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Top 25 Retail Ideas in October

From In-Store Sneaker Creators to Smiling Payment Systems

— October 28, 2017 — Business
From in-store sneaker creators to smiling payment systems, the October 2017 retail trends demonstrate that brands are making a major push to personalize the in-store shopping experience.

One way in which brands are making their stores a destination for consumers is by offering hands-on experiences that cannot be enjoyed online. For instance, Nike unveiled a new in-store sneaker creation tool called the Nike Makers Experience that allows consumers to make custom footwear on the spot. A similar example is Muji's Aroma Bar, which was staffed with experts who helped customers put together the perfect fragrance for their home.

However, this personalized experience isn't just limited to the products consumers are buying, but also the way that they are buying them. One perfect example of this phenomenon highlighted by the October 2017 retail trends is the case of KFC China's Smile to Pay system, which uses facial recognition software to process each customer's payment.
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Accessible Discount Store Formats
Accessible Discount Store Formats
Myer's Announces a New Floor Plan to Cater to Bargain Shoppers
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In-Store Concert Spaces
In-Store Concert Spaces
Selfridges' 'Music Matters' Turns the Retail Space Into a Music Venue
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Smiling Payment Systems
Smiling Payment Systems
Alipay Uses Smile to Pay to Let KFC China Customers Pay With Smiles
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Retail Store Apartments
Retail Store Apartments
John Lewis Invites Consumers to Temporararily Live In Its In-Store Spaces
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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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Labor-Minimizing Concept Stores
Labor-Minimizing Concept Stores
'Simply Goodwill' Offers Shoppers a More Traditional Approach
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Downscaled Designer Retailers
Downscaled Designer Retailers
Nordstrom Local is a New Store By the Nordstrom Brand
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Diverse Donut Shops
Diverse Donut Shops
The Donut Monster Brand is Looking to Expand to Brick and Mortar
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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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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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In-Store Aromatherapy Bars
In-Store Aromatherapy Bars
Muji Introduced an 'Aroma Bar' to Selfridges' London Flagship
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Sustainable Denim Pop-Ups
Sustainable Denim Pop-Ups
'The Denim Counter' Will Sell Everlane's New Denim Collection
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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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Co-Curated Designer Boutiques
Co-Curated Designer Boutiques
The Adidas X Concepts Store is Now Open in Boston
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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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eCommerce Grocer Acquisitions
eCommerce Grocer Acquisitions
Amazon's Acquisition of Whole Foods Has Already Seen Big Results
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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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Sprawling Accessories Stores
Sprawling Accessories Stores
Ardene is Set to Open a Series of Large-Format Stores in Canada
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Pop-Up Shop Carts
Pop-Up Shop Carts
The Poundshop Cart Can Be Used in Lieu of Store Space
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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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Gen Z Cosmetic Stores
Gen Z Cosmetic Stores
'Riley Rose' is Forever21's Newest Conceptual Beauty Store
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Pure Beauty Boutiques
Pure Beauty Boutiques
'The Detox Market' Sells All-Natural Health, Wellness, and Beauty Products
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Shopper-Friendly Retail Stores
Shopper-Friendly Retail Stores
This Target Store Design Reimagines the Shopper Experience
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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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