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Top 100 Business Trends in October

From Vacation-Themed Office Spaces to Zero-Waste Grocery Stores

— October 29, 2017 — Business
In the world of business, innovation and new strategies are essential for staying ahead of the pack, and the October 2017 business trends shows that companies are doing just that. Small businesses and the traditional giants alike are finding ways to stay on the cutting edge and to make consumers look to them for their needs.

Small businesses are often the best place to look when it comes to hunting down the latest innovations in the field, because the little guys have almost nothing to lose. YOURFITTINGROOM, for example, lets consumers turn their homes into fitting rooms akin to retail stores, with staff coming to consumers' homes at a designated time and eliminating the slowness of ordering clothing then sending that clothing back all through the mail.

Though the big brands have a larger infrastructure that makes it more difficult to implement large-scale changes, they also have the power and money to innovate. CVS, for example, has created a vending machine that sells its products in areas beyond its standard retail locations.
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Traveler Shipment Platforms
Traveler Shipment Platforms
'Peercel' Lets Users Ship Packages with Travelers
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Seasonally Spiced Coffee Menus
Seasonally Spiced Coffee Menus
The Tim Hortons Pumpkin Spice Menu Lineup Offers Treats and Drinks
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98
Nigerian Gift-Giving Registries
Nigerian Gift-Giving Registries
Palmfront Helps Nigerian Couples Create Online Gift Registries
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97
Aquatic Folklore Blended Beverages
Aquatic Folklore Blended Beverages
The Starbucks Mermaid Frappuccino is Only Available in Mexico
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96
Dark Chocolate Retail Beverages
Dark Chocolate Retail Beverages
Target is Offering a Dark Mocha Drink at Its Starbucks Locations
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95
Shared Expense Apps
Shared Expense Apps
'Acasa' Makes it Easy to Split Shared Household Bills and Expenses
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94
Telecom-Approved Tablets
Telecom-Approved Tablets
The AT&T Primetime Affordable Android Tablet Streams Cable Programming
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93
Contactless Ice Cream Trucks
Contactless Ice Cream Trucks
Barclaycard's 'Contactless Cones' Pay & Pour in 60 Seconds
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92
Golden Turmeric-Infused Lattes
Golden Turmeric-Infused Lattes
The Starbucks Latte with Turmeric is Available in the London Area
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91
Personal Shopper Apps
Personal Shopper Apps
Handled's App Connects Consumers to a Personal Shopper Service
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90
Designated Rideshare Lounges
Designated Rideshare Lounges
Uber and Westfield's Partnership Will Create Waiting Rooms in Malls
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89
Cream-to-Powder Highlighting Sticks
Cream-to-Powder Highlighting Sticks
First Aid Beauty's New Multi Stick Gives Skin a Natural Glow
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Individual Low-Calorie Ice Creams
Individual Low-Calorie Ice Creams
The FRUDOZA Brand Offers Health-Conscious Snacks
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87
Clay-Based Dry Shampoos
Clay-Based Dry Shampoos
Bumble and Bumble's Pret-a-Powder Protects the Hair
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86
Nostalgic Mobile Clothing Pop-Ups
Nostalgic Mobile Clothing Pop-Ups
Limited Too Has Come Back to Offer a Mobile Pop-Up Shop
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85
Long-Term Business Homesharing
Long-Term Business Homesharing
'Homelike' Lets People Book Apartments and Homes for Business Trips
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84
Exclusive European Private Labels
Exclusive European Private Labels
Amazon 'Find' Label is Only Available in European Markets
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Budget-Friendly Beauty Boutiques
Budget-Friendly Beauty Boutiques
Bloomingdales' Glowhaus is a Millennial-Targeted Destination
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Social Media-Streaming SIMs
Social Media-Streaming SIMs
Vodafone's Voxi SIMs Offer Free Streaming for Certain Social Media
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81
Voice Shopping Services
Voice Shopping Services
Walmart is Set to Offer Voice Shopping in Partnership with Google
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Third-Party eCommerce Shipping Tools
Third-Party eCommerce Shipping Tools
'Shippn' Lets Users Shop Online from Anywhere in the World
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79
Digital Airport Retailers
Digital Airport Retailers
Auckland Airport Unveiled Plans to Open a Multi-Retailer Digital Mall
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Squatter-Sanctioning Rental Services
Squatter-Sanctioning Rental Services
Lowe Guardians Offers Affordable Housing in London
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Regional QSR Menu Items
Regional QSR Menu Items
These McDonald's Japan Menu Items Pit Two Regions Against Each Other
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Sustainable Grain-Based Beverages
Sustainable Grain-Based Beverages
The Canvas Collection is a Series of Beverages Based in Barley
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Artist-Run Interfaith Pop-Ups
Artist-Run Interfaith Pop-Ups
Miranda July is Opening a Secondhand Shop in Selfridges
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Cultural Shift Retailer Adaptions
Cultural Shift Retailer Adaptions
E-Mart is Now Offering Food for its 'Honsul' Customers
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Halloween-Themed Body Collections
Halloween-Themed Body Collections
The New Lush Halloween Collection Offers a Range of Products
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Cannabis-Infused Beers
Cannabis-Infused Beers
Lagunitas Brewing Company Offers a Cannabis-Infused IPA
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Superfood Skincare Kits
Superfood Skincare Kits
Youth To The People is Offering an Antioxidant-Rich Skincare Kit
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70
Analytical Office Culture Platforms
Analytical Office Culture Platforms
Bunch Helps Businesses Assess Internal Culture
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69
Labor-Minimizing Concept Stores
Labor-Minimizing Concept Stores
'Simply Goodwill' Offers Shoppers a More Traditional Approach
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68
Toronto Beauty Brand Pop-Ups
Toronto Beauty Brand Pop-Ups
This Limited-Time Glossier Pop-Up Will Be in the West Queen West Area
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AR Scavenger Hunts
AR Scavenger Hunts
Disney and Lucasfilm are Launching an AR Event Called 'Find the Force'
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Downscaled Designer Retailers
Downscaled Designer Retailers
Nordstrom Local is a New Store By the Nordstrom Brand
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65
Back-to-School Charity Pop-Ups
Back-to-School Charity Pop-Ups
A Charity in Detroit Sought to Give Kids Back-to-School Clothes
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Fair-Trade Fishing Apps
Fair-Trade Fishing Apps
This App Lets Australians Enjoy Fresh Fish Straight Off the Boat
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Streaming Site Cannabis Strains
Streaming Site Cannabis Strains
The Netflix Collection Offers 10 Strains of Medical Cannabis
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VR Restaurant Training Programs
VR Restaurant Training Programs
KFC Employees are Learning to Make Food in Virtual Reality
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61
Budget-Friendly Retailer Cosmetics
Budget-Friendly Retailer Cosmetics
The All-New ASOS Makeup Collection Includes Items Under $20
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60
Smart Office Whiteboards
Smart Office Whiteboards
The Cisco Spark Board Combines All Needed Meeting Features in One Device
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59
Diverse Donut Shops
Diverse Donut Shops
The Donut Monster Brand is Looking to Expand to Brick and Mortar
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58
School Years Memory Books
School Years Memory Books
This Book Allows Parents to Document their Children's Accomplishments
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57
Curated Travel Experience Packages
Curated Travel Experience Packages
Airbnb and Vice are Partnering to Offer Dynamic Travel Tours
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Diversity Promoting Supermarket Stunts
Diversity Promoting Supermarket Stunts
The German Supermarket Edeka Made a Point About Inclusion
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55
Sustainable Sports Brand Leathers
Sustainable Sports Brand Leathers
Nike's New Flyleather Material Transforms Traditional Leather
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54
Virtual Chatbot Stylists
Virtual Chatbot Stylists
Levi's Virtual Stylist Helps Customers Decide on Purchases
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Startup T-Shirt Subscriptions
Startup T-Shirt Subscriptions
'Startup Stars' Sells T-Shirts from Budding Companies
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52
Animal-Branded Cold Brews
Animal-Branded Cold Brews
Hunt and Brew Caters to Demographics Who Appreciate Artistic Branding
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51
QSR Uniform Streetwear
QSR Uniform Streetwear
White Castle is Collaborating with Telfar on a Clothing Collection
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Versatile Children's Work Desks
Versatile Children's Work Desks
Wayfair is Offering a Kid's Writing Desk with Multiple Functions
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Multi-Spectrum Office Environments
Multi-Spectrum Office Environments
Ogilvy & Mather's Office Promotes Unconventional Thinking
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Autonomous Delivery Car Platforms
Autonomous Delivery Car Platforms
This Service Turns Normal Cars Into Autonomous Delivery Vehicles
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Private Label E-commerce Sites
Private Label E-commerce Sites
BJ's Wholesale Club Has Created Dedicated Sites for Private Labels
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Online Mattress Pop-Up Spaces
Online Mattress Pop-Up Spaces
Casper Pop-Up Stores Will Be Appearing Throughout the US in 2018
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eCommerce Grocer Acquisitions
eCommerce Grocer Acquisitions
Amazon's Acquisition of Whole Foods Has Already Seen Big Results
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Branded Boutique Hotels
Branded Boutique Hotels
The West Elm Hotel Will Double as a Furniture Showroom
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Artistic Fast Food Campaigns
Artistic Fast Food Campaigns
McDonald's France Releases a Unique 'Open Late' Campaign
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Discoverable 3D Printing Apps
Discoverable 3D Printing Apps
The Thinger App Helps You Discover and Download 3D Printing Models
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Vacation-Themed Office Spaces
Vacation-Themed Office Spaces
Club Med Offices Feature Vibrant and Dynamic Designs
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Store Brand Activewear Lines
Store Brand Activewear Lines
Target's New JoyLab Line Feature Chic & Affordable Gym Clothes
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Customizable Serum Collections
Customizable Serum Collections
Skin Inc Offers Custom Serum Cocktails for the Skin
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Artisan Wedding Shops
Artisan Wedding Shops
Amazon's Online Wedding Shop Features One-of-Kind Items
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Stress-Reducing VR Experiences
Stress-Reducing VR Experiences
Relax VR Offers Soothing Immersive Experiences
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Glow-in-the-Dark Backpacks
Glow-in-the-Dark Backpacks
Pottery Barn Kids Offers a Functional and Visually Distinct Backpack
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Dimming Solar-Themed Lamps
Dimming Solar-Themed Lamps
The Orrery Lamp Was Inspired by Cosmic Movements
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Spooky Retailer Pop-Ups
Spooky Retailer Pop-Ups
The Macy's Herald Square Activation Featured Halloween-Themed Decor
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Revolutionary Luxury Watch Brands
Revolutionary Luxury Watch Brands
The MAD Watches Startup Makes Opulent Watches Affordable
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Chocolate Dessert Kits
Chocolate Dessert Kits
Chef'd is Producing Dessert Meal Kits with The Hershey Company
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Millennial Convenience Store Meals
Millennial Convenience Store Meals
The 7-Eleven Meal Kit Program Features Flavorful Dinner Options
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At-Home Fitting Room Services
At-Home Fitting Room Services
YOURFITTINGROOM is a New Service Tailored to eCommerce Customers
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Co-Curated Designer Boutiques
Co-Curated Designer Boutiques
The Adidas X Concepts Store is Now Open in Boston
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Artisanal Hot Sauce Companies
Artisanal Hot Sauce Companies
The Bushwick Sauce Company Specializes in Hot Sauces and Jams
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Designer Skateboarding Shoe Collabs
Designer Skateboarding Shoe Collabs
Karl Lagerfeld X Vans Will Be Released in Early September
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Origami-Inspired Delivery Drones
Origami-Inspired Delivery Drones
EPFL Lab's Delivery Drone Can Be Folded When Not in Use
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Dorm Room Advice Columns
Dorm Room Advice Columns
IKEA Offers a Yearly Advice Column for Dorm Room Design Ideas
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Digitized In-Store Experiences
Digitized In-Store Experiences
Nordstrom's 'Reserve Online and Try in Store' Service Has Expanded
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Pharmaceutical Vending Machines
Pharmaceutical Vending Machines
CVS Pharmacy is Launching a Wellness-Focused Convenience Machine
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Modernized Industrial Office Spaces
Modernized Industrial Office Spaces
The Herschel Supply Office is Both Attractive and Functional
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AI Interview Apps
AI Interview Apps
'HireVue' Uses Video Interviewing and AI to Match Applicants to Jobs
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Custom Vitamin Kits
Custom Vitamin Kits
'Vitamin Packs' Connects Consumers to Personalized Supplement Plans
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Mature Menswear Blogs
Mature Menswear Blogs
The Grey Fox Blog Offers Classic Menswear Inspiration
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3D-Printed Heel Designs
3D-Printed Heel Designs
Atelier 27 Combines Additive Manufacturing with Consumer Co-Creation
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Organic Big Box Eateries
Organic Big Box Eateries
Walmart Has Partnered with Grown Restaurant to Open a New Location
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Millennial Parent Restaurant Rebrandings
Millennial Parent Restaurant Rebrandings
Chuck E. Cheese Restaurants Have Been Stylishly Revamped
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Opulent QSR Burger Packaging
Opulent QSR Burger Packaging
These McDonald's Burger Boxes are Accented with Crystals
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Sprawling Accessories Stores
Sprawling Accessories Stores
Ardene is Set to Open a Series of Large-Format Stores in Canada
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Repurposed Popstar Streetwear
Repurposed Popstar Streetwear
H&M Will Retail Justin Bieber's Leftover Stadium Merchandise
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Fantasy Themed Shoe Collabs
Fantasy Themed Shoe Collabs
'The Kingslayer' Was Inspired by Game of Thrones
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Zero-Packaging Grocery Stores
Zero-Packaging Grocery Stores
The Zero Waste Shop Makes You Bring Your Own Food Containers
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Minimalist In-Store Promotions
Minimalist In-Store Promotions
Target's Minimalist Redesign Eliminates Its Promotional Signage
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Inclusive eCommerce Retail Brands
Inclusive eCommerce Retail Brands
Fashion Retailer Addition Elle Launches a US eCommerce Website
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Zero Waste Grocery Stores
Zero Waste Grocery Stores
Ottawa's 'NU Grocery' Creates Absolutely No Packaging Waste
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Pop Star-Designed Makeup Collections
Pop Star-Designed Makeup Collections
Rihanna's Fenty Beauty Collection Reveals Diverse Shades
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Sterile Toothbrush Holders
Sterile Toothbrush Holders
'Purreta' is Able to Hold and Clean Toothbrushes in the Bathroom
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In-Store Sneaker Creators
In-Store Sneaker Creators
The 'Nike Makers Experience' Lets Consumers Create One-of-a-Kind Shoes
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Shopper-Friendly Retail Stores
Shopper-Friendly Retail Stores
This Target Store Design Reimagines the Shopper Experience
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Futuristic Sauce Packaging
Futuristic Sauce Packaging
Haven's Kitchen Sauces Are Contained in Distinct Transparent Packs
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Autonomous Fast Food Trucks
Autonomous Fast Food Trucks
The 'Culinary Coach' Food Truck Concept is Designed for Quick Service
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High-Functioning Smart Backpacks
High-Functioning Smart Backpacks
The Ghost Backpack Comes with a Variety of Safety Features
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