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Top 50 Retail Concepts in September

From High-End Thrift Shops to Social Brand Messengers

— September 30, 2015 — Marketing
Many of the top September 2015 retail ideas show that companies are really stepping up with unique products and experiential events to take both branding and engagement to the next level.

In terms of branding, secondhand retailer Goodwill is launching a series of upscale Goodwill Boutiques that will cater to a more high-end clientele with discerning tastes. Similarly, McDonald's created an upscale dinner experience in Asia that challenged some of the preconceptions about fast food and gourmet meals.

Another most unexpected new development are the 'HefeWheaties' created by General Mills and a craft brewery. Prior to this, Ben & Jerry's launched an ice cream beer, as well as an ice cream-inspired craft brew. Unexpected collaborations like these in the retail world offer consumers new ways to appreciate beloved brands.
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Perishing Produce Platforms
Perishing Produce Platforms
BuyMeBy Reduces Waste By Offering Online Discounts For Expiring Food
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Social Brand Messengers
Social Brand Messengers
These Facebook Customer Service Tools Facilitate More Interaction
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48
Geotagged Wishlist Apps
Geotagged Wishlist Apps
Wisher Uses Beacon Technology to Help You Find Your Friends Gifts
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47
Recipient-Focused Gifting Services
Recipient-Focused Gifting Services
The Loop Commerce E-Gift Service Leaves the Extreme Details Out
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46
Supermarket Beacon Apps
Supermarket Beacon Apps
The Target App will Begin Beacon Technology Testing in 50 Locations
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45
Water-Reducing Laundry Machines
Water-Reducing Laundry Machines
The Eco Washing Machine Uses 80% Less Water Using Recyclable Beads
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44
Temporary Department Store Boutiques
Temporary Department Store Boutiques
Nordstrom's New Concept Store is Located Inside Another Shop
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Tablet-Equipped Dressing Rooms
Tablet-Equipped Dressing Rooms
This Retailer is Using Technology to Upgrade Standard Fitting Rooms
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42
B2B Gift Card Services
B2B Gift Card Services
DataCandy Helps Businesses Enter the World of Online Gift Cards
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41
Cereal-Inspired Wheat Beers
Cereal-Inspired Wheat Beers
This Craft Brewery Beer is Branded with the Iconic Wheaties Logo
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40
Fitting Room Shops
Fitting Room Shops
Modcloth's Pop-Up 'Fit Shop' Gives People Access to Online-Only Clothing
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39
Complementary Cooking Academies
Complementary Cooking Academies
The Tesco Flame Academy Sets Up Shop in Store Parking Lots
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Space Age Travel Centers
Space Age Travel Centers
The Flagship Space Age Fuel Store is the Brand's Only Travel Center
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Fall Fashion Pop-Ups
Fall Fashion Pop-Ups
Landmark Atrium's Gucci Pop-Up Shop Features Luxe Autumnal Staples
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36
Movie-Themed Board Games
Movie-Themed Board Games
Monopoly Announces the Release Date for its Back to the Future Version
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Butter-Spreading Devices
Butter-Spreading Devices
The Spredo Butter Spreader Enhances Eating Corn on the Cob
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60 Second Bargain Apps
60 Second Bargain Apps
Shopping Deals App Benjamin Gives Consumers Extremely Limited Time Offers
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33
Journeying Bag Campaigns
Journeying Bag Campaigns
'The Travelling Bags' Helps Students in Need with Back to School Shopping
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Royally Opulent Prams
Royally Opulent Prams
This $7,800 Silver Cross Pram is Fit for a King
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Premature Christmas Campaigns
Premature Christmas Campaigns
Selfridges Starts the Holidays Early with Christmas in August
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30
Standalone Jewelry Departments
Standalone Jewelry Departments
This Family Jeweler Created a Separate Section Just for Silver
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29
Customized Loyalty Apps
Customized Loyalty Apps
Friska and EPOSability Provide Personalized Offers to Their Customers
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Photo-Based Retail Platforms
Photo-Based Retail Platforms
This Online Clothing Retailer is Using Snapchat to Sell Its Products
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High-End Thrift Shops
High-End Thrift Shops
This Second-Hand Retailer is Launching a Series of Designer Boutiques
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Stylish Water Bars
Stylish Water Bars
London's Selfridge's is Hosting a Water Bar for Its Exhibit on Ocean Plastic
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Personal Shopping Suites
Personal Shopping Suites
Selfridges Now Has a Dedicated Space for Retail Consultations
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Recycled Trash Sunglases
Recycled Trash Sunglases
Each Pair of 'RE-View' Sunglasses is Made Using Two Recycled CD or DVDs
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Eclectic Asian Eateries
Eclectic Asian Eateries
This Food Bazaar in Thailand Recreates the Experience of Chinatown Indoors
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Sci-Fi Cosmetic Collections
Sci-Fi Cosmetic Collections
Disney's Star Wars and CoverGirl Created an Epic Makeup Collection
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21
Virtual Flower Shops
Virtual Flower Shops
This Online Retailer is Changing the Way Consumers Buy Flowers
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20
Luxury Appliance Stores
Luxury Appliance Stores
Shoppers Can Take a Shower at This New High-End Appliance Store
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Social Media Makeup Shops
Social Media Makeup Shops
This Concept Store Sells the Most Popular Make-Up on the Internet
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Experiential Rewards Programs
Experiential Rewards Programs
Holt Renfrew Icon Privileges Earns Experiences Rather Than Points
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17
Clothes Recycling Initiatives
Clothes Recycling Initiatives
Reformation's RefRecycle Asks Shoppers to Send in Old Outfits
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Modernist Skincare Boutiques
Modernist Skincare Boutiques
The Sleek Aesop Sao Paulo Shop is the First to Open in Brazil
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Maze-Like Child Boutiques
Maze-Like Child Boutiques
The 'Kindo' Store Combines a Sense of Play with High-End Clothing
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Elegant Skincare Outposts
Elegant Skincare Outposts
The Aesop Toronto Boutique is an Understated Retail Heaven
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Drive-Thru Grocery Stores
Drive-Thru Grocery Stores
Amazon Plans to Launch a New Type of Food Store in California
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Homey Craft Shops
Homey Craft Shops
Pony Craft's Cozy Store Makes the Search for Materials Organized
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11
In-Store Boutiques
In-Store Boutiques
John Lewis' In-Store Shop Highlights Noteworthy Products with Pop-Up Displays
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Succulent Retail Concepts
Succulent Retail Concepts
Kaktus Kobenhavn is a Cactus-Centric Lifestyle Shop in Copenhagen
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Twitter-Powered Shopping Cranes
Twitter-Powered Shopping Cranes
The Topshop Playland Pop-Up Lets Visitors Pay with a Tweet
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Experiential Tech Shops
Experiential Tech Shops
Ontario's First Retail Samsung Store Emphasizes Consumer Engagement
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7
Positivity-Rewarding Cafes
Positivity-Rewarding Cafes
Marmite's Twitter Shop Treats 'Lovers' for Free, While 'Haters' Pay
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6
Customized Candy Studios
Customized Candy Studios
Kit Kat's Custom Chocolate Bar Pop-Up Lets Customers Create new Flavors
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5
Sports Lab Interactive Retail
Sports Lab Interactive Retail
The New ASICS Flagship in Paris Offer High-Tech Customization
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4
Food Truck Fashion Boutiques
Food Truck Fashion Boutiques
The Ardillas United Brand Converted a Doritos Truck to a Mobile Shop
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3
Experimental Fashion Pop-Ups
Experimental Fashion Pop-Ups
This Imaginative Pop-Up Shop Offers a Number of Convenient Services
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2
Interactive Electronics Shops
Interactive Electronics Shops
The littleBits Pop-Up Store is Part Retail Space and Part Laboratory
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Fast Casual Street Cafes
Fast Casual Street Cafes
Lumee is a Bahrain Restaurant Boasting a Contemporary Heritage Style
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