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Top 35 Retail Ideas in September

From Alternative Supermarket Bags to Reusable Produce Bags

— September 29, 2019 — Business
With the looming threat of climate change, the September 2019 retail trends reveal a renewed effort to make in-store shopping a little more eco-friendly—particularly when it comes to grocery shopping.

One example of a supermarket chain that is attempting to go green is SuperValu with its new compostable shopping bags. Unlike traditional plastic shopping bags, the compostable versions will break down in just 90 days, helping to eliminate 2.5 million bags from the market.

The September 2019 retail trends also reveal a similar initiative by Lidl. The discount grocery chain recently began offering reusable produce bags for fruits and vegetables. The reusable produce bags are part of Lidl's wider commitment to cutting plastic packaging by 20% by 2022 and shifting its own packaging towards reusable, recyclable, renewable or refillable alternatives by 2025.
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Integrated Customer Service Chats
Integrated Customer Service Chats
Shopify Chat Aims to Improve Customer Shopping Experiences
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Convenient App-Only Checkouts
Convenient App-Only Checkouts
7-Eleven Mobile Checkout in NYC Helps Customers Skip the Line
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Delivery Coffee Partnerships
Delivery Coffee Partnerships
Starbucks Canada Partnered with Uber Eats to Deliver in Select Cities
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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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Coffee Delivery Services
Coffee Delivery Services
Tim Hortons Launched Door-to-Door Delivery in the GTA with SkipTheDishes
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30
Empowering Handmade Marketplaces
Empowering Handmade Marketplaces
The A.C. Moore Marketplace Supports Creative Entrepreneurs
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29
Accessible Mobile Payment Systems
Accessible Mobile Payment Systems
Clip is a Mexico-Based Platform That Streamlines Card Payments
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Affordable Dorm Decor
Affordable Dorm Decor
Pottery Barn Teen is Hosting an Exclusive Back-to-School Sale
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Kindness-Focused QSR Promotions
Kindness-Focused QSR Promotions
McDonald’s ‘McCafé It Forward’ Initiative Gives Out Free Coffee
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26
Facial Recognition Payments
Facial Recognition Payments
Shinhan Face Pay Recognizes Customers at Unstaffed Convenience Stores
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25
Plastic Alternative Supermarket Bags
Plastic Alternative Supermarket Bags
SuperValu Has Unveiled New Compostable Shopping Bags
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24
Sprawling Candy Department Stores
Sprawling Candy Department Stores
'IT'SUGAR' Will Be the World's First Candy Department Store
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Box-Free Return Programs
Box-Free Return Programs
Happy Returns is Helping to Reducing Cardboard Waste
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Eco-Focused Retailer Products
Eco-Focused Retailer Products
The SuperValu Eco-Friendly Products are Being Trialled at 12 Stores
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Informative Vaping Retail Displays
Informative Vaping Retail Displays
These Vapouriz Retail Display Units are Feature-Rich
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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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Novelty Sock Vending Machines
Novelty Sock Vending Machines
The Sock Spot's Automated Retail Units Make It Fun to Purchase Socks
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QSR Take-Out Only Concepts
QSR Take-Out Only Concepts
'Mcdonald’s to Go' is Launching in the UK and is Targeting Commuters
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Reusable Produce Bag Initiatives
Reusable Produce Bag Initiatives
Lidl Has Introduced Reusable Produce Bags to Curb Plastic Waste
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Sport Collection Pop-Up Experiences
Sport Collection Pop-Up Experiences
GUESS Jeans U.S.A. is Debuting Its New Collection in LA
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Inaugural Art Concept Spaces
Inaugural Art Concept Spaces
STANDART Opens Up a Platform for Experimentation in Cologne, Germany
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Furniture-Specific VR Shopping
Furniture-Specific VR Shopping
Natuzzi Supplements Its Showroom with a High Tech Retail Experience
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Digitally Led Footwear Stores
Digitally Led Footwear Stores
Foot Locker's Community Power Store Shares a Nike Experience
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D2C Product Shops
D2C Product Shops
Re:store Familiarizes Consumers with Online Brands in a Tangible Setting
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Immersive Footwear Flagships
Immersive Footwear Flagships
PUMA's NYC Flagship Shares Customization, Interactivity & Experience
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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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Online Houseplant Shops
Online Houseplant Shops
The Plant Shop at 1-800-Flowers.com Simplifies Plant Shopping Online
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Contactless Car Vending Machines
Contactless Car Vending Machines
Auto Trader Created a Stress-Free Way to Purchase a Car
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Fresh Snack Vending Machines
Fresh Snack Vending Machines
Choice Mini-Mart Stocks Fruit, Salads, Sandwiches, Jerky & More
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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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Automated Dispensary Kiosks
Automated Dispensary Kiosks
Grasshopper is Debuting a Compliant Retail Solution at a Festival
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Minimalist Children-Specific Restaurants
Minimalist Children-Specific Restaurants
Sneha Divias Atelier Designs a Children's Restaurant
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3
Luxury Vintage Fashion Pop-Ups
Luxury Vintage Fashion Pop-Ups
Treasures of NYC's Pop-Up is Intended to Resemble a Gritty Street
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2
Theatrical Retail Experiences
Theatrical Retail Experiences
The House of SHOWFIELDS Merges Art, Retail and Theater
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In-Store Mystery Boxes
In-Store Mystery Boxes
Marshalls' Surprise Boxes Treat Shoppers to Fashion, Decor, Tech & More
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