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Top 100 Business Trends in October

From Smart Grocery Shops to Clothes-sharing Platforms

— October 24, 2020 — Business
These October 2020 business trends range from smart grocery shops to clothes-sharing platforms.

Wardrobe is a notable example and helps consumers rent out their clothes to make money. The startup is currently only limited to women's clothing but may expand in the future. Amazon's first Amazon Fresh grocery chain in California is another standout -- and is designed to "offer a smart shopping experience powered by Alexa."

Other notable October 2020 business trends include Pop Up Grocer's announcement of a new location in Brooklyn. Set to open from October 2nd to November 1st, the traveling pop-up experience and will feature a selection of premium yet affordable products and collectible merchandise from brands like Partake Foods, Golde, Omsom and Allawake among others.
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QSR Mandatory Mask Policies
QSR Mandatory Mask Policies
Starbucks Canada Now Requires All Customers to Wear Facial Coverings
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Spotlighting Futurist Ady Floyd
Spotlighting Futurist Ady Floyd
Trend Hunter's Ady Floyd is an Expert in Retail Innovation
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101
Grocer Click-and-Collect Services
Grocer Click-and-Collect Services
Aldi Trials a Click-and-Collect Service to Match Competitors
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100
Future Festival Day One
Future Festival Day One
Future Festival Day One Will Feature Engaging Speakers and Free Content
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99
Equity-Promoting Business Developments
Equity-Promoting Business Developments
KFC is Looking to Improve Its Inclusion Strategy
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98
Making Change Happen Keynote
Making Change Happen Keynote
Trend Hunter's Jeremy Gutsche Shares How to Drive Innovation Forward
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97
Transparent Brand-Led Conversations
Transparent Brand-Led Conversations
Uber's 'Driver Roundtable' is an Open Talk Led by its CEO
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96
Black-Owned Business Pledges
Black-Owned Business Pledges
Yelp is the Latest to Join the 15% Pledge
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95
Seller-Approving E-commerce Extensions
Seller-Approving E-commerce Extensions
Fakespot Launched the ‘Seller Rating’ Feature for Walmart+
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94
Collectable Grocery Chain Cards
Collectable Grocery Chain Cards
Sainsbury's Lego Cards are Rewarded with Every £10 Spent
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93
Mobile Ordering Features
Mobile Ordering Features
Google Users Can Now Order from Panera by Searching 'Panera near Me'
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92
Cruelty-Free Beauty Brand Initiatives
Cruelty-Free Beauty Brand Initiatives
Sally Beauty's Vegan Pledge Will Account for 80% of Products
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91
Traveling-Specific Credit Cards
Traveling-Specific Credit Cards
Hotels.com’s First Ever Credit Card Unlocks Major Travel Rewards
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90
Supportive Personalized Insoles
Supportive Personalized Insoles
Fleet Feet's Pressure Mapping Supports Individualized Solutions
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89
Voter-Encouraging Shoe Shops
Voter-Encouraging Shoe Shops
Foot Locker & Rock the Vote are Creating Voter Registration Sites
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88
Cloud Gaming Services
Cloud Gaming Services
Amazon Debuts Its New Instant Gaming Service—Luna
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87
Seamless Grocery Order Platforms
Seamless Grocery Order Platforms
SPAR UK's Online Ordering Service Aims to Streamline Deliveries
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86
Convenience Store Delivery Services
Convenience Store Delivery Services
7-Eleven and Instacart Teamed Up to Offer Same-Day Delivery
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85
Harrisburg-Based Vegan Eateries
Harrisburg-Based Vegan Eateries
House of Vegans Offers Plant-Based Soul Food Platters
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84
Rewarding No-Fee Finance Accounts
Rewarding No-Fee Finance Accounts
PC Financial is Introducing the New PC Money Account
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83
Spotlighting Futurist Jaime Neely
Spotlighting Futurist Jaime Neely
Trend Hunter's Jaime Neely is a Work Culture Expert
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82
Supermarket Private Label Partnerships
Supermarket Private Label Partnerships
Coles and Sansbury's Partner Up on a Private Label Deal
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81
Safety-Focused Customer Traffic Apps
Safety-Focused Customer Traffic Apps
A New Lowe’s Employee App Monitors In-Store Traffic
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80
Floating Sphere-Shaped Stores
Floating Sphere-Shaped Stores
Apple is Opening a Beautifully Designed Floating Store in Singapore
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79
Digital Guest Experience Loyalty Programs
Digital Guest Experience Loyalty Programs
QuickChek Leverages Paytronix for New Loyalty Program
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78
Branded Home Improvement Programming
Branded Home Improvement Programming
Lee Valley Tools Shares YouTube Tutorials For DIY Projects
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77
Biometric Flight Check-Ins
Biometric Flight Check-Ins
Spirit Airlines is Testing Biometric Check-Ins in a Chicago Airport
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76
PWYC Burger Promotions
PWYC Burger Promotions
This Burger King Whopper Sandwich Deal Lets Patrons Pay What They Want
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75
Anti-Microbial Packaging Films
Anti-Microbial Packaging Films
Parkside Flexibles and Touchguard Bet on Sanitation in Packaging
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74
Plant-Themed Retailer Workshops
Plant-Themed Retailer Workshops
The Sill's Online Workshops Include Free and Paid Virtual Events
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73
Pizza Subscription Services
Pizza Subscription Services
Toronto's General Assembly Launches Worlds First Pizza Subscription
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72
Combined Customer Loyalty Cards
Combined Customer Loyalty Cards
John Lewis and Waitrose Unveiled a Joint Loyalty Scheme
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71
Citizen Care Pods
Citizen Care Pods
This Care Pod Combines High-Tech and a Modular Design to Ensure Safety
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70
Private Label Grocery Expansions
Private Label Grocery Expansions
Walmart's Great Value Brand Includes 80 New Products
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69
Virtual Plant Nurseries
Virtual Plant Nurseries
Nature Hills is America's Largest Online Plant Retailer
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68
Eco Beauty Brand Initiatives
Eco Beauty Brand Initiatives
The L’Oréal or the Future Plan Tackles Environmental Challenges
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67
Virtual Influencer Installations
Virtual Influencer Installations
In Tokyo, IKEA's In-Store Installation Stars Imma
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Anti-Microbial Fresh Produce Packaging
Anti-Microbial Fresh Produce Packaging
Veg-Fresh Farms Boasts New Smart Plastic Additive Tech
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65
Makeup Recycling Bins
Makeup Recycling Bins
Maybelline's Make-Up Not Make Waste Campaign Accepts Any Makeup Packaging
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64
QSR Loyalty Program Expansions
QSR Loyalty Program Expansions
Starbucks Rewards is Now Compatible with Cash & Card
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Farmer-Supporting Food Apps
Farmer-Supporting Food Apps
Uber Eats Canada the Debuts FarmFresh Initiative for Exclusive Orders
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E-Grocery Private Label Expansions
E-Grocery Private Label Expansions
BigBasket Will Launch 500 New Products by 2021
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Nature-Inspired Biodegradable Fibers
Nature-Inspired Biodegradable Fibers
Werewool Seeks to Contribute to a Circular Economy
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60
Social Media Postcard Services
Social Media Postcard Services
The GramGram Service Now Lets Users Send Instagram Postcards
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59
Subscription-Based Product Deliveries
Subscription-Based Product Deliveries
Walmart Introduced Walmart+ with Unlimited Deliveries
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58
Eco-Friendly QSR Cups
Eco-Friendly QSR Cups
Starbucks is Piloting 'Greener' To-Go Cups in Vancouver
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57
Flat-Rate Food Delivery Fees
Flat-Rate Food Delivery Fees
FreshBytes is Supporting Restaurants With New Wallet-Friendly Rates
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56
Drive-In Film Festivals
Drive-In Film Festivals
The RBC Lakeside Drive-In is Hosting this Year's TIFF Festivities
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55
Renovation Supply E-Retailers
Renovation Supply E-Retailers
RenoRun Makes Building Supply Deliveries More Speedy and Convenient
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54
Dark Grocery Stores
Dark Grocery Stores
The Walmart Pickup Point is Only Meant to Fulfill Online Orders
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Branded Virtual Holiday Backgrounds
Branded Virtual Holiday Backgrounds
Cracker Barrel Made Virtual Decorations to Ring in the Season
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Live Jewelry Shopping Shows
Live Jewelry Shopping Shows
Jared Epic Expressions is a Real-Time Shopping Experience
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51
PPE Retail Sanitation Stations
PPE Retail Sanitation Stations
The Masonways Multi-Purpose Sanitizing Island Enhances Protection
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Online-Only Healthy Supermarkets
Online-Only Healthy Supermarkets
Whole Foods Market Opened a Delivery-Only Location in Brooklyn
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Contactless Pickup Lockers
Contactless Pickup Lockers
The Lowe's Pickup Lockers Are a Direct Response to COVID-19
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Dedicated Fulfillment Hubs
Dedicated Fulfillment Hubs
Bed, Bath & Beyond Introduces Regional Fulfillment Centers
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Plant-Based Private Label Groceries
Plant-Based Private Label Groceries
Co-op's GRO Range Highlights Meatless Protein Options
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46
Supermarket Convenience Store Concepts
Supermarket Convenience Store Concepts
Asda Debuts the 'On the Move' Convenience Store Concept
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Para-Probiotic Powdered Blends
Para-Probiotic Powdered Blends
Asmara’s New Products Combine Ginseng and Para-Probiotics
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Charitable Used Clothing Partnerships
Charitable Used Clothing Partnerships
Oxfam and Depop Partner Up for #SecondhandSeptember
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Touchless Fast Food Restaurants
Touchless Fast Food Restaurants
The New Burger King Restaurant Design Supports the New Normal
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Virtual Corporate Retreats
Virtual Corporate Retreats
Moniker Now Offers Remote Team Building Experiences
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CBD-Powered Pain Relief Lotions
CBD-Powered Pain Relief Lotions
The Spekr CBD Lotion is Enhanced with a Plant-Based Preservative
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Marketing in the Pandemic
Marketing in the Pandemic
With COVID-19 Continuing to Impact Brands, Virtual Marketing is Key
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Consumer-Tracking Retailer Apps
Consumer-Tracking Retailer Apps
Smart Plant Home Helps Retailers Track Plant Purchasing Habits
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Innovative Chicken Wing Concepts
Innovative Chicken Wing Concepts
Fazoli’s Has Launched a New Chicken Wing Concept Called Wingville
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Commercial Micro-Fulfillment Solutions
Commercial Micro-Fulfillment Solutions
Dematic Helps Retailers in Addressing Consumer Demand
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Sustainable Private Label Initiatives
Sustainable Private Label Initiatives
The Essential Waitrose Range Will Feature Eco Packaging
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Health-Focused Probiotic Ciders
Health-Focused Probiotic Ciders
101 Cider House Introduces a New, Small-Batch Probiotic Cider
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Plant-Based Food Preservatives
Plant-Based Food Preservatives
Nanyang Technological University Researchers Bet on Naturality
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Innovation in the New Normal
Innovation in the New Normal
Businesses are Finding Inspiration During Uncertain Times
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Redesigned E-Commerce Mobile Apps
Redesigned E-Commerce Mobile Apps
The Amazon App for iOS Was Redesigned to Streamline Purchases
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In-App Food Delivery Advertising
In-App Food Delivery Advertising
Uber Eats Created a New In-App Advertising Tool for Restaurants
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Beer-Branded Dream Job Contests
Beer-Branded Dream Job Contests
Photographers Can Apply to Be the Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold "CEO"
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At-Home Arena Experiences
At-Home Arena Experiences
Skip The Dishes Debuts the 'Gear Up with Skip' Campaign for Fans at Home
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Branded Ocean Plastic Initiatives
Branded Ocean Plastic Initiatives
H&M and Danone-Aqua Team Up to End Plastic Pollution
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Immersive Craft Stores
Immersive Craft Stores
Michaels' Test and Learn Stores Include Art Hubs & Maker Spaces
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Probiotic-Powered Hard Seltzers
Probiotic-Powered Hard Seltzers
Flying Embers is Introducing a New Hard Seltzer Line for Summer
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High-End Burger Drive-Thrus
High-End Burger Drive-Thrus
Canlis Bets on Take-Out, Drive-Thru, and Delivery During COVID-19
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Museum-Like Virtual Experiences
Museum-Like Virtual Experiences
John Marx & Absinthia Vermut Make a Pavilion for Burning Man 2020
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Gaming-Specific Eyewear Collections
Gaming-Specific Eyewear Collections
OAKLEY Unveiled Its First Optical Solution Designed for Gaming
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Contactless Mask Vending Machines
Contactless Mask Vending Machines
Keen Launched Its First Face Mask Vending Machines
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Medical-Grade UV Sanitizers
Medical-Grade UV Sanitizers
Hudson's Bay Uses CleanSlate UV Sanitizers at Entry & Exit Points
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Drive-In Tasting Menus
Drive-In Tasting Menus
Fine Dining Restaurant Bulrush Adapts to the Climate of COVID-19
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Shelf Life-Extending Packaging
Shelf Life-Extending Packaging
NanoPack's Active Food Packaging is Anti-Microbial
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Contactless Cosmetic Try-Ons
Contactless Cosmetic Try-Ons
Perfect Corp.'s Virtual Makeup Try-On Includes Face Mask Detection
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Digital Sign Solutions
Digital Sign Solutions
BrighSign Boasts Retail Tech Solutions for Maintaining COVID-19 Spread
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Smart Grocery Shops
Smart Grocery Shops
The Amazon Fresh Grocery Store Shares the Expertise of Amazon Alexa
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Men’s Essentials Subscription Labels
Men’s Essentials Subscription Labels
Tomorrows Laundry is an Essentail Online Subscription Label
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Clothes-Sharing Platforms
Clothes-Sharing Platforms
Wardrobe Helps People Rent Out Clothes from Their Closet
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CBD Sampling Boxes
CBD Sampling Boxes
CBD Samples Club Helps Consumer Discover What Works for Them
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Self-Sanitizing Textiles
Self-Sanitizing Textiles
Muse Nanobots Develops an Innovative Coating for Textiles
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French Home Improvement E-Retailers
French Home Improvement E-Retailers
ManoMano is a French Startup Aiming to Make DIY Projects Easy
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Automated Parcel Delivery Robots
Automated Parcel Delivery Robots
The Conceptual 'Delivery Droid' Has Been Tested by Australia Post
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Fine Dining Drive-Thru Restaurants
Fine Dining Drive-Thru Restaurants
Resy is Hosting a Drive-Thru Dinner at the Hollywood Palladium
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Rural Unstaffed Supermarkets
Rural Unstaffed Supermarkets
Lifvs Brings Automated Supermarkets Where They're Needed Most
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Accessible 360-Degree Workspaces
Accessible 360-Degree Workspaces
Igloo Vision's Immersive Workspaces Create Engaging Team Meetings
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Immersive Virtual Fashion Museums
Immersive Virtual Fashion Museums
The Gucci Garden Experience is Now Available Virtually
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Touchless Commercial Coffee Machines
Touchless Commercial Coffee Machines
This New Coffee System Sells Break Fluid Coffee
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Boutique Garden Center Retailers
Boutique Garden Center Retailers
STUMP's Cleveland Location is Its Fourth Boutique Space
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Innovative Lipstick Sampling Solutions
Innovative Lipstick Sampling Solutions
LIVCER Develops a Sampling Solution Called Livstick
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Elevated Dining Experiences
Elevated Dining Experiences
Pinch Delivers a New Food and Beverage Experience with Parcel
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Millennial-Friendly Pop-Up Grocery Stores
Millennial-Friendly Pop-Up Grocery Stores
Pop Up Grocer Will Launch a Brooklyn Location in October
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