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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 THE FUTURE OF SHOPPING
ONLINE SHOPPING VIRTUAL SHOPS

 

(Updated on 03/11/2013)



 

THE FUTURE OF SHOPPING:

 

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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