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A courier that waits

Online retailer gives customers 15 minutes to try on clothing items and instantly return those that don’t fit.

The ultimate selection

French website lets magazine readers shop any product found inside Vogue, Cosmo or Elle.

A new twist on crowdfunding

Singapore-based company offers a twist on the now entrenched crowdfunded model.

Pay with your vital organs

South African pop up store asking customers to pay with their vital organs instead of money.

Net zero drug store

US drug store claims to be building the nation’s first zero energy retail store.

Westfield Stratford succeeds

Westfield’s new Stratford shopping centre the “real story of the Olympics”, says expert

Leave Fido to shop

Swedish furniture retailer Ikea implements “dog parking bays” at a German store.

Shop by colour

New smartphone app lets shoppers search for product by colour.

World’s smallest store?

Swedish home products retailer IKEA has done it again.

From shopping to safety

Company taps into Japan’s fear of disaster by introducing a shopping bag that doubles as a safety helmet.

Good deeds replace money

Pop up store sells chocolate to customers for the price of good deeds instead of money.

Expiry date notifications

Smartphone app lets retailers notify their customers directly in real-time about items reaching expiry date.

No more barcodes

Japanese company creates a scanner that reads items based on appearance rather than barcodes.

Coffee to the slopes

Starbucks in Squaw Valley, California, is the first of the chain to offer a drive-through style ski-in/ski-out service.

Vending priceless books

A Brazilian company is capitalising on the two recent retail trends of pay-what-you-want and vending machines.

Corner store in a box

Seattle team opens temporary supermarket in the car park of an apartment block that’s made out of a shipping container.


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