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Top 50 Retail Trends in March

From Artful Digital Storefronts to Assistive In-Store Apps

— March 25, 2018 — Business
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.
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Fire-Seared Chain Restaurant Dishes
Fire-Seared Chain Restaurant Dishes
The TGI Fridays Fire-Grilled Menu is Packed with Premium Meats
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Romantic Pizzeria Desserts
Romantic Pizzeria Desserts
The Domino's Japan 'Lovin' Fondant Chocolate' Lava Cake is Heart-Shaped
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Lunar New Year-Celebrating Meals
Lunar New Year-Celebrating Meals
This Whole Fried Tilapia Meal at Disneyland is Suitable for Two
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Complimentary Reward Member Doughnuts
Complimentary Reward Member Doughnuts
Krispy Kreme Reward Members Can Get a Free Valentine's Treat
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46
Country-Style Cafe Sandwiches
Country-Style Cafe Sandwiches
The Starbucks Chicken Sausage & Bacon Biscuit Sandwich is Premium
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Bundled Premium Apparel
Bundled Premium Apparel
Wardrobe NYC Introduces a Curated Approach to High Quality Clothes
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44
Assistive In-Store Apps
Assistive In-Store Apps
The Updated Walmart App Includes a New Experience Called 'Store Assistant'
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Cookie-Infused Coffee Beverages
Cookie-Infused Coffee Beverages
These Dunkin’ Donuts Girl Scout Cookie Drinks are Indulgent
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Branded Knockoff Shops
Branded Knockoff Shops
Diesel's Canal Street Store Makes a Statement on Counterfeit Fashion
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Chocolatey Valentine's Coffees
Chocolatey Valentine's Coffees
The Starbucks Molten Chocolate Line is Here for Valentine's Day
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Social Gift Registry Apps
Social Gift Registry Apps
The 'Wishpoke' App Makes Spousal and Friend Gift Giving Efficient
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Curated Tech-Online Marketplaces
Curated Tech-Online Marketplaces
The 'Airya' Marketplace Offers Access to Premium Gear
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Formal Outfit-Inspired Breakfast Meals
Formal Outfit-Inspired Breakfast Meals
The IHOP Tuxedo Pancakes Have Vanilla and Chocolate Flavors
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VR Store Visualizations
VR Store Visualizations
Kantar Consulting’s Experience Enables the Creation of VR Store Layouts
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Brand Discovery Fashion Marketplaces
Brand Discovery Fashion Marketplaces
'The Reel' Locates Outfits in Stores Nearby
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Experiential Retail Registries
Experiential Retail Registries
Honeyfund and Target are Now Offering Experiential Wedding Gifts
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Furniture Rental Programs
Furniture Rental Programs
IKEA's Furniture Rental Program is Part of Its Sustainability Model
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Ephemeral In-App Shops
Ephemeral In-App Shops
Snapchat's 'Snap Store' is Stocked with Limited-Time Merchandise
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Candy-Infused Smoothies
Candy-Infused Smoothies
The Tropical Smoothie Cafe 'Red Hot Love Smoothie' is Limited-Edition
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Rapid Grocery Deliveries
Rapid Grocery Deliveries
Whole Foods Grocery Delivery is Now Handled Through Amazon Prime
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Eyelet Design Motifs
Eyelet Design Motifs
Free People Boasts a Summer Collection of Delicately Perforated Clothing
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Artful Digital Storefronts
Artful Digital Storefronts
Mazda and PATTISON Created a Screen That Shares Limited-Edition Prints
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Affectionately Opulent Chocolates
Affectionately Opulent Chocolates
The zChocolat 2018 Valentine's Day Collection is Customizable
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Arboreal Handbag Displays
Arboreal Handbag Displays
'The Forest' Installation Presents Bags in a Naturally Inspired Setting
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Charming New Year Desserts
Charming New Year Desserts
The Starbucks Korea Lucky Puppy Cupcakes Celebrate the Year of the Dog
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Seasonal Celebration Donuts
Seasonal Celebration Donuts
These Dunkin’ Donuts Spring Donuts Come in a Variety of Flavors
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Glittering Chicken Wing Toppings
Glittering Chicken Wing Toppings
The Buffalo Wild Wings 'WingBling' Topping is a Sparkling Option
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Korean Food Halls
Korean Food Halls
H Mart's 'Market Eatery' in Texas Boasts a Wide Range of Asian Food
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Gridded Apparel Displays
Gridded Apparel Displays
Cañamiel's Concept Store Showcases Curated Mexican and Latin Designs
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Artisanal One-Stop Shops
Artisanal One-Stop Shops
The Primary Essentials Store Supports the Artist Community & Good Design
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Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Boutiques
Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Boutiques
Bean2Bar's Small-Scale Concept Shop Maximizes Interior Space
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Naturalistic Hypermarket Stores
Naturalistic Hypermarket Stores
'Ahmadi Hyper' is a Hybrid Supermarket and Department Shop in Iran
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Flexible Fashion Displays
Flexible Fashion Displays
Soft Architecture's Store Furniture Inspires Creative Configurations
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Diverse Fashion Mannequins
Diverse Fashion Mannequins
Missguided's Mannequins Celebrate Stretch Marks and Vitiligo
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Pasta-Inspired Pizza Bowls
Pasta-Inspired Pizza Bowls
The Olive Garden Meatball Pizza Bowl is Part of the Lunch Duos Menu
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Health-Focused Convenience Pop-Ups
Health-Focused Convenience Pop-Ups
Lawson Inc. Spotlighted Better-for-You Goods for Businesspeople
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Grounded Sneaker Galleries
Grounded Sneaker Galleries
Filling Pieces' Dynamic Shoe Showroom Presents Footwear on the Floor
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Expansive Coffee Halls
Expansive Coffee Halls
The New Starbucks Reserve Store is Open at the Brand's Seattle Headquarters
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Disney-Branded Homewares Stores
Disney-Branded Homewares Stores
The New Disney Home Store Sells Glassware, Kitchen Goods, and More
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Sculptural Sneaker Pop-Ups
Sculptural Sneaker Pop-Ups
The Louis Vuitton Archlight is a Focus of the Luxury Brand's New Pop-Up
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Plastic-Free Supermarket Aisles
Plastic-Free Supermarket Aisles
Ekoplaza Created an Aisle with Over 700 Products Without Plastic
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Modernized QSR Restaurant Locations
Modernized QSR Restaurant Locations
This Chicago McDonald's Location is Airy and Futuristic
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Immersive Furniture Stores
Immersive Furniture Stores
Roman and Williams Guild Combines with a Restaurant to Sell Furnishings
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Youthful Cosmetic Stores
Youthful Cosmetic Stores
Flormar's Retail Space Embodies Friendly, Approachable Design
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Color-Accented Shoe Stores
Color-Accented Shoe Stores
The Little Stories Shop is Whimsical with Color and Arched Doorways
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Wireframe Fashion Shops
Wireframe Fashion Shops
Queens' Flagship Fashion Store Boasts Dynamic Product Displays
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Multipurpose Shoe Store Interiors
Multipurpose Shoe Store Interiors
This Kith Store Has a Cereal Bar, Elite Footwear Displays & More
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Low-Cost Pop-Up Stores
Low-Cost Pop-Up Stores
Bookline Created a Dynamic Temporary Shop with Affordable Raw Materials
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Vending Machine Cafes
Vending Machine Cafes
Chef-in-Box's VendCafes are Disrupting the Industry in Singapore
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Naturally-Inspired Artistic Boutiques
Naturally-Inspired Artistic Boutiques
Zak Ik Boasts a Wonderful, Natural and Immersive Environment
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