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Top 100 Business Trends in May

From Sloth Streaming Events to Curated Musical Playlists

— May 26, 2019 — Business
This list of May 2019 Business innovations ranges from promotional music playlists to enhanced social media engagements, highlighting all the various ways in which businesses are continuing to become more consumer-centric.

Standouts from this month's list include Spotify, as the music streaming service continues to expand while promoting itself in unique ways. This month, Spotify tapped agency Leo Burnett to create a video to celebrate its launch in India. In addition, the platform curated playlists that help with typical day-to-day issues, like not getting enough sleep or needing motivation.

Meanwhile, H&R Block introduced a fun social media campaign to help consumers get through tax season, while aligning the brand with ease and convenience. The campaign, dubbed Tax Day Relax Day, featured a live stream of a sloth, which served as an attempt to correct feelings of anxiety and stress.
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Social Network Game Services
Social Network Game Services
Snap Games Lets Users Play with Friends Directly from the App
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Sleep-Specific Gift Registries
Sleep-Specific Gift Registries
Brooklyn Bedding's Online Gift Registry Shares Sought-After Items
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Local Restaurant Suggestion Apps
Local Restaurant Suggestion Apps
The 'Gustár' App Offers Personalized Meal Recommendations
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98
Future Festival Sponsorships
Future Festival Sponsorships
Make an Impact with Future Festival Sponsorship Opportunities
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Workplace Perk Platforms
Workplace Perk Platforms
'WorkPerk' Lets Professionals Check Out Perks Before the Interview
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96
Low-Cost Audio Streaming Services
Low-Cost Audio Streaming Services
The SiriusXM Essential Plan Offers Over 300 Channels
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Cultural Legacy Ads
Cultural Legacy Ads
This MassMutual Commercial Celebrates Building Something That Lasts
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Indulgent QSR Latte Drinks
Indulgent QSR Latte Drinks
The New Dunkin’ Signature Lattes are Made with Premium Espresso
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Rejuvenating Face Yoga Exercises
Rejuvenating Face Yoga Exercises
Face Yoga with Koko Promotes Facial Tone and Volume
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Hawaiian Getaway QSR Contests
Hawaiian Getaway QSR Contests
The Arby’s $6 Hawaiian Getaway Contest is Food-Focused
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Professional Time-Tracking Platforms
Professional Time-Tracking Platforms
'TimeRepo' Offers Employees More Autonomy with Reporting
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Savory Low-Cost Breakfast Meals
Savory Low-Cost Breakfast Meals
The New Pilot Flying J Breakfast Burritos Come in Three Options
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Sustainably Sourced Coffee Lineups
Sustainably Sourced Coffee Lineups
The Raíz Reserve Coffees from S&D Coffee & Tea are High-Quality
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Digital Reputation-Defending Services
Digital Reputation-Defending Services
Reputation Defender Helps Users Manage Their Online Presence
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Sloth Streaming Banking Events
Sloth Streaming Banking Events
Tax Day Relax Day from H&R Block Helped Consumers Destress
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Autonomous Construction Site Vehicles
Autonomous Construction Site Vehicles
Built Robotics Construction Vehicles are Ultra-Efficient
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Personalized AI Drive-Thrus
Personalized AI Drive-Thrus
5thru's Drive-Thru Experience Involves Custom Recommendations
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Complimentary QSR App Burritos
Complimentary QSR App Burritos
Taco Bell is Offering Free Grilled Breakfast Burritos to App Users
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Chef-Inspired QSR Sandwiches
Chef-Inspired QSR Sandwiches
The Subway Club Collection Includes Three New Flavors to Choose From
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Indulgent Ice Cream Coffees
Indulgent Ice Cream Coffees
Dunkin' Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream Flavored Coffee is Dessert-Inspired
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Family-Focused Streaming Services
Family-Focused Streaming Services
The Disney Plus Streaming Service will Cost Just $6.99 Per Month
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Streaming Service Radio Stations
Streaming Service Radio Stations
Netflix is a Joke Radio is Available Exclusively on SiriusXM
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Online Recipe-Inspired QSR Sandwiches
Online Recipe-Inspired QSR Sandwiches
The Subway 'Inspired by Tastemade' Menu is Data-Backed
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Cold Brew Coffee Smoothies
Cold Brew Coffee Smoothies
The Smoothie King Coffee D-Lite Smoothies are Low in Fat
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Repelling Fake News
Repelling Fake News
Data Scientist Jon Christiansen Explains How to Spot and Deter Misinformation
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Ethical Reforestation Initiatives
Ethical Reforestation Initiatives
Travelers Offers an Eco-Conscious Route to Using Its Services
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Breakfast Food Sampling Platters
Breakfast Food Sampling Platters
The IHOP Ultimate Breakfeasts are Here for a Limited Time
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Caffeinated Cold Brew Milkshakes
Caffeinated Cold Brew Milkshakes
The Potbelly Cold Brew Coffee Shake is Limited-Edition
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Wooden Plank-Prepared Seafood
Wooden Plank-Prepared Seafood
The Red Lobster Cedar-Plank Seafood Event Includes Three New Dishes
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Energy Drink-Infused Frozen Beverages
Energy Drink-Infused Frozen Beverages
The Sonic Red Bull Slushes Offer a Refreshing Energy Boost
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Whole Grain Morning Sandwiches
Whole Grain Morning Sandwiches
The Panera Bread Whole Grain Breakfast Wraps Come in Three Options
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Furniture Store Easter Brunches
Furniture Store Easter Brunches
IKEA is Hosting Its Easter Påskbord with an All-You-Can-Eat Buffet
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Optimal Health Meal Plans
Optimal Health Meal Plans
Sun Basket is Assembling Healthy Meal Plans with an Advisory Board
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In-Garage Delivery Services
In-Garage Delivery Services
Chamberlain Group & Amazon are Offering Free In-Garage Deliveries
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Playful Springtime Doughnuts
Playful Springtime Doughnuts
The New Krispy Kreme Spring Doughnuts Come in Three Varieties
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5G Music Festival Networks
5G Music Festival Networks
The EE 5G Network will be Tested at the Glastonbury Festival
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Understanding the New Era of Smartphones
Understanding the New Era of Smartphones
An Interview with Yanmin Wang, President of Huawei
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Traveler Toiletry Delivery Services
Traveler Toiletry Delivery Services
'Wynston' Provides Travelers with Favorite Products
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Simplified Late-Night QSR Menus
Simplified Late-Night QSR Menus
The McDonald's After Midnight Menu is Focused on Speedy Service
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Coffee Brand Loyalty Programs
Coffee Brand Loyalty Programs
The Tim Hortons Tims Rewards Program will launch in the US
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Academically Backed Casino Innovations
Academically Backed Casino Innovations
Caesars Entertainment Teams Up with Students from UNLV
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Honey-Infused Kernza Cereals
Honey-Infused Kernza Cereals
Cascadian Farm's Limited Edition Cereal Has an Ethical Edge
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Interactive Fragrance Displays
Interactive Fragrance Displays
Macy's is Introducing a Dynamic In-Store Experience with Fragrance
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Cashless Vegan Restaurants
Cashless Vegan Restaurants
London’s Globally Local Vegan Drive Thru is Now a Cashless Restaurant
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RFID-Enabled Sports Stores
RFID-Enabled Sports Stores
Decathlon Uses Mobile Checkout Stations to Help Customers Avoid Lines
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Artisan-Quality Chicken Sandwiches
Artisan-Quality Chicken Sandwiches
The Culver's Spinach Artichoke Chicken BLT Sandwich is Tasty
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QSR-Sponsored eSports Competitions
QSR-Sponsored eSports Competitions
Chipotle, DreamHack & ESL Collaborate on the Challenger Series
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Fantasy Series Coffee Drinks
Fantasy Series Coffee Drinks
This Game of Thrones-Themed Espresso Cream Latte is Limited-Edition
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Cosmic Popping Candy Donuts
Cosmic Popping Candy Donuts
The Dunkin' Shooting Star Donut Offers a Burst of Blue Raspberry
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Popcorn-Encrusted Fried Chickens
Popcorn-Encrusted Fried Chickens
The KFC Popcorn Crispy Chicken is Available in Hong Kong
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Curated CBD Product Platforms
Curated CBD Product Platforms
'Hempesphere' Showcases Community-Approved Wellness Products
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Professional Meeting Optimization Platforms
Professional Meeting Optimization Platforms
The 'tooqan' Meeting Platform Offers Guidance and More
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In-Vehicle Pizza Ordering
In-Vehicle Pizza Ordering
Domino's Launched a New, In-Vehicle Version of the Domino's Mobile App
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Customizable Catering Experiences
Customizable Catering Experiences
The Edible Story Ensures Quality Food for Its Consumers
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Shoppable Style Advice Platforms
Shoppable Style Advice Platforms
H&M Group's 'Itsapark' Encourages Idea Exchanges
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Community-Powered Product Discovery Platforms
Community-Powered Product Discovery Platforms
'Birdie' Harnesses User Reviews and AI Technology
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Cookie-Topped QSR Sundaes
Cookie-Topped QSR Sundaes
The Wendy's Frosty Cookie Sundae Comes in Chocolate and Vanilla Options
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Problem-Solving Playlists
Problem-Solving Playlists
These Playlists on Spotify Help with Emotions, Tasks and Queries
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Professional Workplace Wellness Apps
Professional Workplace Wellness Apps
'DeskGuru' Encourages Employee Mindfulness and More
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Hospitality Business Recycling Pledges
Hospitality Business Recycling Pledges
Hilton Hotels Plan to Recycle One Million Bars of Soap
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App Payment-Only Grocery Stores
App Payment-Only Grocery Stores
This Sainsbury’s Store Features a Till-Free Experience
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Full-Bodied Bakery Cold Coffees
Full-Bodied Bakery Cold Coffees
The Panera Bread Cold Brew Comes in Three Varieties
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Big-Box Retailer Robots
Big-Box Retailer Robots
Walmart Plans to Deploy Thousands of Robotic Solutions in Stores
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Digital Resume Development Platforms
Digital Resume Development Platforms
'Resume'ed' Helps Users Craft a Personal Brand
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Major Esports Brand Partnerships
Major Esports Brand Partnerships
PUMA is the Official Apparel Provider for the Cloud9 LCS Team
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Savory Waffle Breakfast Sandwiches
Savory Waffle Breakfast Sandwiches
The Burger King Maple Waffle Sandwich is Being Tested in Ohio
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Ultra-Stylish Collaborative Shoe Designs
Ultra-Stylish Collaborative Shoe Designs
The adidas ZX Series is Given a Style Edge by Shelflife
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Shopping Party Apps
Shopping Party Apps
Dote's Live Shopping Platform Lets Influencers Host Events
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Co-Working Parking Spaces
Co-Working Parking Spaces
WePark Offers Low-Cost Temporary Outdoor Working Spaces
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Co-Branded eSports Fan Apparel
Co-Branded eSports Fan Apparel
OpTic Gaming and Champion Join Forces on an Exclusive eSports Line
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Interactive Grocery Store Mirrors
Interactive Grocery Store Mirrors
Flow and MemoMi are Introducing AR Mirrors to Grocery Spaces
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QSR Grab-and-Go Breakfast Bowls
QSR Grab-and-Go Breakfast Bowls
The New Dunkin’ Bowls Come in Two Delicious Options
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Professional Organizer Platforms
Professional Organizer Platforms
'Betternest' Helps Consumers Find Help with Tidying and More
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Bridal Concept Stores
Bridal Concept Stores
Floravere Offers an Innovative Retail Experience for the Millennial Bride
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Miniature Donut Shops
Miniature Donut Shops
Humble Donut Co. is a Mini Donut and Craft Coffee Concept
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Remote Worker Product Platforms
Remote Worker Product Platforms
'Remote Tools' Pinpoints Tech Products for Remote Employees
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Hands-Free Field Worker PCs
Hands-Free Field Worker PCs
The RealWear HMT-1Z1 Has a Voice-Controlled Design
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YouTuber Burrito Promotions
YouTuber Burrito Promotions
Chipotle is Celebrating National Burrito Day with the Dobrik Burrito
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Tech-Enabled Fashion Shops
Tech-Enabled Fashion Shops
SELECTED's Future You Fashion Retail Store Shares Elevated Experiences
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Luxury Cannabis Boutiques
Luxury Cannabis Boutiques
The Royal Highness Cannabis Boutique is a High-End Dispensary
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Stylish Eco-Friendly Eyewear Brands
Stylish Eco-Friendly Eyewear Brands
Australian Brand Dresden Opens Its First Location in Canada
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Autonomous Search Rescue Drones
Autonomous Search Rescue Drones
The Rega Drone Uses Sensors to Search for Missing Persons
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One-Minute Clinic Booths
One-Minute Clinic Booths
Shanghai's 'Ping a Good Doctor' Has Serviced More Than 3 Million People
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Physics-Based Try-On Mirrors
Physics-Based Try-On Mirrors
FXMirror Measures Pressure to Offer a Realistic Fitting Simulation
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Esports-Centric Pop-Up Fan Events
Esports-Centric Pop-Up Fan Events
Mastercard Delivers a League of Legends Experience to Players
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Plastic-Reducing Water Dispensers
Plastic-Reducing Water Dispensers
Evian (re)new Reinvents the Way Water is Packaged & Delivered
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Two-Floor Luxury Branded Pop-Ups
Two-Floor Luxury Branded Pop-Ups
The Hermes Carre Club Offered 9 Experiences Over 2 Floors
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Race-Inspired Airline Seating Concepts
Race-Inspired Airline Seating Concepts
Emirates' First Class Has Seats Inspired by Mercedes-Benz
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Intricate Auto-Inspired Lamps
Intricate Auto-Inspired Lamps
Bernhard Dessecker's Design for Moooi is Incredibly Striking
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Creatively Whimsical Cake Designs
Creatively Whimsical Cake Designs
DaanGo's Desserts are Handcrafted with Imagination and Passion
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Design-Forward Cannabis Retailers
Design-Forward Cannabis Retailers
The Hunny Pot in Toronto is Upscale, Slick and Approachable
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Immersive Sleep Brand Pop-Ups
Immersive Sleep Brand Pop-Ups
Endy's Endy Lodge is a Showroom Spotlighting the Brand's Products
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IoT Factory Platforms
IoT Factory Platforms
This Open Manufacturing Platform was Developed by BMW and Microsoft
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Color-Coordinated Shop-in-Shops
Color-Coordinated Shop-in-Shops
STORY at Macy’s Encourages Exploration Through Color
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Pop-Up Grocery Shops
Pop-Up Grocery Shops
Pop Up Grocer Shares Specialty Products from Innovative Brands
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AI-Powered Grocery Stores
AI-Powered Grocery Stores
The Walmart IRL Store of the Future Integrates Artificial Intelligence
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Reimagined Airplane Dining Experiences
Reimagined Airplane Dining Experiences
These Virgin Atlantic In-Flight Meals are Expertly Crafted
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Company Sustainability Commitments
Company Sustainability Commitments
McCormick Plans to Have 100% Recyclable Packaging by 2025
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Fashionable E-Commerce Pop-Ups
Fashionable E-Commerce Pop-Ups
W Concept's URL to IRL Pop-Up Showcases Emerging Asian Designers
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Streetwear-Inspired Rustic Cafes
Streetwear-Inspired Rustic Cafes
Sawada Coffee NYC Mixes Coffee Culture & Contemporary Streetwear
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Indie Cosmetic-Centric Stores
Indie Cosmetic-Centric Stores
SHOWFIELDS is a Newly Opened Beauty Store in NYC's NoHo Neighborhood
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