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Top 30 Retail Ideas in October

From Cashierless Mini Supermarkets to Pick Up-Only Coffee Shops

— October 26, 2019 — Business
As online shopping continues to disrupt the traditional retail model, the October 2019 retail trends reveal that many brands are finding new ways to make their brick-and-mortar stores work.

Pioneered by brands like Amazon, cashier-less stores are becoming a more frequent sight in some urban areas. For instance, the Dutch supermarket giant Albert Heijn recently opened up a completely unstaffed mini supermarket that allows shoppers to gain access by using their bank card.

As the October 2019 retail trends highlight, Starbucks has also made a move to go cashier-less, but in a very different way. Starbucks recently opened a pick-up-only store in Manhattan for mobile app users. Though the new store does have staff, these staff are solely dedicated to making drinks, which provides a speedier and more efficient experience for customers.
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In-Store Hispanic Heritage Months
In-Store Hispanic Heritage Months
Macy's Hispanic Heritage Month Combines Art, Culture & Education
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Dedicated Football Season Menus
Dedicated Football Season Menus
Buffalo Wild Wings' New Football Game Day Menu is Made for Fans
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Glass Exterior Stores
Glass Exterior Stores
The Reflective Exterior of the Apple Fifth Avenue Store Has Been Revealed
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Four-in-One Self-Service Kiosks
Four-in-One Self-Service Kiosks
Pyramid's polytouch 32 PE4000 Has a Space-Saving Single Pedestal
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Unlimited Grocery Deliveries
Unlimited Grocery Deliveries
Walmart is Expanding Its 'Delivery Unlimited' Grocery Service US-Wide
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Corner Store Delivery Services
Corner Store Delivery Services
Uber Eats Partnered with Lawson to Offer Convenience Store Products
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Online Food Delivery Expansions
Online Food Delivery Expansions
Farmstead Partnered with Alex Lee to Expanded into the Carolinas
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Box Store Anniversary Collections
Box Store Anniversary Collections
Target Just Just Unveiled Its 20th Anniversary Collection
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Accessible Mobile Payment Systems
Accessible Mobile Payment Systems
Clip is a Mexico-Based Platform That Streamlines Card Payments
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Personalized Retail Loyalty Programs
Personalized Retail Loyalty Programs
Target Circle Offers Discounts for Routinely Purchased Items
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QSR Mascot Costumes
QSR Mascot Costumes
KFC and Spirit Halloween Created a Limited-Edition Colonel Sanders Costume
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Multi-Sensory Fragrance Shops
Multi-Sensory Fragrance Shops
The Perfume Shop's Experiential Store Concept Invites Play
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Members-Only Online Supermarkets
Members-Only Online Supermarkets
The 'Move' Digital Supermarket Shares D2C Essentials
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Happy Hour-Themed Food Discounts
Happy Hour-Themed Food Discounts
S-Market Deeply Discounts Soon-To-Expire Food At 9 PM Each Night
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Cabin-Style Coffee Shops
Cabin-Style Coffee Shops
Caribou Coffee's Caribou Cabins Only Take Walk-Up & Drive-Thru Orders
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Cashierless Mini Supermarkets
Cashierless Mini Supermarkets
Albert Heijn's Autonomous Store Grants Access with a Bank Card
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Educational Toy Pop-Ups
Educational Toy Pop-Ups
Lakeshore's Gifts for Growing Minds Pop-Up Shares Interactive Stations
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Coffee Chain Pick-Up-Only Locations
Coffee Chain Pick-Up-Only Locations
Starbucks Is Launching a Pick-Up-Only Store in Manhattan
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Women-Supporting Shopping Pop-Ups
Women-Supporting Shopping Pop-Ups
The Visa Everywhere Fashion Week Pop-Up Champions Female Leaders
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QR Code Bookstores
QR Code Bookstores
This Cashless Pop-Up Bookstore Only Sells One Book via a Window
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Mental Wellness Retail Spaces
Mental Wellness Retail Spaces
Lost + Found is Motivated by the Pains of Hardship & Overcoming Them
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Problem-Solving Workwear Stores
Problem-Solving Workwear Stores
M.M.LaFleur's M.M.To Go Concept Appeals to the Busy Working Woman
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Immersive Footwear Flagships
Immersive Footwear Flagships
PUMA's NYC Flagship Shares Customization, Interactivity & Experience
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Whimsical Donut Shops
Whimsical Donut Shops
The New Pinkbox Doughnuts Location Boasts a Playful, Immersive Design
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Latin Culture-Inspired Pop-Ups
Latin Culture-Inspired Pop-Ups
The Latina Bodega by bybabba Boldly Celebrates Latinx Culture
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Grey-Inspired Sneaker Pop-Ups
Grey-Inspired Sneaker Pop-Ups
New Balance Honers Grey Day 2019 with a Temporary Hong Kong Location
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Sticker-Centric Retail Experiences
Sticker-Centric Retail Experiences
StickerYou Boasts an Immersive Sticker Store & Museum in TO
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Unusual Artwork-Accented Fashion Stores
Unusual Artwork-Accented Fashion Stores
The Simone Rocha Store in Hong Kong Boasts Striking Decor
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Minimalist Children-Specific Restaurants
Minimalist Children-Specific Restaurants
Sneha Divias Atelier Designs a Children's Restaurant
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Holiday-Ready Pop-Up Retail Spaces
Holiday-Ready Pop-Up Retail Spaces
SHOWFIELDS Endures a Design Overhaul & Reopens September 20th
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