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."
DEPARTMENT STORES :
"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..."
FAIR TRADE :
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...
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!"
SUNDAY SHOPPING :
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."
Is this the supermarket of the future ? with COMMENTS
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..."
Meet Roger - The robot who will transform the way you go shopping - 27 June 2008
Laduree – Harrods concession