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Top 80 Retail Trends for November

From Interactive Storefronts to Brandless Pop-Ups

— November 30, 2018 — Business
The retail industry is always reflective of consumers' interests and this list of November 2018 retail ideas demonstrate some of the current and upcoming occurrences within this industry.

The integration of technology into storefronts and payment systems is continuing to engage and convenience consumers. Examples of this include SK-II's smart store in Shanghai, which enabled consumers to interact with digitized bracelets that helped them make seamless payments.

In addition to these high-tech experiences, brands are also experimenting with more low-fi forms of retail. A perfect example of this includes Brandless' business model, as it forgoes marketing efforts to offer consumers products at incredibly reasonable prices. To keep up with current consumer interests, Brandless hosted an immersive pop-up in New York that offered plenty of Instagrammable moments.
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Modernized Payment Systems
Modernized Payment Systems
Square Terminal is a New Point-of-Sale Hardware Device
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78
Malted Milk Ball Milkshakes
Malted Milk Ball Milkshakes
The Wienerschnitzel Whoppers Shake Joins the Candy Shakes Lineup
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Energy-Boosting Smoothie Menus
Energy-Boosting Smoothie Menus
The Planet Smoothie Boost Smoothies are Perfect for Day or Night
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Value-Focused QSR Menus
Value-Focused QSR Menus
The Pizza Hut $5 Lineup is Available for Purchase Nationwide
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75
International Shopping Services
International Shopping Services
'Travelex Pay' Lets Chinese Users Buy Gift Cards Through WeChat
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74
Recycled Jacket Programs
Recycled Jacket Programs
The Lolë Yellow Label Program Gives Life to Gently Used Jackets
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Automated Parking Features
Automated Parking Features
ParkWhiz's Arrive Network Takes Advantage of Sensors for Easy Parking
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Cold Brew QSR Coffees
Cold Brew QSR Coffees
The McCafé Cold Brew Coffee is Made with 100% Arabica Coffee Beans
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71
Sweetened QSR Pretzel Desserts
Sweetened QSR Pretzel Desserts
The Sonic Sweet Pretzel Twist is a New Take on a Classic Snack
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70
Voice Assistant Shopping Guides
Voice Assistant Shopping Guides
ASOS' Smart Speaker Shopping Experience Shares New Fashion Styles
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69
Tex-Mex-Inspired Burgers
Tex-Mex-Inspired Burgers
The Chili's Queso Burger is Topped with Pico de Gallo and Tortilla Strips
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68
Youth-Friendly Mobile Payment Systems
Youth-Friendly Mobile Payment Systems
'Jassby' Helps Kids Digitally Manage Their Money
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Programmable Smart Money Apps
Programmable Smart Money Apps
Commonwealth Bank's 'Smart Money' Knows What It Can Be Spent On
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Spooky QSR Makeovers
Spooky QSR Makeovers
The McDonald’s Trick. Treat. Win! is Being Celebrated with Freaky Decor
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Skate Bowl Department Stores
Skate Bowl Department Stores
Selfridges' New Streetwear Department Has a Free Indoor Skate Bowl
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Digital Wallet Withdrawals
Digital Wallet Withdrawals
Walmart Will Now Facilitate PayPal Digital Wallet Transactions
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Hybrid Frozen Dessert Cakes
Hybrid Frozen Dessert Cakes
The Cold Stone Creamery Sea Salt Caramel PieScream Cake is Indulgent
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Plastic Reducing Sportswear Pledges
Plastic Reducing Sportswear Pledges
adidas is Eliminating the Use of Virgin Plastics
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Artisan-Inspired Duck Sandwiches
Artisan-Inspired Duck Sandwiches
The Arby's Seared Duck Breast Sandwich Has a Premium Profile
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QSR Console Giveaway Promotions
QSR Console Giveaway Promotions
The Xbox One X Platinum Edition is Being Given Away by Taco Bell
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Beer-Serving Breakfast Joints
Beer-Serving Breakfast Joints
IHOP Has Just Opened Its First Location with a Full-Service Bar
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Convenience Store Food Deliveries
Convenience Store Food Deliveries
Foodora & 7-Eleven's Partnership will Bring Snacks to Doorsteps
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Gilded Celebratory Chicken Wings
Gilded Celebratory Chicken Wings
The Popeyes 24 Karat Champagne Wings are Available October 4 Only
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Exclusive Cinnamon Roll Desserts
Exclusive Cinnamon Roll Desserts
The Crafted by Cinnabon Mini Rolls are Available at Pizza Hut
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Blockchain Property Investment Platforms
Blockchain Property Investment Platforms
'Briqchain' Lets Users Seamlessly Invest in Real Estate
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AR Fashion Presentations
AR Fashion Presentations
Moschino x H&M Created an Immersive Experience with the Magic Leap One
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Content Creation Subscription Services
Content Creation Subscription Services
'GrumpyText' Offers Unlimited Content for One Low Fee
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Shoppable In-App Searches
Shoppable In-App Searches
Snapchat 'Visual Search' Identifies Real-Life Objects to Buy on Amazon
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51
Facial Recognition ATMs
Facial Recognition ATMs
NAB's Banking Machine Removes the Need for a Physical Bank Card
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50
Fashion-Forward Food Rebranding Initiatives
Fashion-Forward Food Rebranding Initiatives
Smith&+Village Gives Harvey Nichols a Stylish Makeover
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49
Southern-Inspired Milkshakes
Southern-Inspired Milkshakes
The Krystal Maple Bourbon Shake is Only Available for a Limited Time
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48
Multi-Format Convenience Stores
Multi-Format Convenience Stores
Choice Market's New Location Combines Different Shopping Occasions
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Contemporary Fashion Brand Relaunches
Contemporary Fashion Brand Relaunches
American Apparel Canada Returns as an e-Commerce Platform
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46
Sample-Size Beauty Displays
Sample-Size Beauty Displays
Target's Beauty Department Focuses on a Personal & Trial-Based Layout
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45
Entrepreneurial Canadian Pop-Ups
Entrepreneurial Canadian Pop-Ups
'The Disruptors' Presented by Samuel Adams Spotlights Start-Ups
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44
Diet-Specific Cafés
Diet-Specific Cafés
The 'Freestyle Café' in Brooklyn is Weight Watchers' First-Ever Café
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Autonomous Retail Shopping Solutions
Autonomous Retail Shopping Solutions
'CUaround' Streamlines Access to Goods for Shoppers
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42
Connected Hair Product Displays
Connected Hair Product Displays
This Perch Bumble & bumble Display Boasts Product Info and Samples
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41
Curmudgeonly Christmas Breakfast Menus
Curmudgeonly Christmas Breakfast Menus
The IHOP Grinch Holiday Menu Has Green Pancakes and More
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40
Ghoulishly Green Burgers
Ghoulishly Green Burgers
The Burger King Nightmare King Sandwich is Here for Halloween Only
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39
Graphic Pharmacy Merchandising
Graphic Pharmacy Merchandising
Pharmacy Santa Gonda Boasts Vivid Signage and Streamlined Displays
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38
Fashionable Payment Accessories
Fashionable Payment Accessories
Hayden Cox and Westpac Created Stylish Wearable Tech Accessories
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37
All-Day Legal Cannabis Parties
All-Day Legal Cannabis Parties
The Friendly Stranger Will Host an 'End of Prohibition' Party
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Blackened QSR Drinks
Blackened QSR Drinks
The Burger King Scary Black Cherry Frozen Fanta Drink is Seasonally Spooky
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35
Archival Vintage Pop-Up Shops
Archival Vintage Pop-Up Shops
A Vintage Yohji Yamamoto Line is Available at 003 Archive in Seoul
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Custom Holiday Cracker Pop-Ups
Custom Holiday Cracker Pop-Ups
Fever-Tree is Helping Consumers Create G&T Crackers for Christmas
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33
Spooky Skincare Pop-Ups
Spooky Skincare Pop-Ups
The Nivea BOO-tique Introduces the MicellAIR Professional Cleansing Range
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App-Centric Warehouse Retailers
App-Centric Warehouse Retailers
'Sam's Club Now' Introduces a Mobile-First Shopping Experience
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Digitally Enhanced Fashion Markets
Digitally Enhanced Fashion Markets
The Calvin Klein x Amazon Fashion NYC Market is "Phygital"
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Complimentary Clothing Rentals
Complimentary Clothing Rentals
Ba&sh's New NYC Store Lets Shoppers Borrow Clothing for the Weekend
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Professional Workwear Pop-Ups
Professional Workwear Pop-Ups
In Partnership with Michele Romanow, Grayes Opens a Toronto Showroom
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Iridescent Color-Changing Building Facades
Iridescent Color-Changing Building Facades
The Secret Behind MVRDV Shopping Center is the Tiles
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Cashierless Robotic Stores
Cashierless Robotic Stores
The Habitat Concept Store Combines Shopping With Autonomous Robots
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Industrial Warehouse-Style Shopping Centers
Industrial Warehouse-Style Shopping Centers
Heatherwick Studio's Converted Warehouses Connect
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Product-Recommending Beauty Displays
Product-Recommending Beauty Displays
twelve. Creates Bold Visual Signage for House of Rush
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Secret Menu-Inspired Breakfast Sandwiches
Secret Menu-Inspired Breakfast Sandwiches
The McDonald’s Triple Breakfast Stacks are Indulgent
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Pizza Kitchen Pickup Trucks
Pizza Kitchen Pickup Trucks
The Pizza Hut The Kitchen Makes Pizzas Anywhere in Just Six Minutes
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Comfy Oversized Reflective Shirts
Comfy Oversized Reflective Shirts
ASOS' Neon Long-Sleeve Tee is Inspired by Traffic Officers
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Tech-Savvy Beauty POS Displays
Tech-Savvy Beauty POS Displays
LF Beauty Enhances Consumer Experience Through LED Screens
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Unique Tie-Dye Clothing Collections
Unique Tie-Dye Clothing Collections
cashmerepullover Advocates for Accessible Art Education
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Ultra-Minimalist Wooden Retail Interiors
Ultra-Minimalist Wooden Retail Interiors
Golucci Boasts a Tranquil Wooden Shop Interior in Beijing
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Social Media Pop-Up Shops
Social Media Pop-Up Shops
The #InstagramPopUp Market in London Spotlighted Six Fashion Brands
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Minimalist Boutique Store Interiors
Minimalist Boutique Store Interiors
Studio David Thulstrup Creates an Refined Shop Aesthetic
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Innovative Tech-Savvy Pop-Up Marketplaces
Innovative Tech-Savvy Pop-Up Marketplaces
PopSquare Helps Businesses Achieve a Seamless Experience
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Reconfigurable In-Store Magnetic Displays
Reconfigurable In-Store Magnetic Displays
Daylesford Creates a Modular & Aesthetic-Forward Display
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Meditation-Paired Minimalist Swimwear Lines
Meditation-Paired Minimalist Swimwear Lines
Balance Builds Its Business Around Simplicity & Style
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Low-Cost Essential Brands
Low-Cost Essential Brands
Target's 'Smartly' Sells a Wide Range of Goods for Under $2
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Sophisticated Outdoorsy Fashion Lines
Sophisticated Outdoorsy Fashion Lines
Reserved Taps into the Modern Day Sensibilities of Warsaw
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11
Ultra-Small Beauty Shops
Ultra-Small Beauty Shops
The ISEI Store in Kiev is Just 30 Square Meters in Size
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AI Beauty Retail Mirrors
AI Beauty Retail Mirrors
HiMirror's Enterprise Lite and Pro Use AI to Assess One's Skin Needs
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Immersive Unbranded Pop-Ups
Immersive Unbranded Pop-Ups
Brandless' NYC Pop-Up with a Purpose is Interactive and Informative
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Digitally Interactive POS Displays
Digitally Interactive POS Displays
Johnson & Johnson's Multi-Brand Marketing Wall is Informative
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7
Stylish Contemporary Designer Furniture
Stylish Contemporary Designer Furniture
Jonathan Adler's 'Now House' is Available on Amazon
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6
Coffee Lounge Tech Shops
Coffee Lounge Tech Shops
'The Lounge' by AT&T is a Hybrid Retail Store and Coffee Shop Hangout
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5
Digital Retail Experiences
Digital Retail Experiences
Innisfree Opens its First Full New Retail Store in Hangzhou, China
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4
Brand Logo Mashup Marketing
Brand Logo Mashup Marketing
Quickteller Debuts Its Global Mall with a Entertaining Print Campaign
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Chic Whimsical Fashion Identities
Chic Whimsical Fashion Identities
Antonio García Cárceles Creates a Youthful Aesthetic for KLING
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2
Emotion-Evoking Retail Space Concepts
Emotion-Evoking Retail Space Concepts
Andrés Reisinger Puts Emphasis on Meditation in His Designs
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Smart Skincare Shops
Smart Skincare Shops
SK-II's Smart Store in Shanghai Lets Customers Shop with High-Tech Bracelets
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