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Check-out happiness

From screaming toddlers to baffling aisle layouts, long queues to self-checkouts, supermarkets have the potential to make us furious at the best of times. Realising this, Russia-based marketing tech company Synqera has found a way to bring emotion detection to checkouts, giving angry shoppers deals and discounts when they need them most. (Cheers, Tim.)

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Clicks and mortar

Online shopping’s all very well. But what if you want to touch, sniff and try before you buy? To prove the high street isn’t completely dead, online marketplace Storenvy has opened a shop for their online traders, allowing them to sell their wares in the real world.

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Smart cookies

Is it art? Is it a collection of tennis balls? Nope, it’s new gourmet biscuit brand Beurre & Sel.

Created by food critic, writer and chef Dorie Greenspan and her son Josh, Beurre & Sel takes its name from their signature sweet and savoury mix of butter and salt.

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Muji Miles

It might not make for such an interesting conversation with your hairdresser, but you can now clock up ‘Muji Miles’ with your very own Muji passport. (Cheers Tim.)

The new digital passport app ‘checks you in’ when you arrive in the store, then gives you digital coupons and adds loyalty points as you shop. It also lets you check stock availability in nearby shops so you can track down that elusive duvet cover.

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Deep-sea packaging

It’s always a nerve-wracking moment getting your new watch wet. Does waterproof really, really mean waterproof?

To prove to discerning customers that their diving watches do what they say on the pack, Festina is selling their timepieces in clear bags filled with distilled water. (Cool spot, Jamie C.)

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Transparent fashion

Everyone knows about the ridiculous mark-up on certain food and drink (popcorn, anyone?). But it’s much trickier to know what you’re paying for when it comes to fashion.

To try and change this, new Californian fashion retailer Everlane has made all its pricing completely transparent. So instead of just showing the price, infographics outline the cost of materials, construction and transport, as well as the mark-up and where it was made.

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Buycotting brands

These days, it seems more and more brands are owned by a bigger daddy brand. Kiehl’s is owned by L’Oreal. Pringles is owned by Kellogg’s. Converse is owned by Nike. And… the list goes on.

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New pins to buy

Pinterest is changing. Soon you’ll be able to use specific pins for food, retail products and movies. Then you’ll be able to click through and actually buy what you’ve been drooling over, rather than just dreaming about it.

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Coffee shop, contained

Starbucks continues to embrace the trend for individual retail spaces that reflect their environment, rather than homogenously branded venues that are the same in any city. Ever since their chief creative officer, Arthur Rubinfeld, was tasked to reimagine Starbucks stores, new and interesting outlets have been popping up all over the world.

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Home sweet station

The lights are on and hundreds of commuters are home. To show-off its new home décor range, Target built a life-size dollhouse in Grand Central Station.

 

 

 

 

 

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