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Top 100 Business Trends in October

From Metaverse-Based Skateparks to Global IoT Solutions

— October 16, 2021 — Business
The October 2021 business trends present a variety of notable innovations across a wide range of industries. From the launch of new AR-powered beauty experiences and virtual luxury shops to the opening of "neobanks" and news-focused streaming services -- there's no doubt that this has been a busy month in the world of business.

In terms of standout themes, there were a large number of new venture announcements and product launches within the ever-expanding IoT (Internet-of-Things) space. Sensormatic Solutions launched a sophisticated retail management tool that utilizes AI and data analytics, while Vodafone released a new intelligent monitoring system in hopes of accelerating change in the UK water industry. A standout development here, however, was tech giant Huawei's announcement regarding its newest global, "campus network" IoT solution.

Elsewhere, the film and television industry witnessed a variety of significant new developments in the realm of OTT streaming. CBS News announced the launch of 'See It Now Studios,' a major new production house that will produce documentary and news-related content. Meanwhile, VideoElephant released a new B2B channels marketplace for brands looking to capitalize on streaming.
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Vegan QSR Expansions
Vegan QSR Expansions
Plant-Based Fast Food Chain Odd Burger Announces New Calgary Franchise
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Satellite-Powered UAV Connectivity Solutions
Satellite-Powered UAV Connectivity Solutions
Inmarsat Laucnhes 'Velaris' For Air Traffic Managment
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AI-Enabled Innovation Tools
AI-Enabled Innovation Tools
Turbine Labs Has Launched 'Thought Leadership Briefing'
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Contactless Transit Systems
Contactless Transit Systems
Littlepay Set to Launch Hands-Free Payment Platform in Sacramento
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96
AI-Powered Smart Intersections
AI-Powered Smart Intersections
Iteris Unveils Detection Sensors For Advanced Traffic Management
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95
Day-Definite Shipping Services
Day-Definite Shipping Services
FedEx Launches an International Shipping Service in the AMEA Region
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94
Voice-Controlled Smart TVs
Voice-Controlled Smart TVs
Amazon Launches Its First Line of TVs Called the 'Fire TV Omni Series'
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93
Social Media Shopping Tools
Social Media Shopping Tools
Facebook Launches New Multi-Channel Online Shopping Features
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92
Personalized ADHD Management Plans
Personalized ADHD Management Plans
ADHD Online Launched New Multidisciplinary Patient Services
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91
Interactive Cannabis Colleges
Interactive Cannabis Colleges
Learn Sativa University Offers a Hands-On Cannabis Learning Program
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Global IoT Solutions
Global IoT Solutions
Huawei Has Launched 'CloudCampus 3.0' To Help Companies Build Campus Networks
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Smart Home Management Tools
Smart Home Management Tools
The 'Orro Pulse' Aims to Make Smart Lighting Installs More Efficient
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Crypto-Friendly Payment Apps
Crypto-Friendly Payment Apps
Paypal's 'Crypto' Service is Set to Launch in the UK This Week
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Amateur Photography Classes
Amateur Photography Classes
Canon South Africa Launched Canon Academy for Photography Enthusiasts
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Cultural-Wear Brick-and-Mortars
Cultural-Wear Brick-and-Mortars
Libas Unveils its Plans to Open Two New Locations in New Delhi
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Heavy-Duty Electric Distribution Trucks
Heavy-Duty Electric Distribution Trucks
Performance Team Launches an Electric Distribution Pilot
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Student-Focused Web Design Tools
Student-Focused Web Design Tools
Namecheap is Offering Students Access to Free Website Domains
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Magazine-Owned NFT Platforms
Magazine-Owned NFT Platforms
Maxim Announced the Launch of its Own Blockchain-Powered Marketplace
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Stylish Wearable Payment Devices
Stylish Wearable Payment Devices
Thames Technology Launches New 'PayCard+' Offering
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IoT-Based Water Management Tools
IoT-Based Water Management Tools
Vodafone Launches Smart Monitoring Tech for the UK Water Industry
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Online Direct-to-Consumer Sweet Shops
Online Direct-to-Consumer Sweet Shops
Fannie May is Launching a New Option for Avid Fans
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Video Gamer Talent Agencies
Video Gamer Talent Agencies
Achieveminds Offers Support to Esport Competitors
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Interest-Free Pay-Later Apps
Interest-Free Pay-Later Apps
LayBuy Launches in the UK Presenting a Viable Alternative to Afterpay
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Smart Digital Logistics Platforms
Smart Digital Logistics Platforms
The Dada Smart Delivery SaaS System Provides Delivery Solutions
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Automated Warehouse Pallet Solutions
Automated Warehouse Pallet Solutions
Geek+ and WSR Solutions Launch 'Smart Mixed Case Palletizing'
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Vegan Gluten-Free Cakes
Vegan Gluten-Free Cakes
Organic Bytes Offers Organic, Vegan, and Dairy-Free Cakes
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AI-Enabled Mask Detection Kiosks
AI-Enabled Mask Detection Kiosks
RealNetworks Launches 'MaskCheck Kiosk' For Business Safety
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Eco-Friendly Delivery Totes
Eco-Friendly Delivery Totes
Olive Consolidates Deliveries from Multiple Retailers
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Malaysian Social Commerce Marketplaces
Malaysian Social Commerce Marketplaces
Bigo Marketplace Facilitates Local Business Exposure
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E-Platform-Hosted Beauty Shops
E-Platform-Hosted Beauty Shops
Alleyoop Announced that it Launched an Official Shop on Amazon
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Influencer Marketing Apps
Influencer Marketing Apps
Traackr Launched an App That Tracks Influencer Marketing Strategies
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Climate-Positive Air Capture Plants
Climate-Positive Air Capture Plants
The Orca Storage Plant Removes 4000 Tons of C02 from the Air
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Recorded eLearning Course Platforms
Recorded eLearning Course Platforms
The 'Airschool' Platform Helps Users Create and Launch Courses
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Vacation Rental Snack Services
Vacation Rental Snack Services
The 'Snackt' Delivery Service Provides Treats to Guests
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Checkout-Free Technology Startups
Checkout-Free Technology Startups
Zippin Secured Funding to Bring Its Technology to Stores by 2025
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Farmer-Run Live Commerce Events
Farmer-Run Live Commerce Events
Kuaishou Becomes Go-To Livestream Platform for Chinese Farmers
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AI-Enabled Smart Truck Solutions
AI-Enabled Smart Truck Solutions
Drōv Technologies Has Launched the 'AirBoxOne' Trailer System
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All-in-One Loyalty Programs
All-in-One Loyalty Programs
The Alltown Fresh 'Fresh with Benefits' Loyalty Program is Seamless
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Fast-Food AI Start-Ups
Fast-Food AI Start-Ups
Agot AI Helps Companies Improve Fast-Food Order Accuracy
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Metaverse-Based Skateparks
Metaverse-Based Skateparks
Roblox and Vans Join Forces to Launch Virtual 'Vans World'
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Shoppable Food-Based Ads
Shoppable Food-Based Ads
Walmart Announces Cross-Platform Partnership with Meredith Corporation
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Post-Pandemic Office Culture
Post-Pandemic Office Culture
Reinventing Employeecentricity
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Multi-Modal Travel Apps
Multi-Modal Travel Apps
Arriva Has Released a Smart Mobility App for Public Transport In Europe
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Social Selling Cosmetic Platforms
Social Selling Cosmetic Platforms
MyL'Occitane is the Beauty Brand's New Social Sales Model
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UK Beauty Hall Expansions
UK Beauty Hall Expansions
Boots Announced its Expansion Plans with 30 New Beauty Stores
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Economical Coffee Subscriptions
Economical Coffee Subscriptions
Pret a Manger Offers a Coffee Subscription Plan to Its Customers
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Camping Equipment Retailer Expansions
Camping Equipment Retailer Expansions
Meijer is Expanding Its Seasonal Camping Equipment Offerings
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Autonomous Food Delivery Services
Autonomous Food Delivery Services
Walmart Partners with Ford and Argo AI in New Pilot Program
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K-Beauty E-Commerce Content Platforms
K-Beauty E-Commerce Content Platforms
PowderRoom is Expanding to Include Product Co-Creation
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Minneapolis Innovation Conference
Minneapolis Innovation Conference
Prototype the Post-Pandemic Future at This In-Person Conference
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Custom Cake Ordering Platforms
Custom Cake Ordering Platforms
Meijer Introduces Personalized Dessert System for Online Orders
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Vets-Only E-Commerce Platforms
Vets-Only E-Commerce Platforms
Chewy Introduces Online Market Place for Vets Called 'Practice Hub'
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Future Festival Virtual Summit
Future Festival Virtual Summit
Get Ready for the Roaring 20s at the Best Innovation Conference
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E-Bike Subscription Services
E-Bike Subscription Services
Dance Launched a Subscription Service to Access its New E-Bike
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Locally-Sourced Cruise Retail Concepts
Locally-Sourced Cruise Retail Concepts
Azamara Launches a Destination-Tailored Shopping Program
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Hemp-Based Wellness Products
Hemp-Based Wellness Products
Love Hemp Group Expands to the Asian Market
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Ultra-Fast Grocery Delivery Services
Ultra-Fast Grocery Delivery Services
Kroger and Instacart Launch 'Kroger Delivery Now'
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Efficient Employee Retention Strategies
Efficient Employee Retention Strategies
Uber Eats for Business Launches New Service for Employers
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Integrated IoT Retail Systems
Integrated IoT Retail Systems
Platform9 Teams Up WIth Intel To Launch Smart Retail Solution
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App-Monitored Futuristic Supermarkets
App-Monitored Futuristic Supermarkets
The Carrefour Smartphone App Eliminates Checkout Lines
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Fragrance Brand Subscription Expansions
Fragrance Brand Subscription Expansions
Scentbird is Officially Expanding its Services to Canada
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2022 Chicago Innovation Conference
2022 Chicago Innovation Conference
Find Out How to Futureproof Your Industry at a One-Day Event
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Insights-Focused Dining Menu Apps
Insights-Focused Dining Menu Apps
The 'Menura' Restaurant Menu App Keeps Customers Happy
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Interactive NFT Prize Programs
Interactive NFT Prize Programs
Dave & Buster’s and Sweet to Launch Digital Collectibles
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Wellness-Enhancing AR Glasses
Wellness-Enhancing AR Glasses
TRIPP Launches Augmented Reality Tool on Nreal's 5G Glasses
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All-In-One Finance Apps
All-In-One Finance Apps
The PayPal "Super App" Arrives Following Partnership With Synchrony Bank
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Live Lifestyle Shopping Apps
Live Lifestyle Shopping Apps
Verishop Has Launched 'Livestream Shopping' Feature for iOS App
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Satellite-Powered Smart Farming Tools
Satellite-Powered Smart Farming Tools
Farmbot Launches New Satellite for Next-Gen IoT Farming
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Relaxed Office Atmospheres
Relaxed Office Atmospheres
Christ & Gantenbein's Design Encourages the Return to the Office
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AR-Enabled Sneaker Hunt Campaigns
AR-Enabled Sneaker Hunt Campaigns
Schuh Wants Shoppers to Hit the Streets in Interactive New Game
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AR-Enabled Arcade Game NFTs
AR-Enabled Arcade Game NFTs
Atari's Founder is Set to Launch 'The Arcade OG Series' NFT Collection
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Racecar-Themed Virtual Restaurants
Racecar-Themed Virtual Restaurants
Virtual Dining Concepts Introduces 'NASCAR Refuel'
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At-Home IV Therapies
At-Home IV Therapies
Home Infusion Startup HealthIV Promises to Cure Your Hangover
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Luxury Beauty Retail Livestreams
Luxury Beauty Retail Livestreams
Amala Beauty Launches Interactive Shopping Events on Tmall Global
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Shoppable Digital Concerts
Shoppable Digital Concerts
Singer Zara Larsson is Hosting a Live TikTok Concert with Ellesse
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Waste-Reducing Furniture Resell Programs
Waste-Reducing Furniture Resell Programs
Ikea Launched its Buy Back & Resell Program in the US
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Connected Food Order Lockers
Connected Food Order Lockers
The OrderHQ Smart Locker Series Offers a Contactless Experience
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Artistic Technology Retail Shops
Artistic Technology Retail Shops
The New Samsung Space in Selfridges is Fashionably Finished
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Highly-Immersive Whiskey Bars
Highly-Immersive Whiskey Bars
Lark Distillery Has Launched a Luxury Whiskey Experience in Tasmania
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On-The-Go Cocktail Kits
On-The-Go Cocktail Kits
Aperol Has Annouced the Launch of the 'Aperol Spritz Kit' in the UK
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Scent-Enabled VR Therapy
Scent-Enabled VR Therapy
Ketamine One Partners with OVR to Diversify Mental Health Offerings
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Robotic Barista Services
Robotic Barista Services
Crown Original and Stellar Lifestyle Use IoT and AI to Develop Robot Ella
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Chef-to-Consumer Meal Subscriptions
Chef-to-Consumer Meal Subscriptions
CookUnity Creates an Elevated Dining Experience at Home
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Blockchain-Based ASMR Marketplaces
Blockchain-Based ASMR Marketplaces
Xtingles Has Launched the First NFT Platform Dedicated to ASMR
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Digital Furniture Musems
Digital Furniture Musems
The IKEA Museum Digital Archives Iconic Catalogs & Designs
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Upcycle-Focused Fashion Pop-Ups
Upcycle-Focused Fashion Pop-Ups
Madewell and ThredUP Have Partnered to Launch 'A Circular Store'
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Millennial-Targeted Telehealth Platforms
Millennial-Targeted Telehealth Platforms
Hims & Hers Partners with REVOLVE to Reach Younger Crowds
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IoT-Based Retail Solutions
IoT-Based Retail Solutions
Sensormatic Solutions Has Launched a Smart Ecosystem Tool for Retailers
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Virtual Sneaker Showrooms
Virtual Sneaker Showrooms
Neiman Marcus and Hypebeast Collaborated on a Shoppable Virtual Space
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The Post-Pandemic Future of Retail
The Post-Pandemic Future of Retail
Retail Innovation in 2022
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Suspended Display Plant Shops
Suspended Display Plant Shops
The REN Flagship Plant Store Elevates Greenery to the Optimal Spot
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Sustainable Refill Grocery Stores
Sustainable Refill Grocery Stores
Asda Introduced a Refill Store With Loose Format Products
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Modular Home Designs
Modular Home Designs
BJ Segal Redefines Architecture by Rejecting Bespoke Designs
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Highly Immersive Phygital Malls
Highly Immersive Phygital Malls
JD.com Has Launched a Massive Interactive Mall in China
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Play-Focused Beauty Stores
Play-Focused Beauty Stores
ETUDE HOUSE's Beauty Store Concept Encourages Discovery & Customization
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AR-Powered Beauty Experiences
AR-Powered Beauty Experiences
Lancôme Launches Immersive Headset Experience at Flagship Store
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Child-Resistant Pre-Roll Tins
Child-Resistant Pre-Roll Tins
Happy Valley Features Products That are 100% Child-Resistant
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Experimental Virtual Luxury Shops
Experimental Virtual Luxury Shops
The Gucci Vault is an Experimental Online Store
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Body-Inclusive Activewear Lines
Body-Inclusive Activewear Lines
Peloton Has Announced the Launch of 'Peloton Apparel'
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Microdosing Mushroom Gummies
Microdosing Mushroom Gummies
Gwella Mushrooms Launches Legal Magic Mushroom Gummy Called 'Mojo'
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