Clothing Buy-Back Programs
Clothing Buy-Back Programs
John Lewis is Testing a Service to Reclaim Unwanted Clothing
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Curated Sneaker Marketplaces
Curated Sneaker Marketplaces
eBay is Launching Its First-Ever Community Sneaker Drop
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Stockless Cosmetic Shops
Stockless Cosmetic Shops
Ceramiracle's Clever Pop-Up Shares Cruelty-Free Products in China
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Shifting Retail Shelving Solutions
Shifting Retail Shelving Solutions
The 'SHIFT' Shelving Unit Enables More or Less Storage
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Fast Casual Asian Restaurants
Fast Casual Asian Restaurants
Social Monk Asian Kitchen is a New Concept by The Cheesecake Factory
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Fresh Protein Bar Shops
Fresh Protein Bar Shops
Macaw! Foods Sells Protein Bars Out of a Brick-and-Mortar Shop
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Fragrance Line Pop-Ups
Fragrance Line Pop-Ups
A New Packaging-Themed Pop-Up Will Celebrate a New Fragrance Line
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AR Product Discovery Apps
AR Product Discovery Apps
Lush's 'Lush Lens' is an Augmented Reality Product App
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Glow-Boosting Cosmetic Bars
Glow-Boosting Cosmetic Bars
Becca Cosmetics Launched an In-Store 'Glow Bar' at John Lewis
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Conveyor Belt Dessert Bars
Conveyor Belt Dessert Bars
Maison Able Cafe Ron Ron is a Conveyor Belt Restaurant Serving Dessert
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Essential eCommerce Fashion
Essential eCommerce Fashion
Amazon's Private-Label 'Meraki' Offers Classic Styles & Quality Fabric
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Indoor Garden Shop Displays
Indoor Garden Shop Displays
Ladies & Gentlemen Studio Create a Tranquil Ambiance for Muji
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Interactive Airport Robot Kiosks
Interactive Airport Robot Kiosks
The 'Robin' Robot Guide Offers Consumers Directions and More
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Spanish-Style Retail Spaces
Spanish-Style Retail Spaces
Kettal Studio Opened a New and Modern Showroom in New York City
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Mind-Bending Shoe Stores
Mind-Bending Shoe Stores
The Vog Vault in Toronto's Fluevog Store is a Unique Optical Illusion
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Celebratory Store Openings
Celebratory Store Openings
Yorkdale's Lacoste Concept Store is the First of its Kind in Canada
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Artful In-Store Pop-Ups
Artful In-Store Pop-Ups
Project Shop's ARTSPACE Shares Brand and Artist Collaborations
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Package-Free Cosmetic Shops
Package-Free Cosmetic Shops
Lush Cosmetics Unveiled Its First "Naked Shop" in Milan, Italy
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Smart Store Concepts
Smart Store Concepts
Suning's Biu Smart Store Shows the Future of Retail Technology
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Award-Winning Beauty Pop-Ups
Award-Winning Beauty Pop-Ups
This Experiential Vogue Pop-Up Showcases the Beauty Award Winners
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Minimalist Sustainable Fashion Businesses
Minimalist Sustainable Fashion Businesses
Unrecorded Focuses on the Clean, Simple and Sustainable
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2
Smart Shopping Mirrors
Smart Shopping Mirrors
Mastercard and OAK Created a Mirror That Works with RFID Technology
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80s-Inspired Fashion Pop-Up Stores
80s-Inspired Fashion Pop-Up Stores
STAYCOOLNYC Hosts Its First Pop-up Location in New York
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