From Artful Digital Storefronts to Assistive In-Store Apps

 - Mar 25, 2018
The top March 2018 retail ideas include a number of creative in-store display fixtures, assistive in-store apps to streamline the shopping process, as well as several notable new ventures from established brands.

Disney recently opened a dedicated homeware shop called Disney Home that exclusively deals in everything from kitchen tools to bed linens adorned with beloved animated characters. After experimenting with cafes, roasteries, bars and express-style stores, Starbucks has now opened its first Starbucks Reserve store at its headquarters in Seattle, which will set a precedent for hundreds of other planned locations.

Inspired by the many zero-waste lifestyle and beauty shops that are cropping up around the world, some retailers are taking steps to operate more sustainable stores; Ekoplaza in Amsterdam recently introduced an entirely plastic-free supermarket aisle stocked with hundreds of products.