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Top 55 Retail Ideas in November

From Mobile Mini Markets to Autonomous Convenience Stores

— November 25, 2017 — Business
The top November 2017 retail ideas dive deep into autonomous technology, mixed reality and small-format stores as a means of engaging the modern consumer in new ways.

While there are many retail stores that pride themselves on being destinations in and of themselves, Wheelys' Moby Mart Shanghai store on wheels sets itself apart by traveling to consumers.

Some of the most noteworthy concepts in high-tech retail include the newly opened and unstaffed Xiaomai in China, Mastercard's AR shopping experiences with iris authentication, chloma x STYLY's mixed-reality shopping events and eBAY creating what it calls "the world’s first subconscious shopping experience." Amazon is also continuing to build its brick-and-mortar presence with a bar that recommends drinks to patrons in the same way that it suggests items that one might like to shop online.
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QSR Venison Steak Sandwiches
QSR Venison Steak Sandwiches
The Arby's Venison Sandwich Will be Available for One Day
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Fiery Limited-Edition Pretzels
Fiery Limited-Edition Pretzels
The Auntie Anne's Sriracha Pretzel was Voted the 2017 Fan Favorite
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52
Retailer Talk Shows
Retailer Talk Shows
Sportswear Brand Gant is Launching Its Own YouTube Show
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51
Simplified Loyalty Programs
Simplified Loyalty Programs
Macy's New Star Rewards Program is Easy to Understand
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50
Mysterious Blended Coffee Drinks
Mysterious Blended Coffee Drinks
The Starbucks Halloween Mystery Frappuccino is Available in Japan
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49
Vacation Incentive Loyalty Programs
Vacation Incentive Loyalty Programs
Consumers Can Earn Air Miles with Groupon's Loyalty Program
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48
Student Subscription Discounts
Student Subscription Discounts
The Amazon Prime Student Program Introduces Month-by-Month Payments
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47
Collaborative Meatless Products
Collaborative Meatless Products
Waitrose Created Plant-Based Products with The Vegetarian Butcher
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46
Mixed-Reality Shopping Events
Mixed-Reality Shopping Events
chloma x STYLY are Introducing the Future of Shopping
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45
Chat-Based Luxury Sales
Chat-Based Luxury Sales
Luxury Sales Associates Use WeChat to Personally Connect with Shoppers
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44
Digital Christmas Catalogs
Digital Christmas Catalogs
The Sears Wish Book Will Be Revived in Print, Online and Via Sears' App
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43
Blended Cinnamon Cereal Shakes
Blended Cinnamon Cereal Shakes
The Burger King Cinnamon Toast Crunch Shake is Smooth and Crunchy
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AR Shopping Experiences
AR Shopping Experiences
Mastercard's AR Experience Lets Customers Scan Their Eyes to Pay
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Italian Cuisine QSR Sandwiches
Italian Cuisine QSR Sandwiches
The Starbucks Chicken Caprese Panini is Here for a Limited Time
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40
Offline Product-Locating Apps
Offline Product-Locating Apps
Target and Pinterest's App Helps to Locate Online Items In-Store
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Supermarket Drinking Festivals
Supermarket Drinking Festivals
The Waitrose Drinks Festival Introduces Consumers to New Products
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Assistive Retail Robots
Assistive Retail Robots
Japan's Parco Department Store Uses Siriusbot for Various Tasks
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37
Holiday-Themed Ice Cream Treats
Holiday-Themed Ice Cream Treats
The New Sonic Holiday Mint Treats are Infused with Oreo Cookies
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36
Canadian Fashion Pop-Ups
Canadian Fashion Pop-Ups
INLAND's Fall Pop-Up Spotlighted 70 Canadian Designers
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35
Haunted Clothing Shops
Haunted Clothing Shops
Budweiser's 'King of Fears' Store Doubles as a Haunted House
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34
Sustainable Digital Micro-Grocers
Sustainable Digital Micro-Grocers
Farmstead's AI Calculates and Predicts Orders to Reduce Waste
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Custom Framing Collaborations
Custom Framing Collaborations
Target and Framebridge Created a Collection of Six Art Frames
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Tech-Focused Travel Agencies
Tech-Focused Travel Agencies
ZANADU Opened Its First Brick-and-Mortar Location in Shanghai
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Wardrobe Recommendation Sites
Wardrobe Recommendation Sites
Finery Analyzes Users' Wardrobes to Offer Up New Clothes
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Teen eCommerce Accounts
Teen eCommerce Accounts
Amazon for Teens Lets Youth Shop Independently from Parents' Orders
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AR Eyewear Apps
AR Eyewear Apps
Topology Eyewear Uses AR to Let Consumers Try on Glasses
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28
Fisherman Subscription Services
Fisherman Subscription Services
Mystery Tackle Box Delivers Hand-Selected Gear
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27
Drive-Through Retail Services
Drive-Through Retail Services
Target Drive Up Lets Consumers Pick Up Items Using a Drive-Through
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Transparent Lifestyle Goods Retailers
Transparent Lifestyle Goods Retailers
H&M's 'Arket' Website Emphasizes Where Each Product is Made
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25
Farm-Inspired Coffee Shops
Farm-Inspired Coffee Shops
'Doutor Coffee Farm' is Styled to Resemble a Coffee Plantation Mansion
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24
Ridesharing Credit Cards
Ridesharing Credit Cards
The Uber Visa Card Appeals to Millennials with Special Perks
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23
Pasta-Focused Grocery Bars
Pasta-Focused Grocery Bars
The Whole Foods Market Mac & Cheese Bar will Open in Denver
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Tiny Staff-Free Convenience Stores
Tiny Staff-Free Convenience Stores
BingoBox is a Chinese Startup Competing with Amazon Go
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21
Credit Card-Branded Pop-Ups
Credit Card-Branded Pop-Ups
Marie Claire and Mastercard Partnered for a Tech-Infused Shop
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20
All-Encompassing Wellness Stores
All-Encompassing Wellness Stores
Hello Love Touches on Art, Spirituality, Food and Movement
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19
Automotive Experience Studios
Automotive Experience Studios
The Interactive 'FordHub' Space Connects Ford to Consumers
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18
AI Clothing Model Generators
AI Clothing Model Generators
Vue.ai Creates Custom Models Based on a Consumer's Selected Size
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17
Futuristic Furniture Stores
Futuristic Furniture Stores
Home Times Brings State-of-the-Art Tech to Furniture and Decor Retail
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16
At-Cost Fashion Lines
At-Cost Fashion Lines
MyClothes Retails Sweaters, Pants and T-shirts Starting at $5
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15
Unbranded Beauty Essential Lines
Unbranded Beauty Essential Lines
Brandless Has Added 15 New Beauty Products to Its Affordable Line
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14
Dog-Specific Loyalty Programs
Dog-Specific Loyalty Programs
The Biscuit Smart Collar Offers Dogs an Optimal In-Store Experience
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13
Subconscious Shopping Experiences
Subconscious Shopping Experiences
The Art of Shopping Presented by eBay Measures Brain Signals
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12
Low-Cost Folded Breakfast Sandwiches
Low-Cost Folded Breakfast Sandwiches
The New Jack in the Box Breakfast Pockets are Easy to Enjoy
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11
Online AI Shopping Tools
Online AI Shopping Tools
Net-A-Porter is Building an AI Tool That Makes Personalized Suggestions
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10
Autonomous Convenience Stores
Autonomous Convenience Stores
An Unstaffed 'Xiaomai' CPG Store Has Opened in Beijing
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9
Alcohol eCommerce Bars
Alcohol eCommerce Bars
The Amazon Bar Promotes Alcoholic Drinks Available Through Amazon
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8
Plastic Chair Pop-Up Shops
Plastic Chair Pop-Up Shops
The Diversity of the Eames Plastic Chair is Celebrated at This Pop-Up
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7
Global eCommerce Shipping Solutions
Global eCommerce Shipping Solutions
'Easyship' Offers Discounted Rates and More for Sellers
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6
Virtual Shopping Street Platforms
Virtual Shopping Street Platforms
Orchard Mile Lets You Build Your Own Online Shopping Street
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5
Desert Accessory Popups
Desert Accessory Popups
Cactus de Cartier's Showcase Took Place at Kuwait's Al Shaheed Park
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4
Inclusive Child Clothing Lines
Inclusive Child Clothing Lines
Cat and Jack Designed Adaptive Clothing for Kids with Disabilities
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3
Redesigned Disney Stores
Redesigned Disney Stores
The New Disney Stores Connects Consumers to the Theme Park Experience
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2
Millennial-Targeted CPG Brands
Millennial-Targeted CPG Brands
'Uniquely J' is a Grocery and Household Goods Brand from Jet.com
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Turnkey Experiential Retail Spaces
Turnkey Experiential Retail Spaces
thisopenspace Launched the 'Sleepover' Concept Store in Toronto
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