Supermarket for poor families offers surplus branded goods at cut prices
There are many items that are produced, but don’t make it onto the shelves of supermarkets due to superficial damage, not meeting aesthetic standards or falling past their sell by dates. We’ve already seenThe Daily Table restaurant create cheap meals from expired, but still edible food, and now the UK has introduced its first Community Shop, a supermarket that sells discounted branded products that don’t meet high street chain standards to families receiving government welfare. READ MORE…

Supermarket for poor families offers surplus branded goods at cut prices

There are many items that are produced, but don’t make it onto the shelves of supermarkets due to superficial damage, not meeting aesthetic standards or falling past their sell by dates. We’ve already seenThe Daily Table restaurant create cheap meals from expired, but still edible food, and now the UK has introduced its first Community Shop, a supermarket that sells discounted branded products that don’t meet high street chain standards to families receiving government welfare. READ MORE…

Credit card histories analyzed to offer personal deals
Various supermarkets in the US have already monitored shoppers’ in-store habits in order to offer personalized prices. Now, Bync is encouraging credit card owners to sync their bills so that the company can gain a better picture of how users spend their money and can offer deals at the places they like to shop. READ MORE…

Credit card histories analyzed to offer personal deals

Various supermarkets in the US have already monitored shoppers’ in-store habits in order to offer personalized prices. Now, Bync is encouraging credit card owners to sync their bills so that the company can gain a better picture of how users spend their money and can offer deals at the places they like to shop. READ MORE…

Mobile app lets retail store shoppers skip the checkout lines
We’ve recently seen numerous innovations brought to bear on improving the in-store shopping experience, including scanners that require no barcodes and slower-paced checkout lanes for the elderly and disabled. One we hadn’t seen until just recently, however, is QThru, a mobile-enabled technology that lets shoppers skip the checkout lanes altogether. READ MORE…

Mobile app lets retail store shoppers skip the checkout lines

We’ve recently seen numerous innovations brought to bear on improving the in-store shopping experience, including scanners that require no barcodes and slower-paced checkout lanes for the elderly and disabled. One we hadn’t seen until just recently, however, is QThru, a mobile-enabled technology that lets shoppers skip the checkout lanes altogether. READ MORE…

 
Downloadable interface simplifies Android phones for elderly users

We’ve featured a number of simple phones in recent months that target consumer segments including seniors and the visually impaired. The latest example to catch our eye, however, isn’t actually a phone, but rather an extremely simple interface for Android devices. Now in beta, Threedom is a downloadable interface from UK-based Ribot that bills itself as “the simple, three-button phone.” READ MORE…

Downloadable interface simplifies Android phones for elderly users

We’ve featured a number of simple phones in recent months that target consumer segments including seniors and the visually impaired. The latest example to catch our eye, however, isn’t actually a phone, but rather an extremely simple interface for Android devices. Now in beta, Threedom is a downloadable interface from UK-based Ribot that bills itself as “the simple, three-button phone.” READ MORE…

Madrid shopping centre offers a hotel for plants
A couple of months ago we saw SNCF embracing the brand butler trend by offering creches for the children of daily commuters. Now the Isla Azul shopping center in Madrid have proved they understand “serving is the  new selling” with their free full-board hotel service for plants,  providing love and attention while owners are on vacation. READ MORE…

Madrid shopping centre offers a hotel for plants

A couple of months ago we saw SNCF embracing the brand butler trend by offering creches for the children of daily commuters. Now the Isla Azul shopping center in Madrid have proved they understand “serving is the new selling” with their free full-board hotel service for plants, providing love and attention while owners are on vacation. READ MORE…