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Top 55 Retail Trends in July

From Automated Grocery Stores to Orange Wine Shops

— July 17, 2021 — Business
Some of the highlights of the top July 2021 retail ideas include stores (online and off) that implement cutting-edge technology, sustainable initiatives and next-generation experiences for Gen Z.

With in-store refill stations, recycling centers and the use of environmentally friendly materials, many retailers are making their commitments to the environment visible before consumers' eyes. The first physical retail space from Google in New York City is an example of this, thanks to sustainable elements woven throughout the warm and welcoming tech store design.

New retail experiences are being created for a new generation, as seen in Yoox's new retail hub for digital natives called Hi_GuyZ!, as well as Afterpay's GenderFree shop to support authentic and creative self-expression.
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Regional Retail Distribution Partnerships
Regional Retail Distribution Partnerships
Hudson's Bay Entered into a New Forever 21 Partnership
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54
Pollution-Reducing Private Label Products
Pollution-Reducing Private Label Products
Żabka Reached Plastic Neutrality for its Own Products
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53
Reactive Frozen Yogurt Packaging
Reactive Frozen Yogurt Packaging
The TCBY Magical Collectible Color-Changing Bowl is Chromatic
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52
Historic Architecture-Accenting Renovations
Historic Architecture-Accenting Renovations
Fosters + Partners Restored the Palazzo Marignoli
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51
Office Building Grocery Pickups
Office Building Grocery Pickups
Lowes Foods Offers Grocery Pickup Lockers in Office Buildings
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50
Limited-Edition Grocery Store Gins
Limited-Edition Grocery Store Gins
Aldi Launched the Solar Gin to Celebrate the Solar Eclipse
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49
Digital Vaccination Retail Initiatives
Digital Vaccination Retail Initiatives
Walmart is Offering Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Records
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48
Retail Nutrition Product Deals
Retail Nutrition Product Deals
GNC Will Expand Its Wholesale Presence with a New Deal with Walmart
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47
Retail Pharmacy Saving Programs
Retail Pharmacy Saving Programs
Walmart Added a New Perk to Its Walmart+ Membership Program
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46
Compostable Retailer Carrier Bags
Compostable Retailer Carrier Bags
Sewell On The Go is Launching Bags Made with Potato Starch
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45
Same-Day French Delivery Services
Same-Day French Delivery Services
Instacart Launches in Quebec in Partnership with Costco
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44
Digital Retail Investments
Digital Retail Investments
Neiman Marcus Group Acquires Stylyze to Bolster Digital Capabilities
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43
Plant-Based QSR Expansions
Plant-Based QSR Expansions
'Odd Burger' Recently Announced Plans to Expand to New York
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42
Private Equity Brand Acquisitions
Private Equity Brand Acquisitions
Iconix Brands Will Be Acquired by a Firm Named Lancer Capital
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41
Versatile Connected Drink Machines
Versatile Connected Drink Machines
The IBD Bold 30i Beverage Dispenser Offers IoT Connectivity
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40
Retail Employee-Focused Apps
Retail Employee-Focused Apps
Walmart Launches Its Me@Walmart App and Gives Devices to Employees
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39
Retail Remodeling Campaigns
Retail Remodeling Campaigns
Target Released Photos of Updated Stores with More Renovations to Come
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38
Smart Market Intelligence Platforms
Smart Market Intelligence Platforms
The EDITED Platform Provides AI-Powered Market Intelligence
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37
Online Marketplace Expansions
Online Marketplace Expansions
GoDaddy Announced Sellers Can Leverage Amazon and eBay for Sales
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36
Speedy Grocery Delivery Services
Speedy Grocery Delivery Services
Tesco Expanded its Whoosh Delivery Service Outside Wolverhampton
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35
Converted Natural Wine Shops
Converted Natural Wine Shops
Paradise Grapevine Offers a Selection of Natural Wines
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34
Authenticated Luxury Bags
Authenticated Luxury Bags
Select Luxury Handbags on eBay are Now Professionally Authenticated
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33
Sustainable Retail Goals
Sustainable Retail Goals
Target Launches New Sustainability Goals as Part of "Target Forward"
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32
AI-Integrated Retail Systems
AI-Integrated Retail Systems
Walmart's New AI System Helps Consumers Make Shopping Substitutions
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31
Retail Revival Announcements
Retail Revival Announcements
Glossier Announced That the DTC Brand Will Get New Retail Locations
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30
Orange Wine Shops
Orange Wine Shops
Orange Glou is the First and Only Wine Store Dedicated to Only Orange Wines
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29
Drone Retail Delivery Services
Drone Retail Delivery Services
Walmart Partners Up with DroneUp Service Provider for Deliveries
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28
Historic Theater Tech Stores
Historic Theater Tech Stores
The Apple Tower Theater Mixes Modern Style with Historic Architecture
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27
Milk Bottle Recycling Initiatives
Milk Bottle Recycling Initiatives
Morrisons is Reintroducing Glass Milk Bottles into Circulation
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26
POS Solution Boxes
POS Solution Boxes
Visa's Tap to Phone Turns Phones Into POS Devices
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25
Rapper-Backed Entrepreneurial Platforms
Rapper-Backed Entrepreneurial Platforms
Diddy Launches SHOP CIRCULATE for Black-Owned Businesses
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24
Restaurant Wine Shop Pivots
Restaurant Wine Shop Pivots
Bottega Volo Pivoted to an Exclusive Wine Shop Amid the Pandemic
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23
Desert Planet-Inspired Skincare Stores
Desert Planet-Inspired Skincare Stores
Lialawlab Has Outdone Itself with the Design of Formoral
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22
Award-Winning Private Label Products
Award-Winning Private Label Products
Retailer Rimi Baltic Won Two European Private Label Awards
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21
Branded Virtual Shopping Events
Branded Virtual Shopping Events
Bayview Village Debut a Live Virtual Shopping Event, Covet & Click
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20
Climate-Neutral Private Label Products
Climate-Neutral Private Label Products
Lidl Germany Launched a Range of Eco-Friendly Products
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19
Non-Binary Style Shops
Non-Binary Style Shops
The Afterpay GenderFree Shop Encourages Purchases to Support Expression
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18
Refined Rebranded Supermarket Products
Refined Rebranded Supermarket Products
The Salling Group's Private Label Products Got a New Look
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17
Retailer EV Charger Expansions
Retailer EV Charger Expansions
7-Eleven will Install 500 EV Charging Stations at 250 Locations
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16
Global Flagship Beauty Stores
Global Flagship Beauty Stores
The Valentino Beauty Flagship Store is Located at the JFK Airport
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15
Automated Grocery Stores
Automated Grocery Stores
The Full-Size Amazon Fresh Grocery Store Has Just Walk-Out Technology
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14
Thoughtful Private Label Rebrands
Thoughtful Private Label Rebrands
Coop Netherlands Tapped Customers for its Private Label Rebrand
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13
Balanced Prebiotic Health Products
Balanced Prebiotic Health Products
Waitrose's Holistic Living Range Encourages a Healthy Lifestyle
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12
Autonomous Community Markets
Autonomous Community Markets
Valet Market is a Modern Amenity for Apartment Buildings
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11
Shoppable Toy Video Platforms
Shoppable Toy Video Platforms
The Kitoons OTT Platform Combines Content and E-Commerce
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10
Healthy Plant-Based Snacks
Healthy Plant-Based Snacks
The BitesWeLove Crunchy Peas Healthily Satisfy Snack Cravings
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9
Uplifting Lifestyle Pop-Ups
Uplifting Lifestyle Pop-Ups
Christopher Kane's More Joy Pop-Up Inspires Daily Positivity
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8
Gen Z Fashion Hubs
Gen Z Fashion Hubs
Yoox Created a Dedicated Section for Young Consumers Called Hi_GuyZ!
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7
Wizard-Themed Retail Experiences
Wizard-Themed Retail Experiences
The Harry Potter New York Store Offers Exclusive VR Adventures
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6
Greenery-Accented Retail Spaces
Greenery-Accented Retail Spaces
IKEA Copenhagen Employs Dorte Mandrup for a Green Rooftop Park
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5
Contactless Product Testers
Contactless Product Testers
GK Concept's Dropper Provides Touch-Free Testing Experiences In-Store
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4
Body Care Refill Stations
Body Care Refill Stations
The Body Shop's Store Refill Scheme Supports a Circular Economy
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3
Sustainable Delivery Service Solutions
Sustainable Delivery Service Solutions
BrightDrop's Neighborhood Delivery Hub is Eco-Friendly
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2
Eco-Friendly Tech Shops
Eco-Friendly Tech Shops
The Google Store NYC Features Cork & Recycled Materials
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1
Zero-Waste Beauty Hubs
Zero-Waste Beauty Hubs
AROMATICA ZERO STATION is a Sustainable Space in South Korea
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