Self-Service Wine Pumps Coming to U.S. Supermarkets

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The 500-liter Self-Serve Wine Vendor.

It seems like we get everything from automated vending kiosks these days, from cash to DVDs to postal service to gasoline. The French have simply taken the next logical step. Putting a modern (and greener) spin on an old way of doing business, a French vendor has begun selling wine by volume from 500- and 1,000-liter vending pumps in French supermarkets. All customers need is a container.

 

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Robovie II – Robotic Grocery Shopping Assistant

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A robot designed to help with the grocery shopping is being tested at a Kyoto-area supermarket.  The robotic assistant — an advanced version of the Robovie-II android developed by Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR) — is the centerpiece of a networked system of robots, sensors and digital technology designed to make shopping more convenient and entertaining for the elderly. ATR is testing the experimental system at the Apita-Seikadai supermarket in Kyoto until March 2010.

 

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Supermarket Giant To Open Customer-Free ‘Dark Stores’ In Britain

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Tesco delivery van

The supermarkets, which are laid out in the same manner as normal stores, will be used exclusively by staff doing virtual shopping for online customers.  Instead of the public browsing up and down the aisles, teams of Tesco workers will push their own trolleys around as they complete more than 1,000 shopping lists every day.

 

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Supermarkets Will Soon Be Powered By Shoppers Cars

Supermarkets Will Soon Be Powered By Shoppers Cars

Car power: The future of shopping 

Shoppers’ cars will be used to power supermarket tills in a revolutionary new scheme.

The weight of vehicles driving over road plates into a new eco store will power a generator that creates enough electricity to keep checkouts ringing.

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Future Shoppers Will Be Able To ‘Pick’ Produce From Supermarket Shelves

Future Shoppers Will Be Able To ‘Pick’ Produce From Supermarket Shelves

 Shoppers in the future will be able to ‘harvest’ fruits and vegetables from supermarket shelves

Supermarket shoppers in the next decade will be able to pick fruit and vegetables from plants still growing on the shelves, according to a report into the future of retailing.

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Mini-Cow’s: Coming Soon To A Back Yard Near You?

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Perhaps THESE Cows Could Jump Over The Moon

It’s the little cow with a big future. Rising supermarket prices are persuading hundreds of families to turn their back gardens into mini-ranches stocked with miniature cattle.

Registrations of the most popular breed, the Dexter, have doubled since the millennium and websites are sprouting up offering “the world’s most efficient, cutest and tastiest cows”.

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