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Top 100 Business Trends in July

From Shoppable Toy Video Platforms to Non-Binary Style Shops

— July 17, 2021 — Business
From shoppable toy video platforms to non-binary style shops, the July 2021 business trends underscore how brands are adapting to shifting consumer values.

One standout example from the July 2021 business trends comes from IMC Toys. The brand recently launched a new Over-The-Top (OTT) platform, dubbed 'Kitoons OTT,' that suggests products based on the videos that are being watched. The new platform will appeal to parents looking to purchase toys geared to their child's specific interests, guaranteeing a well-received present. The platform offers 100 videos from brands like Cry Babies Magic Tears, VIP Pets, and Bloopies, among others.

Another intriguing example that speaks to brands standing in tune with consumer preferences is Afterpay GenderFree Shop. The company refrains from offering segmented with categories for men and women and instead places an emphasis on personal expression.
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Walk-Thru Hiring Experiences
Walk-Thru Hiring Experiences
Taco Bell Canada is Hosting Socially Distanced Outdoor Interviews
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99
Supplier Diversity Vendor Partnerships
Supplier Diversity Vendor Partnerships
Albertsons Debuts Early Payments for Supplier Diversity
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98
AI-Powered Shipping Systems
AI-Powered Shipping Systems
Bearing.ai Shipping Uses AI to Increase Operational Efficiency
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97
Fulfillment Platform Funding
Fulfillment Platform Funding
Bringg Recently Raised $100 Million in Series E Funding
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96
AI-Powered B2B Platforms
AI-Powered B2B Platforms
Metal Networks.AI Uses its JAQI Engine to Connect Metal Buyers & Sellers
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95
Ecommerce Black-Owned Brand Support
Ecommerce Black-Owned Brand Support
Instacart Debuts $1m Ad Initiative to Boost Black-Owned Brands
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94
Reactive Frozen Yogurt Packaging
Reactive Frozen Yogurt Packaging
The TCBY Magical Collectible Color-Changing Bowl is Chromatic
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93
Regional Retail Distribution Partnerships
Regional Retail Distribution Partnerships
Hudson's Bay Entered into a New Forever 21 Partnership
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92
AI-Driven Invoicing Technologies
AI-Driven Invoicing Technologies
Scrypt AI Uses Cognitive Automation to Optimize Accounting
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91
Office Building Grocery Pickups
Office Building Grocery Pickups
Lowes Foods Offers Grocery Pickup Lockers in Office Buildings
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90
Historic Architecture-Accenting Renovations
Historic Architecture-Accenting Renovations
Fosters + Partners Restored the Palazzo Marignoli
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89
Car-Branded Luxury Fashion Collections
Car-Branded Luxury Fashion Collections
Ferrari Launched its First Fashion Collection: Genesis 2021
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AI Expanding Launch Programs
AI Expanding Launch Programs
Volta AI is a New Tech Program Funded by Scale AI
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87
Crypto-Focused Banking Technologies
Crypto-Focused Banking Technologies
The HEdpAY Platform Combines Crypto with Traditional Banking
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86
BIPOC Business-Supporting Services
BIPOC Business-Supporting Services
American Express is Launching a Mentorship and Grant Program
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Retail Nutrition Product Deals
Retail Nutrition Product Deals
GNC Will Expand Its Wholesale Presence with a New Deal with Walmart
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84
Compostable Coffee Expansions
Compostable Coffee Expansions
The Güdpod Compostables are Arriving in North America
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Subscription-Based Social Media Features
Subscription-Based Social Media Features
Twitter Blue Adds a Ton of Handy Features for Subcsribers
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Indigenous Peoples Fishing Agreements
Indigenous Peoples Fishing Agreements
A New Fishing Offers Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples
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AI-Powered Job Hunt Assistants
AI-Powered Job Hunt Assistants
'JobBot' Makes the Process of Finding the Best Job Easier
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Climate-Neutral Private Label Products
Climate-Neutral Private Label Products
Lidl Germany Launched a Range of Eco-Friendly Products
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Smart Market Intelligence Platforms
Smart Market Intelligence Platforms
The EDITED Platform Provides AI-Powered Market Intelligence
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Three-Wheel Electric Vehicles
Three-Wheel Electric Vehicles
The Daymak Spiritus is Able to Mine Cryptocurrency During Operation
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Locally Sourced Dairy Products
Locally Sourced Dairy Products
The Direct van de Boerderij Product Labels Feature Local Farmers
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Pollution-Reducing Private Label Products
Pollution-Reducing Private Label Products
Żabka Reached Plastic Neutrality for its Own Products
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HDR-Equipped High-Definition TV Boxes
HDR-Equipped High-Definition TV Boxes
The BT TV Box Pro Offers a Luxurious 4K Streaming Experience
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Retail Employee-Focused Apps
Retail Employee-Focused Apps
Walmart Launches Its Me@Walmart App and Gives Devices to Employees
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Digital Vaccination Retail Initiatives
Digital Vaccination Retail Initiatives
Walmart is Offering Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Records
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Retail Pharmacy Saving Programs
Retail Pharmacy Saving Programs
Walmart Added a New Perk to Its Walmart+ Membership Program
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Proprietary Smartphone Operating Systems
Proprietary Smartphone Operating Systems
Huawei's HarmonyOS for Smartphones Has Interoperability
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Same-Day French Delivery Services
Same-Day French Delivery Services
Instacart Launches in Quebec in Partnership with Costco
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Intuitive Freelancer Finance Apps
Intuitive Freelancer Finance Apps
The 'Lance' Freelancer Banking App Automatically Allocates Funds
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Digital Retail Investments
Digital Retail Investments
Neiman Marcus Group Acquires Stylyze to Bolster Digital Capabilities
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NFT-Integrated Art Apps
NFT-Integrated Art Apps
The Sketchar App Allows Users to Sell Their Artwork as NFTs from the App
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Versatile Connected Drink Machines
Versatile Connected Drink Machines
The IBD Bold 30i Beverage Dispenser Offers IoT Connectivity
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Converted Natural Wine Shops
Converted Natural Wine Shops
Paradise Grapevine Offers a Selection of Natural Wines
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Luxe Tourist Attraction Hotels
Luxe Tourist Attraction Hotels
The Le Grand Contrôle Hotel Gets Access to the Palace of Versailles
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Hyperlocal Logistics Platforms
Hyperlocal Logistics Platforms
The GoKea Logistics Platform Uses Technology to Optimize Delivery
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Social Media Buy Black Campaigns
Social Media Buy Black Campaigns
Facebook Highlights Black-Owned Businesses for Juneteenth
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Streaming Service Online Shops
Streaming Service Online Shops
The New Netflix.shop Online Store Offers Popular Franchise Apparel
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Warehouse Robotics Collab Projects
Warehouse Robotics Collab Projects
Locus Robotics Joins DHL Supply Chain on New Digital Processes
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Summer-Focused Cannabis-Infused Freezies
Summer-Focused Cannabis-Infused Freezies
The RADsicle Freezie Edibles Arrive in Time for Summer
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Vegan Fast Food Rebrands
Vegan Fast Food Rebrands
Plant-Based QSR Globally Local Recently Rebranded to 'Odd Burger'
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Compostable Retailer Carrier Bags
Compostable Retailer Carrier Bags
Sewell On The Go is Launching Bags Made with Potato Starch
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Vegetable-Based BBQ Sauces
Vegetable-Based BBQ Sauces
Pure Grit BBQ Offers BBQ Sauces Designed Specifically for Veggies
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Private Equity Brand Acquisitions
Private Equity Brand Acquisitions
Iconix Brands Will Be Acquired by a Firm Named Lancer Capital
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Online Marketplace Expansions
Online Marketplace Expansions
GoDaddy Announced Sellers Can Leverage Amazon and eBay for Sales
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Orange Wine Shops
Orange Wine Shops
Orange Glou is the First and Only Wine Store Dedicated to Only Orange Wines
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Speedy Grocery Delivery Services
Speedy Grocery Delivery Services
Tesco Expanded its Whoosh Delivery Service Outside Wolverhampton
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Privacy-Protecting Web Browsers
Privacy-Protecting Web Browsers
The Vivaldi 4.0 Browser Offers Various Personalized Features
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Retail Remodeling Campaigns
Retail Remodeling Campaigns
Target Released Photos of Updated Stores with More Renovations to Come
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Last-Mile Technology Deals
Last-Mile Technology Deals
Fedex and Nuro Entered into a Multi-Year Autonomous Vehicles Agreement
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Super Oxygenating Immunity Sprays
Super Oxygenating Immunity Sprays
The MUNO Immuno-Oxygen Supplements Help Maintain Immune Systems
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Home Refurbishment Services
Home Refurbishment Services
Sam's Club and Service Finance Company Team Up to Offer Refurbishing
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Milk Bottle Recycling Initiatives
Milk Bottle Recycling Initiatives
Morrisons is Reintroducing Glass Milk Bottles into Circulation
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Authenticated Luxury Bags
Authenticated Luxury Bags
Select Luxury Handbags on eBay are Now Professionally Authenticated
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Sustainable Retail Goals
Sustainable Retail Goals
Target Launches New Sustainability Goals as Part of "Target Forward"
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Retail Revival Announcements
Retail Revival Announcements
Glossier Announced That the DTC Brand Will Get New Retail Locations
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Floridian Customer Fulfilment Centers
Floridian Customer Fulfilment Centers
Kroger Delivery and Ocado Technology Launch a CFC in Florida
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3D Content Creation Engines
3D Content Creation Engines
Nextech AR Acquires Threedy to Develop 3D Content Creation Engines
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Classic Arcade Cabinets
Classic Arcade Cabinets
The Class of '81 Arcade Machine Comes in a New Ms. PAC-MAN/GALAGA Finish
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Baby Gear Resale Platforms
Baby Gear Resale Platforms
The Rebelstork Baby Marketplace Sells Gently Used Baby Products
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Scalable Supply Chain Technologies
Scalable Supply Chain Technologies
Attabotics Offers AI-Driven 3D Robotic Supply Chain Solutions
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Restaurant Wine Shop Pivots
Restaurant Wine Shop Pivots
Bottega Volo Pivoted to an Exclusive Wine Shop Amid the Pandemic
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Cost-Effective Compact Trucks
Cost-Effective Compact Trucks
The Ford Maverick's Hybrid Engine Offers 500 Miles of Range
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Drone Retail Delivery Services
Drone Retail Delivery Services
Walmart Partners Up with DroneUp Service Provider for Deliveries
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Delivery Logistic Enhancements
Delivery Logistic Enhancements
The Gopuff Delivery Service Acquired Logistics Firm rideOS
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Award-Winning Private Label Products
Award-Winning Private Label Products
Retailer Rimi Baltic Won Two European Private Label Awards
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Desert Planet-Inspired Skincare Stores
Desert Planet-Inspired Skincare Stores
Lialawlab Has Outdone Itself with the Design of Formoral
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Eco-Conscious L-Shaped Packaging
Eco-Conscious L-Shaped Packaging
Sony is Cutting Carbon Costs by Employing Cutting-Edge Packaging
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Functional Fashionable Medical Scrubs
Functional Fashionable Medical Scrubs
The Natori Scrubs Collection is Comfortable and Practical
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Refined Rebranded Supermarket Products
Refined Rebranded Supermarket Products
The Salling Group's Private Label Products Got a New Look
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Hearty Guaranteed Houseplants
Hearty Guaranteed Houseplants
The Bloomscape Tough Stuff Collection is Guaranteed for a Month
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Rapper-Backed Entrepreneurial Platforms
Rapper-Backed Entrepreneurial Platforms
Diddy Launches SHOP CIRCULATE for Black-Owned Businesses
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Shoppable Toy Video Platforms
Shoppable Toy Video Platforms
The Kitoons OTT Platform Combines Content and E-Commerce
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Curated Online Marketplaces
Curated Online Marketplaces
The Toronto Market Company's E-Platform Supports Small Businesses
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Delectable Steamed Donuts
Delectable Steamed Donuts
Tiffany's Bakery Launched the DOYO Donuts Which are Steamed Not Fried
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Retailer EV Charger Expansions
Retailer EV Charger Expansions
7-Eleven will Install 500 EV Charging Stations at 250 Locations
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Clean Better-for-You Condiments
Clean Better-for-You Condiments
Dr. Will's is a Healthy Alternative to Traditional Condiments
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Balanced Prebiotic Health Products
Balanced Prebiotic Health Products
Waitrose's Holistic Living Range Encourages a Healthy Lifestyle
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POS Solution Boxes
POS Solution Boxes
Visa's Tap to Phone Turns Phones Into POS Devices
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Adventure-Encouraging Experiences
Adventure-Encouraging Experiences
Hyatt Hotels Corporation Announces 40+ Unique 'Explor-cations'
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Wizard-Themed Retail Experiences
Wizard-Themed Retail Experiences
The Harry Potter New York Store Offers Exclusive VR Adventures
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Automated Grocery Stores
Automated Grocery Stores
The Full-Size Amazon Fresh Grocery Store Has Just Walk-Out Technology
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Non-Binary Style Shops
Non-Binary Style Shops
The Afterpay GenderFree Shop Encourages Purchases to Support Expression
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Global Flagship Beauty Stores
Global Flagship Beauty Stores
The Valentino Beauty Flagship Store is Located at the JFK Airport
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Blockchain-Enabled Textile Marketplaces
Blockchain-Enabled Textile Marketplaces
Queen of Raw Uses AI and Blockchain to Sell Fashion Waste
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Branded Virtual Shopping Events
Branded Virtual Shopping Events
Bayview Village Debut a Live Virtual Shopping Event, Covet & Click
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Thoughtful Private Label Rebrands
Thoughtful Private Label Rebrands
Coop Netherlands Tapped Customers for its Private Label Rebrand
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Sustainable Delivery Service Solutions
Sustainable Delivery Service Solutions
BrightDrop's Neighborhood Delivery Hub is Eco-Friendly
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Body Care Refill Stations
Body Care Refill Stations
The Body Shop's Store Refill Scheme Supports a Circular Economy
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Uplifting Lifestyle Pop-Ups
Uplifting Lifestyle Pop-Ups
Christopher Kane's More Joy Pop-Up Inspires Daily Positivity
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Greenery-Accented Retail Spaces
Greenery-Accented Retail Spaces
IKEA Copenhagen Employs Dorte Mandrup for a Green Rooftop Park
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Healthy Plant-Based Snacks
Healthy Plant-Based Snacks
The BitesWeLove Crunchy Peas Healthily Satisfy Snack Cravings
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Gen Z Fashion Hubs
Gen Z Fashion Hubs
Yoox Created a Dedicated Section for Young Consumers Called Hi_GuyZ!
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AI-Supported Manufacturing Tools
AI-Supported Manufacturing Tools
Siemen' Industrial Edge Is Enhanced with Google Cloud Technology
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Contactless Product Testers
Contactless Product Testers
GK Concept's Dropper Provides Touch-Free Testing Experiences In-Store
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Powerful High-Performance Racing Drones
Powerful High-Performance Racing Drones
The Airspeeder Mk3 Paves the Way for a New Form of Racing
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Nurturing Nutritional Drinks
Nurturing Nutritional Drinks
Nourish Drinks Offer All-Natural and Nutritious Meal Replacements
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Eco-Friendly Tech Shops
Eco-Friendly Tech Shops
The Google Store NYC Features Cork & Recycled Materials
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