11:50 pm
10 May 2016

Retail Trailblazers – Creative, Outside-the-Box Retail Concepts for 2015

Retail Trailblazers – Creative, Outside-the-Box Retail Concepts for 2015

Each year, retailers have the opportunity to reinvent themselves, learn from challenges and successes from the previous year and strategize ways to make the next year profitable. The trends in retail concepts for 2015 have proved to be creative, outside-the-box, and have an international flair. These retail recipes will shape the way you shop in 2015.

momentBauer Hockey

Known as the premier expert in the ice hockey equipment manufacturer market, Bauer Hockey will dip its pucks into the retail market. The company will open its second Own The Moment retail experience in Bloomington, MN in late fall of 2015.  The Bloomington Own The Moment retail experience will feature an indoor ice rink to provide a unique try-before-you-buy experience.


Bunulu is a specialty retail store concept crafted by Florida-based department store retailer Bealls Inc. and is scheduled to open Q4. Bunulu will cater to a younger shopper (both men and women) featuring active lifestyle apparel and accessories for coastal living. The brand’s website describes the concept as the “next generation of outdoor active lifestyle brands.”

Starbucks_Reserve_Roastery_(13)Starbuck Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room

Starbucks Coffee Company is bringing out the sophisticated palate with its Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room, a 15,000 square foot flagship specializing in high-end coffees from around the world with openings in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. The roaster is a café and tasting room allows customers to bring the experience home with its iBeacon technology, which gives coffee-drinkers roasting and brewing information via their smartphones.

rangeThe Range

A UK-based home and garden products store, The Range is planning to expand its home goodness with the opening of 45 new stores in the U.K. over the next three years.The Range is recognized for its unique variety with more than 65,000 quality products across 16 departments including; DIY, Homewares, Furniture, Lighting, Arts & Crafts and Garden.

joe-juiceJoe & the Juice

European luxury retailers are bringing their unique cache stateside. Joe & the Juice, a Denmark-based coffee, juice and sandwich shop, is capitalizing on Americans’ love for overseas brands and restaurants. Joe & the Juice will delight yanks with coffees, shakes, shots and sandwiches and the first tasters can try the libations in New York City. 

yo-sushiYo! Sushi

Debuting in Sarasota, FL, Tampa, FL, Paramus, NJ and Short Hills, NJ, this taste of Tokyo is a fresh take on the fast-food concept. Customers can enjoy Japanese-inspired food delivered directly to you on a unique conveyor belt. The cuisine is based on traditional Japanese dishes including sashimi, maki, hand rolls, gunkans, tempura, teriyaki, rice and noodle dishes, salads and desserts. Sushi-eaters can simply sit at the bar or in a booth and take plates from the conveyor belt. Plate colors reflect prices – seven colors, seven prices.


The iconic German company is delighting shoppers in New York City and Miami and plans to open 200 more stores by 2016. Designed for both novice and experienced photographers alike, Leica’s S2 demo gives photographers a hands-on experience with this groundbreaking camera system in a professional studio setting.


The mass-retailer, Dress Barn, brings a pop-up shop concept to Fifth Avenue. The NYC Dressbar pop-up is an edgier version of Dress Barn featuring a few high-profile designers collections, exclusive to Dressbar, and include LUXE by Carmen Marc Valvo, MiXT by Heidi Weisel, Lovely by Adrianna Papell and dbRSVP by the db Fashion Studio.