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Top 60 Retail Ideas in June

From Grocery-Scanning Robots to One-Way Outdoor Markets

— July 1, 2020 — Business
From grocery-scanning robots to one-way outdoor markets, the June 2020 retail ideas showcase how various businesses are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A notable trend across the restaurant sector is the transition from dine-in and take-out services to grocery essential providers. Various restaurants have begun selling fresh produce, household staples, cleaning supplies, and even toilet paper to help meet the evolving consumer demands.

Moreover, the retail industry has also seen a drastic shift with the emergence of digital malls that curate a selection of online retailers based on geographical location to allow consumers to shop locally and interact with store workers virtually. These range from the high streets of London to entire virtual shopping cities in Dubai, among others.

As COVID-19 continues to change the business landscape, we can expect more retail pivots to accommodate the "new normal."
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Smartphone-Centric Fuel Payments
Smartphone-Centric Fuel Payments
Kum & Go Has announced Mobile Fuel Pay at All Locations
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Ready-to-Bake Chicken Tenders
Ready-to-Bake Chicken Tenders
7-Eleven Now Sells Ready-to-Bake Pizzas, Tenders, Wings and Taquitos
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Rewarding Summery QSR Campaigns
Rewarding Summery QSR Campaigns
Starbucks Canada Unveils New Summer Promotion
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Seamless E-Commerce Transitions
Seamless E-Commerce Transitions
EBANX Beep Tailors Your Business for the Online Environment
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Automated Independent Grocer Checkouts
Automated Independent Grocer Checkouts
Homeland Has Implemented the Toshiba Self-Checkout System 7
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Complimentary Telenutrition Services
Complimentary Telenutrition Services
Kroger Health is Rolling Out a Telenutrition Service for Free
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Restaurant Essentail Item Pivots
Restaurant Essentail Item Pivots
JOEY Restaurants is Now Selling Grocery Staples and Home Products
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DIY Frozen Dessert Cakes
DIY Frozen Dessert Cakes
The Cold Stone Creamery DIY Ice Cream Cupcake Kit is Tasty
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E-Commerce Security Solutions
E-Commerce Security Solutions
BioCatch Secures E-Commerce Onboarding with Biometric Capabilities
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51
Occupancy Management Systems
Occupancy Management Systems
STRATACACHE's Walkbase IntelliCount Uses 3D Footfall Cameras
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50
In-Store Safe Spaces
In-Store Safe Spaces
Boots is Offering Support for Domestic Abuse Victims During COVID-19
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Food-Sharing Platform Updates
Food-Sharing Platform Updates
Uber Eats Makes it Easier to Send Food to Loved Ones
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Safe Pickup Systems
Safe Pickup Systems
Postmates' Curbside Pickup Feature Supports Retailers & Restaurants
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Assistive Parcel Delivery Services
Assistive Parcel Delivery Services
Picap Boasts Two New Services In Mexico—Pibox and Picagra
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Assistive E-Commerce Apps
Assistive E-Commerce Apps
Builder.ai's Studio Store Apps Support Small and Mid-Sized Businesses
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Restaurant Grocery Deliveries
Restaurant Grocery Deliveries
Earls Restaurant + Bar Debuted the New Earls Grocery Program
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Co-Venture Pizza Programs
Co-Venture Pizza Programs
Donna Italia's Pizza Joint Venture Supports Independent Restaurants
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Diner Chain Grocery Services
Diner Chain Grocery Services
Denny's Has Launched a New Grocery Service Called 'Denny's Market'
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Safe Return Systems
Safe Return Systems
Checkpoint Systems' Inventory Quarantine Temporarily Isolates Returned Items
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On-Demand CBD Deliveries
On-Demand CBD Deliveries
Deliveroo & Trip Launched an On-Demand CBD Store in the UK
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Beer-Delivering Dogs
Beer-Delivering Dogs
The Six Harbors Brewing Company's Brew Dogs Deliver Pickup Beer Orders
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Natural Haircare Vending Machines
Natural Haircare Vending Machines
Diva By Cindy Dispenses Its Natural Haircare Products by Machine
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Restaurant-Branded Grocery Pick-Ups
Restaurant-Branded Grocery Pick-Ups
Local Public Eatery is Now Offering to Sell Grocery Staples
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D2C Prepackaged Food Shops
D2C Prepackaged Food Shops
Two New Direct-to-Consumer Online Stores Have Been Launched by PepsiCo
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Converted Restaurant Grocery Stores
Converted Restaurant Grocery Stores
Pai Toronto Debuted a New Food Market with Essential Goods
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Contactless Retail Consultations
Contactless Retail Consultations
Lowe's Launched an AR Video Chat Tool for Homeowners or Clients
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Grocery-Scanning Robots
Grocery-Scanning Robots
Giant Eagle Created Autonomous Scanning Robots to Monitor Inventory
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Adaptive AI Shopping Platforms
Adaptive AI Shopping Platforms
The Yes Reimagines the Future of Commerce with Algorithms
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D2C Snack Deliveries
D2C Snack Deliveries
Nestlé Has Partnered with Deliveroo in the UK for a Snack Delivery Service
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Shipping Container Pop-Ups
Shipping Container Pop-Ups
BoxPop Offers Open-Air Eateries and Taprooms for the New Normal
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People-Counting Digital Signs
People-Counting Digital Signs
The PeopleCount System Displays Promotional & Safety Information
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QSR Pandemic Reopenings
QSR Pandemic Reopenings
Starbucks Canada Reopens Stores with Consumer Safety in Mind
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Live Streamed Shopping
Live Streamed Shopping
Livescale is an eCommerce Platform That Displays Live Streaming Videos
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Virtual Restaurant Storefronts
Virtual Restaurant Storefronts
DoorDash Storefront Helps Restaurants Create Online Stores
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Employee Engagement Platforms
Employee Engagement Platforms
BurgerFi Uses an App to Support Training, Communication & Engagement
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Air Decontamination Devices
Air Decontamination Devices
Airora Professional Sanitizes Indoor Air by Neutralizing Pathogens
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Mother's Day Gift Boxes
Mother's Day Gift Boxes
Rebel Magnolia Offered a Number of Affordable Gift Boxes for the Holiday
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Phygital Cross-Border Stores
Phygital Cross-Border Stores
The Sephora Tmall Global Flagship Store Has "Cloud Shelves"
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Luminous Social Distancing Dividers
Luminous Social Distancing Dividers
The Cima Divi Dividers are a Versatile Safety Solution
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Social Media Shopping Initiatives
Social Media Shopping Initiatives
Facebook Shops Helps Businesses Sell Through Virtual Storefronts
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Home Office Hotel Pivots
Home Office Hotel Pivots
'Home Office Im Hotel' Platform Shows Hotels Offering Rooms to Work From
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Virtual Reality Shopping Malls
Virtual Reality Shopping Malls
Alliance Studio Debuted a 3D Virtual Shopping Mall
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Rare Snack Shops
Rare Snack Shops
Vancouver's Dank Mart Shares Hard-to-Find Treats & Limited-Edition Flavors
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Instant Coffee Retail Dispensers
Instant Coffee Retail Dispensers
Nestlé is Piloting Refillable Coffee Dispensers in Switzerland
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Purchase-Scanning Retail Systems
Purchase-Scanning Retail Systems
This AI Scanner Concept Accommodates Bakeries without Employees
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One-Way Outdoor Markets
One-Way Outdoor Markets
El Mercado's Outdoor Food Market is Set Up for Social Distancing
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Virtual Lineup Apps
Virtual Lineup Apps
Safe Queue Helps Stores Digitally Manage the Flow of Customers
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Local Business Gift Boxes
Local Business Gift Boxes
Tourism Abbotsford and Trades Collaborate for Mother's Day
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AI-Powered Digital Fittings
AI-Powered Digital Fittings
Contactless Fit Supports Clothing Stores Reopening Post-COVID
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Distancing Suit Shops
Distancing Suit Shops
Suitsupply's New Normal Shopping Uses Virtually Prepared Fitting Rooms
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Contactless Sampling Kiosks
Contactless Sampling Kiosks
Vengo's Digital Kiosks Promote Discovery, Wellness and Safety
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Contact-Free Retail Touchscreens
Contact-Free Retail Touchscreens
The 'Air Touch' Technology from the Azkoyen Group is Hygienic
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Post-Pandemic Shopping Malls
Post-Pandemic Shopping Malls
CPN's Safe Shopping Journey Starts with Extra Screening Measures
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Antimicrobial Shopping Cart Handles
Antimicrobial Shopping Cart Handles
Bact-Off's Snap-On Plastic Handle Defends Against Germs
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Contactless Smart Lockers
Contactless Smart Lockers
Koloni's Lockers Help with Safe Food and Parcel Pickups
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Virtual Storefront Platforms
Virtual Storefront Platforms
Streetify Gives Consumers Access to Virtual Storefronts
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Efficient E-Commerce Adaptations
Efficient E-Commerce Adaptations
Editorial Boutique Used Lightspeed's Platform to Adapt to Online
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Virtual Shopping Malls
Virtual Shopping Malls
New Zealand Company, EPIC, Recently Launched a Virtual Mall
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Online Shopping Cities
Online Shopping Cities
Dubai Commercity is a Free Trade Zone Dedicated to eCommerce
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Business-Launching Retail Kiosks
Business-Launching Retail Kiosks
The Conceptual 'Smartmoov' Mobile Retail Kiosk is Multifunctional
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