Innovation That Matters

Top 10 ideas from Retail over the last 12 months


We've picked out our top ten Retail articles from the last 12 months on Springwise, designed to provide entrepreneurs with plenty of fresh inspiration for the future.

1. Jeans store uses QR codes to make shopping easier for men

Shopping can be a trial for some, and it’s a widely held belief that many men can find it more of a chore than women. Aiming to improve the experience for men, Hointer added QR codes to their jeans so that customers could simply scan the code in order to get their desired size delivered to a changing room ready for them to try on. This streamlined process saves customers from having to wade through piles of clothing to find their size, ultimately speeding up a shopping trip for those who would rather be elsewhere.

Read more about Hointer »
2. Facebook app lets runners pay with kilometers completed
Read more about the Subasta de Kilometros »
3. In China, virtual reality stores turn open spaces into a supermarket
Read more about Yihaodian »
4. In Denmark, supermarket crowdsources suggestions for local products
Avoid The Shopping Crowds Read more about SuperBrugsen »
5. Mobile app lets retail store shoppers skip the checkout lines
SoPost Read more about QThru »
6. Brazilian fashion retailer displays Facebook ‘likes’ for items in its real-world stores
Read more about C&A »
7. Machine accepts cards for tips
Read more about DipJar »
8. Calming UK store campaign includes quiet shopping areas and debranded products
Read more about the No Noise campaign »
9. In New York, bedroom furniture store lets customers nap for free
Read more about COCO-MAT »

10. At Brazilian retailer, RFID tracks merchandise from manufacturer to customer
Read more about Memove »