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BARCODES SHOPPING in LONDON
CHRISTMAS STAMPEDES
CORNER STORES STORES FOR WOMEN ONLY
DEPARTMENT STORES SUNDAY SHOPPING
FAIR TRADE TECHNOLOGY
NEW AMAZON STORE VIRTUAL SHOPS
ONLINE SHOPPING  

 

(Updated on 03/11/2013)



 

NEW AMAZON STORE:

  • New Amazon Store Lets Customers Avoid Long Lines - Text + Audio + Video - 6 December 2016
    "The online marketer Amazon is opening a new kind of store. It is one where people do not have to wait in long lines to buy a product.
    Instead, the buyers pay using their smartphones."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

CORNER STORES:

 


DEPARTMENT STORES :

  • A history of the department store
    "From Victorian London to Soviet-era Moscow, department stores have changed the way we shop and have shaped global culture.
    Jonathan Glancey investigates."

    Open for business / Revolution / Modern tims / Shopper's world
    (BBC)

 

  • Wal-Mart
    "Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. is an American public corporation that runs a chain of large, discount department stores.
    It is the world's largest public corporation by revenue, according to the 2008 Fortune Global 500..."

    (Wikipedia)

 

 

BARCODES :

 

CHRISTMAS :

 

 

 



FAIR TRADE :

  • Fair trade
    1 Definition of fair trade
    2 Key fair trade principles
    3 General structure of the movement
    4 History
    5 Fairtrade Labelling Organizations (FLO) product certification
    6 IFAT Fair Trade Organization membership
    7 Fair trade impact studies
    8 Fair trade and politics
    9 Common justifications for fair trade
    10 Criticism...

    (Wikipedia)


SHOPPING in LONDON :

  • Hamleys - "one of the world's largest toy shops. It is currently located at 188-196 Regent Street in London."
    1 History 2 Description 3 Floor guide...
    (Wikipedia)

 

  • HAMLEYS - toy shop
    History - Store Tour - News...
    (myhamleys.com)

 

 

STAMPEDES :

 

 

STORES FOR WOMEN ONLY :

  • Women-only frustration venting store opens in Shenyang
    "Breaking things to vent frustration is a normal phenomenon when people get upset, but usually such behavior would be stopped by others. 
    Recently, a Shenyang shopping mall opened a special store for people to break all kinds of things to relieve pressure and bad mood for a minute
    in Shenyang. But beware! It's for women only!"

    (english.people.com.cn)

 

 

SUNDAY SHOPPING :

 

 

TECHNOLOGY :

  • Facial Recognition Alerts Stores When A Celeb Walks In - 23 July 2013
    "NPR reports that the system is made up of a database of pictures of possible VIPs, specifically "celebrities and valued customers."
    When customers walk in, their faces are scanned with what sounds like a camera...
    Those measurements are then compared with the database of VIPs, and if a match is found, it'll send an alert to the store, along with some details like size and shopping history."

    (popsci.com)

  • Is this the supermarket of the future ? with COMMENTS
    (jeffreyhill.typepad.com)


    Interactive floor

 

  • Harvard Business Review: Shopping Carts Will Track Consumers’ Every Move - December 10, 2011
    "Each (shopping cart) comes with a small computer that can be programmed to understand the shopper’s buying patterns.
    It reveals the speed of the shopper, how long it takes to make a selection, the preferred route, and the order in which items are placed in the cart.
    The mini device, equipped with a GPS, plugs into the supermarket’s mainframe computer..."

    (martinlindstrom.com)

  • Meet Roger - The robot who will transform the way you go shopping - 27 June 2008
    (BBC)

 

 

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